Need a Little Interior Paint Color Inspiration for Your Oakland Home?
As a local Oakland painting company, we live in a world of color and enjoy keeping track of the trends. In addition to bringing technical expertise to the table, we want to help connect our clients with new ideas and inspiration for how to make their home all it can be.
If you follow our blog and social media, you likely know that we have posted in the past about the popularity of neutral paint colors. Off-white and grey have been living in the limelight this past year in particular. In fact, we wrote about selecting white paint and how to add fresh splashes of color within a white space not too long ago.
Sherwin Williams recently rolled out their predicted Paint Color of the Year for 2017 and (you guessed it!) it’s a neutral once again. This time Poised Taupe is expected to be one of their best sellers.
This leads to an important question, and one that may pester you if you're a big fan of bold color: what's the deal with neutral paint? Why is it so hot?
Why Is Neutral Interior Paint So Popular?
Bright and Fresh
Dark colors tend to absorb light, while lighter colors ricochet it around the room. This creates a feeling of height and size that just about any space will appreciate.
Pave the Way for Colorful Decor
Neutral interior paint is stylish, but it's also subtle. It's more than happy to let your favorite colors shine within your curtains, blankets, pillows, artwork, rugs, etc...
Neutral Colors Love Accent Walls
If you have a personality that needs bolder colors, you can certainly add an accent wall. This opens up the potential for utilizing an even more vibrant color than you might choose for all four walls.
Both Timeless and Trendy
Trends come and go, but neutral paint colors typically are never out of vogue. They may not always be as popular as they are right now, but they will never be a bad option for all of the reasons we listed above.
If fresh interior paint and updated style is in your home's future, we suggest taking extra time to really explore your options. Have fun with the process! There are countless resources online your can browse, but there also is no substitute for contacting your local painter and asking for their help with the process.