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Hot Color Trends: Three Fashionable Hues That Serve You All Year Long

A change in season often brings with it an entirely different take on colors, styles and patterns. For design aficionados, it offers a chance to tinker with the color scheme of their house in a subtle and elegant fashion. Yet most of us are put off by the idea of having to drastically shift between colors every two to three months. This also means that you need to rethink your entire design theme at times. While having a neutral backdrop with bright pops of color is a wonderful alternative, one still needs to pick the right accent colors to pull off this look.

Carpet tiles for the porch in white, grey and eggplant

by Laura U

Today we shine the spotlight on three beautiful colors that are currently among the hottest shades doing the rounds in both the worlds of fashion and interior design. Cutting across the barriers of varying seasonal trends, this trio gives your interior a trendy look all year long and makes sure that you are never caught off guard!

Cheerful and Versatile Coral

If you have an interior that seems drab and even mundane, then just add a pinch of coral and you will see it spring back to life! With bright oranges making a grand comeback in 2014, coral is the ideal color for those who wish to join in on the trend and yet dare to decorate with a difference! While bubbly Tangerine has been dubbed the in color by some, coral is a refreshing alternative that is far more elegant and equally vibrant. Instantly adding glamour, simple coral accents in the form of throw pillows and stylish drapes can easily change the entire appeal of your living room or bedroom

Lovely coral accents bring visual lightness and complement the dark navy blues perfectly

by Darci Goodman Design

Beach style bedroom with a striped rug and fabulous coral and aqua accents

by Echelon Custom Homes

Farmhouse style living room with a bright coral accent wall and iconic decor

by ZeroEnergy Design

For those looking to incorporate coral in a more permanent fashion, we suggest a blend of beautiful, light aqua and luminescent coral accents for a fresh, Mediterranean style. This is a style that seems perfect for both spring and summer, and a dash of lime green along with fresh yellows makes it even more engaging. Just swap out these light shades for dark chocolate and deep browns, and corals look equally appealing once cold winter days arrive.

Coral combined with light blues usher in a Mediterranean charm

by Lori Smyth Design

Bring in some coral hues with smart fabric accents and decor

Give your ceiling a fresh makeover with luminous coral

by Jere Bradwell

Lovely coral with pinkish hue for the relaxed modern bedroom

by ABRAMS / Photography by Eric Piasecki

Move away from bright pinks and give coral walls a shot this summer

by Page 2 Design

Pastel version of coral for the trendy modern nursery

by RN Interior Design

Coral coupled with refreshing lime green to create a breezy living room

by Jill Wolff Interior Design

The Vibrant Magic of Teal

Here is a color that not only works well on its own, but seems to complement coral beautifully! Teal is a mixture of blue and green and comes in a wide variety of shades and hues. With a change in its intensity and the amount of white or grey that is mixed with it, teal can paint a picture varying from the radiant to the refined! As versatile as coral, the many shades of teal make it as much a part of the summer home makeover as the winter overhaul. And it is this adaptable nature of teal that has made it so popular in the last few years.

Creative combination of teal and yellow in the living room

by Erin Williamson

Exquisite use of teal accents throughout the stunning living room

by Possibilities for Design

A more masculine use of teal accents in the bedroom!

Below you see four lovely inspirations that show you how gorgeous teal looks as a summer hue. Sometimes closely resembling turquoise, teal can even alter the appeal of a room by simply changing the intensity of lighting around it. White, teal and bright pops of orange are a perfect blend for a living or dining room with coastal or Mediterranean style. Capturing the informal appeal of summer and fall flawlessly, lighter tones of teal evoke images of a sunny day on the beach.

Combine teal with lighter shades for a summer style living room

Eclectic dining room with a breezy combination of Caribbean Teal and white

by Kimberley Bryan

Multiple shades of teal and an accent wall that borders on auqa!

Two trendy colors - Bright coral and light teal in the living room

Sometimes we stumble upon the most uncanny color combinations, and navy blue and dark teal is one such duo. Bold and modern, teal also works well with gold, yellow and warm earthen colors. Teal accents make a big impact visually even when used sparingly, making it easy to incorporate this color without committing to it fully.

Beautiful teal chaise lounge placed in a living room with navy blue walls

by Horchow

Smart teal accent wall in the white contemporary kitchen

by NW Home Designers

Teal used along with red and gold in the eclectic kitchen

Home Office cabinets painted in cool Caribbean Teal

by Rachel Bauer Design

Posh and Majestic Eggplant

The world around us has a huge impact on the colors that we choose, and exotic purples have once again taken over from steely grays since the day the world economy found its footing again. (Or so say the experts!) Regardless of the reason behind it, eggplant is a color that you want to use around your house in the next few years. Sophisticated and stunning, this color is admired by may. In fact, the latest research suggests that even infants prefer this regal shade in their nursery! Much like teal, you can pick between the many shades of eggplant to alter the overall vibe of your home.

Aubergine makes a sophisticated and grand visual statement

by Z Gallerie

Stylish kids' room with walls in eggplant

by Rachel Reider Interiors

Luxurious bedroom brings together deep eggplant and light green in a subtle fashion

by Angela Todd Designs

Deeper tones of eggplant are ideal for living room accent walls and decor additions. Bedrooms benefit from a lighter shade of eggplant, as it helps create a more relaxed atmosphere. Since the color is so rich, be careful not to fill the room with too much aubergine. A couple of plush accent chairs or a gorgeous couch in brinjal is often enough to give the room a touch of class!

Curved sofa coupled with Tom Dixon wingback chairs in eggplant and plush ottomans

by David Howell Design / Photography by Peter Margonelli

Eggplant accent wall enlivens the bedroom in neutral hue

Give your contemporary kitchen a touch of finesse with eggplant walls

by XTC Design Incorporated

Smart color combination gives the contemporary bedroom in Dublin a refreshing, serene vibe

by Think Contemporary / Photography by Barbara Egan, Reportage

Lighter shade of eggplant and mirrored fireplace give the living room a warm, cozy vibe

by Bruce Palmer Interior Design

Alter the color scheme of your living room with decor additions

Add some eggplant magic to your summer yard with gorgeous canopies

by Wicked Shade

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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