Now it’s the new year and the color trends for 2011 have started to emerge. Believe it or not, but most of the sweaters we wear this year, napkins and tablecloths we buy, and pillows we place on sofas will be surprisingly the same color. With the “color of the year,” one color and a few color palettes will stand out from the crowd and become the colors that fill our closets, homes and lives without most of us noticing. Some may think this is a marketing ploy, but the colors really are a part of the times. So when you look back 10 years from now, 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 released the Color of the Year 2011 and it’s called “Honeysuckle” (Pantone 18-2120). This color is full of confidence, courage and bravery. The daring spirit of Honeysuckle will fill you up, uplift you and keep you motivated all year round. Full of vim and vigor, honeysuckle can be a bold contrast to the escape of turquoise. Honeysuckle forces us to face everyday problems and face them fully. This contradicts the dismal economy and glut of bland colors in today’s market. “In times of stress, a color like honeysuckle uplifts people’s morale and energizes,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Caught between an intense pink and a red, honeysuckle can easily be worn by both men and women. It is a striking and eye-catching shade that looks great day or night and will add a lively touch to interior spaces when used on walls, pillows, bedspreads, small appliances and home accessories. table.
Honeysuckle is an updated color that adds a bold, vibrant feel when used in large areas of a home like a hallway, bedroom, or living room. It is perfect to use in craftsmen’s house plans. Used in the kitchen or dining room, it will stimulate your appetite. But, a great way to incorporate this color into the kitchen is to use it with place mats, linens, glassware, candles, and even small appliances. If you need to cover old or shabby cabinetry, try painting it Honeysuckle. Or, for an even bolder statement, paint a Honeysuckle accent wall for a burst of living energy in the kitchen, hallway, or family room.
Because honeysuckle is probably considered a more feminine color, it might not be a decorator’s first choice when trying to stage a house for sale in the real estate market, but if the color honeysuckle is is used with subtle touches, there is no doubt that the home for sale will stand out in the crowd.
Other color palettes that shine
Create a cheerful and light home using a lemon yellow tint. Not only will it give off positive energy, but it will keep your mood pleasant. Make your home interesting and use this color in unexpected places like a powder room or dining room. It also looks fantastic mixed with a soft blue and khaki color. Research has shown that yellow is uplifting, helps people fight fatigue, limits anxiety, improves relaxation, and maintains a positive mood. Who wouldn’t want this every day?
With the return of vintage, smoky violets, deep browns or burgundy, berry colors and even bronze will transform your home’s interior into something rich and elegant. Sleek and sophisticated, pair these colors with dark wood furniture and leather upholstery and your home will exude style.
The farmhouse-inspired palette is in many ways the opposite of the vintage color palette. With the company’s current sense of trying to ‘get back to basics’, this color palette uses colors often seen in a farmer’s market for inspiration. Playful oranges, leafy greens, bold blues and textured brown tones will give your home a back-to-nature feel.
Last year turquoise was the color of the year and symbolized an escape, so if you want to hang on to that whimsy, but change gear for 2011 a bit, why not try translucent colors with a pearly finish or satin? Creamy whites, soft grays, and neutral sage tones will give your home an escape feel while adding a sweet retro feel.
Getting back to basics in the way we live in 2011 will also resonate with another color palette that includes tribal colors and many other earth tones. The concept of “tribe” reflects the concept of communities today and reflects the importance of the people around us. Rich oranges, browns, indigo blues and curry colors will dominate in this palette and add excitement to any interior space in your home.
As you can see, 2011 is going to be a pretty diverse year! Whether you are looking for new vacation home plans or just a way to refresh your current residence, you can find something exciting. From explosive pink undertones to soft silvery gray tones, there is something for everyone in these color palette trends.