Trending Now: Painting the Town Hues of Gray Blue
Listed By: JOHN FONTAMILLAS, RE/MAX TIME REALTY
Listed By: Paul Skikne, Brentwood Real Estate Group
Listed By: Holly Purcell, Berkshire Hathaway HS California Properties
Listed By: Alyssa Valentine, Nourmand & Associates-HW
Back in November, House Beautiful‘s magazine website had some savvy designers predict color trends for 2016. Now, here we are in 2016 and these colors are popping up on listing homes all over Los Angeles. Whether it’s adorning the entire exterior, or just trimming the home with accent color, these gray blue hues are totally trending on many of our favorite homes.
The deep tones have a very modern and cozy vibe, while the lighter shades used for accent against white homes are charming and California fresh! Either way, we are super into it!
Don’t take our word for it, though. Check out the below color samples and quotes, all credited directly from the House Beautiful article’s hip designers.
Parma Gray 27 – Farrow & Ball “I love the fact that they call this gray. It’s really quite an extraordinary shade of blue, with a great deal of lavender in it. You could use it anywhere, with black or white accents to set it off. It’s such a serene, sophisticated color. And what could be better than entering 2016 with serenity, calm, and confidence!” — Marcy Materson
Blue Heron 256 – Portola Paints & Glazes “I grew up in La Jolla, California, and this reminds me of the hours I spent looking at the ocean. It’s a French blue playing off the gray tones, but a little brighter and happier. It would look great with canary yellow or orange — it calms them down. I’m attracted to it because it’s strong and bold, and that’s where I see interiors going.” —Jeffry Alan Marks
Fioloi Dark Iris 4009-5 – Valspar “Versions of navy feel right to me now, and this has a touch of purple, which makes it more feminine. In Los Angeles, where the sun is so bright, you need deep colors that don’t wash out in the light. Navy works as a neutral, and it can settle brighter colors like kelly green, hot pink, or raspberry. For people who have trouble using black, it does the same thing, but in a softer way.” — Christine Markatos
Rainstorm 6230 – Sherwin-Williams “I like this deep slate blue. I think people are going for rich, robust colors now, and this would be wonderfully unexpected in an entry, a library, or a powder room. I’d pair it with brass or gold accents and animal patterns like leopard or zebra. Do it in high gloss and it will feel both glamorous and contemporary. Grass cloth or tea paper on the ceiling would add to the drama.” — Ron Woodson