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Freshen up your home with 5 colors for the new year

(BPT) – While you’re making resolutions and setting goals for the new year, consider adding updating the look of your home to your list. If your walls are looking a little dated, follow these five color suggestions to give your space a renewed look.

To simplify the makeover process, Dutch Boy Paints has narrowed down its traditional annual color forecast selections to five top “Live Your Moment” hues. These are the colors you’ll be seeing in fashion, accessories and home decor in the coming year, so take your cue from pop culture and select from this up-to-the-minute palette. You’ll be enjoying a new look in your home in no time.

Brighten the bedroom

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your home, and it deserves a fresh look this year. Pair a subtle neutral shade like Faintest Idea (F25-4) with brights and whites for a balanced design, and snooze in style with quaint and quiet color. To complete the look, give your bed a fresh update with a new pintuck duvet cover. Accessorize with decorative pillows, curtains or rugs in shades of blue.

Liven up your living space

Why not dial up the color in your living room? This area of your home accommodates many visitors throughout the year and is likely where your family spends a great deal of your time. To create an inviting space, try a robust color like Teal Decadence (E4-1). When matched with natural wood finishes, organic shapes and soft, sophisticated tones, this color allows you to live a little but still maintains a down-to-earth feel.

Taste perfection

If your eat-in kitchen or dining room could use a taste of color, look no further than Perfect Strawberry (A2-1). A rich red with attitude, this hue adds a fun, young flavor to any room. Use it liberally, but achieve balance by using a contrasting color with just as much abandon. Darker accent pieces, such as a hutch or buffet, as well as white cabinets, are great complements.

Powder room blues

Even the most casual half-bath can take on a sophisticated feel with the right wall color and accessories. A chic look starts with Biloxi Blues (E17-2) on the walls and repeated in key accessories like area rugs or hand towels. Finish the room by adding a new mirror to open up your space and other storage, such as open shelving, to minimize counter clutter.

Re-work the working space

If you’re in need of a quick overhaul of your home office, go for a confident, intense color like Coal Blue (E16-1). A strong, deep blue, this hue is proof that walls really do support the room. Combine with a single complementary hue in comfortable furnishings and accessories, and you’ll be finding excuses to work from home every day.

Don’t let another year pass without refreshing the look of your home with these simple color recommendations. By choosing to “Live Your Moment” now, your home will be ready for years to come.

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