January 02, 2012

Trends for 2012 - Colour Part II

This is the month when all the shelter magazines come out with their colour trends for the upcoming year (January editions).  There are similarities to what is also predicted by the paint companies but a few standouts include: 

Heathered grey - designers love using grey and this one adds a lovely depth and surprisingly a warmth to a space

Down Pipe No. 26 - Farrow & Ball
via Style at Home
Acid yellow - a similar yellow looked fantastic in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome's dream country kitchen

Olive Chartreuse 6102-54 - Sico
via House and Home

Raspberry red - great as an accent
Rum Punch 231-7 - PPG Pittsburgh Paints
Raspberry throw via Carnaby Home

Deep blue - a touch of classic Wedgewood blue and works well with the chinoiserie trend
Chinese Porcelain 449-6, PPG Pittsburgh Paints

Elte's Second Life Rug

Pantone proclaimed that Tangerine Tango 17-1463TCX was the colour of 2012 - I like it but probably only as an accent colour.  I think it would look fantastic with a deep navy or a grey to tone it down.  It's expected to be a hot colour for Spring in the fashion world so we'll see how that carries into fabrics and then translated into cushions, bedding, rugs, accessories, etc.

See House and Home and Style at Home for articles on the 2012 paint trends.

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