What’s the most thought-about—and often-excruciating—décor decision homeowners face? You guessed it: picking a paint color. Here, color experts from three well-known brands tell us what’s trending and share a bit of advice for your next paint project.
THE EXPERT: Andrea Magno, Color & Design Expert
How to Make an Impact with Paint
“Introducing strong hues is a great way to make an impact,” Magno says. “Start with a focal point, such as a fireplace mantle or the back walls of built-in bookshelves where you want to draw attention to artwork or accessories. As you get more confident, you can graduate to painting the doors to a room or a hallway, window trim, or wainscoting.”
“We are seeing a shift toward warmer colors and even bolder colors after a long stretch of cool and pale hues,” Magno says. “People are interested in brightening things up with color by incorporating more saturated yet easy-to-live-with hues for 2018. For example, the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018 is Caliente, a vibrant, charismatic shade of red. The Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2018 palette features 23 colors that range from hues in the red family, with a nod to the very popular pinks we’ve noted with Pleasant Pink, to deep reds such as Cranberry Cocktail.”