Colors On Trend

Working on a home remodel, or simply looking to refresh your space? Find the perfect new paint color for every room of the house with the help of Sharon Cates of Seminole Paint and Décor and Jackie Jordan of Sherwin-Williams.

By Sarah Guinn

Feb 2014

1. For your office:
Hot Color: Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray
Details: This traditional shade delivers timeless color. 
How to Use it: Add dimension in an office filled with bookcases lined with colored spines. 

2. for your daughter’s Room:
Hot Color: Sherwin-Williams Meander Blue
Details: This cool hue is light, airy and whimsical. 
How to Use it: Contrast with cheery oranges and pinks or even on-trend dark grays, adding them on an accent wall or door. 

3. For your Son’s Room:
Hot Color: Sherwin-Williams Westchester
Details: A hearty and sensational gray, this hue is a sleek and classic neutral.
How to Use it: Pairing well with traditional blues, reds and greens, this calming gray is the perfect backdrop for an active room filled with hobbies and fun. 

4. For your living Room:
Hot Color: Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air 
Details: Selected as Benjamin Moore’s 2014 Color of the Year, this color is a very restful and soothing shade of light blue. 
How to Use it: Blend with other foamy-colored shades to further advance a relaxing atmosphere. 

5. for your bathroom:
Hot Color: Benjamin Moore Sea Pearl 
Details: Sophisticated and versatile, this color offers subtle whites that suit tranquil, serene environments.  
How to Use it: Complement with white fixtures.  

6. For your master Bedroom:
Hot Color: Sherwin-Williams Exclusive Plum
Details: This rich, dusty plum is reminiscent of mined minerals and raw gems from nature.
How to Use it: Consider pairing Exclusive Plum with accents of copper metallic and worn leather for a cozy, masculine mood or creamy whites and pale celery hues for a refreshing ambience. 

7. for your kitchen:
Hot Color: Benjamin Moore Polo Blue 
Details: A classic shade of navy, Polo Blue adds a sophisticated look to any space. 
How to Use it: In the kitchen, pair with white cabinets and brightly colored dishes or flowers. In addition, consider painting the ceiling a warm gray as an accent color. 

8. For your Guest Room:
Hot Color: Sherwin-Williams Concord Buff
Details: This creamy, beige yellow is a tannish gold reminiscent of wheat in nature.
How to Use it: Use as an all-over wall color, and pair with rich navys, merlots and evergreens.


Chalk it Up: Add a fun twist to your favorite room with Annie Sloan Decorative Chalk Paint.

Where to buy it: Baglady Boutique (1111 E. Republic Rd. Ste. 156, Springfield) 
How to use it: Baglady Boutique owner Ginny Redfern suggests using chalkboard paint to: 
• Paint kitchen cabinets
• Refresh bathroom vanities
• Refinish old pieces of furniture
• Freshen up old lamps
• Update old picture frames