One of the easiest and least expensive ways to give your home a new look is by using COLOR! Whether you want to give a completely new look to all of your walls or just add a few simple accents to freshen up a room, color can be an important tool in your decorating arsenal.
Keep in mind that the use of color in your home doesn’t just apply to paint. You can use this information in helping to select area rugs, accent pillows and, “yes!”, even Window Treatments!
Before you run off and get started, I thought I’d put together some resources for what’s anticipated to be the Color Trends for 2013. This should give you some ideas and inspiration to get your next decorating project started. Use these ideas as a guideline and combine them with your own personal taste.
Pantone® is considered one of, if not THE, industry authorities on the subject of color. In fact, they lead many of the decisions that manufacturers make in product design.
You’ll find some great tools on their website, including a greatthat you’ll find helpful. Individual colors are one thing, but coordinating them so they look great, is another matter. Below is a link that will show you nine of Pantone®‘s color palettes, as well as some great examples of their use.
Color Trends for 2013: Get Ready to Pantone!
Of course, color is not just used for interior design and decor. If you like “big, bold pictures”, you’re going to love this page showing you all about Pantone’s picks for the coming year. Neisha Sykes, of “digi.shop.talk”, walks you through nine of Pantone®‘s color palette’s.
Kitchen Looks by Benjamin Moore
Here you’ll see some of the color trends from Benjamin Moore paints and how they can be applied to create a new look in your kitchen.
Home Interior Color Trends for 2013 | David Sharff Architect, P.C It’s often easier to see how different colors can be used. Architect David Sharff demonstrates several of Benjamin Moore’s color palette by showing examples of their use in various room settings.
Delorme Designs: BENJAMIN MOORE COLOUR TRENDS 2013. Delorme Designs, highlights a few of Benjamin Moores more popular colors, including “Lemon Sorbet”, “Stratton Blue”, “Simply White”, and “Van Courtland Blue”, along with examples of their use in a beautiful home.
More Decorating Ideas Using Color
Julie Rogowski, General Manager of The Boston Design Center, introduces more of the top pattern trends for 2013. For interior colors, she’s seeing “Tea Party Neutrals”, “Mellow Yellow” and “Femme Fatale, in their showrooms.” (Decorators sometimes create their own names for colors. Check out the video and you can refer to them however you like!)
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Interior Design Trends 2013 & 2014 | Luxury Interior Design Journal Here are a few key Interior Design Trends for 2013 + 2014: Yellow is the new Pink! The color will dominate with vibrancy making for lively and stimulating color palettes, fabrics and fittings. Watch out Pantone Tangerine….
Color Trends from High Point Furniture Market | Design Happens Designer Erica Islas’ Decorating Tip: If you’re worried about a color overpowering a space, use it as an accent color mixed with neutrals. For example, pair a striped orange-and-white ottoman with a neutral sofa.
Let’s Wrap It Up
Now you have some ideas of what to expect for Color Trends in 2013. But no matter what the “experts” say, it still comes done to personal taste and preference. What are your favorite colors for 2013?
Photo Credits: Boston Design Center, Pantone Paint (Video)