What Can You Do With These Hot New Hues?
Interior Paint Colors to Make Your Home Spectacular
Are you a trendsetter? Well if you love to follow color trends then Pantone has chosen its new 2013 color of the year – and just like the wonderful Land of Oz it’s emerald green on the scene. Not to be outdone, Benjamin Moore took a softer, more mellow option, lemon sorbet shall we say? And Sherwin Williams says aloe is the way to go.
Some designers see a transition to pastels on the horizon with Benjamin Moore’s luscious lemon hue. Paired with grays and metallic, the result is warm and serene yet never dull. This yummy color pairs so easily with trending palettes that the combinations are virtually endless.
Sherwin Williams introduces its funky, slightly retro aloe green that pairs perfectly with grays, blacks, whites and metallic. Think June Cleaver’s kitchen, just not in black and white. It’s an easy match for lots of fun, colorful patterns and textures.
There are many ways to incorporate these spectacular colors into your home’s interior décor! Are you a collector? What do you love and have on display? Vintage glass, china, buttons, lunch boxes, seashells, books, clocks … all of these items are colorful, whether vivid or muted and subtle. Draw from colors within a collection to paint the walls, upholster a chair or choose your accent pillows and rugs.
You may wish to start with a signature piece. Perhaps it’s a lampshade in that tangerine you adore. Work with that piece and choose your upholstery, wall color, pillows and other accessories to complement that element. Use a neutral wall paint color, and find a fabulous patterned material for your furniture with pops of tangerine, pale blue-green, browns and beiges, then finish it off with a sisal rug, artwork, flowers, throw pillows, and before you know it you have a cohesive, cozy room.
Brighten up a dull kitchen or simply update your current one by choosing a new “in” color for your cabinetry. When you consult with your painters, ask them if they think you should paint them all or just the upper level for a real visual splash of color.
Two-toned walls are a fantastic method for introducing color into a room. The dining room is the one most people conceive of when thinking two-toned because of chair rails and wainscoting. Oh! And let’s not forget our oft forgotten fifth wall!
Built-in shelves make fantastic canvases for a few coats of paint. Your interior paint specialists can turn your built-ins into the perfect accent for a stunning effect.
This years colors are fun, funky and flirtatious, and there’s one or more that is certain to create a sparkle in your eyes. Whether it’s emerald green, lemon sorbet, aloe or another heart thumping color that winds up painted somewhere in your home, 2013 is sure to have the perfect shade to color every home spectacular.