Making a good first impression is always important, especially when it’s your home on display. Whether you’re entertaining or showing your house to buyers, your home helps define you. So to help you, here are the trendiest paint colors coming up in 2015.
Blues are Back
Lighter and brighter shades are going to be the focus this year, like Harbour Fog (2062-70) and Blue Hydrangea (2062-60) from Benjamin Moore. These hues can be combined with greys and whites to make them pop, and are good for the outdoor walls, too. Harbour Fog and Blue Hydrangea are reminiscent of the sky, and will be a perfect backdrop for your plants.
For an accent color, try Blue Danube (2062-30). It’s deeper ocean-hue and more dramatic, which makes it the perfect accent color for a room. Behr also has Essential Teal (T15-3) as a jewel-toned color that will add majesty to the walls of your bedroom, or the dusty aqua Blue Clay (T15-16) as the perfect mix of mellow contentment for your kitchen.
Sometimes all you need is the whisper of a color, which is why pastel blushes are going to work so well for you in 2015. Behr’s Secret Blush (T15-7) gives any room a frosty, airy feel that isn’t just for nurseries anymore. Try using Secret Blush in your bathroom for a serene atmosphere.
Blushes are the new tans for neighborhood houses, so you’ll be seeing them more outdoors. Benjamin Moore’s Cinnamon Slate (2113-40) and Soft Sand (2106-60) are still neutral enough to be in the tan family but have a warmer underlayer of pink that would look great on a house with dark grey stone paths or patios.
Nature’s neutral hue is back and bigger than ever thanks to inspiration from botanical gardens. The big shades are also rooted in nature like cacti or silver sage, so see Benjamin Moore for High Park (CC-620) and Jack Pine (CC-660). These colors will look great in the front yard next to the blooming trees of spring.
Nature is also making its way indoors – one option for your kitchen is the Behr’s crisp Snap Pea Green (T15-18) to give the room an easy, weathered feel. You can also use Plastic Lime (T15-15) to paint a bright feature wall in the dining room that will help spark conversation when you have company!
The official color of the year: Guilford Green
(HC-116) is a silvery-green that mixes well with a wide range of color combinations. It’s natural, neutral, and great for opening up space in a room.
Even if you’re not necessarily invested in what colors are in “vogue” for your own sake, consider it an investment on your house. According to Century 21, if a buy has a great first impression if your house it can impact the value by up to 8%, or an average of $24,000. And what potential buyers notice is the color. So check out these hues, and see if any strike your fancy.