Saturday, April 23, 2011

The most popular trend in color (by far)

Which is technically almost not a color. Gray is what you get when you mix white and black. And it's what you get when you mix too many colors together (remember when you used to ruin your kiddie water colors by not cleaning your brush between colors? ). Even though design firms and paint companies and color experts try every year to predict, forecast and influence "color of the year", at the end of the day, it's really up to the consumer what will become a trend and what won't. Gray has become more and more popular in the past couple of years and I would say it has emerged this year as THE most popular decor color. It's very versatile, can be paired with any other color easily, and isn't something we've seen a whole lot of in the past.

I've said before I'm not a super huge fan of gray generally, but I prefer it by far over beige and browns. And I do often save images of gray that I think are done spectacularly well. Enjoy:


Noelle said...

So funny, my mom and I are gonna paint my room that color in a couple weeks here. I'm leaning more towards yellow accents and I think she might want pink. Either way, I'm happy! :)

bandanamomtoo said...

You're always on trend. :) It looks good with almost any accent color I think - or more than one. The hardest part is getting the right shade of gray. It's amazing how much variation there is - any they easily skew off into a lavender or a blue depending on if there are more red or blue undertones. It's fun to make changes!


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