Can you believe 2011 is coming to a close? It was a great year in home decor, I loved the bright playful colors. It appears 2012 will move into more nature inspired color palettes. Things are warming up...our Honeysuckle of 2011 is deepening into a warm fuchsia.
Color Forecast for 2012
Raw materials continue to influence color trends, especially the more subtle hues. Picture a field of grain, pile of pebbles, weathered wood and earthen clay. Gold tones embody the sun and soft metallics — and warm up this understated yet refined palette. Textural elements, such as linen, unfired porcelain and mixed woods, provide subtle tonal variations.
Red is the color of love, fire and the earth’s molten core, and it stirs raw emotions ranging from the deepest passion to the softest femininity. This saturated palette includes hues of brilliant flowers and glowing embers. It isn’t a single red, but a deep gradation of fuchsias, red-oranges, violets and delicate pinks.
This soothing palette celebrates a pair of functional and treasured blues: denim and water. It explores the darkest indigo to faded-jeans hues, some with violet undertones, as well as the calm, shimmery shades that reflect rivers, lakes and seas.
It is always fun to watch store fronts, like Z Gallerie, transition to the new "it" colors!