At the start of the year, various home and garden and lifestyle magazines released the hot paint color trends for the new year. They are the following:

  • Blush or romantic pink
  • Burnt sienna
  • Classic blue
  • Clay or terracotta
  • Hunter green
  • Peacock or teal

These colors are a fantastic range to choose from. They are also versatile hues that you can utilize for your home, whatever may be the architectural style or theme of your abode.

If you love this selection of paint colors that can truly bring life to the look of your home, here are some of the different ways that you can use them.

For Blush

This romantic color is deemed perfect for little girls’ rooms or even a young lady’s vanity. It’s bright and cheerful, and it goes with the typical elements of feminine style such as gold and glass accents, floral patterns, and all kinds of girly accessories that come in soft tones.

You can use blush paint as a solid block of color or as an accent hue for a predominantly white room. You can also combine blush or romantic pink with other black, baby chick yellow, light sea foam green, olive green, and Pacific blue.

For Burnt Sienna

Burnt sienna is actually a popular color used in Mexican, Spanish, and even American-style homes. It’s quite a warm hue, which is similar to the lovely tone of old brick. A lot of homes in places where it’s gorgeous during autumn can get so much use from this color.

You can paint wood furniture with it, and burnt sienna with white is such a lovely combination for wall and ceiling color. Likewise, if you’re good at free-handing patterns and images, this warm tone is ideal for swirly shapes accented with gold and black.

This hue is also gorgeous to pair with teal, peach (for a thoroughly warm palette), and various shades of brown.

For Classic Blue

The possibilities are endless for classic blue. This neutral color can be used inside and outside your home. You can use it to paint your doors the frames of your windows, especially if you have a predominantly white house. You can likewise use it to create an accent wall.

Classic blue works well with a bunch of other hues. Burnt sienna, for example, is a perfect contrast color. You’ll actually find classic blue and burnt sienna directly opposite each other on the color wheel. Red is also a favorite contrasting color. And, if you’re feeling a bit more bold and artistic, try lime green or chartreuse. But, if you want a masculine palette for your home, browns work exceptionally well with classic blue.

And because classic blue is, well, a classic, this is an awesome choice for paint color because it can transcend not just the changing seasons but also trends in home design.

For Clay

Burnt sienna and clay are quite similar to each other. However, clay is deeper and definitely earthier. If you have been to Santa Fe, California, you will learn that there’s no shortage of ways that you can incorporate clay into your home interior style.

It’s a striking color to use for walls and floors. And, if you top the paint with decorative finishes, you can give it that stunning old-world appeal that a lot of homeowners go for nowadays. You can even create fake terracotta tiles using this paint color and a special coating, along with a tile stencil.

As for color combinations, you can’t go wrong with other warm tones. Cream, ecru, copper, burnt sienna, maroon, peacock or teal, espresso, and black are just some of the hues to work with if you want to paint your house in clay.

For Hunter Green

Hunter green is such a refreshing color, although, for some, it’s a bit daunting to paint their home with. If you want to just test the waters first with hunter green, paint outlines with it. Use this color to set off the colors white, clay, blush, and other shades of green.

Now, if you want to use this color in profusion, you can use it as the primary color for your home. It looks great for both exterior and interior walls. In the kitchen, it makes for a magnificent color contrast against marble counters and splashbacks, and tiny gold hardware.

Meanwhile, in the study or home office, you can achieve that serious yet cozy vibe with hunter green, especially if you have a lot of dark wood furniture such as cabinets, tables, and chairs.

For Peacock

This sophisticated color has actually been in vogue for many years now. It’s a color that appears in a lot of modern interior designs. Benjamin Johnston, an international interior designer, has even made peacock or teal the star color in many of his famous projects.

Here are some of the exceptionally stylish ways that you can use this paint color for your home.

  • Transform the look of your fireplace with it and make this room feature a complete standout.
  • Paint the wall behind your bed with it.
  • Use it as a block of color for the bottom of your kitchen or bathroom counters.
  • Paint all the walls of a room to contrast with light cedar wood floors.

Peacock is an eye-catching yet “obedient” color. It has fabulous potential in transforming the appeal of any room, be it as a color of paint or fabric. For fancy color combinations, you can pair off peacock with canary yellow, which is a popular duo in Nordic design. You can likewise pair it with tangerine, salmon, gold, bronze, fuchsia, grey, as well as classic blue.

Hip and Rich Hues

What everybody will love about these hot paint colors is that they all have a sense of richness to them. They’re opaque and leave a long-lasting impression on onlookers.

Hopefully, with all the ideas shared above on how you can incorporate these hues into your home design, you can liven up your house interior (and exterior) style. Each of these colors looks lovely on their own, but they also look quite stunning when carefully combined.

Photo by Sarah Pflug from Burst

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