As we slowly recover from the excesses of the holiday season, we will begin to notice that the days are getting longer. It is around this time of the year that thoughts start turning to home improvements, and while it may still be too early to start on the exterior, now is as good a time as any to start planning for any interior painting jobs that need to be done.
Maybe you have one room in mind, or you want to spruce up several rooms. However, before you get out the paint brushes and place the order for new furniture, it is worth considering the latest trends. There are so many choices available, but these are our selections for what colors to paint your home in 2018.
2018 is shaping up to be the year when ultraviolet dominates fashion and interior decorating trends, and it is not hard to see why! It is a color that is both classy and versatile, making it perfect for living rooms and bedrooms alike.
Ultraviolet can be easily mixed and matched with other furniture or accessories such as red chairs, white and black photo frames, white tables, and black couches. In fact, it gives you the perfect opportunity to be playful or more understated.
Blush, or Millenial Pink, has been gaining a lot of traction in recent months because it is a fresh color perfect for creating soft, open, and relaxing spaces. Because it is such a neutral color, it is ideal for any living space.
There is a reason blush has remained popular over the past couple of seasons, and that is because it works so well with other colors without making the room too “cute” or “girly.” It can add a real touch of style to a living room when paired with grays or other natural colors.
No color screams summer more than yellow, but some people may be reluctant to use loud color schemes. However, there is no doubt something like sunshine yellow can brighten things up without being overpowering. Matched with whites and browns, it adds a light and airy feel to any space, which can help get you through the long winter nights.
If you are looking for something a little more understated, marigold is a good alternative and can be used to “warm up” a living room.
Chinoiserie Red is the perfect color for someone looking to add a touch of sophistication to living rooms, studies, or dens. This deep color can be used to paint bookshelves or walls and goes very well with browns, whites, grays, and blues, allowing you to change the mood of the room according to your needs.
It is also a perfect color to use if you have any Asian-inspired or antique furnitures such as blinds or chairs, and it adds depth to any space. Matched with the right colors, Chinoiserie Red can transform a room into a place perfect for relaxation, deep conversations, or creativity.
Another red hue which promises to a major player in 2018 is Caliente, which is the ideal match for both traditional and more adventurous living spaces. Pairing it with black or white furniture is a match made in heaven, while it also goes well with brickwork and wooden floors.
Some people stay away from deeper hues in the summer, as they opt for light, summery colors, but Caliente looks stunning any time of the year either as the primary color on the walls or as a counterpoint to white or other lighter colors.
Whatever color you go for, it is sure to freshen things up around the house while you are waiting for the summer months. So sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that you have at least a few months to enjoy your handiwork before you need to get started on the exterior walls.