I was at a job site this week talking with some contractors and we were bemoaning the fact that color is coming back. We were joking – kind of but not really. White walls are easy. Painting everything Simply White (one of my favorite whites) is an easy decision for a homeowner. There’s no agonizing over if it’s the right shade of gray, if it’s too yellow, if there’s a pink tinge or if the color reminds you of your childhood. It is a simple white. However, even though it makes my job harder (people have very strong emotions tied into color) I’m happy to see some color creep back into the home. I am a little tired of all white interiors. White walls will be around for a while – but I think homes will start to be colorful again.
I write a color trend post a couple of times a year, but I’m still mostly specifying white or a very soft off-white wall. That could be because Colorado is a little more cautious when it comes to adopting trends – we were a little slow to embrace white walls and will probably have trouble embracing color. What do you think? Do you like some color on your walls or are you still enjoying the simplicity of a white wall?
Laura is a Denver Interior Designer who runs an Interior Design Studio based in sunny Colorado with a strong commitment to livable and interesting interiors. She also runs The Colorado Nest, a Denver blog about Design, Art and Life in the Mountain West and co-hosts the book podcast "The Inside Flap" on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.
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2 thoughts on “Trend Alert: Lilac for Days”
Apart from being a lover of colour, and especially purple, I absolutely adore that image of the little bed nook by the window in purple. I could really live in that space.
Me too! That bed nook is absolutely perfect. 🙂