One major part of design and decorating is color. Whether you are putting together a new room or deciding what kind of new floor to put in a space, color always comes into play.
Did you know that major paint companies and other brands select not only a ‘Color of the Year’ but entire palettes? If you are looking to try a new hue in your home this year, here is some inspiration.
Known as the expert in color, Pantone announces a color of the year each December for the following calender. 2015’s color is Marsala, described by Pantone as a
…naturally robust and earthy wine red.
My first thought about Marsala was that it reminded me of 90’s maroon. But with all of the black, white and gray in interiors these days, Marsala could be a nice, rich compliment. What do you think of it? Maybe you’ll try it on some accessories? See ideas for using Marsala in your home from Monica at East Coast Creative.
Benjamin Moore Paints also picks color trends of the year, with a highlighted color of the year, this one being Guilford Green HC-116. While this one is a lot more subtle than Marsala, it can work as a great neutral that has some color to it. Is Guilford Green the color for you?
Benjamin Moore describes it as
A silvery green that works with, well, everything.
Upbeat and optimistic…a vivacious hue.
And I do agree. Of the three, I think this would be the one I’ll try in my home this year.
But we can’t forget about Better Homes and Gardens Color Palette of 2015. This is only BHG’s second color palette of the year, which they describe as bold, tropical hues with sophisticated neutrals. I’m loving the ‘Bold Adventure’ they’ve selected from a handful of paint experts.
Rainforest green is another shade I plan to add as an accent. They also have Shape-Shifting Coral and Warm Blush, both of which I love. Actually, I’d love to bring all of their colors into my home. One of my goals is to add more color to my life and this would be a fun way to do it with pillows, art and accessories.
Which of these colors of the year do you like the most?
Think you’ll try some of them in your home this year?
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