Are you looking forward to crisp days, autumn leaves, and football games? Although not all of the sources I utilize to determine interior design trends in color have revealed their selections for 2015, some have. If you’re hankering for a color change in your décor, here it comes. I can share some trends I’m seeing from those who have boldly gone where no man has gone before to reveal:
Blues Remain in the Forefront:
Last year I reported that the blues are back, and they continue to share the lead. Deep rich blues with a glossy finish have recently appeared, frequently paired with white for a contemporary twist on a classic.
Renaissance of Patterns:
Mixtures of greens, rusts, plums, cerulean blue, beiges and whites- and the mingling of patterns and textures, as seen in many Renaissance paintings has become popular for 2015. There is a fresh look of classic blue with green for a fresh look, used frequently in Duralee’s (http://www.duralee.com/Duralee/Duralee-Fabric.htm) textures and patterns.
Colors from the Sixties Return with a BANG:
Hard as it is to believe for those over 50, olive green, gold, and orange are returning to the forefront, complemented with warm tans and beiges.
Pastels have Returned:
We’ve made it through the recession, and things are looking brighter. People are more optimistic about their future and it shows in our color selections. Orange and purple sunsets, tropical breezes, and aqua swimming pools are replacing the otherwise neutral palette to which we all became so familiar.
Grey is the Resounding Winner for Neutrals:
I love combining light, medium and dark greys together with splashes of a bright: tangerine, violet, lime green, or pastel blue all come to mind. Keep in mind, however, that you’re better off selecting a grey that’s on the cool side if you’re going to use a cool blue or violet; use a warm grey if you select tangerine or lime green as your accent hue. Using various shades of grey- white to black and then adding small pops of red has also returned to vogue.
Other Neutrals to Consider:
White, Beige, Tan, Grey, Warm brown/black, combined with soft greyed blue and pastel aqua are shown in Sherwin Williams paint selections in a grouping entitled, Chrysalis.
Nearly Primary Colors:
A somewhat restrained use of yellow, red and blue combined with orange, violet and greens bring vibrance to any room where it’s used. I recently have been working on using some of these colors, combined with black and white in the artwork of an otherwise neutral palette.
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What questions or comments do you have related to this? I’d love to receive your description and/or photos of your space with a challenging color scheme: You want to change but you’re stuck with furniture you bought in the early/late 2000s? You live in a home with white walls and fear color? Is there a way you can warm up that tint of blue-green in your bedroom without painting it? Let me help! Check out my website at http://TransformationsforInteriors.com if you need help with your space. I always have time for my readers.