Color Trends for your Home in 2017

The holiday season is upon us and we are all in full swing making plans, entertaining, decorating, shopping, gift wrapping and doing all the fun stuff { I know, it can be stressful too }. This also means the new year is just around the corner. If you are anything like me, you have already made a list of home improvement projects for the upcoming year. Freshening up your space with new wall color is typically one of the easiest ones to accomplish … { once you have decided on the color that is }.

So today I am going to share some simple visual inspiration for using colors in your home …

Sherwin Williams  one of the industry’s leading paint companies has come out with 4 color palettes that they are predicting will reign in the year 2017. The state of color has never been more restless. New spirituality, cultural flux, feisty self-expression and soulful nostalgia are combining to paint an emerging portrait of our shared future. 
Let’s look at the 4 palettes …

Holistic

Sustainable design and radical transparency are the new standards. As our daily transactions move further into the cloud, acquiring experiences is becoming preferable to buying more things. “Doing good” is the new looking good, and it’s taking the form of “voluntourism,” healing retreats and eco-travel. We’re in pursuit of an elusive ideal: a fair luxury. The roads of this journey are lined with arctic neutrals, blush rose and wild browns.                                                                     Intrepid

The virtual and the real are blurring in the form of seamless commerce and “office anywhere” collaboration. Impatient for social and political change, we’re reinventing ourselves first. Identity has never been more fluid. “You do you” is the mantra of a generation primed for self-expression, cheered on by their own #squad and tossing aside old categories. 

There’s a feisty energy to our present moment, arriving in fiery tones and vibrant, kimono colors.

Noir

It’s among our most precious commodities: night. We’re craving a refuge from urban streetlights and glowing screens, space to turn our gaze inward and recharge the spirit. Mindful melancholy is fueling a new romanticism marked by medieval patterns, revived customs and bittersweet beauty.

The Dutch masters knew the secret: dark hues set a dramatic stage for sensuous luster. This palette is rich with vineripe fruits, Nordic blues, moody neutrals and golden yellows.

Unbounded

Global immigration is redefining borderlands, national identity and our sense of coexistence. We’re all citizens of the world now. Brands are becoming more purpose-driven, communities more connected. Design is adapting to more diverse populations. Overconsumption is, well, over. 

We’re more likely to invest in the best we can afford – crafted and customized – and then keep it forever. Global consciousness is a mural painted in earthy mustards, ocean blues, corals and mud.

 

As an Interior Stylist & Decorator , I will most probably gravitate towards the ‘Unbounded’ color palette. There is so much room for mix n match of styles. Crafted & Customized is what I like. 
But as a Home Stager , I would lean more towards using the ‘Holistic’ color palette in my staging projects – with the neutrals being a much safer bet to attract more buyers for the listed property. 

Which one of these palettes do you like ? Share with us. Until then,
Happy Styling !

Minol Shamreen
Certified Professional Home Stager + Interior Stylist , B.Arch
RESA Central Texas Chapter Board Member
Studio M Designs | 408.858.1438 | Austin TX
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