Color Trends: How To Use The Hottest Colors For 2015 On Your Home Exterior
In 1990 Pantone, the global color matching company, announced their first color of the year and since then many other companies have followed suit. The color of the year represents the hue that the color gurus at each company feel will influence design over the next 12 months. Here is a look at the color of the year as predicted by these five companies — Benjamin Moore, PPG Pittsburg Paints, Sherwin-Williams, Akzo Nobel, and Pantone.
It is a perfect match for the many shades of gray that are on trend right now but also goes well with shades of brown. With its burnished undertones, Marsala pairs fabulously with amber, umber and golden yellows, greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range.
Blue Paisley was announced as PPG Pittsburg Paints 2015 Color of the Year. This vibrant, almost-but-not-quite royal shade of blue plays well with so many colors. It is a great complement to warm wood tones, copper, peachy stone or brownish bricks. It only takes a small amount of Blue Paisley to transform the look of a home making it perfect for a front door, shutters, or outdoor spaces.
Benjamin Moore’s 2015 Color of the Year is Guilford Green. This is a hue that complements both modern and traditional styles. This is a very timely choice for home interiors and exteriors that connects the home to nature and gives it feelings of vitality, energy and growth. Guilford Green is a very livable color that works well with a variety of colors. I like this warm green as a main color. It works especially well with natural wood tones and with stone or brick with a warm colorcast. It would also be gorgeous paired with blue, blush or berry.
I never recommend going with a color just because it is on trend but it can be fun to look at what colors are at the forefront of design as inspiration for coming up with your own perfect scheme. Have these color schemes give you any ideas for a new look for your home? If you now have some ideas but want to make sure they are going to be right for you home go here to find a wealth of resources on selecting color for your home.