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An Inside Look at the Top Color Trends in Today’s Home Decor

Living in Color - Morris Home Furnishings

When it comes to home furnishings trends, nothing is hotter than color. From sofas to painted wood finishes, color is making a comeback in every room of the house. Whether you’re looking to infuse new life into a neutral space or you’re ready to embrace color in a big way, here’s what you need to know.

 shades of blue BLUE IS BIG 
Inspired by the latest in fashion and women’s apparel, today’s top shade in interior design is blue. Shades range from brilliant cobalt to eye-catching aqua, peacock, and softer shades of slate. Known as a color that conveys stability and trust, blue also has chameleon-like qualities. It can appear dreamy or dramatic, reserved or bold. Look for shades of blue in upholstery, leather, painted finishes and accessories.

 neutral_fabricl300x200 COMPLEX NEUTRALS ABOUND 
Gone are the days of dull beige and taupe. The latest neutrals embody everyday luxury with subtle undertones and hints of shimmer and reflectivity. Soft sheens, luxe textures and chic details are elevating the look of these otherwise familiar neutrals.

 
 

 brass METALLICS ARE WARMING UP 
While nickel and stainless finishes still reign supreme in the kitchen, the pendulum is swinging back to warm metallic tones in the rest of the house. Refined versions of brass and gold finishes are making headway into home fashion. Gone are the glaring versions, replaced with aged patinas that glow softly. Like jewelry to an outfit, these metallic finishes add glamour and drama while dressing up a space.

 color-of-year Color of the Year 
Forget your phone, computer screen and email, says paint supplier Benjamin Moore. Instead, come home to Breathe of Fresh Air 806, its color of the year for 2014. Taking its cues from landscape design, the auto industry, fashion, and graphics—the paint company has created a color palette of “new neutrals” designed to “lift the spirit but not shout too loud.” The selections represent a shift to pastels that are soft without feeling candy-like or reminiscent of Easter eggs. Each is designed to help homeowners create happy rooms that flatter their artwork and possessions.

Visit a Morris Home Furnishings showroom to see hundreds of style options and thousands of fabrics that allow you to create the furniture of your dreams. Turn any sofa, sectional, motion sofa, home theater sectional, chair, or recliner into a look that’s a reflection of you and your style.



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