Paint color can transform a room faster than anything. And this can be a perfect time to change things up.
TREND — LIGHT & BRIGHT (WHITE)
The current trend in paint color is light, bright and airy
and typically contrasted with a dark or a bold color.
For instance, in new builds, white walls with black cabinetry
is the biggest trend right now. Even for exteriors.
White can be gorgeous, but it doesn't work in all homes.
A room needs a lot of light for white to look the way you expect.
Even what's outside your windows is important. For instance, if you live next to a red house,
you could certainly see pink on your walls.
Your fixed finishes (flooring, trim, cabinetry, counters) will also determine
what light neutral is right for your home. You will want to make the the undertones of your
finishes work with the undertones of the neutral.
TREND — ACCENT WALLS
People are no longer afraid of color, instead they are using it everywhere —
accent walls and furnishings. Navy blues, greens, dark grays and black
are very popular for accent walls. For a softer look, a pink is also popular.
For a unique look, pick a color from your artwork, a pillow or other statement piece.
Accents wall can be very fun and add extra life to any space.
Also, since it's only one wall, it's much less of a commitment.