LOS ANGELES – Dunn-Edwards Paints released its color trends report, “2016: Home,” providing insight on popular designs and colors for the home next year. Dunn-Edwards color expert, Sara McLean, forecasted five color trends after examining styles in literature, art, film, history and fashion.
“2016: Home” outlines five paint palettes that are reminiscent of time periods, cultures captured in scenes and moments in life – from romanticism-inspired dark mid-tones paired with milky pastels, to sundrenched and weathered coloring mimicking the desert western landscape.
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. “To the Manor Born” blends hushed neutrals like fleshy pinks, mauve and shades of grey for a palette that is strangely surreal, fantastical and macabre - think Pride and Prejudice meets Edgar Allan Poe.
Midnight at Bar Do Copa
Inspired by the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Indian spice markets and Frida Kahlo, this color palette 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.
An Island to Myself
This trend explores the relationship between the digital world and spiritual retreats. “An Island to Myself” was inspired by Asian monks and technological innovations and includes crisp blues, soft gray, violet, taupe and cloud whites to enhance a quiet space for meditation. This trend focuses on simplicity and purity.
Back at the Ranch
Inspired by the wild and authentic early western ranches, “Back at the Ranch” colors evoke a weathered, sundrenched 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.
This trend embodies the home away from home, like summer family vacations by the lake, camping trips and festivals. “Summer Camp” is a playful palette reminiscent of family outings and home décor of the 50s and 60s. It includes sunny colors, sorbet hues and vintage blues.