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The Hottest Paint Trends for Your 2016 Remodeling Project

Posted by Daniel Mizrahi on Wednesday, December 09, 2015

With 2016 just around the corner, you might be looking to turn over a new leaf. The new year is synonymous with new beginnings and fresh starts. If your fresh start involves a fresh coat of paint on your cabinets or new room addition, you may be wondering what the hottest residential paint trends for 2016 will be. Resolutions may fall by the wayside, but with the right coat of interior paint in the trendiest new colors for your remodeling project, you’ll be ringing in the new year the right way.

Stay Fresh

No, it’s not a trick: the Benjamin Moore paint color of the year for 2016 is not technically a color at all. Benjamin Moore describes their 2016 Color of the Year, Simply White, as “Fresh as the first snowfall, this clean, crisp, multi-purpose white is a perennial favorite for trim, ceilings, and walls.”

So what’s the deal with white? It’s all about ambiance and adaptability. White can accentuate any palette, any style, any decor. Painted over a brick hearth, it adds a crisp cleanliness to a country style home or a cottage on the lake. In an open loft, it adds sharp contrast to blacks and grays, making a modern abode look clean and angular. In any space in between, it makes rooms seem bigger and brighter. White is the perfect backdrop for a splashy orange accent wall, a bold, red couch, or a bright blue throw pillow. It blends easily with earth tones and more traditional colors, and flows into any neutral palette with ease. If you’re looking to brighten things up in your kitchen or bathroom, white is consistently one of the most popular kitchen cabinet colors.

High Contrast

If you want to stand out, then the high contrast color trend is where to look for 2016. For every interior designer or homeowner who is crafting white, minimalist masterpieces, look to see equally as many bold colors blended together. Behr Paint recommends adding zest and pop to background of your next dinner parties, game nights, and other events by incorporating tropical pops of dark pink, rich emerald, and lush blue.

Excited about the white trend AND the bold color trend? Don’t feel like you need to choose: what better way to amp up the contrast than by pairing white furniture with bold walls or cabinets?  If you’ve got kids, pets, or a clumsy streak, don’t worry about white furniture: keep the walls white, and add your bold colors in with couches, rugs, throw pillows, and lamps. Of course, white cabinetry or shelving makes an obvious choice for a contrast to bold wall paint.

Whether you want to ring in the new year the white way, or make 2016 the year that you and your walls are a little bolder and a little brighter, Open Hand has the team of professionals and painting contractors you need to stay ahead of the curve - whether you’re a trendsetter, a rule follower, or a bit of both. Make this year the year you finally update those cabinets in the year’s hottest colors; or if you’ve already accomplished that and are feeling ambitious, maybe it’s time for an entire room remodel. If you live in the Pasadena area, your search for home remodeling ideas can stop here. Open Hand makes the resolution to remodel an easy one to keep.

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