Home interior paint colors for 2008: Choose the right color for your home.
If you’re looking for a great color to paint your home in 2008, then you should definitely take a look at the colors that are popular right now. It's not too difficult to do this – a quick glance through any home and garden magazine, or collection of home pictures will give you an idea of what is hot right now relatively quickly. Therefore, the first thing that you should do is to take a look at what is trendy according to the magazines.
Which Color Is Right For You?
One very important fact that you should keep in mind before you start painting all your rooms with the colors that are most popular right now is just this: not all colors are best for all people. Therefore, make sure that the colors you choose for your home are going to be colors that you can stand to look at for the next few years. If none of the most popular colors are going to work for you, then that is not necessarily a bad thing. Sacrificing trendiness for the home that is right for you is a good idea.
First, the neutral tone that was most popular during 2008 is buff. This is a great off-white, neutral color and can go well with almost any other color scheme. This is also a color that will lend a warmer tone to your rooms, which is a lot better than just painting all of the walls white. This is probably the best color for rooms in which the walls need to remain neutral. If you’re going to be showing off artwork, then buff is a good wall color.
Blue is traditionally a popular color for interior rooms, however, it is not always the same shade of blue. While lighter blue colors have traditionally been very popular for bathrooms, bedrooms, or some living rooms, those are not the hot shades this year. Most people who are going with blue rooms have been looking for something that is a bit darker or more bold. Slate or almost-navy blues are very popular, at least as trim.
Keep in mind that bold colors can make a room look darker than it would ordinarily. Therefore, if you are going to be painting large parts of your room a dark blue, then you should make sure that it is well lit.
The other colors that seem to be very popular this year include coral, red, and light green. The coral looks great in bedrooms and should probably be paired with other colors. Many people will go with a lighter version of that particular shade of pink, as well.
The most difficult part is that it's sometimes hard to know which colors should be paired together. If you’ve already decided that one of the hot 2008 colors is what you’re looking for, then you should start looking for interior design examples where that color has been used. This is the best way to get some ideas about what type of colors it should be combined with.