You’re ready to give your Virginia home a fresh face, but color trends for residential painting change from year to year. How do you know which interior paint colors to choose? What shades make a house look the most up-to-date? Do not fret if you feel overwhelmed. MasterWorks Painters of the greater Fairfax, VA area is here to help.

According to the paint design team at Benjamin Moore, “the world around us and the currency of the moment affect the way we feel in that moment—and that affects how we look at and create our homes.” Just look at photos from various decades, and you can see how the color trends of homes, fashion, and even art reflect the overall mood of that time and culture.

In case you’re looking for a hue that is fresh and modern for your home improvement project, neutrals seem to be the palette of choice. Benjamin Moore suggests that “The New Neutrals” color trends for 2014 reflect our culture’s search for sanctuary and the ability to enjoy that feeling of exhaling. Their 2014 Color of the Year is none other than “Breath of Fresh Air,” a calming spa blue that leans toward the gray tones.  Neutrals can also be found in Behr’s 2014 Seaside Harmony and Urban Alternative color collections. Many of these colors can be found in nature.

The great thing about a neutral color palette is that the colors tend to stay in style longer. So while neutrals are currently trending, you can trust that you won’t be calling your residential painter to return in another year or two. A classic beige or soft gray combined with white trim can stay fresh for years to come. You can simply change out furniture or throw pillows to freshen that “pop” of color your room may need.

After you’ve narrowed down your personal 2014 color palette and are ready for interior paint services, call MasterWorks Painters of Chantilly, VA at 703-263-3302 for a free estimate. Our interior painting contractors pride themselves on giving you quality residential painting services at an affordable rate. MasterWorks Painters transforms homes in Oakton, Reston, Fairfax, Ashburn, Vienna, and the surrounding areas.

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