According to various sources, environmental and earth colors will continue to be popular paint color choices for homedecor and interior design in 2008.
Popular color palettes will still include brown paints, green paints, and blue paints.
There is an “environmental” trend afoot, being propelled by global events including increased reports of global warming, water preservation, gas prices, an increase in the development of alternative energy sources, and manufacturing trend which is making more hybrid vehicles available to consumers.
The environment is very much on our minds, and the colors that make up the environment are seeping into our interior home decor choices.
2008 Home Decor Paint Colors
2008 Home Decor Paint Color Palette: “Agrestic”
Forecast color palettes for 2008 home decor includes a contemporary take on rustic color and design. Look for deep, roasted browns, goldenrod yellows and energetic pinks, plus “tender greens,” like Mountain Sage from Behr paints.
Other colors that fit this 2008 color palette:
Estate Vineyard by Behr is a deep, burned red-infused brown.
Sunshine Yellow by Benjamin Moore is a bright yellow that fits with this 2008 paint palette.
2008 Home Decor Paint Color Palette: “Chinoiserie”
Any home decor inspired by “intricate patterns” (www.dictionary.com) and “elaborate decoration” that has been Chinese influences fits in this 2008 home decor color paint palette.
This paint palette draws on mauves, and yellowish-greens, not the blue and white combination you may be picturing.
2008 Home Decor Paint Color Palette: “Ethnic Chic”
A global, international influence retains a tight hold on interiors in 2008. The internationally-inspired colors take the richness of Bollywood colors and tone them down slightly, with careful color complement selections.
For example, dark purples like Exotic Orchard by Behr continue to be popular, but are toned down somewhat when used with an earthy gray hue like Gray Mirage by Benjamin Moore.
Also think of pumpkin-infused color like Behr’s Spiced Pumpkin paired with a bright Toronto Blue paint by Benjamin Moore.
2008 Home Decor Paint Color Palette: “High Profile”
The strong contrasts from 2007 continue into 2008, with even more iconic emphasis. Use of metallics remains strong, when paired with Black Ink by Benjamin Moore and White Diamond, also by Benjamin Moore.
2008 Home Decor Paint Color Palette: “Nuances”
Another option for 2008 home redecorating is updating a neutral room with one bright color. Consider tertiary color palettes, like Exotic Orchid by Behr with acomplementary green metallic.
2008 Home Decor Paint Color Palette: “ReCollections”
This is the retro palette, similar to 2007, which incorporates colors that remind one of the past, yet also look forward. This particular palette is almost Art Deco in nature, and could include Porcelain Blue by Behr, and Peachland by Benjamin Moore.
2008 Home Decor Paint Color Palette: “Savories”
These home interior colors are a further development on the hearth colors that were popular in 2007. Think of the foods in you fridge, the drinks in your glasses, think of the un-sweet but delicious tastes in your cabinets. Colors could include French Tarragon by Behr, the decadent Sorrel Brown, also by Behr, and Citrus Green and Lime Tart, both from Benjamin Moore.
2008 Home Decor Paint Color Palette: “Wellspring”
This is the color palette for your bathroom, bedrooms and other cool and calm spaces. Conjure up cool water with Blue Agave by Behr or South Beach by Benjamin Moore.
Behr Color Selectors, various pages, www.behr.com
Benjamin Moore Color Viewer, various pages, www.benjaminmoore.com
Definition of Choinoiserie, Dictionary.com, http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Chinoiserie
Media Relations & Communications, International Housewares Association, http://www.housewares.org
Staff, “Pantone Announces Color Inspiration and Direction for Home Furnishings and Interiors for 2008-1,”Pantone, Inc., http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=20393&ca=10