2014 COLOR TRENDS. WHAT’S HOT. WHAT’S NOT!
Aloha Everyone. Check out Avant Palette’s fall newsletter, highlighting 2014’s new color trends and what colors you should run away from. If you need update your commercial or residential space, a repaint w/ or w/o custom finishes can do the trick!
Ring In The New Year With 2014 Color
With the holidays quickly approaching, fall is the perfect time to consider your 2014 colors. New Year’s is a time when people commit to a fresh start and positive changes. Your surroundings can greatly affect your mood and actions. With a refreshed interior you’re ready to jump forward into 2014 with a new and improved lifestyle.
Changing the paint color takes time and planning and you ultimately want to avoid holiday crunch time. Color selection is no easy process. Make sure the paint you use will compliment your existing furnishings. I suggest gathering paint swatches from the local paint store, in fact, many stores have “tester” size portions you can paint on poster board. Let them dry and view them in different light (i.e. daylight vs. artificial) to determine which color really does enhance your room’s furnishings. A color that looks great during daylight hours can run gray, green, or pink under artificial light.
2014 Color Trends. What’s New, What’s Next
Home decor trends are constantly evolving, and one of the most obvious aspects fo changing style is color. An easy, cost-effective way to instantly modernize your space is to update the walls to a posh hue. The housing crisis, ongoing war, historic election and economic downturn have combined to shape American’s color tastes. “We’re searching for the color equivalent of mac and cheese: safe, traditional and comforting”, says Denise Turner, ASID, founder of Color Turners. Neutrals are now, especially in larger purchases like cars, sofas, or carpet, from rich gray to carmel. Trendier colors like acid green or amethyst are better as accents. Brown is still the go-to, although chocolate brown is fading in popularity. Stepping in are lighter browns such as spice colors such as mocha and cinnamon. Pearlescent accents are wildly popular while green continues to gain strength with its eco-consciousness association. During unstable times, Americans are seeking out soothing, dependable, constant, and peaceful colors.
What To Look For
Oh Boy! Teenagers are still locked onto the Goth colors especially purple and black. For the past few years now, Europeans have been accenting with black and whites. Watch for this trend to jump the pond and emerge more in America. What’s not hot? Sunny yellows, bright oranges, and lavenders.
Keep this in mind for the upcoming months. Let Avant Palette help coordinate your painting projects from the color selection to the modern custom finishes before the holidays are here!