COLOR OF THE YEAR FOR 2021

Selecting the colors to paint your home in Puerto Vallarta may seem daunting, especially if you have purchased a new condo, and you have not taken possession of it. Did you know you can select your paint colors in Canada or the US and arrive at your new home with the work completed? We do this all the time for our clients. You will find many of the same paint companies south of the border that you find up north. Two of the most popular are Behr and Sherwin Williams.

When it comes to which color to paint and where there is no reason you cannot paint every room the same. This minimalist approach is something that is becoming quite popular. A neutral tone throughout your casa or condo is one way to create a mood.

Every paint company likes to pick and promote its "color of the year." Perhaps it is because of what we are going through in 2020. It seems that most paint companies are opting for either neutral or natural colors as their pick for 2021. If you are looking for the popular wall color to be current and "of the moment," you might consider Urbane Bronze from Sherwin Williams or Pantone's Sky Blue.

When it comes to painting your home, the best color choices are those that you prefer. Our clients in Mexico tend to select either a color palette that reflects the coastal tones (sand, blue, grey and white) or a vibrant, colorful palette (orange, yellow, white and red).

If you feel that white is too clinical, but you do not want to go crazy with color, an excellent option is a grey. Grey is best for hallways and bedrooms. Grey is a warm tone and coordinates well with most other colors.

For those wanting a taste of Mexico without the bright and bold colors, consider a terracotta. Terracotta is a warm, rich and earthy tone. You can create a classic look with cream and off-white or contrast with grey and blue. For a very natural feel, pair it with vibrant green furniture or décor. A pop of color such as décor pillows in dark pink, and you will feel like you are in a garden surrounded by bougainvillea.

Another inspiration for some when it comes to wall paint color is the Chinese Astrology and Feng Shui. Feng Shui is a philosophy that is based on harmony with all things natural. The color for 2021 is related to the Chinese Zodiac animal, the ox and the element that governs the year. Grey, white and silver are the lucky and invigorating colors; green and red are the balancing and protective colors.

No matter the source of inspiration you choose to help you select your colors, there is no better start to decorating your home in Vallarta than painting your white walls.

Are you looking for a reputable painter or another contractor? Email me at sa.novak@solutionsmexico.com, WhatsApp me at 322 136 5156, or stop by our new store at 363a Constitucion just off Basilio Badillo where the buses stop. Happy to help you with any furniture and décor questions.