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Hot paint color trends for 2011

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With a new year comes the desire for change and one of the simplest, most cost-effective ways to make adjustments and changes to your home is to paint your walls. Many paint projects can be completed within a few days and can make any room feel like new. With minimal supplies and a modest budget, you can reinvent your style for the new year. To help you get started we pulled together some of the hottest color trends for 2011.

Hot paint color trends for 2011


Hot paint color trends for 2011

Peppercorn by sherwin williams

Perfect for your living room or dining room, this dark grey shade offers a clean, classic color palatte and an upscale heirloom quality. Choose this color if you're looking to decorate your walls with understated neutrals that will lend an intriguing elegance to any wall. Couple this paint color with organic textures and subtle detailing, like white trims and cool neutral wall art and furniture accents.


Hot paint color trends for 2011SAGE GREEN BY MARTHA STEWART

While sage is typically associated with the popular herb, its color is soothing and serene, especially when covering your bedroom walls. Also perfect for a master bathroom or any area in the home that calms you, sage is a strong anchor color that pulls from culinary inspiration for a restful room.


Hot paint color trends for 2011Honeysuckle by Ellen Kennon

Named one of the hottest color trends for 2011 by Pantone, Honeysuckle is a bright and cheerful color that will add a splash of springtime to the walls in your home. If your home design style needs some cheering up, floral colors are vibrant and uplifting for any room in your home.


Hot paint color trends for 2011Zinfandel by Behr

Instead of borrowing design inspiration from the culiary field, this color speaks to oenophiles everywhere with brilliant plum hues reminiscient of your favorite red wine. Use this bold shade for small spaces or dining areas and contrast with neutral furniture and pale grey accents to complement the shade's intensity.


Hot paint color trends for 2011Cape May Cobblestone by Benjamin Moore

This classic, elegant sharde confers a sense of spaciousness that makes it ideal for small bedrooms, mudrooms or master bathrooms. Similarly, it's a great transitional color perfect for a larger room with high ceilings and open floor plans.

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