Color plays a crucial role in your home's
interior. Thankfully it's one of the easiest design elements to change,
particularly if you select appliances and other permanent fixtures in
classic hues. Is 2016 the year you repaint a few rooms? Here's a look at
the latest color trends, as well as tips on how to incorporate them into
Benjamin Moore's color of the year is white, or Simply
White (OC-117) to be exact. This popular neutral can be tough to pull
off, especially with hundreds of variations to choose from, many of which
have blue, gray or even pink undertones.
Give your kitchen a fresh look by
painting upper cabinets white and bottom cabinets a darker or more colorful
hue. Or put together a serene all-white
bedroom with contrasting textures like natural woods and linens against
sleek ceramic or stone.
Color expert Pantone
includes pastels in the 2016 interior design color trend forecast. The
Ephemera palette, one of nine highlighted color sets, includes soft hues
like Tender Yellow, Wan Blue and Pale Peach.
Nervous about using pastels at home?
First consider the natural
light in the room throughout the day. South-facing rooms bring in
bright midday light that heightens both warm and cool colors. West-facing
rooms receive a warm evening light, while east-facing rooms have a bluish
tint later in the day. Avoid using the same hue as the incoming light; no
soft blue in an east-facing room, for instance.
Paint company Akzo
Nobel is highlighting the night in response to growing research about
the effects of light pollution. The new interest in darkness translates
into colors like deep purple or midnight blue -- hues that mimic the tones
of both dusk and dawn.
The bedroom is a great place for dramatic
color. Incorporate lighter shades of your main hue for depth, bring in
touches of white for contrast, and include a heavy dose of gold to evoke
the light of the "golden hour" before dusk and after dawn.
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