Each season, a group of professionals scour the globe for the most influential trends that will soon dominate your Instagram feed. No, we're not talking about fashion designers on the hunt for new-season wares; we're referring to color experts, a niche group of people who scout the top hues around the world to introduce into your home. This week, paint authority Behr has announced their forecast for the colors trends that will be huge in 2017, a project that's been a year in the making. Here's our edit of the most stylish color themes to embrace for a fresh, on-trend home.
This delicate color story is ideal for those who want to give their home a fresh look but are nervous about bright or bold hues. Look for paint and home accessories in misty colors, such as pastel lemon, rose quartz, and mineral gray—they're perfect for brightening small or dark rooms.
Referred to as "composed" colors by Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr, these hues have depth and intensity. Look out for "deep, earth-inspired tones and rich jeweled shades [that] provide an excellent background on which other colors can be layered," she explains.
Feeling a little daring? Bright, lively shades like vibrant jade and spicy red will be big in 2017, predicts Behr. Breathe new life into a tired or dated living areas by pairing these rich, saturated colors with charcoal or leather accents for a refined look.
Ready to give your room a fresh coat of paint? Shop this soft and subtle shade of paint for a trend-approved update.