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Forecasts of 2014 Favorite Paint Colors

Gray interior house paint

Gray is forecasted to be a popular choice for homeowners in 2014.

As an annual fall tradition, paint companies release their forecasts for what the favorite paint colors will be among their customers in the coming new year. Their guesstimates are primarily based on the paint colors that are their current best sellers. The information is precise because the paint companies are able to keep track of the varied shades purchased by their customers and even minute changes in tone. All of the data is combined to precisely predict where popular paint color choices are headed. The most exciting element of paint forecasts is that they have a pulse on what colors are hot right now.

Another welcome aspect of these paint color forecasts is that they typically come as a range of colors which can work well together. Sequencing paint color changes from one room to the next in a way that creates harmony is an art. The wonderful color palettes can help a homeowner make a decision about paint colors in the hallway which seamlessly transition to all of the rooms that connect throughout the house.

A somewhat similar trend of elegant muted colors has been predicted by both Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore.

Sherwin Williams has one set of forecasted shades which are framed around the steadily trending color gray, and the company draws an analogy with a celebration of logic and hard sciences such as geometry. Each of the paint colors in the group is an interior and exterior shade and has unquestionable appeal, including: Classic French Gray (SW 0077), Tricorn Black (SW 6258), Extra White (SW 7006), Gauntlet Gray (SW 7019), Agreeable Gray (SW 7029), Crushed Ice (7647), Earl Gray (SW 7660), and Peppercorn (SW 7674). Another Williams color palette is called “Curiosity” and includes wondrous and unusual shades in a time when oddities have become objects of fascination and desire. Some of the shades are Blue Peacock (SW 0064); Anew Gray (7030); Show Stopper (SW 7588), a joyous shade of red; and Quixotic Plum (SW 6265).

Pastel Interior Paint - 2014In the paint company Benjamin Moore’s 2014 paint color forecast, the palette is referred to as a “new” neutral palette. They took cues from color schemes which have emerged in wallpaper, carpets, textiles, and other home furnishings; fashion; graphics; the auto industry; and even landscape design. What they detected in their search for 2014 color trends were shifts to muted pastels. Unlike Sherman Williams, which heavily leaned toward long-trending grays, Benjamin Moore discovered a shift to softened pastels in greens, lavenders, pinks, and blues. The colors can inspire but without the intensity of bolder hues. Among their recommended colors are Van Deusen Blue (HC-156), which provides a strong shade of blue; Flint (AF-560), which adds understated sophistication; and Breath of Fresh Air (806), a pale sky blue. Moore also displays a stunning room with the three colors Lavender Mist (2070-60), aforementioned Flint, and Peach Parfait (2175-70).

The color palettes are not meant to take the place of personal preference because no color palette can top personal expression. Paint color choices should not be based solely on forecasts or current trends, but the 2014 paint color forecasts can provide a great starting point for choosing enduring colors for your home.

Our paint professionals are available to assist you with all of your painting needs, and we can provide tips to help you avoid making common regrettable mistakes as you choose paint colors for your home.

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