2016 Color Trends

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2016 Color Trends

This post is sponsored by BEHR, but all opinions are 100% my own. I only recommend products that I love and use myself. You can read more about my disclosures here.

I’m so excited to share the BEHR 2016 Color Trends with you, and show you how I’ve used a couple of the colors in our rustic-modern dining room.

Plus be sure to check out how my fellow bloggers from the #DIYBehrExpert team are using their favorite color trend paints in their own projects, and enter the Giveaway at the end of the post to win some of this beautiful paint!

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

  2016 Color Trends Collection

Here’s a little blurb from BEHR about the reason behind the paint colors chosen this year:

“As the hypnotic draw of technology lures the masses into an ever plugged-in existence, a need for analog experiences and environmental stimulation drives us to engage the senses of sight, sound, smell and touch in our homes. This new direction in design is raising the bar to create interiors that are appealing to a design-savvy, yet sensory-deprived society.”BEHR Color Trends 2016

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

My favorite colors are definitely the earthy hues that bring nature indoors, and these are also the colors that inspired our dining room refresh. Which colors are your favorite?

In case you are new here, we are currently renting the home we live in and although the walls are a pretty beige, they are also VERY dark. The color in the dining room also had a greenish tint to it and could feel quite cavernous. Luckily for us, the landlord told me that as long as I keep the walls neutral, he doesn’t care what I paint them, yay!

So my first thought was how I need to brighten the walls up. This room opens up to the living room which has ridiculously high ceilings and dark beige paint as well. To be honest, I’m not sure if I will get to painting that room before our lease is up, and I was hoping that by painting this room lighter, it may help push some of that light into the living room. Luckily, it worked!

I’m not saying the living room is completely flooded with light now, but it definitely feels brighter just by having the extra light in our dining room reflect into it. And all it took was a few hours and a can of paint.

Here is a photo of the dining room from the rental listing before we moved in so that you can get a sense of the color. You can also see some photos in last year’s Fall Home Tour.

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

I should also mention that this was my first time using the BEHR Marquee paint and oh my goodness is it AMAZING! You only have to do 1 coat. Yes, just one coat of paint!! Talk about a time saver and a game changer.

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

I’ll admit that I was skeptical at first, but am happy to report that it REALLY did go on in just one coat!  The paint color I chose is Bowstring, which looked like a light beige on the website, but it turned out to be more of a light greige {beigy-grey} on our walls.

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

I was worried that it may not have enough contrast with the wainscoting in the dining room, but it looked so pretty I just couldn’t resist!

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

Our dining room is a mixture of old and new and was created on a budget with the help of all of our DIY projects.

Oh and you may notice that we recently re-transformed the dining room table we built and I love it!

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

I’ve been wanting a large coffee bar set up in this dining room since we moved in, and previously used a small console table. We moved our upcycled barnwood cabinets in here and now we have the perfect set up.

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

I upcycled a piece of scrap wood and painted it Black Pearl, and then added some moose hooks to create a little mug holder. I love these little guys!

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

Although I didn’t use the actual paint colors, I can also see hints of the Emperor’s Silk, Charcoal Plum, Ivory Keys and maybe even the Raw Copper in this room.

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

I also sprinkled a little bit of Fall into the space.

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

Check out the 2016 Color Trends from BEHR! My favorites are the the earthy paint colors that bring nature indoors. upcycledtreasures.com

I really wanted to create a neutral, earthy dining room with rustic touches that still felt current. Now this is my favorite room in the house! So what do you think? Will you be using any of the 2016 color trends in your home?

Paint Colors used in the space:

BEHR MARQUEE in Satin: Bowstring T16-19

BEHR PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA in Satin: Black Pearl: T16-01

Looking for more inspiration using the 2016 color trends?

Be sure to check out how my fellow bloggers in the Behr DIY Expert Group used the 2016 color trends in their homes, by clicking on the images or links below!

Enter the GIVEAWAY!

Don’t forget to Enter the GIVEAWAY for your chance to win some of this beautiful paint! a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can view all of our previous BEHR projects here.

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Dining Room Sources:

DIY Dining Table

Gray Wool Kilim Rug | World Market

DIY Rustic Candle Holder

DIY Large Scale Wall Art – you can now purchase this print from my shop

DIY Moose Mug Holder

DIY Barn Door Cabinets

Upcycled Chandelier

DIY Open Pipe Shelves (I will add link when the post is up)

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30 Comments
  • Beautiful space and I love the colors!

    September 23, 2015 at 8:15 am
  • I’m really digging the color on your walls – the bowstring looks so much different than on the swatch and it’s a perfect way to brighten up your space.

    September 23, 2015 at 8:22 am
  • Susan
    Reply

    I like Fifth Olive-nue!

    September 23, 2015 at 9:14 am
  • This is so beautiful! I love the colors you used and obsessed with that moose hook DIY!n Thanks for sharing at the Creative Circle Link Party!

    September 24, 2015 at 4:16 pm
  • This looks great! And, I love your tree photograph art! Did you make that too? I’m a sucker for the whole rustic modern look — love this!

    September 24, 2015 at 4:51 pm
  • Oh wow! So, I do believe it’s official. I’m moving in. I kid, I kid! Your house is absolutely stunning though. 😉

    September 24, 2015 at 6:13 pm
  • What a gorgeous space, Katie! I absolutely love it, and the green from your chandelier is the perfect pop.

    September 25, 2015 at 12:51 pm
  • Carmen H
    Reply

    I really like the moose cup holders! Your coffee bar looks wonderful!

    September 25, 2015 at 2:35 pm
  • I love your color palette and I can totally get down with the other Behr 2016 colors!! So great.

    September 25, 2015 at 5:12 pm
  • Bowstring is my favorite!

    September 27, 2015 at 6:12 pm
  • Lovely home & paint colors. I love Behr paints. Too bad I missed the giveaway. Happy Fall btw.

    October 1, 2015 at 11:01 am
  • I love everything about this space. I am DYING to know how you hung that art! Do you have a DIY tutorial? Or would you be willing to share your tips? Obsessed.

    November 6, 2015 at 9:21 pm
  • Krystyne
    Reply

    Hi Katie – Your room looks great! Where did you get the moose hooks? Thanks!

    November 7, 2015 at 10:47 am
  • Hi katie! I found this post on Pinterest, and love the post for the paint color. But I really want to know about your dining room rug as well as that art piece on the wall above the coffee bar. Love them both so much. Would you share sources? Thank you so much in advance!

    January 7, 2016 at 2:18 pm
  • Absolutely beautiful! We have similar style, I would love to know where you found that gorgeous rug under your dining table.

    Thanks!

    February 1, 2016 at 8:16 am
  • Kylie kaiser
    Reply

    I love the picture you have above your coffee bar! Where did you get it? Thanks

    March 7, 2016 at 8:38 pm
  • Hi Katie,

    I’m also curious about the actual coffee bar. I didn’t see anyone else ask about this piece. Did you make it or did you purchase this somewhere??

    Thanks!

    Katie Thompson

    May 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm

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