The best paint shades, color trends, and more for your home.
After browsing a plethora of dreamy, intensely-hued homes during Apartment Therapy’s Color Month, you might be inspired to go for a bold color, like a cherry red or a lipstick fuchsia. But before you go painting the town (or your home) red, you need to know this: Bold colors like red are harder to paint with than others.
There’s no denying that a neutral color palette exudes charm. But while you may think it’s necessary to add in a pop of color to “liven things up”, natural colors don’t have to be bland. Whites, creams, and beiges have many benefits, so don’t feel bad if you’re not a fan of bold hues.
Summertime is here, and the living is easy… especially when you have fresh, on-trend colors woven into your home. With the whole “coastal grandmother” look continuing to go viral (thanks to Diane Keaton and the airy, by-the-sea decor in almost every “Something’s Gotta Give” scene), people are clamoring for hues that look as if they’ve been pulled right from an oceanside cottage. Enter: cornflower blue.
Color-coded organization is all the rage right now. But in the organization world, it can be a hotly contested issue. Some folks love sorting their books by color and others prefer a “no-method” method. But, how practical is sorting your entire home in rainbow order? And, how difficult is it to implement? I talked to a professional organizer to find out.
Looking to add some vibrancy to your bookshelves? Here are some of the prettiest book covers in every color of the rainbow. This list features new fiction releases, both novels and short stories, from 2022, so you’ll most likely be able to find them if you wish to recreate this reading rainbow in your own home.
Love color? So do I. In fact, I’m all about finding ways to creatively (and affordably!) sneak more of it into my home. Turns out there are tons of different, under $20 ways to pump up the volume on the hues in your house. In honor of Color Month here at Apartment Therapy, read on for some quick, inexpensive, bright ideas that will make a lasting impact.
While color therapy is an actual science, you don’t need to have a doctorate or degree in color psychology to identify which colors ring true for you in various stages and emotions in your life. Here are the six color categories everyone should have and lean on as needed.
If you follow Pantone’s Color of the Year predictions, then you’d probably assume shades of periwinkle would be all the rage for 2022. But the featured designers in Small/Cool NYC are trend setters — not followers — and a different, somewhat surprising hue has emerged as the “it” color: black!
Doesn’t it seem like people are taking more risks than ever before? They’re leaving jobs to discover careers that fit their lifestyles better, going to far-flung places, and taking major design risks at home. While minimalism will always be popular, design pros predict that maximalism will reign supreme for the rest of this year, a trend that’s clear in the latest living room color palettes.
Picture this: You’ve got a new place to live, and each and every room is painted the same shade of white. Minimalists may delight at the idea of an all-white abode, but others might shudder at the thought of colorless walls. If you fall into the latter camp, you’ve got some paint color decisions to make (and some painting to do).
Color is about so much more than aesthetics. Your choices in paint, upholstery, and decor can also affect how you feel — and as a result, how you function — at home. So if you’re in need of a major shift with the new year, consider outfitting your space with colors that enhance your mood and well-being. It’s an easy but high-impact way to set the stage for all the new routines you’re hoping to implement.
You’re not just imagining things: Almost every paint company named a shade of sage green as its colors of the year for 2022. It should come as no surprise that the Apartment Therapy Slack channels were burning as six (!) national paint brands zeroed in on this hue for 2022.