New Color Trends for Decorating Your Home

Watching fashion trends usually foretell a year or so earlier what paint colors designers will use. A color marketing group announced this spring that a vibrant deep red-purple, which has been seen in past seasons on the runway, is the “it” ┬ácolor for fall/winter 2011 to 2012. Alongside red-purple, a golden hue honey color was also announced.

Pantone a global developer of color communications and matching tools, has been predicting stylish colors since 1963. Pantone put together nine palettes for home and interior design that it foresees as popular choices for perspective clients. Collectively called “Pantone View Home & Interiors 2012”, more than half of the color groupings contain shades of purple along with numerous neutrals and a dash of unusual neon hues.

Paint retailer including Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams, often offer color predictions for contractors and designers. Both companies have smart phone apps to help homeowners contractors. architects, and designers select and match colors. Benjamin Moore’s mobile app, ProConnection, is now available for BlackBerry and the iPhone.


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