These color picks, trends and combinations can assist you if you are struggling with too many choices. I have compiled these colors from my interior design projects or when I have seen them used well in other designs. They are also compiled from new releases and trends gaining popularity. Be sure to check back for new suggestions.
In some of the combinations, I have provided three colors that work well together. You can use all three for paint, such as doing three walls in the lightest shade, an accent wall in the darker shade and the neutral tone for the ceiling; or use one for an accent wall, one for decor and accessories, and the neutral for the remaining walls and ceiling.
In other combinations I have provided only two colors. Use your judgment as to how you would like to display them in your room. You can use one for an accent wall and the neutral for the remaining walls and ceiling; or do all the walls in the color and the neutral for the ceiling only.
Consider these trendy sets for your modern kitchen paired with light or dark stained cabinetry and stainless appliances. Pick two or use all three.
These would work well in a living room, dining room, family room or kitchen. In a kitchen, cherry cabinetry would look great and provide a traditional feel.
These fit any style and would work well in your living room, dining room and family room.
Consider these great combinations for your bed and bath. Some work well for creating a spa-like feel or restful retreat.
Soothing hues for a nursery or playroom. Would also work well in a kitchen or any other room that seems fitting for your design plan.
Here are some additional combinations to consider for your rooms. Use the color on your walls and the neutral for your trim for a fresh, clean look.
I've selected numerous whites/neutrals that I prefer from various name brand manufacturers. These whites stay primarily on the warm side. I have included a few cooler shades at the beginning of each palette set for those of you who wish to venture that direction. Consider coupling some of these whites with your color choices.
Whites by Behr
Whites by Glidden
Cool blues, teals and aquas are gaining popularity. Fun, bright greens down through muted olive tones are here to stay. Grays are becoming more mainstream in main living areas. Earthy colors are still popular choices. Clean, fresh white or light neutral trimwork lends itself well to many different design styles and themes.
A simple way to develop cohesion throughout your home, especially those with open floor plans, is to pick one color and progress each shade lighter or darker as you move from room to room.
You may start with a light earthy tan color in your main entry living room and progress to the next darker shade of that color's palette sample as you move into the dining area. Then to the next darker shade as you progress to the kitchen.
This develops a nice flow, creates a thoughtful, contemporary feel and ties the overall color story together in a simplistic manner.
The above color picks are suggestions to help you determine your own choices.
Feel free to use them as they are, or mix and match them thoughtfully.
Some larger home improvement stores now carry an ECO friendly paint line. These paints are low-odor, zero or low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) and create less impact on the earth and your family. Consider using these ECO options in your interior design and home improvement projects.
Paint quality is of utmost importance when painting a room. Be sure to choose a name brand, premium quality paint to complete your project. High quality paints cover better with less effort and less paint being required. It will make your job go more smoothly.
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For more color inspiration visit HGTV's Color Of The Month Series. There you will see some cutting-edge, color trends currently making waves in the design world.