The Color Trends We’re Obsessed With

Feb 26

Sometimes it’s hard to pick a favorite and that sentiment rings ever so true with color trends. On one end of the spectrum, we are seeing an influx of soft, muted pastels. Now flip that color wheel and you get a rise in ultra dark, saturated hues. These trending colors are a study in contrasts and every last one is gorgeous. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite examples below. Scroll through to see design moments that range from barely there pastels to moody and dramatic hues.

 

Muted Pastels

 

If the idea of color scares you, this trend towards the lighter side is pure perfection. Think muted shades that almost, almost pass as neutrals. We’re seeing this palette in everything from accessories and furniture to painted cabinetry and doors – a personal favorite. The result is light and serene spaces infused with low-key pastels.

The Color Trends We're Obsessed With | Light gray painted french door | The Identite Collective

Interior Design: Design Loves Detail | Photography: Travis J Photography

 

The Color Trends We're Obsessed With | Bright white living room with muted pastel color palette | The Identite Collective

Interior Design: Kate Marker Interiors | Photography: Stoffer Photography

 

The Color Trends We're Obsessed With | Laundry room with light blue painted cabinetry | The Identite Collective

Interior Design: Lexi Westergard Design | Photography: John Woodcock

 

The Color Trends We're Obsessed With | Elegant master bedroom in warm neutral color palette | The Identite Collective

Interior Design: Ryan Street & Associates | Photography: Ryann Ford

 

 

Cool, Dark and Saturated Color

 

 

Also trending in the color department is a genre that is the polar opposite of light and airy. This category is all about dark saturated hues. We are talking a palette of cool tones like Inky Blues, Deep Green, Matte Black, etc. that are serving up some serious moody vibes. They prove a stunning choice for a wide range of applications from whole room color to built-in cabinetry and millwork.

The Color Trends We're Obsessed With | Mudroom with black shiplap and camel colored accents | The Identite Collective

Interior Design: Jen Samson Design | Photography: Chad Mellon

 

The Color Trends We're Obsessed With | Dark painted family room with paneling | The Identite Collective

Interior Design: Arcadia Design Group

 

The Color Trends We're Obsessed With | Dark Green Kitchen with marble and gold | The Identite Collective

via Devol Kitchens

 

The Color Trends We're Obsessed With | Moody Black Office | The Identite Collective

Interior Design and Photography: Studio McGee

 

It’s safe to say we’ve got a color crush or two. How about you? Are you going dark or sticking with a lighter color palette? We also love a combination of saturated and muted color, as seen in the bedroom below.

The Color Trends We're Obsessed With | Master Bedroom layered in texture and moody blues | The Identite Collective

Interior Design: Cortney Bishop Design | Photography: Katie Charlotte 

 

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Erin Lepperd is an interior designer – turned digital media editor with a penchant for breathtaking interiors. When she’s not gabbing about design, you’ll find her wrangling her wild and wonderful 5-year-old twins, brunching like it’s her job and exploring the wilds of New England as a California transplant.

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