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Decorating Wisely: Color Trends Featured

Written by  Friday, 15 February 2019 23:12
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By Glenda Wise

 

For those of us that were late to the all-white party, the 2019 interior color trends are good news. Now don’t get me wrong, I truly love the all-white interiors, but dang, unless you are building a new home or doing a complete remodel it’s quite expensive to repaint the interior and then, you know one thing leads to another and before you know it you’re replacing everything from the couch to picture frames. That “quick” little change in colors suddenly turns into a few thousand dollars!


The 2019 colors are trending towards warm beiges, taupes and greys. You will also find accents of navy blue and hunter green to add an element of depth and sophistication. Now, hold on, before you start thinking that there is no way you are bringing back the jewel tones of the 90s, never fear! Although these colors have the same names of navy blue and hunter green, they are deeper and richer than those of the past. They somehow add an element of boldness, color, calmness and sophistication all at the same time.


Layering hues is also increasingly gaining popular. The layering of various hues of grey helps a modern home find its soft side. This will also work beautifully with hues of beiges.


The new color trends boil down to embracing warmer tones. I mean, even taupe and tan are making a comeback. After all, everything makes a comeback. Growing up I can remember a brown couch with flowers in a basket on it (I think every household in the 70s had this same couch), when my mom finally got rid of it all I can remember her saying is that she never wanted another piece of brown furniture in her life. Well, a couple of decades later, what did she end up with? Another brown couch. All things come back around in some form or fashion.

 

That is why it is best to stick with colors that you love and not get too caught up on the current interior color craze. Granted the color schemes get a bit softer and a bit more copacetic, but in all they are the same colors, just different uses. Let your accessories do the talking for you by adding a great rug or a sofa table painted in an unexpected color.

 

The point is, unless you are just dying to do a whole gut and remodel, find ways to make the color aesthetics work for you without breaking the bank and as I mentioned, go with what you love and what makes you happy!

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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