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Is Grey on its way out? 2014 New Home Color Forecast

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Is Grey on its way out?

2014 New Home Color Forecast

Looking for new home color ideas? Here's our 2014 Color Trend Forecast. See new arrivals, colors that are here to stay, and those on their way out. 

New home color trend #1: Grey 

Shades of grey have been hugely popular for the past several years, popping up as a motif in million dollar homes, contemporary designs, and craftsman style lodges. 

2014 New Home Color Trends

While we do expect to see fewer greys dominating the color wheel, shades of grey - especially those with a strong blue hue - will continue to popular in 2014 new homes. 

New home color trend #2: Bright and bold are moving in

This year, we are finally seeing some exuberance popping into new home paint palettes. 

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BRIGHT colors are all coming in - corals, yellows, pinks, purples, reds - with a continuance of greens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We'll also see more blues coming back, a choice often favored by men. 

 

 

 

 

Furniture that is white or khaki is hugely popular right now because it lets you add any splash of color - such as accent pieces that mix bold navy, white, moss green and bronze. 

New home color trend #3: Blues

Combinations of blue, white, and tan are tried and true. 

A classic porcelain blue bathroom - a mainstay for those who love traditional color palettes - blends beautifully in homes with white kitchen cabinets and khaki main walls:

2014 New Home Color Trends

Throughout 2014, we will continue to see more navy blues and indigos, in addition to light blues, in new homes:

2014 New Home Color Trends

These navys and indigos will show up as main wall colors and accent wall colors, in addition to punctuating kitchen and bathroom tile mosaics.

2014 New Home Color Trends

What’s in store for 2014 new homes?  Ask Andrea your questions about custom home design trends.

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Home Paint Colors

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 @ 08:04 AM

Choosing Paint Colors for your Home

Your checklist for choosing a main wall color

 

Our "ultimate cheat sheet" will help you choose the interior paint colors for your home. From main wall color tips to accent color recommendations, you'll find great ideas on how to choose paint colors for your home, below.

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1. Start simple.

Many colors look perfect in designer photos - especially when rooms are decorated to match.

But be careful that you are not attracted to a color just because it is trending on Pinterest and Houzz. 

When choosing a main wall color, make sure you personally like it.

 

2. Don't be too literal. Picking a color you like is NOT the same thing as choosing your favorite color - which could mean bubblegum pink or lime green - which would be too much of a good thing.

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Keep in mind, everyone must live with your main wall color. 

Save bold colors and designs for areas like powder rooms and kids' bedrooms and bathrooms. 

In this new home, a fire truck red stripe was painted below chair rail trim for a young boy's room. 

See more fun kids bathroom ideas here

 

3. What do you love to wear? Your color choice should mimic the pair of pants or jacket you wear most often. You often choose to wear the same piece of clothing over and over because it goes with so many things and YOU LOOK GOOD IN IT - that is the key. If you are surrounded by a color that is flattering, then you will naturally enjoy it more and feel comfortable at home in it. 

4. Find flexibility. Your main wall color should be flexible enough that it can go with - and enhance - many other colors. 

 

 

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5. Greys and khakis.

Often, you see homes built in shades of greys and khakis.

Greys and khakis offer a huge range of shades, where you can find the option that suits you best.

As color trends fade in and out, you will tend to see a dominance of either grey or khaki in homes.

Click here to read more about 2014 color trend forecasting.

 

6. Bold accents. You'll have much more flexibility when picking accent colors.  

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But remember, experts recommend that you choose a dining room color that most flatters the gracious host or hostess!

That's pretty fair - you want to look good in your own dining room after you spent hours and hours preparing a feast for all to enjoy. 

 

 

 

7. Buy fabric. Professional designers use this interior color tip: find a fabric design you love, even if you don't know what you want to do with it. Buy a yard of it to carry around with you.

At the store, you will find a key of circles - these show all of the colors used in that fabric. You can use that color key to put an entire house together, by eliminating the guess work and guaranteeing a perfectly coordinated palette. 

Remember, the fabric you chose was created professionally, so you can feel secure in even your more adventurous choices such as deciding to pull out that pale salmon color to use as an accent on your powder room ceiling. 

