A few months ago, we were reading about the color trends dominating home decor in 2017 in House Beautiful, and thinking about whether we agreed, as we toured Nashville homes on the market.
Now just about halfway through the year, for the most part, we’re on board with what the experts in the magazine predicted.
If you spend too much time on Instagram, it might have you thinking that all we have right now, in stylish homes, is large splashes of white. But there’s definitely a wave coming, and it’s a colorful one — as HouseBeautiful’s rundown of color trends hinted, and our experiences in high-end, high-style Nashville homes backs up.
That’s not to say that we don’t like the now long-running trend of stark white and contrasting accents. It’s just nice to shake things up a little bit, and switch moods.
Below, a few homes we found on the Middle Tennessee MLS that show how colors trending now can play out on your walls in a really beautiful way.
Soft blue and Dusk-y blue
A lot of the on-the-rise colors were in the blue world, which makes sense, since blues are really versatile. This East Nashville home gives us a two-in-one from the color-trend list, with walls that are a softer, and cabinets that are a deeper, but not deep dusk-y blue.
Home pictured: 1508B Boscobel Street in East Nashville
Front doors are always a fun place to get playful with color, and there aren’t too many options that are more playful than of-the-moment bright, sunny yellow.
Home pictured: 101 Haverford Drive in West Meade Farms
Especially when mixed with a print that plays with its autumn-evoking tones, a burnt orange like this can be really electrifying. And according to lots of designers (and color gurus Pantone), it’s on the rise.
Home pictured: 923 Halcyon Ave in 12 South
This is a little bit of an assumption with the dark photo, but the feature wall in this master bedroom looks like it’s an of-the-moment olive. The color works particularly well in uses like this and on trim, where it adds a sophisticated and elegant edge, without overwhelming and making a room feel drab.
Home pictured: 902 Archer St. in Edgehill
You have to be smart with deep, dark tones, since they can close in a room. But in spaces that are intended to be cozy and enveloping, like studies, a deep, bordering on plum blue like this can be inspiring and elegant. Extra points for pairing with brass accents, upping the of-the-moment factor. (Benjamin Moore’s 2017 Color of the Year is a little more purple than this one, but we get a similar vibe.)
Home pictured: 209 Paddock Lane in Belle Meade
What are your feelings on these — could you see using any of these colors in your home, or are you still feeling the clean, white trend?
If you’re looking for a new home in Nashville — whatever color scheme you gravitate toward — we’d love to help. Call or email ACRE here, or for an easy way to start your Nashville house hunt, fill out this quick form.
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