It's Official: These Paint Color Trends Are Out

Photo: Oscar Properties

Which color should I paint my room? It's a question everyone encounters throughout life, yet it remains equally daunting every time. Perhaps the nervousness comes from the reality that what paint saves us in upfront costs, it makes up for in blood, sweat, and tears. In other words—you don't want to get it wrong. Yes, paint is a cost-effective way to transform a space, which means it can also go terribly wrong if the tone isn't right. So how is one to know which paint colors to try and which to avoid? 

For one, paint companies like Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, and Behr are tireless at studying trends and coming up with color reports. Every year, their teams scour the globe, attend fashion shows, and search high and low for the next big color trends—which they then report back to press and eventually consumers. Curious to know which colors they handpicked for next year? We studied the major paint brands' 2017 trend reports to dissect what will be the most popular colors for next year. Pick up a few tester pots and get painting.