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Ottawa Interior Painting Business Trends

The interior painting business is one that marks time through the shifts in industry trends. Different colours, patterns, and overall aesthetics come into fashion at different times, and when you’ve seen enough of these shifts, you begin to be able to forecast where future trends might go — which the world’s biggest manufacturers of house paints have already done, and the results are looking good!

For an interior painting business, it’s important to keep on top of these forecasts, so without further ado, here is what you can look forward to in the coming year:

A New Kind of Bold

Last year’s palettes were often described with a single word: bold. In previous years, bold palettes were those that had bright, vibrant colours mixing together to create a powerful effect—lots of strong violets, reds, yellows, blues, and more. But this coming year, we’ll see a lot of residential painting companies redefining what it means for a home to have a bold colour scheme.

Cool colours (not James Dean cool, but temperature cool — though they could be both!) like blue and purple, as well as red, grey, and brown, are seeing a surge in deep, muted, dark tones that create a distinctively rich sensation. From plum and navy to crimson, charcoal, and inky black, these colours suggest hidden depths waiting to be explored — if you’re bold enough to employ them in your living spaces.

The Art of Subtlety

The interior painting business has never been a one-trick pony. For all the aforementioned hues and shades redefining what it means to be bold, they have been matched by equally beautiful colours that are soft, subtle, and calming.

From blues that evoke the morning sky and yellows that speak of lemonade and banana popsicles on a warm spring day, to gentle, silky lilac and creamy pink, these subtle tones are great on their own or as the counterbalance to a deeper, more daring shade.

Fifty Shades of White

Leaving your walls looking like plain white primer might be a big no-no, but there is so much more to explore when it comes to white tones. In rooms that heavily feature beautiful furnishings, artwork, or architectural elements, a white wall is perfect for not overwhelming the space.

But a white or soft grey that evokes soft paper, cream, fresh snow, or other subtle characteristics will make sure it’s far from boring! These are also perfect for blending with subtle tones to create a soft and relaxing space, since a plain white might still create unwanted contrast, and even blend well with rich, dark colours.

Will these colours and shades dominate the interior painting business? The experts seem convinced—and if you want to take advantage of these exciting new trends in the coming year, your local residential painting company will be happy to help!

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