Choosing Interior Paint Colors: Open Spaces & Color Trends

Choosing Interior Paint Colors: Open Spaces & Color Trends

Hi I’m Dee Schlotter, National Color Brand Manager for PPG Pittsburgh Paints. We are at a beautiful Model Home in a Heartland Homes Community called Pinecrest, here in the North Hills. This living area and this living spaces has
become the new living space for homeowners
today. It’s not your traditional living room, it’s an open space area that
opens into the kitchen and into the eating area. So you have a space to gather with your
family, a common space. And the space has very high ceilings
typically and it’s a very open
space that a family can be together no matter where there are. The colors extremely important throughout the
entire house in every single room. And especially now, even though you continue to see neutrals, through the house, which are very
common colors, colors that people are very comfortable with and that go with any furniture fabric, or
flooring, We’re still seeing a lot of
opportunity for accent walls, like the blue wall behind me. Or pulling in color other
ways, like through pillows and accessories. We see the continual revival of color in the trends coming for 2013 the last two years we’ve seen,
again moving away from the greys, and the really almost somber depression era colors,
to a much more robust, fun, big color. For example, 2012, the biggest
color the year was a clean red, so it was a very beautiful clean, bright red
and we saw a throughout all the textile market, pillows and fabrics that we
saw coming in fashion. The other big color of the year was Tangerine
Orange, which was this is really nice bright clean orange, very happy
colors… big colors; based on where we were two years ago. In 2012 that trends going to
The blue you see behind me, is going to be one
of those trend colors. It’s less green those aquas become a little more
blue, for next year. So’s a great color to use. Again these colors that we see in
this room the beige, the cream colors are still very popular colors, in fact our most
popular paint colors. But the trends are still moving towards those big,
bold clean colors. The other piece that we see in color trends
for next year are pastels; and a lot of people cringe when they hear the pastels
because, they’re worried about the eighties those awful pastels! But they’re
much more creamy pastels, so they’re softened and… you’re going to see a
lot of that coming in fashion for next spring and those colors will come
into home decor the second half of next year!


  • spikeadellic says:

    My name is Carissa. I work for The Carpenter's Shop in La Grande, OR. I was wondering if it would be ok to post this video to my blog about wall color trends? I think you have some wonderful advice and ideas and while we do not sell paint at The Carpenter's Shop, I do like to help people make important decisions any way I can. Please let me know if this would be ok.


  • moseselaycie1 says:

    What is the name of the blue wall in the livingroom? What is the name of the brand?

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