Since 2010 is almost over, sorry, I thought it would be good idea to review the colour trends for next year. This is a perfect time to review your colours, change things up and add some fresh colour into your decor.
Remember that the overall theme that dominates next year is Harmony and Balance.
Here are the 4 colour stories:
1. The Farm – Being rooted. Nurture and going back to nature. Recycling. Thrifty cuisine. Healthy, no preservative food. Home on the range. Rooftop cocktail parties. Hay. Burlap. Milk. Bovine. Chicken. Eggs. Yarn and Rope. Patchwork. Gingham. Unfinished weaves. Terra firma. Beautiful produce. Soil. Oak. Country. Organic. And yes, macramé is back! I’ve seen this everywhere from fashion to home décor this year. See more here.
2. Order – Whether it’s the unpredictability of the weather, to the many wars in different parts of the world; we are forced to prioritize and bring order to our lives. We are seeing, geometrics, dots and circles in arrays, stacking and outlining. Shelving; Patchwork; Structure; Form; Shelving; Stripes; Pixels; Polka-dots; Circles; Geometrics; Fractals; Cubes; Anti-throwawayism; Less is more; Definition. See more here.
3. Escape – Unlike ORDER, where the lines, spaces and colours were defined and contained in distinct forms and shapes, ESCAPE is the opposite; forms flow freely and organically. Colours are pale, soft, frosted and opalescent. Fantasy; Surreal; Dreamlike; Meditation; Blurred; Humour and Whimsy; Perceived Perfection; It’s Not What It Seems; 1950’s Perfect Perception. See more here.
4. Tribe – Creating new balance; relationships; female influence – the axis of change; connections and nurturing; social consciousness; rebirth of creativity; art & science; communal; cooperatives; cultural fusion; ethnic glam. Pattern on pattern; handwork; patchwork; abstract animal-skin patterning; maps; African textures and prints. See more here.
Be a trend setter. Pick the colour story that suits you and shake things up in your decor.
It can be as simple as changing your drapery, pillows and throws or as involved as repainting your room or renovating your kitchen. Whatever you decide, just do something. It will not only make you happy but will keep you healthy.