The best paint shades, color trends, and more for your home.
If you follow Pantone’s Color of the Year predictions, then you’d probably assume shades of periwinkle would be all the rage for 2022. But the featured designers in Small/Cool NYC are trend setters — not followers — and a different, somewhat surprising hue has emerged as the “it” color: black!
Doesn’t it seem like people are taking more risks than ever before? They’re leaving jobs to discover careers that fit their lifestyles better, going to far-flung places, and taking major design risks at home. While minimalism will always be popular, design pros predict that maximalism will reign supreme for the rest of this year, a trend that’s clear in the latest living room color palettes.
Picture this: You’ve got a new place to live, and each and every room is painted the same shade of white. Minimalists may delight at the idea of an all-white abode, but others might shudder at the thought of colorless walls. If you fall into the latter camp, you’ve got some paint color decisions to make (and some painting to do).
Color is about so much more than aesthetics. Your choices in paint, upholstery, and decor can also affect how you feel — and as a result, how you function — at home. So if you’re in need of a major shift with the new year, consider outfitting your space with colors that enhance your mood and well-being. It’s an easy but high-impact way to set the stage for all the new routines you’re hoping to implement.
You’re not just imagining things: Almost every paint company named a shade of sage green as its colors of the year for 2022. It should come as no surprise that the Apartment Therapy Slack channels were burning as six (!) national paint brands zeroed in on this hue for 2022.
There's a reason black is a classic: it's dark, it's beautiful, it matches with almost everything. And it's a great way to add a little contrast, drama and depth to an interior that needs a little extra pizazz. Here are seven weekend painting projects that will add a little bit of black — and a whole lot of style — to your home. #black #blackpaint #blacklivingroomideas #blackdecorideas #blackpaintcolors #blackpaintideas