The Basics to Choosing Modern Colors
We have started to notice a slight variation in Raleigh house painting trends. We felt compelled to share our experience of the changes in color selections as Raleigh Painters.
Here in the past few years, we have seen a slight change in paint color choices and layouts. There seems to be an increase in more modern and energetic colors used in common areas. This is slightly more common in areas that give off more of a lively vibe, like beaches and huge cities.
For Raleigh, energetic colors are outside of our typically traditional style. Here in Raleigh and surrounding areas, most homes have traditional or modern colors in living rooms, dens, upstairs hall, and foyers.
When considering colors to paint your home’s interior, simplicity is never a mistake. It is also not a bad idea to find inspiration and add a little color. Think of the beauty in color and find the right color for you.
Finding Beauty in Neutral Colors
Painting a more vibrant color in common areas doesn’t automatically mean the color is not neutral. Neutral mostly means the selected color will complement and transition well between rooms.
Light Reflection Value (LRV) also plays a part in selecting neutral colors. An LRV ranging between 30 and 60 is a great start when choosing a neutral color unless you’re desire is bright or dark colors.
The Rise of Gray Colors
The new neutrals that are becoming more common here in Raleigh, NC, have mainly gray hues. The subtle contrast between walls and trim is a new brighter look that is catching popularity too. Subtle variating white or light colors bring a cool, calm, and neutral feel.
But repose gray is the new color of choice for many. With a slightly blue, silver, or bronze undertone, our clients are amazed by the results. When homes are painted with these gray undertones, the color is not always as easily identifiable. These colors are truly unique.
Our clients are surprised to see the vast selection of neutrals offered that are not the traditional browns and beige.
For modern paint designs and applications, contact us for your next project!