Have you ever been inspired by a movie, book, art or time period to paint a wall? Dunn-Edwards Paints outlines five paint palette trends that can evoke different themes and moods within a home, mimicking romantic 19th century settings or spiritual meditation retreats.
1. To the Manor Born
Inspired by romanticism and medieval design, this trend takes cues from floral designs, historic architecture (Victorian, Colonial and Gothic) and opulent jewelry and fashion. It blends hushed neutrals like fleshy pinks, mauve and shades of gray for a palette that is strangely surreal, fantastical and macabre — think Pride and Prejudice meets Edgar Allan Poe.
2. Midnight at Bar Do Copa
Inspired by the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Indian spice markets and Frida Kahlo, this color theme offers a mix of deep indigo and navy blues playing with vivid candy colors like fuchsia and coral to create an electric palette observed in bustling cultures abroad.
3. An Island to Myself
This trend explores the relationship between the digital world and spiritual retreats. Inspired by Asian monks and technological innovations, it includes crisp blues, soft gray, violet, taupe and cloud whites to enhance a quiet space for meditation. This trend focuses on simplicity and purity.
4. Back at the Ranch
Inspired by the wild and authentic early Western ranches, this category evokes the weathered, sun-drenched atmosphere of a saloon, safari lodge or farmhouse. It includes earthy naturals like cinnamon with bright accents like marigold and tomato red. This is for the home that displays low-key décor with honest materials like wood, leather or Mexican-inspired embroidery.
5. Summer Camp
This theme embodies the home away from home, like summer family vacations by the lake, camping trips and festivals. It is a playful palette reminiscent of family outings and home décor of the 1950s and ’60s. It includes sunny colors, sorbet hues and vintage blues.