Last week, a few of the HGTV.com editors had the privilege of visiting High Point Furniture Market. We saw a lot of fabulous designs, from innovative furniture to one-of-a-kind lighting. I was on the lookout for the hottest colors in interior design. Here are my top four color picks:
Many designers have transitioned from the bold blues you’re used to seeing to a fresher, ice blue. I still enjoyed seeing unexpected pops of the bright blues in China cabinets and drawers.
Designer Shane Inman’s Decorating Tip: Use soft blues for your walls and darker shades of blue in your upholstery. For something unexpected and daring, use a smokey-slate blue on base moldings and window casings.
I never thought I could decorate with orange, but seeing this color in accessories, upholstery and seating immediately changed my mind. It completely changes the mood of a room.
Designer Erica Islas’ Decorating Tip: If you’re worried about a color overpowering a space, use it as an accent color mixed with neutrals. For example, pair a striped orange-and-white ottoman with a neutral sofa.
Neutrals have always been one of my favorite colors to decorate with. Many trending textures, such as cork, rope and linen are neutral and bring a clean, fresh look to a space.
Designer Erica Islas’ Decorating Tip: If you want to add a bold color to a room, it’s important to mix it with neutrals to create an inviting space.
Purple had a strong presence at Market, from soft shades of lavender to neon purple. It has quickly become one of my favorite colors in interior design.
Designer Shane Inman’s Decorating Tip: The secret to decorating with purple is to choose a soft hue. Use lavenders and lilacs for your walls, upholstery and draperies for a classic appeal. If you’re decorating a small room, paint just the ceiling and accent with purple linens and accessories.
What do you think of these trending colors? Would you use them to decorate your home?