3 must-have 2016 color trends for your Toronto home
Are you bored with the same, tired look in your Toronto home – or hoping to make your mark in a new house?
Here are three of the top color trends of 2016 to help you find the look that speaks to your sense of style; and get the beautiful home makeover you dream of!
1. Win with white
Without a doubt, variations on white claim the New Year for their own. Three top paint manufacturing giants have nominated their own favorites for 2016 Color of the Year, including Benjamin Moore’s Simply White, Sherwin-Williams’ Alabaster and Glidden’s Cappuccino White.
Channel a delicate, uncluttered vibe when using these soft, neutral shades alone. Or create a crisp or creamy feel when accenting with pops of color.
2. Get in on gray
Gray is another neutral with a strong grip on 2016, refusing to back down in the wake of white’s sudden surge to fame. The shade continues to be popular among homeowners and interior designers alike, with Horizon Gray coming out on top in Kelly-Moore Paints’ Color of the Year (COTY) 2016 designer survey.
Among the versatile range of warm and cool variations, choose a clean, soft hue to invoke a sense of elegance and calm.
3. Enhance with contrast
Whether you’re team white or gray, pair your neutral of choice with a bold accent wall color to create a stark, polar look that’s right on-trend.
Benjamin Moore suggests crisp, white borders and accents against vibrant walls to get a striking contrast. While Behr gets more vivid, marrying chromatic brights with dark, moody tones in its 2016 Color Trends “High Contrast” palette.