Now, it's the new year and the color trends for 2011 have begun to emerge. Believe it or not, but most of the sweaters we wear this year, towels and tablecloths we buy, and pillows that we place on sofas will be amazingly the same color. Thanks to the "color of the year", a palette of colors and a few color palettes will stand out from the crowd and will become the colors that will fill our closets, homes and lives without even most of us you can see it. Some may think that it is a marketing ploy, but the colors are really part of the time. So when you look back in 10 years, the color of the year will make sense.
Last year, the color of the year was turquoise, a color that symbolizes healing and compassion. This color is inspired by water and the sky and represents an escape for many people. So what could it be next?
Well, Pantone has released the color of the year 2011 and it's called "Honeysuckle" (Pantone 18-2120). This color is filled with confidence, courage and courage. The bold spirit of Honeysuckle will fill you, lift you up and motivate you all year long. Full of vim and vigor, Honeysuckle can be a daring contrast with the escape of the turquoise. Honeysuckle faces everyday problems and faces them. It contradicts the gloomy economy and the overabundance of bland colors on the current market. "During stressful times, a color like Honeysuckle lifts people's minds and energizes people," says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. Taken between an intense pink and a red, honeysuckle can easily be worn by men and women. It's a striking and eye-catching hue that looks great day and night and will add a lively touch to interior spaces when it's used on walls, pillows, bedspreads, small appliances and table accessories.
Honeysuckle is an updated color that adds a bold and dynamic feel when used in large areas of a home such as an entrance, bedroom or living room. It is perfect to use in artisan home plans. When used in the kitchen or dining room, it will stimulate your appetite. But, great ways to incorporate this color into the kitchen is to use it with doilies, sheets, glassware, candles and even small appliances. If you need to cover old or shabby cabinets, try painting the honeysuckle. Or, for an even bolder statement, paint an accent wall in Honeysuckle for a burst of energy in the kitchen, hallway or family room.
Because Honeysuckle is probably considered a more feminine color, it may not be the first choice of a decorator trying to stage a house to sell in the real estate market, but if the color Honeysuckle is used in subtle touches, no doubt the house for sale stand out in the crowd.
Other color palettes that will shine
Create a joyous and light home using a lemon yellow hue. Not only will it release positive energy, but it will keep your mood pleasant. Make your home interesting and use this color in unexpected places, like a water room or a dining room. It also looks fantastic mixed with a soft blue and khaki color. Research has proven that yellow is uplifting, helps people fight fatigue, limits anxiety, promotes relaxation and maintains a positive mood. Who would not want that every day?
With the return of the vintage, smoked violets, deep browns or burgundy, berry colors and even bronze will turn the interior of your home into something rich and elegant. Classy and sophisticated, combine these colors with dark wood furniture and a leather upholstery and your home will exude style.
Quite the contrary in many ways to the vintage color palette is the palette inspired by the plans of the farm. With the current feeling of the company trying to "go back to the basics," this color palette uses the colors often seen on a farmer's market to find inspiration. Playful oranges, leafy greens, bold blues and textured brown tones will give your home that earthy feel of returning to nature.
Last year, turquoise was the color of the year and symbolized an escape, so if you want to keep this fancy, but change gears a bit for 2011, why not try the translucent colors with a pearl or satin finish? Creamy whites, soft grains and neutral sage shades will make your home an escape while adding a sweet retro feel.
Getting back to basics in how we live in 2011 will also resonate with another color palette that includes tribal colors and many other earth tones. The concept of a "tribe" reflects the concept of communities today and reflects the importance of the people around us. The rich oranges, browns, indigo blues and curry colors will dominate this palette and add excitement to any interior space in your home.
As you can see, 2011 will be a pretty diverse year! Whether you are looking at new holiday home plans or just a way to refresh your current home, you can find something exciting. From explosive pink tones to soft silvery gray tones, there's something for everyone in these color palettes.