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PANTONE-Color-of-the-Year-2016-v1-3840x2160Paint manufacturers always select a Color of the Year. For those that are interested, two of the leading paint manufacturers chose a shade of white and one company actually chose two shades- Rose Quartz (a pink) and Serenity (a blue).

Color typically indicates a mood rather than just a hue. Pink is known to evoke romance and optimism while blue evokes calm. Benjamin Moore color of the Year is Simply White. Perhaps we are looking for simplicity in our lives. But what does this mean to you as a consumer? Paint manufacturers choose these colors off the runway because fashion is the forerunner for home décor. So you will be seeing these colors when you walk into stores to buy a new outfit and it will slowly trickle down to custom window treatments in Cincinnati.

BMHomepageBanner-900pxmobileDoes this mean you should redecorate? Maybe, but only if you are ready for a change. That doesn’t mean these need to be the go to colors. I think the secret to loving your home is choosing colors that you love. Trends come and go and some are fun to try out but not necessarily keep around long term. If you are the kind of person who loves to follow the trends in a budget friendly way, then you are a perfect candidate for a neutral base. Consider a white, tan or grey sofa. Add pillows that follow the color curves. Paint can dramatically change the personality of a room at a fairly low cost. Paint the whole room or just an accent wall. A neutral base easily adapts to color changes. Bring in a few fun conversation starting accessories or artworks. You can even create some of these yourself or pick up on your travels.