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Use Color Trends to Stage Your Home
A favorite trick of home stagers is to pay attention to the
hottest colors and incorporate those hues into the design and look of a
home. That’s something that anyone who is selling a home should
consider, and all it takes is a little research. To help people with
ideas on how to decorate rooms, paint companies and designers announce
their colors of the year along with trends in color palettes.
For 2017, Benjamin Moore has chosen Shadow 2117-30 as its Color of
the Year. The color is a deep, rich violet or amethyst and is described
as “exhibiting a variety of nuanced undertones as the light in a room
shifts during the day.” This color has already made its way into various
industries including textiles, home accessories, fashion, fine art and
Sherwin-Williams’ color palette trends for 2017 focus on renewed
spirituality, body and soul nourishment and a determination to define a
sense of self. Each of its four palettes (each of which consists of 10
colors) tells a distinct color story, offering opportunities for
homeowners to explore color in new and exciting ways.
The first palette, Noir, is driven by baroque and romanticism trends,
a renewed interest in faith and spirit, and a celebration of the night.
The Noir palette is rich with colors that evoke vine-ripe fruits,
Nordic blues, moody neutrals and golden yellow.
The company’s Holistic palette includes arctic neutrals, blush rose, wild browns and forest-floor green.
Intrepid is a palette inspired by impatience for social and political
change and includes fiery oranges, vibrant kimono colors and the
simplicity of black, white and gray. Finally, Sherwin-Williams Unbounded
palette is influenced by global immigration and how it redefines
national identities. Captured in this palette are earthy mustards and
browns as well as ocean blues and corals.
Other colors that designers seem to be gravitating towards in 2017
include colors that bring a feel of the outdoors— greens, blues and
earth tones, though a splash of royal colors of purple and orange seem
popular as well. Green invokes nature, tranquility, and being more
peaceful, and earth-toned taupes make you feel more grounded.
Now that you’ve come up with the colors, it’s time to put them to
good use. Painting rooms is the most obvious way to incorporate them
into the home, but you could also bring in furniture, rugs and
decorative accessories in trend colors to help your home stand out from
I hope you found this information helpful. Contact me for your real estate needs today!