Bold Pastels and Ocean Blues: 2015 Interior Paint Trends

Benjamin Moore: Guilforn Green

                         

    In a search to pick the color for the New Year, Benjamin Moore went with "a neutral that's a natural," says creative director Ellen O'Neill. 

 

Sherwin-Williams: Coral Reef

 

No one's going to drag the upbeat Sherwin-Williams's Coral Reef (SW 6606) down—not even a bold, black cushioned banquette. However, the color-shy can make this vivacious hue work in real life. "Its unexpected versatility brings life to a range of design aesthetics, whether traditional, vintage, cottage or contemporary," says Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing.

 

BEHR: Essential Teal

 

The saturated shade of BEHR's Essential Teal is atypical of your average dreamy bedroom, but the color team's aim for 2015 is to energize homeowners' spaces. "Color itself is like one of the senses, enhancing our world and our state of mind," says Erika Woelfel, director of color marketing for BEHR.

 

Glidden: Caribbean Sea

 

Optimism is in the air, or at least in the paint of Glidden's Caribbean Sea 56BG23/355. The color team calls out the medium blue as "reminiscent of ocean waters and endless skies."

 

 

Dutch Boy: Coal Blue

 If color trend forecasters are on the money, you're going to see pairings with darks and pastels frequently in 2015. The deep blue-gray tone of Dutch Boy's Coal Blue (E16-1) gives new life to complementary barely-there colors.

 

Designers of 2015 are using the contrast of blue and white to put a dynamic twist on an old favorite. Blues, whites, greys and “bold pastels” seem to dominate the interior paint landscape of 2015, and the forecast doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon. Changing the paint color in your room can add the feeling of space, warmth, and energy that will liven up your home.