Are you getting a bit bored with your bedroom or family room? Sometimes all it takes is a new paint color to change the feel of the space. The predicted trends for 2016 suggest neutrals for the walls with splashes of color as accents. Grays, beiges, a combination of the two called greiges, and whites are perfect building blocks for redecorating a room.
Gray Well-Suited to Contemporary Style
As open floor plans grow in popularity for today’s modern home, designers are turning to gray as a neutral wall color to tie the connected rooms together. Gray is a cool color and looks very different from room to room depending upon the light. It provides a nice contrast to white trim and adds interest to the room. It also pairs very well with shades of blue.
Beige Has Staying Power
If gray feels too industrial for your tastes, stick with beige. With a wide range of undertones from yellow to pink, beige adds color without overpowering other design elements. Like white and gray, it makes a great background canvas. You can then layer other colors around it.
Combo-Color Greige Warm and Modern
The color greige exploded on the design scene a few years ago. Search it on Pinterest and you’ll find hundreds of pins showcasing interior paint schemes that feature greige. It provides a bit more warmth than gray, yet is still a neutral backdrop to your home’s interior. Undertones range from green to blue.
White Makes Everything Look Crisp and Clean
When your walls and ceiling are painted white, the remaining colors in your room stand out even more. Benjamin Moore chose Simply White as their color of the year for 2016 with good reason. There are many variations of white. As you can see in the images below, throw pillows, artwork, or a boldly colored accent wall make a real statement when contrasted with white.
We recommend you purchase paint samples and try a few patches on your walls before you paint the entire room. Paints look very different depending upon the lighting and surrounding elements. When updating walls, consider freshening up your ceilings. Adding trim such as wainscoting or crown molding can also make a huge impact. If you live in the Richmond, Virginia area, call Bart and Vivian at Case Chester to discuss freshening up your home’s interior, 804-318-5334 or schedule a free consultation online.