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How to Use These 6 Popular Colors

April 02, 2021 3 min read

How to Use These 6 Popular Colors

 

A long awaited trend for fun flourishing colors is finally replacing the strict white rooms that have dominated our social feeds for the past several years. And I, for one, am thrilled to see this more nurturing trend towards personal expression, casual comfort, and soothing colors that can help us feel better.

The gorgeous green wall of the kitchen picture above has touches of gray, white, and yellow. It's a welcome change from white without changing that clean spacious look we all love in this room. Variations of this friendly green are hugely popular for cabinets and look amazing with touches of black, natural wood tones, and mixed metals. It's versatile, fresh, and so easy to live with where there's plenty of natural light or other good lighting sources.

Here are a few more color trends on our radar and how best to incorporate them into your home.

Every version of this clay color is taking over our interiors, from pale peach to burnt orange. We're seeing it in tiles & countertops (you know terrazzo is back, right?) bedding, painted walls, and of course planters and dishes.

Because we relate this warm color to flower pots, it works best in casual rooms where imperfect is perfect. Go for an eclectic look with found objects, vintage finds, and natural materials. And consider it for rooms where relaxing, visiting, and sharing are the main activities. 

This pale blue isn't your 80's pastel. Today's light blue is softer, quieter, with a touch of gray that gives it an expansive and versatile appeal. We're seeing cloudy blues like this on all kinds of painted surfaces from walls to cabinets to ceilings in nearly every room of the house.

It can definitely go on all of your walls and pairs well with every style from bright geometric accents to minimalist motifs and rustic wood tones.

Every era has it's neutral, and I'm personally excited to see the cold dark grays of  yesterday warming to lighter, more natural elemental colors of stone, putty, and wood.

This is the perfect color avenue the before unseen spaces, like laundry rooms and pantries, that are hitting the social waves these days. And even if your laundry is in the garage, you can carve out a clean neutral space for just that area to make you feel more organized and your chores, well, less chore-y. You know what I mean.

This lush leafy color actually started hitting our radar a few years ago when a few brave designers dared to step away from blue for lower kitchen cabinets to this deep wonderful green. Now all versions of this green seem to be on the table!  I could be wrong, but I think all of the house plants we've been buying in the pandemic have inspired our interested in deep tropical green.
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This is definitely a 'commitment' color for walls, but I can assure it's amazing for spotlighting statement furniture, vintage books, lighter wood tones, and dramatic rugs if you want your room to feel rich and full of impressive. If you're not ready to paint your walls, try painting that backs of bookshelves or coffee table for similar impact. 
Even when we can't find a bright spot in our world, we can always put one, literally, in our homes. We seem to have an undying attraction to bold bursts of sunshine in every form from pillows and chairs to accent walls. This may not be a color for your whole room, but it can definitely make a splash in every room of your house to make sure you always feel a sense of optimism.
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Check out our Popular Color Trends page for the latest hues as they hit the scene. We update it constantly so you're always seeing what's on our radar.
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Color trends are fun to follow, but we know that the best way to be 'on trend' is to be true to yourself and choose the colors that make you feel the most at home. We have 1,721 colors in our collections to help you do that.
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So, don't be shy. Share your color stories and beautiful images with us by tagging @kellymoorepaint on Instagram. We post the best pics that include the Kelly-Moore Paint colors you used so everyone can be inspired.
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