Choosing The Right Color For Your Home

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Design industry experts are always ready to point you towardtoday’s stylish shades. Following their advice could make selectingthe right color less overwhelming than sifting through thousandsof paint swatches.

Catalog Clues: Popular furniture and home décor retailer PotteryBarn has created seasonal color palettes that tie into the mostcurrent home furnishing trends. Palettes change annually. (paint by Sherwin Williams)

Check out the trends. The 2017 Color Trends palette by BEHRorganizes the latest trends by mood: comfortable, composedor confident.

The maker of the widely-used Pantone colordeck (a tool of the designing trade) forecasts themost influential color trends in home and fashiondesigns for each new season. The company hasnamed a fresh and cheery “Greenery” the 2017color of the year. 

Consult a Local Pro: It wouldn’t take long for an interior designerin your area to help narrow the range of choices and identify goodcandidates for your particular space. If you’re sticking with neutrals,ask your paint dealer to point out their best-selling shades.

There’s An App For That

Several companies offer cool paint matching apps that let you useyour smartphone to snap a photo and identify the perfect shade.You can also save and share your own favorites.

  • Sherwin-Williams’ ColorSnap® (for iPhone and Android platforms)
  • Benjamin Moore’s Color Capture (for iPhone and Android platforms)
  • ColorSmart® by BEHR (for iPhone and Android platforms)

What Are Homeowners Planning?

The majority of homeowners feel they’re halfwayto achieving their vision for their home.

44% of homeowners plan on completelyoverhauling their homes.

36% of homeowners plan to just refreshthe existing décor.

Neutrals are classic and always popular

75% of homeowners over the age of 35 and64% under age 35 plan to use a softand neutral color scheme for their projects.

54% of urban homeowners and 42% ofsuburban homeowners incorporatecolor with accent walls.

Popular rooms for accent walls:

57% Study or home office

55% Children’s bedroom

52% Master bedroom

Source: Houzz, Houzz Decorating Trends Study, Buffini & Co.