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Is it just me? I doubt it. If you have a teenager…especially a teenage boy…you’ve likely had this discussion. “You are NOT having a black bedroom.” Like we need one more thing to associate their sleeping space with a cave.
But, I did run across these photos of black & white rooms that are sleek and modern with just enough black, but just enough white, to placate both parent and teen. Granted, there are some things that are clearly über high-end about these rooms, but the inspiration is there for DIY aspects.
Fashion and interior colors seem to trend along the same paths. Even in the wacky world of high fashion, unique color combinations can create stunning and brilliant home concepts. When a client can’t pinpoint their style, I often revert to their wardrobe. You typically load your clothing with colors that please your tastes, and those that compliment and flatter you when worn. Your home color scheme should compliment you visually and jive with your personality.
Bringing in bold color is intimidating and mixing somewhat random hues can seem risky. These five color palettes were inspired by the Spring 2011 Fashion Week. Once again, various shades of grey have taken the role of the dominate neutral while true black is more often paired simply with white or as an accent. Vibrant colors, rather than muted-down versions, are everywhere as people are looking for visual ways to pull themselves out of the depressing recession mindset. Colors found in nature are still huge and are moving from the browns and creams to the whole spectrum including pinks, purples, greens and blues found in the prairies, oceans, gardens and skies.
How can you incorporate bold colors in your house? Using these palettes as a guide, don’t forget that the inherent color to wood, metals, glass, and stone can take the place of paint in your color scheme, while their natural texture can add variety and interest. What do you think of these fashion-inspired color combinations?
If you would like and in-home color consultation, please call me at (417) 343-6058 or e-mail me to set up a consultation and transform your home into a more vibrant, colorful atmosphere.
What color will walls be wearing 18 months from now? Benjamin Moore color experts offer up predictions with their annual color trend report, Color Pulse 2012, exclusively for design professionals. The impending palette, according to this latest edition, will be influenced by a cultural wave focused on Preservation plus four defining sub-themes: Heritage, Process, Protection and Enlightenment.
Doty Horn, director of color and design for Benjamin Moore, explained that the palette continues to be reflective of the gray and brown scale that’s been prevalent the past few years. “We’re seeing camel and khaki as the new neutrals upon which richer, more traditional hues can be layered and accented,” she said. Examining the primary color families more carefully, here’s what can be expected:
Written by Eileen McComb
Look for a range from feminine reds and spot-on oranges to soft vintage and blushing pink tones. Among some of the Benjamin Moore Paint colors specifically called out that are likely “hotties” for 2012 are Candy Cane Red, Orange, Potpourri and Chantilly Lace.
Golden and sunny, yellow returns with brightness and lacquered shine versus previous preferences for matte finishes. Reflective blondes, honey gold and digital iterations of the hue are emerging with our desire for simplicity. On one end of the spectrum, we’ll be seeing Benjamin Moore colors such as Baby Chick, Hollywood Gold, Metallic Gold; on the other end, there will be more neutral tones like Subtle, Buttercream Pearl, Tumeric and Bronze Metallic
The movement is to crisper shades, some teal-tinged but also safari and camouflage tones. The Benjamin Moore forecasters have pointed to choices that range from Fresh Scent Green, Pear Green and Winchester Sage to Dark Olive and Harbour Town.
Water and air strongly inspire this portion of the 2012 palette. You’ll also find “mysterious” charcoal and blackened navy hues creating a new dimension for black. Look for Benjamin Moore blues such as Palm Coast Teal, Old Glory, Instinct and Serenata, along with those deeper tones such as Deep Ocean, Gentlemen’s Gray and Mysterious.
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