Color Trends for Your Home this Spring
Something about the feel of spring in the air is guaranteed to make every homeowner yearn to do some reorganizing and potentially even some redecorating. If a redesign is in the cards for you this spring, you’ll be interested to know that there are quite a few intriguing color trends emerging.
Spring 2016’s Color Trends: Bringing Brilliance, Light and Sophistication into Your Home
Purples – If you’ve always had a thing for everything purple – this is your season to revel in it! Try mixing muted purple and lilac shades with colors like grey and cool taupe. Remember, a little purple goes a long way, but in combination with a few neutrals, you’ll have an elegant and modern look. Pantone has already picked lilac gray as one of their favorites for this spring. As a great alternative to traditional neutrals, lilac gray provides some visual interest and wears well beside any season’s décor.
Simply White – Paint company Benjamin Moore has declared this ultra neutral as their color of the year for 2016, and what better time to bring some light into your home than springtime? Simply White (#OC 117) was chosen out of Benjamin Moore’s 250 different white shades because of its consistency in a variety of light sources and its ability to show off the details and form of a room’s architecture and design without getting in the way. If you’re looking to add some simple elegance this year, bring in some Simply White.
Bright, chromatic tones – On the other side of the color spectrum from Simply White you’ll find Behr’s vibrant, sensory-stimulating color palettes for the upcoming season. These colors include vivid shades like Pagoda, a bright berry mauve shade that pairs well with cool neutrals and daring colors like Emperor’s Silk, a jewel-toned blue-green turquoise.
Glass .02 – Along with being committed to producing less toxic products that are earth-friendly, the company Colorhouse has chosen to highlight this soft grayish-green color for Spring 2016. As one of a trio of what Colorhouse dubs ‘calm colors,’ Glass .02 is a nod to being authentic. In a world saturated with filtered photos, this is a color that can be found in the real world. Shabby chic, recycled wood or thrift store decor furnishings look perfect with this shade as a backdrop.
Gray, gray and more gray – A number of paint companies are naming one of their gray tones as a top color this Spring. It’s true that gray is this year’s new black! Even though springtime typically makes us think of pastel colors and bright blue skies, a soft dove gray compliments those colors incredibly well. Teamed with Benjamin Moore’s Simply White, a true aluminum gray looks striking and can be brought to life with pops of bright colors in moveable décor items.
There are even more Spring 2016 color trends than were mentioned here. If you’re thinking about giving a room or two a new wash of color this season, check with your local home supply store, where you’re sure to find more inspiration than you can imagine.