After analyzing more than 2.6 billion home pins from the past year, Pinterest, confirms that our collective love affair with gray continues! The colour saw a 20% increase in popularity this year.
The bigger surprise, though, was the second most-noted colour, mauve, which seems to be making a comeback from the '80s and rose in popularity by 70 percent.
How to Choose Between 50+ Shades of Gray
Gray has been a popular replacement for beige walls for some time, but with so many different options available—from yellow-grays to blue-grays—we're all wondering which shade of gray is actually in right now. "Within the home category, we've seen light gray, specifically a shade called 'whisper', trending globally," says Stephanie Kumar, insights lead at Pinterest.
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The Key to Your Accent Pieces
To complement your gray-of-choice, Ariel Farmer, a designer for the interior-design service Homepolish, says cool-toned grays work best with shades of blue and metallic accessories, while warm-toned grays go with ivory and warm colours, such as orange (like Nate Berkus used in Iyanla Vanzant's study).
The Way to Use Mauve in This Decade
The Bedroom Hue That Will Suit All Parties
Mauve walls make a bedroom feel warm and romantic—without becoming overly feminine. Try a soft shade, such as Benjamin Moore's Majestic Mauve; or, if you prefer a darker tone, try BEHR's Mauve Melody.
The Color Combo You Want to Avoid
How to Combine 2 Big Pinterest Trends
Scroll through your Pinterest feed and you'll quickly become familiar with Scandinavian design. The distinctly minimalist style has been a favourite of bloggers and shelter magazines for some time now, and Pinterest recently named Scandinavian design one the most popular home decor trends of 2016.
We've been seeing gray and mauve accents in these style interiors.