Consider these pretty hues for your next paint project. 

By Katie Holdefehr
March 06, 2018

If you've always wanted an accent wall or have an old piece of furniture you've been meaning to paint, these five on-trend paint colors may be all the inspiration you need to finally tackle that project. After scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest for hours a day, these are the hues we've been seeing pop up again and again over the past couple months. We've spotted design bloggers, DIYers, and magazines all using these colors in their latest projects. Check out the five pro-approved hues below, then see if it doesn't motivate you to pick up a paintbrush. 

It's official: green is having a big moment right now. The elegant, yet organic hue looks amazing in this bedroom created by I SPY DIY. The trick to preventing deep shades of sage from overwhelming the room is to only paint the wainscotting on the bottom half of the wall. At home, you can get the look by painting just one piece of furniture, an interior door, or an accent wall. If you want the exact color I SPY DIY used, it's Hostaleaf by Behr. 

In case you haven't already heard, Mandy Moore just completed her absolutely stunning mid-century modern home renovation (take a closer look here), designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel and Emily Farnham Architecture. On the kitchen cabinets, another trending shade of green (along with that gorgeous waterfall countertop) makes the room. The shade is similar to mint, but cool blue undercurrents and a hint of gray make this shade a little more complicated. For the exact match, order Mizzle by Farrow & Ball. 

Both timeless and on-trend, rich shades of navy have been showing up in stylish homes this season. And if the design geniuses behind Jersey Ice Cream Co. approve, then you know it looks good. For a shade that's beautiful at every hour of the day, from every angle, choose Seaworthy by Sherwin-Williams. 

The blush pink trend doesn't seem to be going anywhere. To incorporate the look without committing to a design you might want to change in a few years, start by painting just one piece in the room or an alcove. In this bathroom featured on Wit & Delight, the burst of pink on the dresser-turned-vanity transforms the space. Look for a pink hue that contains hints of yellow, such as Ground by Farrow & Ball. 

While neutrals will never go out of style, sophisticated black accents are particularly popular right now. We're seeing designers paint fireplaces, kitchen cabinets, and stairs this moody hue. To prevent the color from making the room look too dark or cramped, focus on key areas, as interior stylist Summer Wick did above by painting just her brick fireplace. 

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