By Sherran Arthur, Marketing Manager Canada
The biggest “what’s new” story in color today is the
re-emergence of Neutrals.
Color Palette #1
Strong, saturated color has been very popular in both home decor and fashion over the past few years and continues to be so.
Color Palette #2
Now a brand new set of Neutrals is emerging, creating an important juxtaposition of fresh, optimistic colors and chameleon-like neutrals.These new ‘chameleon’ neutrals are actually infused with color, making them both complex and versatile. They can change in appearance, depending on what they are paired with.
Both color palettes work well together. Neutrals represent the blank canvas you can add hits of color to, creating a new and fresh look for home decor.
New York Spaces Jan/Feb 2010 Traditional Home March 2010
Here are more important color trends for 2010 and beyond.
Gray with a touch of purple, this neutral is inspired from mineral, concrete and steel.
Truly chameleon, this neutral can transition between warm and cool, pale and gold, a perfect complement to darker hues.
Bright, clean and strong with a pink intuition. Great with neutrals.
Rich and sophisticated, optimistic with a touch of gray.
Slightly greener and more natural, with a soft a touch of gray.
Optimistic and uplifting, a clear and bright accent green with a shift toward blue.
A saturated peacock blue also influenced by gray.Rich and moody.
Purple infused with gray and brown giving more complexity with added elegance and sophistication.