It’s a lot of pressure to pick one color to represent an entire year’s worth of interior design inspiration. That’s why the color experts at Valspar announced their picks for colors of year 12 to be exact. Moving away from one-shade-fits-all, this palette promises to fill your home with charm, passion, and energy, no matter which hue you choose.
The colors range from bright yellow to bold blue to warm gray, which guarantees there’s something for everyone in the lineup. We have our favorites (that Garnet Red is stunning in a formal dining room), but went to the interior design experts to find out which they’re most excited about from the assortment. No surprise here that opinions vary across the board, but the best thing is that no one is wrong.
For Abbe Fenimore, the designer behind Studio Ten 25, Deep Indigo stands out: “I love the comfortable and classic feeling that this rich indigo brings to a room, and how it’s able to complement virtually any color palette or aesthetic. It’s a great option for those looking for a color to ground a space, but want something a little less dominant that black.”
An equally bold, but just as stunning color, is the Poppy Red. “I’m never going to miss the opportunity to use something bold and dramatic on the walls (or the ceiling),” says designer Scot Meacham Wood. “Paint color is the perfect place to really make a statement. Poppy Red from Valspar is clearly going to be one of my favorites. The shade leans a bit towards Chinoiserie Red, which is always going to be a hit with me, because it reminds me of my own entryway.”