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Are you looking to do some redecorating this year, or to spruce up your living room? Adding some color to your walls can be an easy way to do it. At the same time, modernizing your space with trendy colors can be a great way to increase your home’s value or maximize your enjoyment of your home.
In this article, we will look at some specific colors that are well-liked right now, as well as other color trends you can incorporate to update your home.
1. More Than Fifty Shades of Gray
Grays are very trendy right now, and very versatile as well. There are many gradations of gray, some ranging very close to white, to very dark gray, to even blu- tinted grays. In addition, gray matches so many other colors beautifully, which makes it easy to use in almost any space.
In addition, to gray itself, using gray to offset pops of other colors is also trending this year. Try going gray next to very bright primary colors, especially reds and yellows. Bright orange next to gray is also proving quite popular in 2021.
2. Green with Envy
This quintessential color of nature is making its way indoors in 2021, maybe because of quarantine cabin fever. Bright greens that replicate the colors of foliage are very popular as accents right now. Consider painting an accent wall or trim, or buying some furniture or art that jump on this earth-inspired bandwagon.
In addition, sage green, which is a quieter shade of green, has also been frequently featured on décor websites and publications. This color works beautifully in living rooms, creating a naturally calming atmosphere.
3. True Blues
It seems as though blue is always in style, and it certainly isn’t going anywhere in 2021. Navy blue in particular continues to be popular, especially when used as an accent with white or gray. It looks great with shiplap, chair rails, and wainscotting for a classic or nautical look.
4. Pop of Pastel
Maybe it’s because 2020 was such a dismal year, but calming pastels are very trendy right now. Pale shades of purple, green, pink, yellow, and blue are being purchased and featured — think tones typically associated with springtime. These work better as accents rather than painting an entire room unless you’re feeling adventurous in your living room space.
Another great thing about pastels is that they match each other well. Try painting an accent wall in your living room with one pastel, then add in pillows, art, and pieces of furniture in other shades for a truly uplifting ambiance.
5. Color Gradations
Speaking more generally instead of specific colors or color groups, various shades or gradations of a single color are very popular right now, as well. This is an easy look to accomplish since color swatches in paint and hardware stores make it simple by providing matching colors in different shades. Try moving from bright fuchsia to rose, to very pale pink. Lilac and deep purple are also very popular together right now.