Popular Paint Colors for 2015Posted 12/19/2014
With January just a few days away, many have started to think about their resolutions for the New Year. Since resolutions are all about improvement, the home is an ideal place to turn your attention to in 2015. Why not make a resolution to amp up your decor? An easy place to start: add a punch of color with a fresh coat of paint.
Paint can provide a huge transformation to any space with such a simple change. Whether you’re looking to give your entire home a makeover or just add an accent wall to transform one space, here are some paint shades to consider for your abode in 2015:
The Backdrops: Nuanced Neutrals and Frosted Pastels
Walls are the home's canvas, and in many cases, serve as a backdrop for furniture and focal points. For hues that accent and not overwhelm, turn to calming pastels and earthy neutrals. According to the experts at Behr, dainty yellows, light blues and soft grays, add a 'barely-there' color that creates a soothing atmosphere. Similar in effect but more versatile in offering, neutrals add an effortless, organic feeling that can be interesing without overpowering. Keep an eye out for mocha colors, blue-grays and pale green colors to add variation without sacrificing sophistication.
The Showstoppers: Deep Dreams and Social Brights
Another set of palates to watch are what Behr calls Social Brights and Deep Dreams. These are fun colors that bring the an eye-popping energy to any room. From bold kids’ rooms to stand-alone accent walls, these are your go-to shades for adding some flare. Popular colors for this year include deep purples, browns and dark teals to bright blue, orange and magenta. Depending on the room chosen, the effect of these colors can be vibrant or enriching, ideal for entertaining or dreaming the night away.
The One to Watch: Marsala
Like a fine wine, the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year just gets better with age. This shade is innovative yet timeless, producing a warm, earthy and naturally robust feeling for any room. According to Pantone's Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman, the color has the kind of broad appeal that makes it ideal for many homes and many uses. "The most interesting thing about Marsala, I think, is that even though it has this grounded influence, this earthy undertone we see in the wine-red, at the same time, it has this sophistication. There is something very versatile about the color." From accent walls to accent pillows, try adding a sip of Marsala to your home in 2015.
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