2017 Interior Paint Color Trends - What’s Around the Corner?
Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Saturday, October 29, 2016
As industry professionals, we not only keep a close pulse on the hot painting trends of today, but also of tomorrow.
We like to share these blossoming tips, trends, and ideas with the hope that they might get your own creative juices flowing, or at least provide a little inspiration as you wade through waist-deep piles of color swatches.
There are already rumblings of what 2017’s top interior paint colors will be. In fact, Sherwin Williams has even named their 2017 Color of the Year! So, let’s take a little trip back to the future together and see how it might direct your house painting today.
Neutral Paint Colors - Warm Has Never Been So Hot!
While cooler neutrals were a theme in 2016 (gray, off-white, etc.), 2017 is expected to be the year of warmer, earthier neutrals.
As an example, let’s take a closer look at Sherwin Williams Color of the Year: Poised Taupe.
If you’re a fan of bolder, brighter colors, you might be wondering why the attraction to neutrals is so strong. Compared to their more vibrant cousins, these subdued options can seem a little, well, boring.
Here are a few awesome benefits to keep in mind:
- Leave Room for Decorations - If you love color, neutral walls leave you endless opportunity for colorful decor, artwork, accents, rugs, curtains, etc... They are an inviting, versatile backdrop.
- Add Personality with an Accent Wall - There’s tons of room for a bolder accent wall when your three more neutral walls play so well with others.
- Keeps Things Fresh and Bright - Lighter paint colors tend to bounce light around a space rather than absorb it, helping to visually push your walls apart and create the illusion of greater size.
Do You Need More Help with Your Interior Paint Color Selection?
It's definitely worthwhile to ask your local painting company about their color selection services. If it's not a service they offer in-house, many painters know a trusted professional who can be invited into the conversation. This is an ideal way to gurantee fresh ideas, perfect colors, and a beautiful application.