I think one of the most popular questions I get is what is the TREND now in paint colors. I am always up to date on those with the industry I'm in but I don't always agree with the selections that the paint companies announce. I am always a bit hesitant to "join the revolution" of changing everything in my house around to match the paint colors of the year too. That is until this year....3 of the 4 main paint companies have announced that their paint color of the year is a shade of blue. I LOVE Blue! Blue has been in every home I have ever had! I also LOVE to decorate for others with the color blue! So hats off to the paint companies in aligning themselves this year with what I like! Here is a photo of a room that I just Love!
The other color that is trending heavily is the Milennial Pink color which is a soft beigy version of a light pink. That color is a little harder to place in several homes. For one, the men in the house don't relate to it, BUT it pairs well with all the grey tones of paint that everyone has in their homes. Grey....well, its starting to phase out a bit. I see a lot of people who are ready for a little warmer color tones. The greige colors are definately more current and not as cold and austere as the Grey that everyone has been doing.
Another color I see all the time in design is an Emerald Green. Bright, Bold, Tropical Green! It is full of life! I think most people like the green velvets and green accent walls paired with a carrera marble
From an interior designer's perspecive here is what I think about what colors you should be putting in your home....whatever makes YOU happy! What gives you peace, what makes you feel good when you are in that room. Color in your home has a heavy psychological influence on you. If you are working in your office, what color would influence you to stay awake, stay focused, keep you calm? My office at home is a shade of Red! It keeps me going! In my bedroom I used the color Naval. This shade of blue relaxes me and helps me sleep. Trust me, its not easy to get me to sleep at night either with a 10 year old, 2 dogs, a husband and a business!
The take away here is....use the color of the year as a guide! Add them in small accents along with the other colors you have now IF you can. If you want to use the color but don't know how too, well, that is where I come in! I will help you! I love to work with color! You will rarely see me do a design project in all whites. For one, I live in Ohio and not on the beach, and two, a lot of my clients have children! However, with the new fabric technology which makes a white sofa indestructable it is more practical now to do that. Think about a place you love to be that you have the best clarity of mind, the place that gives you all the "feels". Now do a thought download....what does that "place" look like? What are the colors of the walls, the floors, the furniture? It could be a vacation spot, a place on top of a mountain in Colorado, the frozen tundra in Northern Michigan, or the spa. THOSE are the colors, smells, sounds that you should incorporate in your home! For me its a beach in Jamaica.
My advise in a nutshell....Don't go crazy thinking you have to change everything to match the current colors of the year UNLESS you love them and you need to redecorate or redesign a space! Start collecting photos of spaces you love and start a file or a Pinterest page of places you like. Once that is done then you can start trying to incorporate those colors into your home. Color in general is "in style" so nothing is wrong. Where I come in is that I can walk you through this process of what to do and how to get it done. I will save you lots and lots of time because i do it all the time. Like a good chef, they can put together ingredients that make that meal you are eating far better than you could make it for yourself and probably half the time.... and he wont ruin the meal in the meantime!