Our modern world is filled with many trendy things. This is especially true with regard to home décor, which influences how people approach making updates to their home’s paint colors. Constantly making updates to your home to stay on-trend may be fun for some homeowners but may be too much work for others. There is another, more cost-effective approach to home updates.
You can use classic colors and furnishings if you want to change your home décor less often. The definition of a classic look is one that will stand the test of time; something that doesn’t go out of style, and that is timeless in nature.
Using classic colors applies to paint colors, as well as accessories, for your home decorating. The expert designers at Flying Colors Painting share the tried-and-true colors that withstand the test of time. We’ll go room by room detailing the best classic colors for your home.
Your kitchen is the heart of your home. Finding a balanced color that represents the heartbeat of your space, as well as keeping your home feeling alive and well, is one of the most important aspects of your interior design. You’ll want to choose a color that reflects both your personal preference as well as one you’ll enjoy while spending time preparing meals.
The space in your kitchen should feel welcoming, warm, comfortable, and upbeat. For this effect, a classic color choice for your kitchen is a subtle, soft blue or blue/gray hue. Blues are known to have a calming effect, so it is no wonder that a blue/gray color has found its way to being a top color for kitchen updates.
If you are looking for a more upbeat, brighter color for your kitchen, you can incorporate a soft yellow into your color palette. The versatility a sunny, warm yellow kitchen brings will naturally uplift and elevate your kitchen in a way that works with any decor you prefer.
One of our favorite kitchen colors is Hawthorne Yellow, by Benjamin Moore.
As a place for relaxation, gathering, entertainment, and other activities, your living room serves as a versatile space. Giving your living room the ability to serve a diverse use of purposes is an important consideration to its wall color choice.
While many people opt for a neutral color, like a cream or gray, these flip flop as to what is on-trend in the current design world. A darker color such as Navy is a nice option for the ever-changing needs of your living room. This paired with lighter fabrics on furniture, carpet, and decor makes for an effortless and classic design.
One of our top choices for a rich Navy paint color is Sherwin-Williams Naval (SW 6244).
You may want to use paint colors to make the bedrooms in your home feel like a safe haven … a tranquil and serene oasis awaiting you at the end of the day. This can be done with paint options that can be modified for each bedroom including children’s rooms, guest rooms, and of course the master bedroom.
Many of our clients like Evergreen Fog (Sherwin-Williams 2022 Paint Color of the Year) paired with Pure White for a bedroom. (Image from @ranchonapie and abrahamforum.)
Green tones are effective when it comes to creating a calm space. A subtle jade or pale green can create this effect effortlessly. If greens are not your ideal choice, soft blues are also a wonderful option.
Because of its small size, your powder room can be a place where your creativity takes over. You may opt for wallpaper with beautiful patterns or a trendier color on your powder room walls. When it’s time to change, the space is small enough that you can possibly even tackle it yourself.
That said, if you prefer a neutral, classic paint color choice for your powder room or other bathroom, you can opt for off-white or light grey, both of which go with most any bathroom color palette. From shower curtains with simple or elaborate designs to bright vanities and dark-framed windows, a light color to complement this space is sure to make it feel open and comfortable.
More homes have incorporated a dedicated space to at-home work, and this function needs to be very specific. Channeling focus and productivity is the priority for your home office so minimizing distractions while creating a comfortable space, is the goal.
A neutral, cream-colored wall in an office space can accomplish the task. Coupled with natural elements in the décor, such as adding a wood desk and inspiring nature-filled artwork your home office can create a professional and inviting room for any type of work.
At the end of the day, your home should be decorated in a way that makes you most comfortable. Using classic color palettes can increase your home’s value, which is especially important if you are looking to sell your house in the near future.
While it’s fun to keep up with the latest looks, it can be expensive and time-consuming to completely redecorate your home every few years just because something is in style at the moment. If you’re looking for classic paint colors that will always look great no matter what, let us know and we’ll work with you to find the classic paint colors that will last longer than the latest trends.
If you are considering making changes to any room in your home, the talented professionals at Flying Colors Painting are ready and equipped to help. With extensive knowledge and access to virtually any shade imaginable, your home can look and feel exactly as you want. Call or book your free estimate online and see what timeless improvements you can make to your home!