This ‘box’ like paint trend is reshaping French interiors


Blushing pastels and monochromatic tones may be synonymous with French interiors – but there is a new paint trend taking over French interior design according to those in the know.

Speaking from Paris, interior experts urge you to put down the beige paintbrush until you hear about the latest painted wall idea that is big news across the city of light and beyond.

The trend in question is a ‘box’ like effect – created from bold and vibrant colors, a swift departure from the neutral shades that have dominated fashionable homes. But how long will the fling with color last? Here, the experts share what you need to know about the home decor color trend – before it makes it worldwide.

Gray painted interiors by NOOOR

(Image credit: NOOOR / Photo by Nicolas Matheus)

‘After decades of beige and white, color is making a strong comeback in interiors, as well as patterned fabrics and wallpapers. Color offers a warmer, more engaged, and more personal living environment,’ says Séverine Rebout, Laurent Klein, and Philippe Tasso, founders of NOOOR (opens in new tab).

‘The trend of the single-colored wall is tending to disappear in favor of all walls, and even ceilings, being painted in bright colors, which accentuates the effect of a ‘box’ and creates very intimate spaces,’ they explain of the fearless interior design trends.

Pink painted bedroom in France by Argile

(Image credit: Argile)

‘Painted walls enhance the paintings or artworks that are hung on them. Strong colors give unity to a room, especially if they are not perfectly geometrical, or even if there is a lot of furniture and objects.’

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