2017 Color Trends

Sarah Robinson - O2E Brands Copywriter

There’s just something about the start of a new year that inspires us to change. This year, instead of making resolutions you probably won’t keep, why not shake things up in a different way? Give your home a fresh new coat of paint, and create a whole new palette to start your year off right.

Choosing a color palette can seem a bit overwhelming at first, which is why we’ve put together some suggestions based on the hottest color trends of 2017. Keep in mind that when you’re creating your color story, you don’t have to just stick to one theme. Have some fun with it and mix up the bolds with the more relaxed and muted tones to create a perfect flow from room to room.

Bold, confident colors:

We love zen spaces, but sometimes you want a room that encourages lively conversation and exudes a contemporary edge. Whether you paint the whole room or just go with an accent wall, these rich, deep colors are sure to inspire. Go for something a little on the moody side, or liven things up with some warmer hues.


  • Dusky blue
  • Greyish-purple
  • Dark gray
  • Burgundy


  • Green-blue
  • Bright, sunshine yellow
  • Dark teal
  • Bright orange
  • Rich, orangy red

Composed, classic colors:

Not quite ready to take a chance on a dark color? There are still plenty of options for experimenting with color that keep things a little more classic. Composing a palette with these shades is easy, since they all blend perfectly with each other. They also work great as accent colors to help balance out any more vibrant colors.

Modern classics:

  • Dark, mineral gray
  • Light blue-green
  • Earthy green
  • Taupe beige
  • Light gray
  • Light ocean teal

Comfortable, cozy colors:

Of course, there are some rooms that just need to feel warm, cozy, and welcoming. By going with lighter tones, you create warmth by having a touch of color, while staying more on the neutral side.

  • Cozy and comfy:
  • Powdery blue
  • Pastel pink
  • Dusted yellow
  • Soft gray
  • Soft peach