See the Most Highly Anticipated Colors for 2015

Each year, certain colors seem to capture the imagination of designers and homeowners alike, inspiring our choices in paint, fabric, wallpaper, and accessories. So which hues are the ones to watch for 2015? According to experts, it will be a vibrant lineup including cheerful corals, vivid greens, rich reds, and nautical blues. “The colors we’ll be seeing in 2015 are not muddied or neutralized, but are true, brilliant shades,” confirms New York City interior designer Kati Curtis. Here, a sneak peek at the 7 eye-catching shades you’ll be seeing more of in the coming year.


Purple Walls

“Plum is on the radar for 2015,” says interior designer Kati Curtis. Shades of plum can range from deep purple to brown and red, so be sure to compare swatches with other furnishings that will share the space to find the perfect match. “Combining the color with metallic gold creates a sophisticated environment,” she adds.

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Laundry Room Colors

Coral’s ability to set an optimistic tone in the home caught the eye of Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams. Its upbeat quality lead to the appointment of Coral Reef (SW 6606) as the company’s Color of the Year for 2015. The versatile color, Jordan points out, “brings life to a range of design aesthetics whether traditional, vintage, cottage, or contemporary.”

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Primary Colors

Yellow Bedroom

St. Louis interior designer Joni Spear predicts that bright primary hues will be seen more often in the year to come. “I don’t feel that these colors will be used together at the same time,” Spear says, “but more likely as a single bold color accented by black and white for added graphic interest.”

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Red Kitchen

Pantone announced its pick of Marsala, an earthy red-brown hue, as the Color of the Year. “Marsala is a dramatic and at the same time grounding color that brings warmth into home interiors,” observes Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director, “especially well suited to the kitchen and dining room.”

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Leafy Green

Green Dining Room

“Fresh greens taken straight from nature make us feel safe and calm in our home environments,” says Charlotte Cosby, head of creative at Farrow & Ball, which named its Breakfast Room Green (No. 81) a key color for 2015. Pair it with crisp white for a fresh look, or contrast with a stronger green to re-create the impression of garden leaves.

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Brown Bathroom

Warm browns like Farrow & Ball’s Tanner’s Brown (No. 255) will continue to be popular choices in home decor, especially in rooms with limited natural light, where their deep tones achieve a cozy atmosphere. “Earth browns feel totally timeless and help create spaces that are sanctuaries from the stresses of modern living,” Cosby says.

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Nautical Blue

Blue Kitchen

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, interior designer Kristine Robinson has observed a movement toward classic blues. “A lot of crisp nautical looks with cobalt or navy paired with fresh white and dark wood will be popular,” she says.

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