It's no secret that changing your paint colorcan change the entire look and feel of a room (Sherwin Williams found it's the first thing people notice when they walk inside, according to its 2018 survey). But choosing just the right shade can be tricky. Let these experts' recommendations inspire your next project.
Pantone's 2018 color of the year is undeniably bold and beautiful. The company describes its pick as a "dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade."
Strong, radiant, and full of energy, this shade is the obvious way to make a bold statement. If you don't want things to feel too dark, keep the rest of the room white for contrast.
This jewel-toned blue is the color of wanderlust right in your own home. It'll make you feel like you're on vacation, even if the closest you're getting to an island escape is your laptop's screensaver (sigh).
Dubbed "," the peach-salmon hybrid refuses to go away. It can even serve as a neutral in your space, since it's so muted.
Deep emerald isn't going anywhere—it's a timeless color that also feels modern. Try it on a floor instead of traditional wood.
Black, in theory, sounds like it would turn your home into a bat cave, but keep an open mind. It looks super sleek on just one wall when you keep the rest of the room light.
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If crisp white feels too stark and hospital-esque, we hear you. Stone white has a little more warmth to it, so it feels more inviting.
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If your style is more traditional, olive green might be the right move. It's also ideal for millwork and trim
Sunny rooms are trending again. If it's too bold for your walls, incorporate it into your furniture, instead.
Fact: You can never have too much blue. It'll make you feel like you're living by the coast, no matter where you are.
The latest spin on classic white: Employing it on every available surface. Paint the entire room, including the walls, ceiling, trim and fireplace.