(BPT) - It's a strategy interior designers often use to create stunning rooms that wow the instant someone enters them: the use of creative color. Homeowners looking to deliver impressive interior style can take cues from what will be the trendiest hues of 2015 and beyond.
"Color itself is like one of the senses, enhancing our world and our state of mind," says Erika Woelfel, director of color at Behr Paints.
Homeowners can convey a variety of emotions in their favorite rooms by embracing different color palettes. From the sweet charm of pastels, to the comfortable ambience of neutral tones, to the majestic deep and bright tones, Behr Paints has pulled together trends to capture the balance needed to create inviting, inspiring and dramatically transformed rooms.
Behr's 2015 Color Trends provide homeowners with inspiration and guidance for selecting the right color for their projects while providing a glimpse of how rooms appear in different tones. The top four on-trend color themes include:
Deep Dreams: An invitation to a tranquil escape into a dreamy, mythical landscape, the Deep Dreams palette features tranquil colors like teal, charcoal and eggplant that offer an oasis of relaxation in a bedroom. Balance is created with white trim, gold metallic and pops of citron yellow in the decor accessories. Lush layers of patterned textiles invite fuchsia, bright green and purple into the mix. To achieve a Deep Dreams theme in your space, paint walls in BEHR(R) Paint Colors Liaison T15-1, Seared Gray T15-2, Essential Teal T15-3, Your Majesty T15-4 or Heritage Oak T15-5.
Frosted Pastels: Pastel paints create stimulating environments when combined with zesty bright accents; the contrast of pastel and striking accent can be balanced by touches of mauve and black created by floor stencils, fireplace tile and window treatments. Take a modern approach to pastels with paints in BEHR(R) Paint Colors Dreamscape Gray T15-6, Secret Blush T15-7, Elusive Blue T15-8 and Dandelion Tea T15-9.
Social Brights: A refined balance of brights and neutrals, lighter and darker colors, Social Brights features pure blue, red, purple and orange that feel energetic, draw attention and create a lively place for conversation. Shades of gray are the perfect balance on adjoining walls, trim or ceiling. Other intense hues make playful accompaniments in small decorative accessories for tabletop and shelving displays. Be inspired with BEHR(R) Paint Colors like Clarified Orange T15-10, Sonic Blue T15-11, Graphic Grape T15-12, Prime Purple T15-13, Super Hero T15-14 and Plastic Lime T15-15 that create a refined yet lively look.
Nuanced Neutrals: Weathered, rustic colors are the hallmark of today's mid-range neutral palette, spotlighted in Nuanced Neutrals. This trend features dusty aqua paneling and light tan walls with the casual companions of charcoal, lively copper and citrus orange accents. Mix and match BEHR(R) Paint Colors like Blue Clay T15-16, Mocha Foam T15-17, Snap Pea Green T15-18, Mulberry Wine T15-19 and Peach Preserve T15-20. Touches of dusty earth tones ensure neutral rooms create a marriage of function and comfort for the ultimate in interior styling.
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