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Replace These Trendy 2023 Interior Colors With These Staple Colors Instead

July 10, 2023 at 7:18 PM PST
interior design Staple Interior Colors

Replace These Trendy 2023 Interior Colors With These Staple Colors Instead

July 10, 2023 at 7:18 PM PST

If you’re one who stays up to date on the latest interior trends, you’re probably tired of keeping up. But home interior and design experts are weighing in on how to turn trending interior colors into mood-boosting staple colors for your home. Colors that brighten your spirit and can stand the test of time should be the goal for all homeowners.

A Tip on Choosing Paint Colors for Your Home

“Color is only one part of what makes a good paint; you need opaque coverage, indulgent finishes, and hardwearing properties so your home looks fresher for longer,” Annie Sloane, founder of her eponymous paint brand, told Homes & Gardens. “Paints that chip, get greasy, have a thin finish, or poorly balanced pigments will never look good, even if the color is the hottest thing in interiors.”

Mood-Boosting Colors That Are Here To Stay

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Matt Siberry, head of home at Pinterest, also told Homes & Gardens: “This year, we’re seeing people step out of their comfort zone when it comes to color inspiration in their home. Soothing pastel room colors grew popular in 2022, and it’s an interior design trend that has continued into this year. Searches for ‘pastel pink aesthetic wallpaper’ have increased by 35% in the last year, showing that lighter, yet statement colors are here to stay.”

With this expert advice, here are three colors trends you should replace and what mood-boosting colors you should use instead:

Navy Blue for Charcoal

First, consider replacing navy blue with charcoal. Yes, navy blue was all the rage this year, but it’s time to dial it back a bit. Luckily, charcoal isn’t a big jump from navy blue. While some may argue that navy blue can be a staple color, some experts feel that charcoal offers more versatility than the former color. Charcoal as a color is more refined than navy blue and can work wonders as an accent color, too. It also exudes a mood of elegance and warmth.

Bright Green for Sage Green

Next up, experts want people to consider phasing out all those bright greens and opt for a natural, more earthy sage green. Sage green can still give the botanical appeal you want without it looking artificial. Sage is also a moody color that invokes the feeling of wisdom and maturity, which makes it a great staple color for your home.

Magnolia Yellow for Pastel Yellow

If you found yourself loving magnolia yellow this year, you can remix this interior color into a more sophisticated pastel yellow. Yellow in general is a complicated color to have as an interior color, but it can work in many cases. With pastel yellow, you can add the warmth of sunshine without it being overwhelming.



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