The return of color, in bold hues and modern neutrals, is the one of the major trend stories for 2012. Color experts, like those at the color company Pantone, the “global color authority for fashion and home furnishings,” have taken cues from a wide range of sources – film, technology, art, global hot spots – to develop this year’s predictions of the colors that will inspire fashion and home decor in the upcoming year. Each year they also choose one color as the “color of the year.” This year’s winner is Tangerine Tango.
Take a quick look at how some interior designers have imagined the use of some of the hottest on-trend colors for 2012, and see how the infusion of color can enliven your living spaces.
Go bold or staid home? Even if you find bold color statements overwhelming, vibrant splashes of jewel tones as in the form of accent colors for a wall, throws, pillows or bedding can really innervate a room or living space (via tiWULE).
Cool is still the rule. Minimalist “modern neutrals” colors like gray, taupe and ivory are the perfect backdrops for scintillating shots of accent color (via Decorati).
After all the gloom and doom of the past four years color has re-emerged to bring a sense of wonderment, optimism and whimsy back into our lives (via Decorati).
Don’t be fooled by others calling themselves the “new black”. Black is classic, timeless and will forever be the very essence of style (via tiWULE).