Stuck in a design rut? What better way to crank it up a notch than to try adding some color to an otherwise neutral room? Here are some of this winter’s hottest hues from HGTV that you should try now:
Pantone named this hot red-orange hue its 2012 color of the year, and it’s not hard to see why: This happy, rich shade instantly recharges a room and pairs well with dark, moody hues like blue-greens or indigo. Add it to an accent wall in a neutral room, like this contemporary dining space, for an instant shot of vibrancy. Design by Marie Burgos
Use small doses of this deep, bright hue alongside masculine grays like designer Bryan Patrick Flynn did here, or pair with frosty blues and metallics for a new take on a classic winter palette.
Teal is a trendy color that’s easy to love. “It’s easy on the eyes, yet bright enough to make a statement, and it works with male or female interior preferences,” says Emily Morrow, Director of Color, Design and Style at Shaw Floors. “If you’re brave, paint the walls. Teal is surprisingly versatile, and an accent wall is a quick project,” says Vallerie Drorbaugh, Style Manager for the Foundary. The teal wall in this room by Emily Henderson is the perfect backdrop for the yellow-orange, red and green hues in the jumbo map.
No longer relegated to little girl’s rooms, this sweet, sophisticated shade is cropping up everywhere from table decor to modern living rooms. “This is the evolution of beige,” says trend forecaster Stacy Garcia. Use this kissed-by-color hue as a new neutral, alongside black, chocolate and camel, or emphasize its feminine qualities alongside fuchsia and cornflower blue as designer Jennifer Jones does here.
So what are you waiting for? Be brave and go bold this year!