2015 Home Design Color Trends

Each year brings a new palette of on trend colors that will shape the home decor collections we see in catalogs, boutiques, and big box stores. This year’s trend colors include soothing and refreshing greens, as well as hues of blue, blush, and berry. If you are looking for fresh color ideas for your home, use these as a guide to explore the different colors options that are available.

The ColorGuild is a guild of paint manufacturers from all over the world who work to predict color trends. See their list of the 2015 trends here.

Additionally, here are links to the 2015 colors of some the top paint manufacturers. Let them inspire you as you consider ways to update your home!

Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year: Guilford Green

Clark & Kensington

Sherwin Williams

Behr

Valspar

 

What do you think of the 2015 color trends?

How to Create “Home”

mason jar with wildflowers

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home”-Confucius

You bought a new house. You chose carefully and logically based on quality, location, value, budget, layout, and finishes. It provides shelter for your family. It was a good investment. But we all know that it’s so much more than that. What makes your house a home? What is “home” anyways? The idea of “home” varies by culture and can be ambiguous, as it’s a very personal thing. But for most of us, home represents security. Comfort. Family. Sanctuary. It’s our home base – the place where we can let down and be real. It’s where we nurture life so we can go out and make a positive impact in the world.

What does “home” mean to you? How have you made your house a home instead of simply a good investment? Is it through the furnishings and decor that you love? Mementos from your travels and history? Have you surrounded yourself with the simple things that make you feel good and remind you of what’s most important to you? When friends enter your home, are they able to get a sense of who you are and what matters?

Perhaps your house doesn’t quite feel like home yet. Take heart! Making your house a home doesn’t require an expensive shopping trip to buy throw pillows and high-priced art. Creating a home can be as simple as a mason jar of flowers on the kitchen table. A lighted candle in your favorite scent. Your favorite family photos over the fireplace. A souvenir from a favorite trip on a side table. Music that represents a special time in your life on the stereo. Creating “home” happens over time – as life is lived, as memories are created, as trinkets are collected. It’s personal, not staged. It’s messy, not perfect. It reflects heart, not a decorating magazine. So go, consider what matters most to you. Make your home reflect that.