One of the most attractive home renovations may also be one of the least expensive-simply adding a fresh coat of paint. And this year's colors make it easier for homeowners to create an environment that conveys what is on their mind.
From flashes of blue to soft pinks to surprising greens, yellows and plum, this year's palettes feature colors that are more saturated than those of seasons past - the better for creating the kind of contrast that homeowners want.
"People today have a strong desire for personal expression in a world where seemingly conflicting aspects of modern life co-exist - the economy, art, style and culture," said Dee Schlotter, brand manager, The Voice of Color for PPG Pittsburgh Paints. "Homeowners and designers tend to align with one of two distinct design camps - either creating a very real environment that keeps them grounded, or one based on a more surreal atmosphere that allows them to escape reality."