8 Brilliant Paint Color Trends
Energize rooms with vivid hues inspired by the hot days of summer. Try one of these up-to-the-minute paint colors.
By: Chelsey Bowen
Punch up a bathroom with hot pink. Designer Cindy Aplanalp uses an intense version of a favorite girly shade to contrast with the white and black tile of this teen's bathroom. Try Pratt & Lambert's Fuchsia Bright to achieve a similar look.
Bright and Serene
Eye-popping yet soothing, this watery hue provides the ideal background for a teen's study area designed by RMSer angelineguido. Try Behr's Gem Turquoise to achieve a similar look.
Always ready to brighten a room is yellow. Designer Lori Dennis paints stripes in this cozy breakfast nook to add sophistication. Try Glidden's Vintage Yellow to achieve a similar look.
Graceful and calming, a dark blue envelopes a space. RMSer Tetbury also uses the power of repetition by choosing a paint color that reflects her collection of dishes. Try Farrow & Ball's Cook's Blue to achieve a similar look.
Warm coral evokes a tropical vibe, even when miles away from the beach. To continue the coastal theme, designer David Bromstad also paints the sideboard a relaxing blue. For the coral walls, he uses Benjamin Moore's Coral Glow, while the sideboard is painted with Santa Clara.
Up in the Sky
Bring a clear blue sky to your room by painting the ceiling. For the 2010 HGTV Green Home, designer Linda Woodrum uses Sherwin Williams Stream (SW6499) to create a sky-inspired ceiling in the tower room.
A great paint color completely transforms a room. Designer Erica Islas uses a tangerine hue to complement the dark blue tiles of this Spanish-inspired bathroom. Try Olympics's Honey Toast to achieve a similar look.
Designer Shelly Riehl David uses a pale avocado in this sophisticated walkway to create a fresh and inviting atmosphere. Try Dutch Boy's Marsh Green to achieve a similar look.