The colors in your home should give you good feelings when you walk in the door. If they don’t, it may be time to break up with your old color scheme. Changing your home’s color palette will give your home a fresh new look and make you fall in love with it all over again. Here are four tips on introducing new colors into your home.
1. Tie in color trends.
Every year the paint industry releases gorgeous color trend reports filled with inspiring decorating ideas. Instead of overwhelming your home, choose a trend that you like and add your own touches. For a bold look, add new colors to your walls or cabinets. For a more subtle, “safer” change, add pops of color with furniture, curtains, accessories, and even painted doors.
Color Trend Alert: Pantone’s 2020 color of the year, Classic Blue 19-40520, is a rich and beautiful shade of blue that is relaxed and restful, offering us all a sense of timeless tranquility.
2. Be mindful of the effects of color.
When choosing paint colors, be mindful of the overall vibe you want to create. For example, if you’re creating a peaceful space, you’ll want to avoid bold, bright, “high energy” colors. Use these colors sparingly in the form of throw pillows, artwork, or lamps.
3. Think outside of the box.
You can be as creative as you want when incorporating color into a room. For example, why not think of your ceiling as an accent wall? A boxy room suddenly becomes interesting with a colorful ceiling. Or, paint a door or custom built-in to give your space a splash of color. The key to adding color to your ceiling, built-ins, or doors is to choose one that complements your overall scheme.
4. Go beyond beige.
If you’re bored with gray, beige, or cream, you’ll be happy to know there are more colors in the neutral palette to choose from, such as pink, champagne, and metallics like gold or silver. Neutral paint color works great on a ceiling but you can also use a lighter shade of your wall color to open the room up.
New Neutrals for 2020: Benjamin Moore says pink is the new neutral for 2020. Using it as an alternative to white or beige, First Light 2102-70 is a soft, airy pink that flatters any space and complements other colors.
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