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COLOR OF THE YEAR 2012 and COLOR QUESTION


  • COLOR OF THE YEAR - 2012: 

  •  It's that time again.  In fact I'm a little tardy in posting this information.  As usual, we have Pantone's prediction for color of the year - the fashion and home decor industry will be pumping out clothing and home goods in the vibrant shade of Tangerine Tango for 2012. 

www.blog.pantone.com

www.3rings.designerpages.com




 Expect to see the orange hue popping up everywhere this year.  Orange is a strong confident color that grabs attention - and not everyone's cup of tea in large doses.  How do you feel about adding orange to your home decor?


Kim Kardashian's home, Beverly Hills (www.hookedonhouses.net)


www.colorchats.com



Benjamin Moore's prediction for 2012 is a particularly lovely shade of blue/green.  Wythe Blue will usher in a new trend for home decorating - look for blues popping up everywhere because it's back big time.    

www.houseofturquoise.blogspot.com

www.thedecorologist.com

www.kelleyhut.blogspot.com


By a lovely coincidence, Orange and Blue are complementary colors.  On the color wheel they are opposite each other, which means they bring out the best in each other.  So a blue color scheme with pops of orange, or orange scheme with accents of blue, will bring out the best - or complete - each color.  

www.blog.styleestate.com


www.budgetwisehome.com

www.budgetwisehome.com


www.houseofturquoise.blogspot.com

www.homeinteriorzone.com

www.decorpad.com

www.thelennoxx.com


Taylor Swift's home Nashville (www.hookedonhouses.net)
(love the blue ceiling in this sun room)


Some rooms just need less energy - your bedroom, for example.  Your bedroom needs to be soothing, calming and serene.  That may mean different things to different people.  Deep saturated color may not make me want to curl up and sleep, but its a well known fact that hot pink is used to calm patients in some mental institutions.  

One of my readers, who prefers to remain anonymous, asked a question about her bedroom color - 

"I have a small bedroom - - Furniture is Oak with brushed nickle looking accent pieces - and a eggplant comforter, and lighter dusty lavender sheets, and eggplant curtains... I need suggestions for wall colors other than the white we have now.... Thoughts are light grey or a light color barley there purple(lavender) Please give some suggestions .. "


Dear Anonymous:
The room you have described is a play on a monochromatic scheme - the eggplant and dusty lavender all derive from the same purple/violet base.  It can be a very soothing palette and perfect for a bedroom.  








To continue the calm feel, a light to medium toned gray or gray with a purple undertone is the perfect choice for the cool tones you have in the room. 

You are definitely headed in the right direction!  Here are some choices from Benjamin Moore paints.

Kitten Whiskers (BM)


Lake Placid (BM)


Smokey Taupe (BM)
Senora Gray (BM)
Good luck with your choices!

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