1. Black is back
Black may seem goth but it’s dramatic and totally au courant. Try glossy black baseboards or turn a home office or mudroom wall into a mega-message board with inky chalkboard paint. If you’re timid, try black in a hallway or choose dark-grey slate instead.
2. Bring nature in
Boring beige and white are taking a backseat to daring options like yellow-based greens — a mid-century modern classic — that are uplifting and fresh.
3. Accent it
Accent walls are enjoying a revival but keep it sophisticated and choose accent shades that have some black or brown in them for depth.