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Top Paint Colors to Inspire You in 2017

 Glidden Byzantine Blue color of the year

Glidden Byzantine Blue color of the year

Thinking about painting your home’s interior this year? Whether you’ve lived in your Orlando home for years, or you’ve just bought a new home, choosing paint colors is a big deal. Everyone has their own opinion and favorite colors. You may have to compromise in order to please everybody. Here are some of the colors that are trending in 2017 to inspire you.

 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year Shadow

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year Shadow

Dark and Dramatic

Probably no shade is more dramatic than Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, Shadow. This deep purple shade can be used to create a soothing space in a living room, bedroom or bathroom, especially if you’re tired of neutral colors. Other dark shades to consider are Behr’s Mineral Gray, deep navy or dark green.

Comfortable and Cozy

Pale pastels are perfect for homeowners who want to make their first foray into accent colors. Choose light pinks, blues and yellows to make even the smallest spaces pop. Glidden’s 2017 color of the year, Byzantine Blue, is a great example of a soothing shade of blue with a violet undertone. It pairs well with gray, or black and white for a contemporary style. Olympic Paints’ Cloudberry is a pale lavender shade that also works well in place of a cool neutral. It pairs well with accents like cream, charcoal gray and even gold.

 Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe color of the year 2017

Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe color of the year 2017

Timeless Neutrals

Earthy greens, soft whites, taupe and browns are excellent neutral choices for those wishing to create a calming mood in their home. For those who prefer a shade of grey, Sherwin Williams’ color of the year, Poised Taupe, is a timeless neutral, that’s both modern, classic and creates a lovely balance of warm and cool tones. Another option is the Dulux Paint color of the year, Denim Drift. This gray shade of paint contains a hint of blue and could work well in a bedroom, or contemporary living room.

 Dunn Edwards Honey Glow color of the year 2017

Dunn Edwards Honey Glow color of the year 2017

Bold and Brash

Earthy mustards, muted golds, ocean blues, and bright corals are perfect for those who aren’t afraid to be bold. Pair these bright shades with subtle accents, or go bolder in your color combos when you want to add more drama to a room. Use bright colors on an accent wall, the back of a door, or even a piece of furniture.

The “color of the year” selections from the big paint companies are helpful to free up your creative process when you’re having trouble coming up with new decorating ideas. Be aware that these shades may not always work well in your home. But at least they can be used as a starting point to find just the right shade for your next home décor project.

Wondering just how to determine which color is best for you? Read this post: What to Consider When Picking Colors