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8 Paint Trends That Will Transform Your Home

AUGUST 7, 2017
Photo credit: Image via Ann Lowengart

Need paint ideas or help as to what color to paint a room? It's a quick, easy and affordable solution to update your space. Decorist designers get lots of questions about paint and they love to give their recommendations. Everyone wants to know our favorite interior paint colors, what part of the room to paint, what's trending (gloss paint? flat? bold colors?), or simply the best paint color to update a particular space.

Whether you've recently moved, renovated, or are looking to refresh an existing space, choosing the right paint can be daunting given the overwhelming number of color choices, finishes, brands and trends.

So, we turned to 8 of our own highly talented designers to ask them to share some of their favorite paint ideas and brands. Here's what they said:

Jeremiah Brent | Decorist Celebrity Designer

"Just like there are many shades of white, there are many different shades of black — Farrow & Ball’s Pitch Black has a distinct depth to it. It looks like it can be in a 18th-century chateau or a modern New York City kitchen."


Ryan White | Decorist Celebrity Designer

"Now I know what you're thinking…beige? I know it's all about grays and dramatic dark colors BUT in this circumstance I really wanted to add softness and a feeling of calm to this master bedroom. The client wanted to keep their existing rug which has a beautiful beige and green tone. I wanted the dramatics to come from the bedding, lighting, drapery and vintage bench. Hence, this beautiful beige wall color Skimming Stone from Farrow & Ball was the perfect backdrop for bedroom."


Cecilia Casagrande | Decorist Celebrity Designer

"I fell in love with dark rich painted walls when looking for design inspiration for my own living room. I strongly believe furniture, art and lighting looks more fabulous against a rich wall color. Walls recede and art or beautiful upholstery just pops. For living rooms where you want a mood and warm light, dark sometimes is best. This is why I chose Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball for this living room. This blue has the most depth I have ever encountered in a paint color. It sings in the sunlight and fills your soul by candle light. I have used it in halls, bedrooms and now a kitchen for walls, trim and ceiling- sumptuous modern elegance!"


Sarah Stacey | Decorist Elite Designer

"One of my favorite colors is River Rock by Sherwin Williams. In this living room I selected it because I wanted to infused the room with some color and this shade of blue green worked really nicely with with the northern exposure and with the polished concrete flooring."


LABL Studio | Decorist Elite Designer

"We chose Bunny Gray by Benjamin Moore as it's the perfect cool, neutral gray to balance out the dramatic jewel-tone accents throughout the rest of the space. A lot of grays tend to have green or brown undertones, which is something we wanted to avoid here. With Bunny Gray, there is the slightest tint of blue that, depending on the time of day and the quality of light, can really add a sense of freshness to any space."


Jessica McCarthy | Decorist Elite Designer

"I went with bold accent wall in a lush and unique shade of peacock blue, green called Nocturnal Sea by Dunn-Edwards. We wanted something trendy but with more longevity than a crazy patterned wallpaper. It turned out to be one of the best decision of the whole process."


Heidi Caillier | Decorist Elite Designer

“My favoriate go-to white paint is Benjamin Moore Simply White. I use it all the time. I love it because it doesn't read too cold but it also doesn't have a lot of yellow in it so it feels like a true, clean white. I knew it would look great in this living room because it lets the furniture pop and provides the perfect backdrop for even neutral furniture. It feels warm but modern and crisp."


Ann Lowengart | Decorist Celebrity Designer

"For this room I selected Richmond Green by Benjamin Moore. When I asked the client what her favorite color was, what color makes her smile, her favorite color to wear, she said a really deep and bright green.  So whenever I do a color saturated room I want it to be a tone that connects deeply with the client.  Either it reminds them of their favorite vacation destination or the color of their favorite room in the house where they grew up, or it brings out the color of their eyes.  When there's that soul connection, then the room naturally draws the family into it."

Not sure what paint colors will work best in your home? Let us help! Ask a designer at our free Design Bar or for more help with your room start a design project today. 








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