One of the most common suggestions made by interior designers and home stagers is paint. Time and time again they say it gives you the most bang for the buck when it comes to home improvement. The only problem is the colors that are in fashion seem to change every year. So I started wondering who comes up with these colors and who decides they’re the colors for the year.
According to The Furniture Store Blog, they’re decided by so called color forecasters which are usually paint companies. They go to great lengths to keep interior designers informed of their forecast and they in turn introduce the fashionable colors to consumers.
The colors designated to be fashionable for 2008 by Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore appears to be a bold mix of colors which goes against the popular suggestion made by Realtors of staying neutral. My personal opinion is that beige everywhere is all too common and way too boring and sterile looking. Bold colors can be striking in moderation and in the right places. You just gotta keep from going overboard.
Fashionable Colors for 2008