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Confused by Color? Here are the Hottest Trends for 2016

April 8, 2016
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Sixty-six percent of homeowners want to be a part of color decisions when it comes to the exterior of their homes. This recent survey about outdoor design found that homeowners are looking for surefire ways to use color while staying on trend and expressing their personalities.

Choosing new colors for something as large as the outside of your home can be a daunting task. For a foolproof guide to the best color combinations, look no further than the 2016 Exterior Color Palette of the Year by Royal® Building Products.

2016 Exterior Color Palette of the Year by Royal® Building Products

The palette takes its cues from interior and exterior home design and fashion trends, such as the blending of warm and cool tones in the Pantone Color of the Year 2016. National sales data also informed the palette. This year’s shades include beautiful hues inspired by nature. Warm Linen, Sand, and Pebble Clay allow bold Wedgewood, Shamrock, and Ironstone to emerge undaunted. The resulting color combinations are elegantly environmental—the perfect mix of neutral and vivid tones.

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Need more inspiration? Check out this Pinterest page for design ideas using the 2016 Exterior Color Palette. Or, take our Color Quiz and we’ll help you find your favorite exterior color combo.