Summer is fast approaching, and that means new trends are starting to make waves in terms of paint colours for your home. If you are going to be doing any painting this summer, you’re probably wondering what colour or colours to go with. Do you pick something bright and vibrant to reflect the pleasant weather the summer months bring with them? Do you go with one of the multiple shades of green that are currently winning the popularity contest? Or maybe you want to be more of a traditionalist and stick with one of this year’s mysterious earth colours or deep jewel tones. To help you decide, here are some of the biggest colour trends for summer 2017.
Bringing Summer Inside
The biggest and most popular colour trend you can expect this summer is the use of shades and hues that complement the warm, sunny weather of the summer months. Your home is likely to be flooded with sunlight over the course of the season, so you’ll want your choice of colour to play well with that. Fresh air, soft breezes, plentiful sunshine, blooming flowers; all of these things can be brought right into your home. Colours such as Florida pink and Persian velvet, will give any room in your home that blossoming summer feel that screams summer beauty, while bright yellows and greens such as lemon freeze and potpourri green work with the sunlight that makes its way into a room and will help turn the interior of your home into a beautiful, sun-filled space.
One particular colour that is sure to make waves this summer season is green. What colour comes to mind when you hear the word “summer”? If you answered with the colour green, you’d be in the likely majority. Green conjures up images of sprawling summer fields, tall and leafy trees, and fresh summer salad and watermelon; it’s no surprise that shades of green are already making their mark in freshly painted home interiors as we edge closer to summer. Shades such as courtyard green and olive are giving rooms a vibrant summer feel while at the same time remaining perfectly traditional. Green and all its shades are also going to work wonders to accent your various pieces of furniture. Picture a room with olive green-coloured walls as the backdrop for a beautiful brown leather couch and dark-stained wooden coffee table. Not bad right?
Embracing Earth and Jewel Tones
In somewhat of a contrast to the bright, vibrant colours that help turn your interior into a sun-filled summer sanctuary, many people are choosing to stick to darker earthy colours and deep jewel shades this year. This trend will no doubt trickle right into the summer months, giving you even more options when choosing your summer colours this season. Colours such as charcoal gray, soft aqua, and artful magenta are here to stay this summer and can help make your interiors look great by providing opportunities for layering and helping to accent and showcase other colours in a room’s décor and furniture.
Now that you have an idea of what’s trending for summer 2017, you’re sure to have an easier and more enjoyable time selecting the perfect colours for your next painting project.