Whether you adore the rich beauty of high gloss, prefer the relaxed look of whitewash, or want to go all out with gray glamour, here are this year's hottest colors and most popular paint trends.
This look is all about well-worn warmth, like in designer Penelope Bianchi's Santa Barbara, California, home. She used natural pigments for the walls and incorporated antique furniture. To get an aged look for paint, combine several shades of the same color.
This look is luminous, ethereal, and even a little mysterious, like this New York City apartment, where high-gloss paint was used throughout. Its shiny and watery qualities make it "brilliant, like a diamond, and reflective, like a mirror," says designer Todd Klein. These living room walls are Vreeland Mint and the trim is White, both in Brilliant, by Fine Paints of Europe.
The style is clean, pure, and soft, like this beach house overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Designer Carolyn Espley-Miller chose white because it offers tranquility, and because she says, "With white I'm always happy." Walls are Benjamin Moore's White Heron.
Gray doesn't have to be dull. Designer Andrew Raquet decided to glam up the color in this Brookville, New York, home. In this dining room, he chose silver, gold, and lavender tones to accent the gray, for a luxurious feel.