There is a lot of different perspectives on color for your home, and everyone has an opinion on what colors look good and which ones do not. Designers and interior decorators are always trying to refine color choices either by knowing how to get just the right shade, or offering bold and new color concepts to impress upon their clients. Modern color trends are really a mix of new and old, and the idea of using old colors in new ways. If you follow this school of thought, you can achieve some very interesting effects with color.
One popular trend is a return to historical colors, which are particular shades that have been kept from the older times of paint. These are generally rich or neutral colors, but not overly bright or extremely white. Using a historical color creates a sense of sophistication and elegance, especially if used to highlight original details of a character home. But modern methods will also call for historical hues to be used on an accent wall, or in less likely places, such as for a painting facelift of kitchen cabinets.
Popular in recent years is of course the prominence of neutrals colors, which are effective when you need to satisfy a wide variety of opinions. This makes neutrals the standard for house resale, and most real estate agents will probably agree. However, in recent years this theory has lost strength. The reasons are not clear, but it certainly has to do with the changing demographic and culture of home buyers, as well as design trends. It is now recommended to avoid being too bland, because when you paint everything neutral you succeed at not impressing people as much as not offending them. It is wise to include some interesting but tasteful modern colors in a home for impact.
Some modern methods to avoid boring spaces is the inclusion of an accent color in small quantities that ties into some elements of a room. For example, you might paint a door the same color as the window blinds or some sofa cushions. People are also growing tired of white trim in their homes; instead try a light pastel, or even a bold dark color with lighter shades on the walls for an excellent modern look.
Gloss is also an old finish in the minds of the new generations, but a glossy paint has come full circle to make an interesting statement for select details in an interior painting project. One high-gloss accent wall can create depth in a room; although be sure that your painters can apply it well, since gloss paint will show every imperfection! Mat paints, that is, paints with very little shine, are more popular than ever, and they offer the advantage of hiding the details of imperfect walls, and make for a comfort space. As opposed to the old world need to apply shiny wall paints for scrubability, today's paintings are quite durable even in flat finishes, so this means better looking walls. The result is that you can now obtain historical colors in less-glossy, and better-performing, paint products, for an exciting mix of old and new styles.