 This cheat sheet is brought to you courtesy of Andrea EnnsAsk Andrea your questions about custom home design trends, here.

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What is the most popular interior color for 2014? Color Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Dec 02, 2013 @ 13:12 PM

2014 wall color trends

Grey is the new black - and the new beige

Grey is great in today's custom homes - it's the color taking 2014 new homes by storm.

Here's an easy way to make great choices - and determine the exact shade you'd like to include in your color palate. 

 

2014 wall color trends: Gray Great Rooms

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Home Plan name: Avonstone Manor by Garrell Associates, Inc.

Coffered ceiling paint color: Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal HC-166

Wall paint color: Benjamin Moore Barren Plain 2111-60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Plan name: The Summerlyn by Frank Betz Associates, Inc.

Wall paint color: Sherwin Williams Light French Gray 0055

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2014 wall color trends: Grey Bathrooms

2014 wall color trends | What is the most popular wall color in 2014?

 

Home Plan name: Le Chalet Vert by Frank Betz and Stanton Homes

Wall paint color: Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray 6205

Comfort Gray is part of the Coastal Cool color collection.

The trim is painted in Sherwin Williams Ivory Lace 7013 in semi-gloss 

 

 

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Home Plan name: The Woodlake by Stanton Homes

 

Wall paint color: Sherwin Williams Versatile Gray 6072

 

 

 

 

 

2014 wall color trends: Grey Kitchens

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Home Plan name: The Bryson by Stanton Homes

 

Wall paint color: Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal HC-166

 

 

 

 

 

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Home Plan name: The Worthington by Stanton Homes

 

Wall paint color: Sherwin Williams Zircon 7667

The Worthington master bath has an accent color of Sherwin Williams Gray Shingle  7670

 

 

 2014 wall color trends: Dining Rooms

2014 wall color trendsHome Plan name: The Bryson by Stanton Homes

Wall paint color: Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray HC-168

When you build a Stanton Home, your personal designer is with you from conception to completion of your new home, giving guidance to an almost limitless array of selections.

Choose everything yourself, or ask for a personalized package – you choose your level of involvement in the design process.

We also work with plans from virtually every architect, and our award winning design team will also create something new, just for you – far beyond the examples you see on our website.

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2014 Color Trends - What Colors Will Be Most Popular?

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Oct 09, 2013 @ 06:10 AM

Top Color Palettes for 2014

Whether you're integrating a color scheme for your new home, or freshening up the look of a room or two, you'll likely be choosing from one of these four color palettes in 2014.

Sherwin-Williams has just released their Colormix 2014, emphasizing influence from science, nature, pop culture, and global traditions.

The palettes include:

Reasoned - 2014 Color Trends

"Reasoned" is based in black, gray, and white (we are seeing this palette quite a bit during the 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes!).   SW notes influence of "shadows, negative space, and tone-on-tone layering". 

2014 Color Trends for New HomesPopular hues in this color trend include:

  • SW 0077 Classic French Gray
  • SW 6258 Tricorn Black
  • SW 7029 Agreeable Gray
  • SW 7647 Crushed Ice
  • SW 7006 Extra White
  • SW 7019 Gauntlet Gray
  • SW 7650 Earl Gray
  • SW 7674 Peppercorn

Suggested areas for this color scheme are home office, study, library, bedroom, or kitchen.

Diaphanous - 2014 Color Trend

The Diaphanous color palette embodies balance, simplicity, and elegance.  Themes include serenity and escape, with light and elegant colors.  Decorating themes can include silk, chiffon, feathers, natural wood, rose gold, and pale patterns.

  • SW 2859 Beige
  • SW 6052 Sandbank
  • SW 6337 Spun Sugar
  • SW 7022 Alpaca
  • SW 7566 Westhighland White
  • SW 6057 Malted Milk
  • SW 6161 Nonchalant White
  • SW 7037 Balanced Beige
  • SW 7554 Steamed Milk
  • SW 7666 Fleur de Sel

This color palette is recommended especially for bedrooms, nurserys, living rooms, and bathrooms. 

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