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Home Design Trends – Part 1: Psychology of Color

Home Design Colors

When you walk into someone’s home, you instantly get a quick peek into their personality, lifestyle, and design choices.  In this article, we’ll explore some of the latest color trends for homes and which shades can influence your mood for better or worse.

Pantone’s color of the year, Ultra Violet has definitely had a big influence on color trends for 2018.  Bold is what it’s all about!  This particular shade of purple means that other vibrant, bold colors like black and turquoise are all fair game this year.  The color purple has long been associated with royalty, wealth and wisdom.  This bold color could be used on an accent wall to make a statement or as a royal welcome in your foyer or on your front door.  Some associate this color with sensuality or something exotic.  That makes this color perfect for a bedroom but be sure you have enough space to let the color breathe, or use it on an accent wall versus the whole room.

Another trend this year is the desire to create rooms designed for relaxation, specifically intended to be sanctuaries where we can unplug from electronics and technology.  Behr’s first-ever color of the year, In the Moment, is a tranquil blue that will make any room in your home an instant retreat.  (can we insert color swatch or photo from this page if we have a link)  Leave the phone and the laptop behind, grab a good book, and a cozy break from the mayhem, when you color your room blue.

Rich earth tones are also making a comeback and can really make your home feel safe and grounded.  The earthy reds of a terracotta when combined with moss greens or soft peaches provide the right ambiance.  Add soothing fabrics and textures and you’ll create a space that is warm, inviting, and friendly.

Rachuba Real Estate Advisors knows how important color is to creating the home you’ve always dreamed of.  Contact us today to get started on building your dream home!  Stay tuned for the next article in our series on Home Design Trends:  Part 2:  Styles, Materials and Accents.