A 2016 Swatch Guide to Contemporary Wallpaper Colors

A 2016 Swatch Guide to Contemporary Wallpaper Colors

Our last blog narrowed down the latest contemporary wallpaper trends that were flooding design magazines, blogs, and all forms of home expert social media. Divided into quick and easy categories are our top 10 contemporary wallpaper colors that you need to get familiar with just in time for spring renovations! We’re introducing a whole spectrum of the most popular contemporary wallpaper colors that speak louder than words.

CLASSIC NEUTRALS

Black & White Dogstooth Wallpaper R2542R2542
Black & White Dogstooth Wallpaper R2542

 

Black and white designer wallpapers are classic, yet contemporary wallpaper color choices that are far from timid. They create powerfully interesting spaces full of contrast. Depending on your personal style you might gravitate towards the brightness of white wallpaper or you might fall in love with the deeper and edgy atmosphere of black wallpaper. But whichever of these black or white wallpaper patterns you choose, your living room, bedrooms or bathrooms will be sure to stay at the top of the designer trends. Black and white contemporary wallpapers are totally unique with tonal values and are our favorite go-to neutrals. They are great for creating the perfect backdrop for colorful furniture and wall art prints.

1. WHITE

Contemporary Faux Brick Industrial Chic White Brick Wall Wallpaper R3704
Contemporary Faux Brick Industrial Chic White Brick Wall Wallpaper R3704

 

Contemporary 3D Faux Paneling Architectural White Wainscot Wallpaper R3695
Contemporary 3D Faux Paneling Architectural White Wainscot Wallpaper R3695

 

See more white wallpaper here.

2. BLACK

Black 3D Floral Wallpaper R2910
Black 3D Floral Wallpaper R2910

 

Contemporary Faux Leather Black Embossed Panel Wallpaper R3667
Contemporary Faux Leather Black Embossed Panel Wallpaper R3667

 

See more black wallpaper here.

PURE PASTELS

Brushed Wood Blue-Grey Wallpaper R1881
Brushed Wood Blue-Grey Wallpaper R1881

 

Earlier this year, Pantone came up with a gorgeous color blend of rose quartz and serenity for their color of the year. Ever since that fateful day, this balanced blend of satisfying color is gracing every popular interior palette that exists. Serenity blue wallpapers reflect calm and comforting interiors; whereas Rose Quartz wallpapers embody rejuvenating clarity and refresh. Pastel wallpapers create soft and subtle spaces with lovely light quality to lie down and float away in. Here are a few of our favorite contemporary pastel wallpapers!

3. SERENITY BLUE CONTEMPORARY WALLPAPERS

Powder Blue Delusional Geometries Walpaper R2922
Powder Blue Delusional Geometries Wallpaper R2922

 

Periwinkle Blue Tracks Wallpaper R3304
Periwinkle Blue Tracks Wallpaper R3304

 

See more serenity blue wallpaper here.

4. ROSE QUARTZ CONTEMPORARY WALLPAPERS

Pink Classic Flamingos Wallpaper R2725
Pink Classic Flamingos Wallpaper R2725
Contemporary Faux Leather Lilac Tufted Wallpaper R3684
Contemporary Faux Leather Lilac Tufted Wallpaper R3684

 

See more rose wallpaper here.

NATURE MEETS URBAN CHIC

Crude Urban Wallpaper R1374
Crude Urban Wallpaper R1374

 

These next swatches of contemporary colors bring the brilliance of nature straight into your contemporary living rooms or bedrooms. The gorgeous leafy greens of a wallpaper fuse fantastically with the grainy greys of the 20th century urban industrial style interiors. For a modern melange of exploration, open adventures, and material expression in your home, try out green and textured grey wallpaper for chic contemporary color ideas. Our favorite picks are bursting with texture and personality!

5. GREEN CONTEMPORARY WALLPAPER

Green Fan Palm Wallpaper R2693
Green Fan Palm Wallpaper R2693
Sisal Tiffany Blue Grasscloth Wallpaper R2006
Sisal Tiffany Blue Grasscloth Wallpaper R2006

 

See more green wallpaper here.

6. TEXTURED GREY CONTEMPORARY WALLPAPER

Cold Concrete Wallpaper Mural M9216
Cold Concrete Wallpaper Mural M9216
Brushed Wood Ash Wallpaper R1880
Brushed Wood Ash Wallpaper R1880

 

See more textured grey wallpaper here.

NATURAL PIGMENTS

Ochre Divine Wallpaper R2624
Ochre Divine Wallpaper R2624

 

Natural pigments have hit the runways and we love this pallet of contemporary colors for home interior style as well! These neutral contemporary hues of brown are warm and simple and add sophisticated and smooth richness to a space. Although tan, taupe, or coffee brown may seem too bland and classic, choosing contemporary colored wallpaper can never be boring with the right patterned details. Try floral patterns, wood patterns, and even weathered boho print patterns for your wallpaper to really play with the concept of a natural neutral. The sandy pale browns and beiges have a lovely undertone that is complimented by sunlight. The result is a down-to-earth contemporary living room, or bedroom that is completely natural and up to date with the trends.

7. RICH TAN CONTEMPORARY WALLPAPER

Twisted Off-White SR1323
Twisted Off-White SR1323

 

8. COFFEE BROWN CONTEMPORARY WALLPAPER

 

Brown Wood Wallpaper SR43820
Brown Wood Wallpaper SR43820

9. TAUPE CONTEMPORARY WALLPAPER

Gainsboro Calculate Wallpaper R2493
Gainsboro Calculate Wallpaper R2493

 

BURSTING BOLD ENERGY

Royal Blue Honorary Stripe R3025
Royal Blue Honorary Stripe R3025

 

One way to be bold with contemporary wallpaper colors this year is with alluring and rich royal blue wallpaper. It is a striking addition contemporary color adding cool bits of energy and excitement. Your eyes won’t help but gravitate towards the surreal attention that royal blue wallpaper demands. Deep blue floral patterns paired with compliments of sunny and warm gold or yellow make for a balanced overall look for interior rooms like hallways, living rooms, or bedrooms. Here are a few of our popular contemporary royal blue wallpapers.

10. DEEP ROYAL BLUE CONTEMPORARY WALLPAPER

Tender Blue Wallpaper SR1775
Tender Blue Wallpaper SR1775
Royal Blue Vintage Blossoms Wallpaper R3032
Royal Blue Vintage Blossoms Wallpaper R3032

 

From Black, White, Serenity Blue, Tan, or whichever gem caught your eye, the overall theme among all these contemporary wallpaper color trends seems to be natural subtlety and balance. These muted, soft, and natural toned wallpapers create home interiors that are beneficial to the mind, body, and spirit. Contemporary design in 2016 is all about awareness and truth. And with spring just around the corner, we hope you are inspired by our selection of contemporary wallpaper colors for your future home projects!

Beige Trance Wallpaper R2727
Beige Trance Wallpaper R2727

Until next time, happy wallpapering!

 

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