Color Trends 2014

Color trends are established by color experts of related industries in the form of color forecasts for the coming seasons.  Fashion designers, interior designers, textile designers, manufacturers and marketing experts all collaborate with a clear direction for all aspects of the design industry.

This year, as seen in Benjamin Moore’s paint collection, filtered shades of pastels are the new neutrals.  Whether it is soft shades of blues or greens, both can have a calming effect and one of serenity in a space.  Delicate and translucent shades of lavender evoke emotion and a soft pink can be romantic.  Any of these light pastels can enhance your possessions and make a room happy.

Sherwin Williams claims that gray, especially bolder tones, are the new black; adding sophistication to any space.  Shades such as SW0064 Blue Peacock and SW6018 Enigma, a beautiful amethyst color, can create fantasy in a space.  Additionally, there are earthy shades and brighter colors of ethnic origins.  Colors can dictate the style you are trying to achieve.

Whether repainting your entire home or a single room, the latest color trends can be incorporated in a beautiful and cohesive manner.  The soft pastels of 2014 can be paired with the unexpected;  adding whimsical touches of bolder, vibrant color of painted elements, art and accessories.