Paint Trends: Chalkboard Paint & Fresh Colors

Chalkboard paint lets you convert almost any surface into a chalkboard, including metal, wood, plaster, glass and drywall. Bring out the best in a room by combining a painted chalkboard section with walls colored in the latest interior paint trends.

Chalkboard paint lets you convert almost any surface into a chalkboard, including metal, wood, plaster, glass and drywall. Bring out the best in a room by combining a painted chalkboard section with walls colored in the latest interior paint trends.

Interior Paint Trends

Pretty, peaceful colors are a popular trend in interior paint for 2018. These soft, modern colors are inspired by nature and blend into the background. No matter what your favorite color is, you can find one of these fresh paint colors to suit your taste in muted shades:

  • emerald green
  • light blue
  • milky turquoise
  • pale mauve
  • dusky gray

  • buttery yellow
  • ash rose 
  • powdery brown
  • wasabi green
  • graylac 
  • contrasting dusty black and white (see main picture above) 

Matching Interior Paint to Chalkboards

Chalkboard paint typically comes in two colors: green and black. While you can always choose your favorite color matches, as a general rule you can use seasonal tones as a guide to match up your interior paint to your chalkboard. Cool and neutral tones, such as blue, violet, gray and black, look best with black chalkboards. Warmer tones, such as turquoise, yellow and orange, look best with green chalkboards.

What to Discuss With Your Painter

When you're ready to hire a professional painter, check ratings and reviews on individual contractors. Then, when you meet with your chosen painter, discuss details such as costs, colors and procedures for avoiding paint fumes until the fresh paint dries completely. For example, will one coat of paint cover the old paint and look good, or will dual coats and dual labor costs be required to make your room look great?




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