Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring 2013 Color Trends for Carpet, Home, Fashion...

Hibiscus bloom Color trends for Now in homes and fashion – spring 2013

In the mall recently, I noticed a pair of jeans I just had to have –They were my favorite color – a sort of pinkish-coral that I just adore. It’s not too pink or too orange – it’s right in the middle. It reminds me of pink grapefruit or Honeycrisp apples or hibiscus blossoms and even some hybrid daylilies. Later on that day, I noticed that same color all through the store, on purses and beachwear and home linens and even makeup, and that’s when I realized: my favorite color was “In” this year. Yay!

In fact, according to this great color trends article titled What are today's top 8 colors in home design? found on the Shaw Floors website, several of my favorites are hot this year, such as:

Cloud Gray
The absolute perfect gray is comparable to the color of the clouds just before it rains. Warmer than it is cool, gray is rarely boring. Starting on fashions runway we have seen the emergence, expansion and ultimately the saturation of gray in the market place and have enjoyed its sophisticated simplicity in infinite ways. Suffice it to say, gray will stay.

Safari Taupe
Classic taupe is the stepping-stone between the gray trend and its predecessor, the chocolate brown trend. Taupe is best described as a grayish brown or brownish gray. Taupe can be found in nail polish, couture, ready-to-wear, active-wear, accessories and is evident in the home furnishing markets. When the taupe trend is translated into furniture, it offers the very popular reclaimed look.

Ivory Coast
Today we are seeing different influences on our neutrals. The first influence is a warm camel color while the other is a cool flax such as finely woven belgian linen. Whites and off-whites continue to expand and grow in lockstep as the brightness of the colorful colors grows.

Known for its soothing and calming effects, aqua has evolved beautifully from its early days, enjoying long-standing partnerships with chocolate, lush greens, creamy whites and silvery grays.

IMG_4815Persimmon Orange
Running the gauntlet between a juicy tangerine and a spice-colored persimmon, this color brings an energetic vibe to an interior space. Orange is often used as the signature color for key pieces of furniture or accessories. It is especially stunning when dropped strategically into an all-white interior.

As a color that works well with any style, any gender, any complexion, pink can be counted on to be around for the long haul.

Meditation Purple
The color purple of today is regal when blue-based, and spiritual and mysterious when red-based. Both versions are stunning but when paired together they are over the top.

Spring 2013 Color Trends for Carpet, Home, Fashion...Shutter Black
No interior or wardrobe is complete without a touch of black. Black creates a much needed sense of depth and gravity. Black is basic and easy while being elegant and timeless.

Check out the complete article for some good examples of the colors mentioned, and thanks to Shaw for letting me know that my faves are the new raves!

Image Credit: Hibiscus Bloom on Flickr and   Persimmons on Flickr

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