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10 Trending Colors to Use in Your Home Right Now

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Miller and Smith Blog Team

Every season, the influencers of design keep us on our toes by releasing color trends and predictions for all art forms, including home design. Because we like to stay on top of these trends, our model homes are the perfect place to get some inspiration for your new Miller & Smith home when it comes to decorating. Below, check out the trending colors that experts say are going to be hot this spring and summer, and see how you can easily utilize these colors in your own home design. Get ready to brighten up the color palette in your home, because gone are the days of allover neutrals!

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Rec Room in the Calahan at Aspen North at Lake Linganore

Greenery: This bright green color is surprisingly one of the easiest to incorporate into your home, because not only can you find accessories this color, but also seasonal plants can bring this color into your home with ease. Greenery is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017; so don’t expect this hue to go anywhere anytime soon!

The Great Room in the Foxton at Evermont Trace at Brambleton

Flame: A fiery red/orange shade that is not one for the faint of heart, Flame is a universally appealing color and can be a great pop of color anywhere in your home. We recommend going easy with this shade by using it in small doses.

Bedroom in the Foxton at Evermont Trace at Brambleton

Pale Dogwood & Pink Yarrow: Also known as “millennial pink”, Pale Dogwood has been on the up and up for some time now. Not only is it a hot color for home design, but also it is being used for just about everything else, from product packaging to clothing. Pink Yarrow is a newcomer this time around, as we haven’t had a bright magenta like this on the scene in quite some time. A great color for any kids room, it has a cool undertone so it will not blind your eyes if chosen as a wall color.

The Dining Room in the Hartwood at Embrey Mill

Lapis Blue: If you have visited our Hartwood model home at Embrey Mill, you should be very familiar with Lapis Blue, as it spans across the walls on the main level of the home. This deep blue is not quite royal blue, but not quite navy either; it’s a great in-between shade to use anywhere in your home.

The Great Room in the Hillwood at Evermont Trace at Brambleton

Primrose Yellow: Although this sunny shade might seem very vibrant, intertwining a variety of neutrals throughout the room design can easily tone it down. This is perfect for anyone who wants to walk into his or her home and never be gloomy!

The Great Room in the Grand Central at Signal Hill Station

Hazelnut: As the only neutral in the top colors for this spring, Hazelnut is a perfect in between mixture of beige, tan, and warm light brown tones. Just the name Hazelnut makes it appealing, but the color is also gorgeous as a wall or furniture shade.

Bedroom in the Hillwood at Evermont Trace at Brambleton

Kale: You don’t have to be a healthy eater to incorporate this veggie-inspired color in your home. Again, Kale is another perfect in-between shade, that is, if you’re torn between olive and Kelly green. By the way, do we also spy Primrose Yellow and Flame in this room?

The Great Room in the Hartwood at Embrey Mill

Niagara: Just one of three blue tones trending this season, Niagara is a dark turquoise that gives a playful and inviting feel to common areas of the home. It goes well with orange; it’s complementary color, yellows, and light neutrals such as eggshell or beige.

The Study in the Silverton at Aspen North at Lake Linganore

Island Paradise: All in the name, this bright blue takes us back to our last tropical vacation that was way too long ago. Along with the other bright colors of the bunch, decorative pillows are an inexpensive and easy way to create contrast and add a pop of color in a room.

Of course, these are just some of the trending colors in home design right now, but choosing one of these will be a great start to creating the stylish spaces you desire in your Miller & Smith home!