Blue Nova is an intriguing, yet reassuring colour that will create a true presence in the home! (Photo courtesy of Benjamin Moore)
Fall comes alive with colour!
Fall is a magical time of year. Farm markets deliver colourful veggies and drives through the countryside or walks through a local forest – resplendent with red, orange, yellow, purple and brown leaves – reward us around every twist and turn.
Fall is also a time when paint companies single out a colour that they believe perfectly reflects the current moment in design. If you’ve just moved into a new house or simply want to refresh one or more spaces in your home, one or more of the Colours of the Year 2024 just might provide the inspiration you need to pick up a paint brush!
BEAUTITONE. Illumina is a soft yellow with notes of red. The name comes from the Latin word for ‘illuminate’ and reflects the colour’s ability to lighten any space. The brand tells us the soft yellow reflects our “sense of careful optimism for the future” and will help us create spaces that feel both engaging and relaxing.
BEHR PAINT COMPANY. Cracked Pepper is a deep, almost-black charcoal. From mid-century modern or classic to rustic farmhouse, this moody shade transcends design styles. Pair it with plush furniture and a shag rug, for instance, to create a cozy space. Wrap a room in Cracked Pepper to make a bold statement or use it an accent for a touch of sophistication.
BENJAMIN MOORE. Blue Nova is a mid-tone blend of blue and violet that taps into your creativity. Whether you use it to drench a room or as an accent wall, it’s a great choice for a study or home office but flexible enough for a bedroom, living room or even a ceiling, Benjamin Moore says. The brand also suggests using it on cabinetry, such as a kitchen island, base cabinets or bathroom vanity.
DULUX PAINTS BY PPG. Limitless is an energizing yellow-beige. It’s a fresh take on a neutral shade, blending the invigorating power of a primary colour with the versatility of a warm neutral and can be paired with both warm and cool-toned shades. Use it as an all-over colour paired with white trim to brighten and invigorate a room or ground it with chestnut brown accents for a cozy and welcoming space. It’s also an option for ceilings, interior doors and cabinetry.
MINWAX. The paint company credits the coastal grandmother aesthetic with the rise in popularity of ocean-inspired shades like Bay Blue, which feels right at home on any wood surface – from decks to built-in bookshelves – and lends itself to aesthetics ranging from breezy and coastal to moody and sophisticated.
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS. Upward is a breezy, blissful blue with soothing grey undertones that will help spaces brim with positive energy, creative thinking and total contentment, the brand says. Consider pairing the cool, crisp blue with blues and greens, deeps and darks and delicate tints.
SICO PAINT BY PPG. Satin is a fresh, honey yellow that’s grounded by a calming beige undertone. It represents sentiments of renewal, optimism and warmth after years clouded by uncertainty and instability, PPG tells us. The warm hue is strong enough to stand alone as the leading colour in almost any design palette and when used as an accent colour, becomes a “spirited focal point” of a room.
VALSPAR. Renew Blue, described by the paint brand as a “calming, meditative shade of soft sky blue” is an “incredible versatile and all-season shade.” It promises to elevate the everyday mood and encourage self-expression, while evoking a feeling of balance and calm. Consider using Renew Blue in a bathroom with coastal accents like a jute runner or driftwood accessories to create a seaside escape. Or pair it with bright white in the kitchen for a crisp, clean look with a pop of colour.
The King Home Team: Royal Heritage Realty hopes you enjoy selecting a colour palette that reflects your family’s personality. If you’re in the market for a new home you can’t wait to make your own, please give us a call today!
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