|House Beautiful 2015 Color Trends, "Monet meets Molly Ringwald"|
People come home, and they think, "You know, I have always liked grey... (or whatever color they saw)" and they start planning. Any motivation like that is powerful!
|getcareydaway.com, "Tranquility Base Here..."|
But remember: the color scheme dates a room almost as fast as the patterns, as you can see from decades past:
|1940 Living Room with mauves, green, black, and cream|
|1966 kitchen with blue and green|
|1985 Mary Gilliatt pastel and cream living room with shiny upholstery fabric|
So what can a homeowner do to invest in the right timeless colors? One idea is to borrow color from a by-gone decade, not your local discount retailer.
|yourhomeonlybetter.com, "A Color Story: By Decade"|
Plan on painting again in 10 years. For sure.
Plan on moving your art around. Art has a funny way of completely matching the trendy colors of a decade.
|1957 Living Room with modern geometric art|
Art is part of a group of items that REALLY date a room. I'll write more about that in my next post.