If you’ve got a room that’s due for an update, bring out the brushes and look to this year’s popular paint colors for inspiration. A fresh coat of color can easily and affordably transform a space, and there’s no shortage of bold, statement-creating colors from which to choose.

Many consumers have shown a desire to bring new hues into their living space. They’re so much more color confident today, especially since they’ve had the opportunity to visualize color through examples on home improvement shows, magazines, and radio shows.

Following are several design themes that have been influencing the latest looks for interior paint:

Back to Nature – Consumer interests in green building and earth-friendly living have found a literal outlet in natural tones reflecting the world outdoors. Yellows and blues, leaf-like greens, and organic browns all star on consumers’ wish lists. Bedrooms, bathrooms and rooms including an accent wall are ideal destinations for these shades, another idea is to accent such natural color schemes with rust or copper-like metallics.

Comfort Colors  -
Stress-free shades that wrap a room in warmth continue to be popular, especially when it comes to kitchens and family rooms. To create a welcoming refuge, choose colors that sound as delicious as they look, including pumpkin orange, cinnamon apple pie, cocoa brown,  biscuit and wheat neutrals.

Stark Contrast
- This palette pairs sophisticated black and white with such dramatic tones as deep plums and clean, clear reds. Whether red or another bold shade is in the mix, polished brass metallics are great complements to stark contrast schemes, and mix to great effect in dining, living and bathrooms.

In addition to color considerations, using texture to add interest and style to a room. One approach is incorporating different paint sheen levels to lend translucency and a glass-like quality to surfaces, including unexpected and dramatic applications on ceilings.

Don’t discount the power of metallics as highlights, undercoats, and surface textures in any color scheme. We’re going to be seeing a return to more bold, brassy metallics as we get closer to the holiday season. From silver to brass, metallics are again going to be on the rise.

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  1. •Betty• Says:

    We love using earth tones and natural colors and patterns in our home.

  2. […] 1. Are your walls dark and full of pictures and decorations? Or are they light, airy and minimally covered? To make a room feel larger, paint the walls with a light color such as white or pale yellow. When choosing a color consider the amount of sun the room receives. If the room is on the north side of the condo, receiving little or no direct sunlight, a pale yellow is your best choice. If the room does receive a substantial amount of sun, a pale green or blue will work. Please refer to my previous article about « TRENDS IN PAINT COLOR. […]

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