2010 Trends in Interior Home Painting0
One of the first projects that a new homebuyer will take on is painting the interior of their home. There is nothing that personalizes a home better than a fresh, inviting color scheme. Don’t rely on last year’s bland matte paint palette … 2010 is the year to be bold and intriguing.
The top color choice this year is PURPLE. I’ve walked with several of my home buyers through their newly acquired homes and the color that I consistently hear on the paint wish list is Purple. Purple is a color which catches the attention of many color enthusiasts but too much bleeding off the walls will be obnoxious and feel very dark. A soft heather purple saturated with creamy off-white trim will make a living area look royal and very elegant, especially paired with antique silver and pearlesque accents. The softer colors have a soothing tendency, but too much will look cool and icy. Try using your curtain fabric as a starting point for your color connections but certainly don’t overdo it … there’s a fine line between aristocratic ambiance and gaudy.
I love CORAL; I painted my boudoir a Marrakesh Coral a few years ago before it was ‘in style’. I wanted my room to explode with exotic allure but also be complementary with my dark cherry furniture; I added bursts of red and amber accent pieces to bring it all together. This year’s fiery coral is especially hot when embellished by slate grey and china white – this combination is the color combination of the year. Grey is a color which is soft and soothing in its basic nature. Grey is best used as accessory pieces as it presents itself as relaxed and modern; it is dreadful as a wall color, and will make your room look worn-out and boring. When grey is in sync with bright coral and flourishes of white, the room will pop! It is a statement of sophistication and freshness.
Duck-egg blue is a classic color of pure beauty. In years back, duck-egg blue has been paired with chocolate browns and paisley textures which is absolutely stunning. 2010 brings pink to the palette. When this cool blue is layered with pink, it suggests oneness with nature; it’s like a breath of fresh air. Duck-egg blue and sweet rose pink presents a creamy mingling of soft hues which elevates a sensation of being on cloud nine. Again, don’t overdo this color scheme or your room may turn out looking shabby chic and over the edge vintage. Duck-egg blue colored walls with dark wood floors and dark wood accent pieces will make your room look elegant; layer with neutral-colored sofas and light textured rugs and Voila! It’s the pink in this combination that makes the room work, and creates the sensation of grandeur.
Have fun with your paint. Explore and don’t be afraid of color. Pick a palette that is soothing to you and stick with it. Enjoy!