Interior designers have spotted a new trend in home décor color choices, which includes the use of pastels like light pink, peach, lilac, and mint. The pastel shades point to a resurrected spotlight on color versus the use of all white or sticking with neutrals. The upsurge of this trend arrives just in time for the summer months. For those who are hesitant to introduce a burst of color in their otherwise neutral home décor palette, here are some ways to integrate these currently trending colors in a tasteful and even subtle way:
A single colorful piece of furniture may be all that is needed to bring this current look into a home. There are many pieces that can be purchased and will transform a space in a home, such as the living room, dining room, or living room, in an instant. Furniture can also be painted or upholstered to add a bit of color to a space.
A great way to bring in pops of color is through artwork. This would work well in a home that is already completely decorated and a homeowner simply wishes to refresh the look in a space without going through an entire redecoration process. Aside from artwork that hangs on the wall, a homeowner may wish to insert some color with the use of lamps, vases, throw blankets, planters or other accent pieces in shades of pastel colors.
Paint a Single Accent Wall
Some homeowners may opt to paint all of the walls of an entire room or all of the walls in a home altogether. For a more conservative approach, a single accent wall can be painted – especially if a homeowner is concerned the color they have selected will be out of trend by the end of the year. Small pops of pastel colors can bring a neutral room to life without investing in a more substantial (and costly) paint job. Mid-tone versions of these colors may also be a better option for those who want a color that will last through changing seasons and trends. Interior designers also say that mid-tones are great when paired with wood accents, white trims and even furniture that is painted in darker shades.
There are many appliances available in pastel color options these days, so switching the refrigerator or microwave out for one in a pastel color is another option. A homeowner may also consider including pops of color in the kitchen by buying a juicer, mixer or other smaller appliance in a pastel color.
For the homeowner who isn’t prepared to include this trend inside their home just yet, painting the front door may be the best option. Of course, one should consider what the most appropriate shades are for outside the home, examining the overall color of the home as well as any trim color on the exterior of the home. Painting the front door is a great way to add curb appeal and give the exterior of the home a fresh look that is sure to catch the eye of neighbors and visitors.
Varying shades of light green in particular have gained quite a bit of attention after appearing everywhere in Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding. From clothing choices to flowers, shades of beautiful and luxurious light green mixed in with creamy whites were present throughout the wedding day festivities.
Light green comes in various options, such as mint, sage, citron and chartreuse, so there are many options that can be used throughout the homes. Sherwin-Williams also named light green as one of the hot new paint colors for 2018 in its Colormix Color forecast.
Some favorite light green color options amongst interior designers right now include Green Chantilly by Pratt and Lambert, Softened Green by Sherwin-Williams, and Light Green by Benjamin Moore.
There are many ways to add a pop of color and completely update the look of a space or the look of an entire home. Whether a homeowner is ready to jump in and paint an entire room or just a wall to implement a bit of refreshing change, interior designers agree that pastel colors are at the top of the home décor color trend list for 2018.