Archive Monthly Archives: May 2019

Color Trends are Friends

Oh my, I could get really excited about these 2019 Colors of the Year.  Why? Because I think they are timeless!   As a stager, I won't recommend painting full rooms with these colors because neutral is key when you are selling your house.  But if you're like me and want to refresh something in a room now and then, these could be great choices for you!   

Behr Blueprint - Color of the Year 2019 -  Love this beautiful door.  I also like this color as a base color on an island in a neutral/white kitchen or maybe the back wall of bookcases.  This is a little lighter than navy and a little darker than some denims.  If you like blue, this one's for you!  Lovely!

Sherwin Williams Cavern Clay - Color of the Year 2019  - I think of this color when I see rich leather accents or wood pieces.  You may see this color in accents of leather straps or side chairs, wood tones, clay pottery,  glass and pillows.  Bring this in as accents only unless you really have a rustic or southwest vibe. 

HSR President Audra Slinkey created this moodboard, highlighting these colors of the year.  While I certainly wouldn't use all of these pieces in a room, I believe that trends are friends.  Using a repeating color 3-5 times in a room helps visitors (or buyers) move their eyes around the room.  

Hearth and Home with Magnolia from Target

So what if you don't want to invest in trendy colors in the way of rugs, furniture, lamps, and so on?  I'd say try it out when you want to style your table and share some good food with family or friends.  You all KNOW how I love tablescapes.  Okay, if you don't already know that, now you know.  Check out my Staging vs. Styling a table video.

Look how these pops of blue work with the the clay bowls.  Wouldn't that be a fun Father's Day or summer look?  These are from Hearth and Home with Magnolia from Target.  Very budget friendly!  

I'd love to see how you use these colors in your own home.  Have fun with them!  As always, if you need your home staged or a room redesigned, I'm happy to help!

Happy decorating!