We all want our homes to look like a page out of a Home magazine with perfect color, perfect decor and at a reasonable cost. But who has the budget or time to do all that? Well you can transfrom your home to into amazing and I’m going to point you in the right direction. Here is a list of things you can do to get killer color in your home but keep in mind, updating your home is a major project so start with one project at a time but certainly have a plan and color palette in mind before you start.
Here are a few trends that I’ve noticed that will help you get inspired to start those home renovations.
Wall Color. What paint colors are a sure thing? Well it will depend on so many elements in your home but there are a few colors that are just so very popular so there’s a really good chance that some if not all of these color will work somewhere in your home.
Sea Salt SW • Gray Owl BM • Grassland BM • Silvermist SW • Breezy SW • Natural Tan SW • Vale Mist BM • Inner Balance BM • Prescott Green BM • Useful Gray SW. These colors are no secret, you’ve heard Designers mention these hues over and over again and it’s for a reason. Try a few of them out.
Cabinet Color. Some like them dark and some like them light so it’s really a 50-50 as to which one will look best in your home. I like both the light, creamy white and the dark cabinets BUT the dreaded orange cabinets are just not a good look. I’m glad to see that the most clients are either light or dark and that the orange cabinets are being replaced.
Flooring Color. Now this is very exciting!! HUGE trend towards dark flooring. The natural oak or faded to orange wood flooring is so out and honestly, not very flattering to the home. If you look at the paint colors that I mentioned up top in this post you’ll see how beautiful those colors look with dark flooring. This is an expensive project for the home but will be so very worth it.
Furniture Color. Luckily is seems that many people are keeping their furniture neutral and leaning towards the creams and beiges. This is great because again, look at the paint colors, the dark flooring and now the neutral furniture. See how well it all looks together? We’re starting to build a beautiful home here!
Accessories. Decor of course is the last finishing touches you add to a room but there are some that are just a given that will work and in a word, it’s NAVY. Again, play off your basic color palette and choose classic color such as navy to add a punch of color to your room.
Need help getting killer color for your home? I’m a Color Specialist in Charlotte and I can help you with that. You can email me at DecoratingbyDonna@mac.com for information about my color services.
Great advice! My sister, brother, and I recently surprised our parents with a mini master bedroom makeover. My parents have honey oak furniture and gray-beige carpeting. For about a decade the room was painted a ochre/mustard color (think Santa Fe) – not a good combination. I used Sherwin Williams’ ‘Grassland’ and it really made the room feel so much more cohesive and serene. I had no idea that ‘Grassland’ was a go to color, but now I know and know why. Even my father (the ‘paint every wall an antique white’ kind of guy – blech) has commented to me several times as to how much he loves the wall color. It has a hint of green that balances out the orange tones of the honey oak furniture, but the wall color also lends itself to shades of gray and sometimes a soft gray/blue in certain lighting conditions. I highly recommend ‘Grassland’.
Grassland is a green that most people like and more importantly work well with most decors. I’ve used it a crazy amount of times! I usually don’t reveal names of colors but thought this post would be very helpful to people who are trying to spruce up their home.
Thanks so much xoxo!
You make it so easy to want to share your posts. Keep up the good work.
Thanks so much and share away!
Donna, I got your tweet. I love the colors you suggested. I need to keep the flow neutral for resale.
Does this change how many colors..
I think part of your question got cut off here. You can still have “color” for your home for resale but it doesn’t have to beige. Here is a post I didn’t on that subject and honestly, I think a home will sell faster if it’s NOT beige. There’s really a beige rage going on right now and clients do not want it in their home. I know because I’m replacing all the beige with light transitional colors. Here’s the post: