Picking out the right color for your home can be daunting. There are so many options and elements to consider. From the mood you’d like to create for the room and what colors help evoke certain feelings, to what your natural surroundings emote. Now more than ever being comfortable in your own home is paramount. It’s time to get creative and expand the boundaries of what egg-shell white matte offers your home!
A big theme this year in paint colors will be classic shades similar to traditional English homes. Colors that have a more masculine feel such as hunter green, browns, and deep blues. Pantone has announced their color of the year is ‘Classic Blue’. A relaxing shade of blue, like the sky at dusk in the countryside.
Not able to travel to Paris this year? Bring the beautiful shade of burnt orange and rust usually seen in the city’s cafes to your own home. What if you’re not ready to commit a whole room to the bold color? Consider using this shade as an accent for a pop of color in an unexpected place. A guest powder room or door in your home could provide just the level of surprise needed to fall in love with every area of your dwelling. Leaving no space unturned for elegance and intrigue.
Dark colors have taken over as the new, popular version of neutrals. Shades of charcoal, off black, and peacock hues are taking over spaces where white walls once were. A gothic, romantic look to make your home eclectic and at the same time old world glamourous.
If you’re not ready to commit to dark and bold colors in your home but still would like a lovely refresh, blush could be just the thing. The lighter shade is trending as a suggestion to lighten up rooms. A daring option for this trend is to mix in bold, jewel-colored accents.
Earthy tones like clay and terracotta are still very popular for paint trends. Last year, Pantone’s color of the year was Cavern Clay. This year, the warm putty color is still going strong and creating an extra warmth to walls.
Whether you’re into bold or subtle hues for your home, the imaginations of paint manufacturers have developed to offer a wide array of shades for whatever color scheme you have in mind. Don’t be afraid to take a bold risk – just look at Pinterest!