color trends Archive

The Chic, New Neutral Color Backdrop

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Move over, beige. Shades of whites and grays are becoming the trendy wall color choice nowadays. For contemporary, sophisticated walls, stagers are reaching for the whites and grays. In some cases, the colors...
August 18, 2014

The Power of Gray in Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Gray is a subtle color that can bring sophistication to interiors while also the neutrality that home buyer crave. “It’s the hot new neutral, a sleek and sophisticated color option that adds refinement...
January 27, 2014

Use Color Pops in Your Listings to Enhance, Not Distract

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Is your listing suffering from the neutral blahs? It’s good to go neutral when selling a home so that you offer up potential buyers a blank canvas to imagine their own decorating, but...
August 12, 2013

The Worst Colors to Use in a Home

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Emerald may be this year’s color of the year and hot hue, but which colors should you avoid? Color research tells us some colors to avoid. Colors that can be considered, as some...
February 25, 2013

Colorful Interiors: What Are the Top Color Picks for 2012?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Color experts are already giving their forecasts for the hot hues for 2012. And next year, the inspiration for color is mostly being drawn from the great American outdoors. “Native plants and flowers,...
October 31, 2011

The Hot New Neutral Has Home Owners Feeling a Little Gray

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine So that reddish pink Honeysuckle hue may be stealing all of the glory as far as being the “color of the year,” but more home owners also are seeing gray. Gray has become...
February 14, 2011

Hot Design Trends Debut at International Builders’ Show

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Smaller spaces, energy efficiency, Earth tones, and outdoor entertainment are all the buzz as the latest design trends debut at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando this week. A survey of 2,000 consumers conducted...
January 14, 2011

Color Combo Trends: Try Yellow and Gray to Brighten a Room

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Add calmness to any room with an eye-catching color combo: yellow and gray, says designer Elaine Williamson with Elaine Williamson Designs. “It’s so peaceful and calming –it’s just a really good combination,” says...
July 9, 2010