Since it has been spring for a few weeks now… I have been thinking about my ‘Spring Cleaning’. With this topic, I have been looking around my home contemplating whether or not to re-design the space.
The colors of 2010 have been out since, well, last year. Many companies call this ‘Color Forecasting’. Pantone, Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and even carpet companies come out with these ‘trends’ every year.
Pantone, being a huge staple for all designers, has the largest variety of color. However, Sherwin Williams has some fun colors this year. They have broken it down into four categories. Each category has it’s won title or ‘name’. I will save my favorite for last.
Here is a list of the Colors of 2010:
—Refreshed. These colors are bright and colorful. One must be brave to use all of these in one space, and creative. These are more for a child’s room or outdoor space. Very vibrant and fun and had a little touch of the 80s.
(Fun Yellow SW 6908, Summer Day SW 6662, Animated Coral SW 6878, Pickle SW 6725, Sapphire SW 6963, and Verve Violet SW6979.)
—Treasured. This collection of color is for the eclectic soul. I can picture this grouping in an eco-conscious home, or even a winter cottage.
(Interactive Cream SW 6113, Gallery Green SW 0015, Caribbean Coral SW 2854, Sequin SW 6394, Smoky Blue SW 7604, and Sturdy Brown SW 6097.)
—Simplified. Aww. Very soothing and even sophisticated. This palette might be found in a master suite. These colors are subdued but has the splash of fun needed to wake you up.
(Whitetail SW7103, Butter Up SW 6681, Magnetic Gray SW 7058, Moderate White SW 6140, Enigma SW 6018, and Serious Gray SW 6256.)
Finally, my favorite collection this year.
—Rooted. This is a dark collection of jeweled tones. These are eclectic and fun. Ethnic colors can be used in any space when applied correctly and sparingly. So fun.
(Nomadic Desert SW 6107, Rookwood Amber SW 2817, Oceanside SW 6496, Foothills SW 7514, Red Tomato SW 6607, Darkroom SW 7083.)
Check out Sherwin Williams website for store locations: www.sherwin-williams.com
Pantone colors are fun too, but definitely a spring friendly palette. The baby pinks and blues are something for Easter.