Call it life imitating art, in reverse.
Interior designers often consult cultural trends to inform décor choices, especially paint colors. This season, color expert Sara McLean of Dunn-Edwards Paints forecasts a “combination of colors” that reflect current lifestyle preferences—colors that can be applied in any home.
“I believe that the combination of colors tell the story,” says McLean. “It’s about the entire palette and how a collection of colors evokes a feeling, an era or a scene.”
These color combinations include:
• Rose shades of pink, such as blush, with fresh and fruity pastels
• Deep, Prussian blue contrasted by stark whites, or Air Force blue with Scandinavian gray
• Rich, saturated reds, such as burgundy and Bordeaux, with poppy corals or softened peach tones
• Acidic green-yellow with turquoise, indigo, navy and periwinkle blues
Color combinations will also multiply, McLean says, to include rainbow coloring, manifested in color-blocking, flecked or speckled paints.