ABOUT THE COLOR OF THE MONTH
New year, new coat of paint. What better way to start the year than with January’s Color of the Month, Snow Lodge (DE5799). January’s Color of the Month pays homage to the thick of winter. This paint color is a fresh, soft color that brings serenity to any space. This hue of pale blue takes inspiration from nature, often found in skies of a crisp winter day.
This airy hue provides a light, airy and open impression and creates spaces that feel clean and crisp. It’s for these reasons that Snow Lodge (DE5799) is a great way to kick off the new year.
DESIGNING WITH SOFT BLUES
We’re seeing soft blues trend in a big way lately. In fact, we’re loving airy blues for kitchen cabinets in the new year, especially as seen in this recently transformed Cliff May architectural home. While yet another soft blue tone helped give the newest location of party planning destination, Bonjour Fête, its distinct personality.
- For a beautifully serene space, pair Snow Lodge with a neutral and light color like Vanilla Shake (DEW325) and an accent color like Spanish White (DEC724)
- Opt for soft blues in the bathroom to increase a home’s value. According to an analysis by real estate site Zillow, homes with walls painted in light shades of blue (particularly in the bathroom) could sell for as much as $5,400 more than homes with other colors.
- Small space, big color. Designing a small space doesn’t mean shying away from color. Soft blues like Snow Lodge can awaken a compact space by creating visual square footage.
- Be Bold. Snow Lodge also pairs beautifully with darker blue hues. Creating a monochromatic space that plays around with blue tones builds drama.
THE PERFECT BLUE PAINT
For more on building a perfectly designed room around the color blue, we’ve got additional tips and inspiration here.
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