Have you ever heard of a color consultant? Betsey Dempsey, Color Concepts Vermont, helps clients pick out colors for their spaces. Her role is different than an Interior Designer. One way to bring new life to your house is to change the paint colors in your rooms. Paint color trends change every few years, so if you want your house to look fresh and updated a color consultation may help transform your space.
She specializes in helping people choose paint colors. “I try to get them to think beyond their comfort zone,” she says. After all, that is why they are hiring her to show them more options other than the usual “safe” colors.
Eggshell or Matte? The type of paint matters, matte finish is washable and can be blended more easily than eggshell for touch-ups. The sheen of eggshell fades over time and it is harder to touch-up.
What is trending now for paint colors? For the past few years gray tones have dominated the color palette of interiors. According to Betsey, “the cold gray tones are now being modified with more warmth, think taupe.” She is also seeing more contrast with painted trim and complimentary wall colors. “Trim does not need to be white, we are seeing dark charcoal or medium gray trim and door colors that pair nicely with off-white walls.” It’s important to use warm and cool colors together to balance room tones.
What about pink? Surprisingly, pink is one of Betsey’s favorite colors and it is becoming very popular. She likes Benjamin Moore’s “Opal” color with soft warm pink tones in any room, even ceilings which can bring out the warmth of a room.
If you are looking for recommendations for painting your space or a color consultant, check out Betsey Dempsey’s website – colorconceptsvt.com.
Photo by: Simone Haag in Collaboration with Nathan + Jac; Photo by Eve Wilson