By Casey O. Smith, Pittsburgh Real Estate
(Realty Advisor Group at Keller Williams)
Gray is a popular neutral, blue is the symbol of the environment, and yellow adds energy and optimism to your surroundings. At least those are the trends reported by the Color Marketing Group (CMG), a not-for-profit association of color design professionals. Experts at CMG say the top color choices this year are influenced by the public's concern about the economy and their optimism for the future. People are looking for colors that are safe, familiar and comforting. Consumers also are drawn to colors that reflect a growing desire for an environmentally greener world. See CMG's list of top color trends. But remember, if you're getting ready to sell your home, choose a color palette that will suit a range of buyer tastes.