Friday, February 04, 2011

Are you On Trend with your colors? Gris, Honeysuckle & Amerinthe

I'm almost finished with the bedroom remodel project I started, hopefully photos and a blog post about that will be forthcoming within a week or so (I just have a few finishing touches I want to work on before I'll feel it's finished). I never actually thought I would paint a room gray, but I do like it.

I don't actually worry about trends when I'm planning a room re-do or a new color. But having said that, it's hard not to let what's currently popular sink into our collective unconscious. I may think I suddenly decided gray worked in that bedroom, but the truth is I was probably highly influenced by the gray trend of the last year or so.

There are 3 major trends I see in color right now:

One is Gray (especially paired with yellow, but really, with any color as an accent).

The second is a bit of a difficult color to pin down - Pantone's color of the year is something called Honeysuckle. If that doesn't immediately call to mind a color, then you're not alone. I really had no idea what they were talking about when they said that. It's a pink. But not a true 'pink'. It's a color I've heard people refer to as 1. Salmon, 2. Coral, 3. fruit punch 4. guava, and the super vague number 5. reddish-orangeish-pink. So now that that's totally clear here are a few examples.

The third are purples, of all different shades. That trend kind of started last year, but I'm still seeing it more and more

If you were going to change a room color this year, what do you think you'd be changing? Are you interested in trendy colors, or do you have your favorites that you stick to all the time?


Hailey Broadbent said...

Roman's nursery is gray. I love, love it.

Bandanamom said...

I've still got to see the inside of your house sometime Hailey. I totally dig the yellow door!


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