Choosing the right color scheme for your latest home renovation can be a stressful and time consuming job. With so many choices, making a decision on something as important as paint is next to impossible. Luckily, we’ve put our ear to the ground and have found some of the hottest home painting color trends for 2016, including bold blacks, statement-making metallics, and classic neutrals.
2016 seems to be a year full of art deco style resurgence, if the trends are to be believed. The first selection on this list is anything and everything metallic: platinum, gold, steel, and copper hues will instantly take your home back to the roaring ’20s with style and elegance. If sparkly paints feel just a little too bold for your home, choose similar matte versions or neutrals that suit metallic accents.
Continuing with the art deco theme, the second upcoming home color trend is gemstones. Choose from a variety of deep emerald, ruby, or sapphire tones to evoke a simpler, more luxurious time. Choose decorative wall accessories and statement furniture that matches style-wise and remember that less is more: there’s no need to paint every wall in the house in a gemstone tone, unless you’re going for the full gothic look—in which case, paint away! Choose rooms where you will get maximum effect and appreciation of these dark hues, such as a library, den, or dining room.
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: be bold with your color choices. We’re not here to tell you otherwise, but a classic neutral wall is bang on trend and will help your bright, printed textiles and contemporary wall art speak for themselves. Choose from any variety of magnolias, champagnes, and taupes and let your walls be the canvas for your decorative accessories.
Please bear with me when it comes to this one. Contrary to popular belief, black can be glamorous and doesn’t have to be associated with the Addams family. When used correctly, a coat or two of black paint can give a sophisticated and luxurious feel to a room. As always, remember to offset the dark color by accenting with metallic sunbursts, brightly painted wooden furniture, and patterned textiles.
Seriously? Black and white are top paint color trends for 2016? If you stop and think about it, it makes sense. Opposites attract, so the perfect pairing for dark, romantic black paint is a crisp, clean white. Use white as much as you like to bring out the angles created by fireplaces, mantelpieces, walls, and exposed beams throughout the house. If you still don’t believe us, check out Benjamin Moore’s color of the year 2016 (Simply White) and you will be amazed at how easily it can freshen up a space.
And don’t forget the Pantone color(s) of the year!
For the true trend followers out there, no “best of” list is complete without the Pantone color of the year. While chances are that at least half of you have now embraced 2015’s Marsala in your home, it is now officially 2016 and time to repaint. This year, the world leaders in color trends have decided to choose not one, but two favorites: Rose Quartz and Serenity (or pink and blue, for the less artsy of us). While breaking tradition and possibly making a political statement, the people of Pantone remind us that these two opposites signify balance, wellness, and peace. With any luck, painting a few rooms with these two opposing hues might just give your home the same kind of zen. It’s worth a try, anyway.