Interior design can be so much fun! However, it can also feel a bit overwhelming, especially if you haven’t updated the look of your house in quite awhile. If you’re thinking about making some changes in the near future, but aren’t sure where to start, painting is a great jumping-off point.
Paint is relatively affordable, easy to put on your walls, and packs a major punch! If your goal, however, is to make your space look fresh and modern, it’s important to avoid dated paint colors that will make your space look passe before it’s even dry. As you read the remainder of this guide, you’ll learn about four of the least popular home paint colors right now.
The Least Popular Paint Colors
- Mauve – Mauve is the hallmark of 1980s style and if you paint your house this color, it’s likely to look like it fell straight out of 1984. Or a funeral home. Neither one are good options. Instead of going with mauve, try a trendy millennial pink shade or, for a more classic look, consider a cream shade that has rose undertones.
- Bright orange – There’s really nothing appealing about having bright orange walls in your house. It’s over-the-top in a bad way. It may also make small spaces seem even smaller. If you love orange, but want to avoid the appearance that Tony the Tiger smashed into your walls, consider going with a pretty aqua shade with orange accents throughout the room (think throw pillows and vases). They’re easier to change than the wall color and aqua is a happy shade that will stand the test of time.
- Black – There is a way to do a black wall, but slapping black latex paint on every wall in your space isn’t it. If you’re looking for a dark, dramatic look, consider a grey hue for three walls and a textured black wallpaper for an accent world. You’ll get the best of both worlds; edgy and inspiring.
- Royal blue – Blue walls can be gorgeous, but picking the right shade is of the utmost importance. Royal blue hues generally look childish or sloppy in grown-up spaces. They also tend to have a lot of black in them, which can make rooms feel smaller than they really are. Consider using royal blue as an accent color, or even an accent wall, instead of as the primary color for the space you’re redecorating.
If you follow the tips detailed here, you should be well on your way to creating a beautiful, modern space. If you need help as you shop for the right paint, remember that many stores offer in-home design assistance for free or for a nominal fee.
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