Painting the walls in your home is one of the easiest ways to give it a fresh new look. However, paint color trends come and go so it’s important to choose a shade that won’t look dated by the time you’re ready to sell your house.
Millennials are drawn to earthy tones and natural influences. They are also interested in incorporating designs that reflect their own unique experiences into their space.
As designers seek new ways to add visual interest to interior walls, they are turning to textures that offer more than just depth. Rough, textured paints and wallpaper can add an organic tactile element that evokes the warmth of a tan leather sofa or the coolness of natural stone.
The trend to textured walls is not a new one, but rather a return to a style that was once a staple in Mediterranean design. It has the ability to instantly elicit an old-world feel that can make any space feel authentic and cozy.
While sand paint is a popular way to introduce texture, it requires expert technique to avoid unsightly lines and patchy spots. Instead, look for other textured painting methods, like Roman clay or lime wash that can be applied more easily and are much easier to repair. This is a great option for those who want to avoid the commitment of a stucco wall, but still desire that authentic Mediterranean look.
Whether you prefer to keep it subtle or go for a bold look, oblong shapes can be used to add interest and dimension to your walls. For example, a few well-placed oblong mirrors can create a dramatic focal point in a bedroom or dining room. You can also use them to reflect light and create a more open feel in any space.
Paint colors come and go, so knowing what trends to embrace (and avoid) can make the difference between a room that feels fresh and new and one that’s dated within a year. Here are some color experts’ picks for the paint shades that will be popular in 2023.
Green is always popular, and there are many options this year, from coastal-inspired blues to calming neutrals. But if you want to try something a little more vibrant, consider a rich red. The shade is “perfect for bringing a sense of drama and energy to any space, especially when used in larger rooms,” says interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
While cool blues and greens dominated last year’s paint trends, many experts see an evolution to earthier hues for 2024. For example, DIY paint company Krylon chose Spanish Moss as its color of the year and this deep midnight shade connects with nature and adds a sophisticated touch to home decor.
Sherwin-Williams selected Upward for its 2024 Colormix Forecast and offers a wide range of coordinating shades that can complement various design aesthetics. Try pairing this oceanside-inspired shade with woven rattan or jute accents, natural wood and linen for the ultimate beach-inspired retreat.
Sherwin-Williams also chose Templeton Pink as one of its trending shades, a rich and moody pink that offers a muted approach to the popular pastels. This soothing tone can create a cocooning effect in small cozy spaces and transform larger rooms into an opulent escape.
With eco-friendly paints, you can make your home both stylish and sustainable. These paints are low or even zero VOC, making them much safer to use than traditional varieties. They also help to improve indoor air quality by eliminating harmful odors and reducing harmful pollutants.
These green products are made with safe pigments and a water-based formula, delivering bold color without harming the environment or affecting your health. You can choose from a wide range of finishes, including matte and satin. They are also available in a variety of colors and shades, including soothing hues like water blue.
These environmentally conscious paints are easy to clean and durable, and they usually require no sealant. However, it’s important to practice proper ventilation during painting to prevent any lingering fumes. Many of these paints are also biodegradable and compostable, helping to reduce your carbon footprint. In addition, they are free of toxic chemicals, making them ideal for those with allergies or sensitivities.