Just as fashion and food trends seem to change every year—sometimes every month or season—so too do trends in interior and exterior design.
For instance, in 2020 and 2021, homeowners are expected to decorate using more green, sustainable methods. This will enable them to create living spaces that are beautiful, yet better for the environment.
But if you’re wondering about paint trends specifically, as house painters and painting contractors who work in the San Diego area, we’ve noticed a few things when it comes to the colors that homeowners are choosing most often when updating the insides and outsides of their homes.
One of the interior trends we’re seeing is that San Diego homeowners are asking our house painters to use hazelnut colors to make rooms appear brighter, which can also make them look bigger as well. Another is the use of lilac gray to add warmth to a home’s interior, or dark green to mimic the feelings of nature.
For the exteriors, San Diego homeowners are increasingly requesting that our painting contractors move away from using lighter colors, preferring darker hues instead. In fact, this trend is happening all over. Do a quick search on Pinterest for “home exterior paint ideas” and you’ll see that a number of the houses in the images are painted dark blue, grey, or even black.
How do you know which hue is best for your interior and exterior walls in today’s day and age? The style of your home is a good place to start as this can help dictate the color palette that will look best.
As an example, our house painters and painting contractors work on a lot of Spanish style homes in the San Diego area. Oftentimes, these are painted in neutral colors, which includes varying shades of brown.
However, San Diego has a lot of ranch style houses too. The nice thing with ranches is you can pretty much go whichever direction you wish when it comes to color. If you like brighter tones, you can take that route. Yet, if you prefer more neutral colors, you can go with those instead.
Ultimately, the colors you choose should be ones that make you happy and that reflect your personal style (even if they aren’t “on trend”). Your home needs to be a place where you feel comfortable to be you, which means choosing colors that complement and express exactly who you are.
If you’re not sure how to create a color scheme that not only matches your home’s style, but your personality as well, connect with a professional house painting company. Use their experience and advice to help you decide which colors will give you the look and feel you’re going for.
PaintGreen is one such company and we’d be more than happy to help you create a color palette that works best for you. Our house painters and painting contractors are up-to-date on the latest trends, as well as understanding which colors will complement both you and your home’s personality and style.
In the end, this helps you create a home that you love not only today, but for years to come. We’d love to hear from you!
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