Home Improvement: PAINT COLORS 2016 FORECAST


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Over the years, we have seen many interesting paint color choices for interior and exterior home remodeling projects.

But, did you know, that each year paint manufacturers predict what the hottest trends will be for the next year?

I am not one to follow trends, but for fun let’s see what the paint companies have to say.

2016 Color of the Year

Leading Edge Homes - Paint Color of 2016

2016 Paint Colors of the Year — Shades of White

The 2016 “color of the year” for Benjamin Moore and Glidden is off-white and Sherwin-Williams and Behr also include off-white in their 2016 color trend forecasts.

Benjamin Moore is still showing pops of color with trims and accents walls.

Color Names and Descriptions

Sherwin Williams describes their paint colors vividly.

This is the description of the Sherwin Williams 2016 color forecast

Passionate pursuit. Fresh mindfulness. Vintage workmanship. Social engagement. And technology and materials that seem to come from out of this world. We’re taking the best of everything life has to offer and indulging in the moment. Prepare to come together as we go in passionate pursuit of a shared color consciousness.

The colors are made to sound exciting!

Personally, I don’t choose colors based on the wording describing how the colors should make me feel, I choose colors based on my personal tastes, how it will blend in with my furniture and accessories, etc. But, it is fun to read the descriptions.

Choosing a Paint Color

Leading Edge Homes - Accent walls give a pop of color.

An accent wall gives the family room a pop of color.

Color set the mood.  You have to decide what kind of space you want to create.
What Inspires You?

Do you have a favorite pillow, painting, a vacation spot or fruit? Look for colors that make you happy or bring you to a happy place. Remember, you don’t need to follow trends.


Colors Can Define Your Mood

Color psychology says the room color can define your mood.

Pick the color that you want to use.

Since white is the color of the season, you may want to choose one of the colors above as an accent.

What is in Your Home?

Your furnishing and flooring should also be considered when choosing a paint color.

To see if the color you are choosing will go with your room, get paint samples and paint them on the wall.  Colors will look differently from the paper sample because of your lighting, furniture, and room size.

Remember, there is more to changing the color of your walls to make sure your paint looks good. You need to prep your walls, fill in nail holes, and buy the proper paint.

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Todd Perry, a State of Florida Certified Building Contractor and president of Leading Edge Homes, Inc., provided this information.

If you have questions about a home improvement project, call Leading Edge Homes at 561-795-2551 or email Todd at: todd@leadingedgehomes.com and he’ll be happy to share his knowledge with you.

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