Light paint colours and faux finishing continue to outweigh the use of wallpaper in interiors, as they have in the recent past. We have seen a lot of purples, blues, and metallic paint colors. The trend seems to be to use lighter shades (like lavender). We are also seeing hot pinks – not girly shades, but lighter and more sophisticated pinks – used even as the main paint color on walls with black accents. And, due to the current “green” environmental craze, soft green palettes will continue to show up in homes. Sage greens, soft beigy greens are very popular.