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Fall 2017 Colour Trend

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It is true that with each season come new trends – whether they are in fashion, home décor, or- you guessed it- painting. There is always a common theme in the paint colours that are dominant in each season. As the weather shifts from summer to fall, the trends start to shift as well. Here are some of the paint colours that will be dominating the fall season in 2017.

Traditional and Comfortable

Homes are meant to be a place of comfort and coziness – and that impression is given off by the colours of your walls. Traditional and comfortable colours are muted pastels such as light blues and greys, and pale pinks and yellows are great colours to showcase a warmer vibe. These colours are also great neutrals meaning that it can be easy to match furniture and other arrangements to them.

Dark and Mysterious

The dark and mysterious trend is a palette that combines earthy colours such as shades of grey and brown with jewel tones such as magenta and dark turquoise. This gives a more creative license to layer colours in a room for a mysterious yet cozy outlook.

Bold is Best

This fall, colours are taking a more adventurous turn with popping options such as dark reds, oranges and yellows. These colours are great to add an eye catching element to any room, whether it be an accent wall, or the paint on the back of a door, or more. Using bold colours can be risky but if done tastefully (and in moderation) it can create a modern layout of any room in your home.

Cosmic Colours

Another upcoming trend seems to be a mix between the pastel and darker more intense colours. It seems to have a galactic feel to it with dark colours of the night sky and the muted pastels of the morning, all combined with an intense range of hues. These darker colours can be used to create an accent wall or to make the room seem cozier. A great example of this colour trend is a dramatic swathe of purple, be it a lighter purple or a darker more intense purple.

Burnt Colours

Burnt colours are perfect for the coziness that comes with fall, but are also suitable all year round. These colours are a burnished orange, a dark chocolate brown, and an intense green. A tasteful combination of these colours can make any room in your home pop, and will add a hint of the autumnal season.

These are just a selection of the various colour trends that are going to pop up in the painting business for fall 2017. There is a mix of light and dark colours to create a tasteful, yet accented room that emphasizes the array of colours that come with the fall season.


Tips for Finding a Good Colour Pallet

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Picking a good colour pallet that works can be a bit of a challenge if you’re a little rusty on the rules of colour combinations and design that the professionals follow. What’s the best choice for the particular room you’re working with? How can you best use colour to compliment your room’s furniture? Here are a few good tips you can use when looking for the perfect colour pallet for your next painting project.

Dark to light, bottom to top

Keeping darker colours closer to the floor and getting lighter as you go up is a great way to make a room look good. You can start with using darker colours on the floor such as dark carpets and baseboards, then move into medium colour values for the walls, and finally light colours for the ceiling. This style of colouring in a room is largely inspired by the earth, with the ground being dark, the trees and buildings being medium shades, and the sky being sunny and bright.

Consult the colour wheel

Usually, analogous colour schemes (colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel, such as blue and green) are more relaxing and casual when they are combined. These combinations are usually best used in informal or private spaces such as a bedroom. Since the bedroom is the place you go to rest and recover, analogous colour schemes are a perfect choice in this regard.

Paint it black

Just like in clothing, black will never go out of style in the world of painting. Though you don’t have to think about painting an entire room black, it’s always a good idea to keep a little bit of black in each room. Maybe consider painting your kitchen cabinets black, or a nightstand in your bedroom. No matter what your decision, keeping a little black in each room will always look great.

Combine warm and cool

Contrasting warm and cool colours is not as difficult as you may think. Consider painting a room a cool grey and contrasting it with warmer, say honey-coloured accents to achieve a look that is both easy on the eyes and soothing for the soul.

Obey the rule of three

Always try to follow the rule of three and never use more than three different colours to make up your colour pallet. Using more than three colours can make a room look to busy and will give the appearance that its designer couldn’t make up his or her mind. You want your newly-designed room to breathe confidence and style, not have multiple personalities.

Consider your clothes

You may not think it, but looking at what colours you best like to wear is a great way to determine a colour pallet that will work for you. When you go shopping for clothes, you generally pick colours that you feel look good on you, so why not do the same when shopping for paint? Choosing a colour pallet that you associate with and feel good about is a wonderful way to make any room truly yours.