Updated Color Trends
Choosing colors for your home is a complex process. There are many variables to consider, including:
- Accent pieces
- Space size
- Personal taste
While we may not always think about them, color trends in magazines, media, and television programs play a big role in the hues we are attracted to while painting.
At Striking Kitchen and Bath by Bell, we work with home and business owners across Striking Kitchen and Bath by Bell with a variety of these types of services. From time to time, we get a client asking about color palettes. One of the things we often express is that your personal style plays a big part in your selection, but we also like to support you with options.
Here are some of the top color trends of the season. As we move into 2022, home and business owners looking for a color update are choosing more of these tones.
Dark Accent Colors
Dark colors haven’t been as popular over the years for a full room because they can darken a space and make it look smaller. In 2021 and 2022, however, we are seeing a lot of these dark, bold colors returning.
Dark colors on the rise include:
- Navy Blue
- Slate Gray
- Dark Taupe
- Blackberry Purple
If you’re thinking about using one of the popular dark tones for a room in your home, we suggest making an accent wall to display the color without overwhelming the space. A splash of dark against a less dramatic shade lets you embrace this color trend and maintain a bright open room.
A dark color pairs well with rich fabrics like brocade, velvet, and sateen. To avoid clashing colors, choose a variation or complimentary dark colored fabric to accompany your paint.
Low Saturated Bright Colors
This concept seems counterintuitive as low saturation and brightness rarely go hand in hand, but in this case, you wind up with beautiful, muted colors that evoke warmth and brightness without going overboard.
Some of the most popular muted brilliant shades we see on-trend include:
- Muted Magenta
- Soft Pink Berry
- Sage Green
- Forest Brown
Low saturation bright colors offer a taste of your favorite shades without the intensity. This makes them easier to live with year-round and still enjoy. Many homeowners are choosing muted tones associated with nature, including pinks and greens.
Soft Primary Colors
Along with the low saturation shades above, a growing trend in paint is primary colors, only people are choosing them in soft muted shades.
The primary colors are:
These can be changed into multiple hues and shades, including:
- Sky Blue
- Mustard Yellow
- Muted Coral
You can also mix primary colors together to create new shades like:
- Olive Green
- Burnt Umber
The key is to select a shade that is toned down to pair with your furnishings and accents while still adding a pop of primary color to your home.
Pastels make great wall colors because they give a hint of personality to the space while retaining light reflectivity. Pastels, like white shades, open a space and create a brightness, even in darker rooms. While pastels have always been popular, the trend this year is earth-tone pastels.
Some examples of earthy pastel colors you could try including:
- Wicker Brown
- Light Gray
- Mint Green
- Pale Bronze
- Burnt Tan
The special thing these colors bring to a space is natural elegance from the outdoor world, combined with urbane sophistication. If you can pair these shades with deeper accents of the same color hue, you can create a space your guests will envy.
Shades of Mist
Gray isn’t always the first crayon chosen when we’re kids, but as adults, there’s something about this shade that makes for a perfect wall color. Misty colors are very in this year, allowing you to mix gray and blue in soft cool or warm tones, depending on your preference and furnishings.
Shades of mist make perfect accent walls or full room colors, and as a neutral shade, they work well in houses or rental units, matching most accessories.
As you select your shade of mist consider things such as:
- Blue Concentration
- Long Term Outcome
You can do a lot more with misty gray shades than you might realize. We recommend taking a look through Pinterest and design magazines to see all the amazing ways to enhance these colors.
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