modern bedroom with blue walls and a teal blue closet door

When it comes to refreshing a space, nothing has a larger impact on mood than COLOR!

Color has a profound effect on a room’s décor and overall vibe and can influence the style and atmosphere of a space, no matter what the size, season, or occasion. 

Adding fresh paint to a room or hallway, or even a colorful piece of furniture can alter the ambiance of your home in many positive ways. Incorporating vibrant artwork, furnishings, and other decorative accessories can also enhance the overall aesthetic. 

Color can make your JLofts residence feel more personal, lift a mood, define spaces, and make the spaces feel even larger and brighter.  

Pantone IS color! According to their website, more than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate, and control color from inspiration to realization… for graphics, fashion, and product design.

In December 2023 PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz was named the 2024 Color of the Year. Somewhere between pink and orange, peach fuzz is a warm shade, inspiring a feeling of well-being and nourishment. This color is centered around enriching and nurturing the mind, body, and soul while also being sophisticated, poetic and beautiful. 

How can you incorporate Peach Fuzz into your JLofts home?

The kitchen and dining room areas seem like a natural setting to embrace this distinctive color. 

  • Setting your table with shades of peach fuzz sounds like a delicious idea! You can enhance the table with charger plates, decorative napkins, glassware and floral arrangements.
  • Paint an accent wall to create a focal point. It doesn’t have to be the entire wall; you can select a smaller shape on the wall (rectangle, oval, etc.) to further define the space.
  • If you prefer a neutral backdrop, keep your walls white or off-white, and introduce pops of peach fuzz through other accessories like curtains, countertop items like canisters, vases and even small appliances. This allows for flexibility in changing the color scheme later.
  • Find amazing accessories at the Greenwich boutique, Boll & Branch, at 169 Greenwich Avenue.

Benjamin Moore has also proclaimed a 2024 Color of the Year, Blue Nova 825/CC-860

Blue has traditionally been known to have a calming effect. Soft warm tones have a cozy effect and cooler hues create a calm and refreshing atmosphere. Blue Nova is an alluring mid-tone, allowing for both a spark of energy and a relaxing hiatus. 

  • We like the idea of painting a full wall in your bedroom in Blue Nova and then finding accessories like a space divider, picture frames, and pieces in complimentary blues, such as sky blue and polar sky. Bedding and pillows in variations of gray, lilac and soft yellows will complete the look. 
  • Similarly, a blue couch can be an inviting place to curl up with a book or stretch out to watch a movie. 

Some Greenwich boutiques featuring luxuriously colored furniture include Herman Miller at 348 Greenwich Avenue and Oomph at 21 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich. 

View the entire color palette coordinating with Blue Nova to help create a cohesive look.

There’s one more color to explore. BEHR identified Cracked Pepper their 2024 Color of the Year. 

BOLD is the NEW neutral that can instantly elevate a space while also making it feel cozy. Cracked Pepper is warm shade of gray that is complimented by Sturdy Brown and Swiss Brown as well as Whipped Cream, Chic Taupe and Mountain Olive. See the BEHR color pallet for Cracked Pepper here.

  • We see Cracked Pepper as a perfect tone for a home office, creating a room that makes a statement but is still intimate and lends itself to productivity. 
  • A sophisticated desk, shelving and built-ins in the shade of Cracked Pepper are sure to spice up your look.
  • Cracked Pepper is also great for outdoor spaces and furniture, such as on the rooftop terraces at JLofts.

Check out BEHR’s Instagram for more inspirational uses of Cracked Pepper.

Nearby Greenwich boutiques Home Boutique of Greenwich and MONC XIII feature home decor accessories that will add the finishing touch to your space. 

Whichever color of the year you choose, we hope your JLofts home is filled with shades of comfort, style and sophistication.