Think variations of pink, orange and blue. Those colors are among the hottest trends for the interior of homes this year. Whether you are painting a living room or bedroom you will find great new choices that can enhance any living space.
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Honeysuckle is the color of the year according to the paint company, Pantone. Their version of honeysuckle looks a little bit like mauve but with a deeper tone. Honeysuckle follows turquoise which was last years new color. The paint company calls the color dynamic and uplifting and describes it as a reddish pink.
Sherwin Williams has a similar color listed among the trendy options for 2011. Their exuberant pink is paired with gypsy red to provide bold options for any room. If you are looking for a more subtle color, the new line of elegant colors includes bracing blue and svelte sage. Queen Anne Lilac is also part of this line of colors and is a very pale purple with a splash of gray. Decorating ideas for matching colors can be found at swwwcn.org.
Whatever color you choose it is wise to select complimentary colors to mix things up. The bolder colors can be used for the trim with the more subtle tones covering the walls. You can also paint one accent wall in a vibrant color like exuberant pink and then finish off the remaining walls in something more subdued. You might also consider painting accent tables or bookcases in the bold color to make them stand out.