The Right Color for Your Home

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Here in the Lake Ozark area, we have the colors of the world around us to remind us of the beauty we can enjoy every day. And some people use those colors as inspiration for how to add color to their homes. But at Windows & More, we often work with clients who are overwhelmed by their color choices and don’t know how best to choose what’s right for their homes. For those customers, we often point out the Pantone Color of the Year, which is the trending color that changes each year. To learn more, read on!

The Experts

Each year, the Pantone Color Institute predicts what will be the trending color for the year, which takes approximately nine months. The staff explores a variety of industries (including the auto industry, designer runways, and interior decorating showcases) to collect what they refer to as “proof points.” Once they identify the trends, they narrow down the choices. For 2018, the color selected was Ultra Violet, a provocative, visionary symbol of unconventionality. Some other trending colors in years past include:

  • 2015: Marsala. Inspired by the wine of the same name, Marsala offers red-brown richness that emanates sophistication and earthiness. It can add style to a room by changing the finish from textured to sheen and can be a “go to” color, whether is it the main focal point in the room or a simple accent piece.
  • 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. In 2016, the Color Institute offered up not just one but TWO trending forecasted colors. Rose Quartz and Serenity, known for their calm and peaceful aura, were forecasted to replicate how we would want to feel in the following months.
  • 2017: Greenery. Reminiscent of the first day of spring, this yellow-green, snow pea color “is the color of hopefulness and of our connection to nature. It speaks to what we call the ‘re’ words: regenerate, refresh, revitalize, renew.”

Add a Little or Add a Lot

There’s really no right or wrong color for your home—it should simply be something that works with your style and that you’re willing to see every day. You can add just a trace of new color—in designer pillows on your couch or in new wall hangings—or add a lot—by painting walls or by adding new window treatments to a large window. No matter your choice, odds are, if you love the color, you’ll love the result.

Color Choices in the Lake Ozark Area

Windows & More proudly serves Lake Ozark, Osage Beach & Camden, Miller & Morgan counties, with a showroom in Osage Beach. Contact us for a window treatment consultation!