Are you sick of grey, beige, and the ubiquitous “greige?” You’re not alone. According to many home design experts, neutrals are on their way out. Today’s homes feature rich colors such as jewel tones and bright pops of pigment. Pantone just released their color palette for autumn 2018, and there is not a shade of greige in sight. Consider adding one of these saturated hues into your new custom home:
Inspired by Nature
Like other home design and building trends in 2018, this year’s colors take their cues from nature. Pantone’s newest line features autumnal hues that bring to mind the rustling of fallen leaves on a forest floor. With complementary shades that can be mixed and matched, nature inspired hues are sure to make a statement in your home.
“[Our] palette continues to show designers expressing the need for individuality, ingenuity and creativity though fashion,” said executive director of the Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman. From deep red to spicy yellow, autumnal colors will spice up your interiors while providing a source of comfort and unity with nature.
Move over diamonds – rich hues of ruby, amethyst, and emerald are a new best friend. Jewel tones naturally evoke the luxe aesthetic of the Baroque. Accented with chandeliers, glittering accents, or glass, jewel-toned walls can instantly elevate a space and bring chicness to your space.
Don’t Fear Purple
Homeowners often shy away from the color purple; equating it with their grandmother’s knitting room. When done correctly, however, lavender can make a luxe statement. Don’t forget that purple has been associated with royalty and wealth for centuries. Echo these sentiments by matching lavender walls with a deeper purple velvet couch, a silk rug, and custom curtains.
When choosing paint colors, find complementary shades that move seamlessly from one room to the next. Inspired by nature, hues or jewel tones naturally harmonize, but choose cool or similar undertones to create more cohesion from room to room, without sacrificing richness in color. For example, a cooled down raspberry shade can combine with daffodil accents to create a bright, cheery child’s playroom or sunroom. Sky blue with a touch of grey undertone will help turn color into a neutral, so it will play well with any accents you desire.
Finding the right color scheme for your home can help you express your individual style, but it also requires some planning. Talk to custom homebuilder Tony McClung for more ideas to make your custom home uniquely you. As an architectural designer, he can match you with an interior designer for your project and take all the stress off of you!