Color Forecast 2012 – Trends in Real Living
Last evening I looked at the image of the color palette for the Spring/Summer 2012 forecast, trying to imagine what to do with this in a real life design. I realized that if I were not immersed in color trends and products on a daily basis – I might find these a bit daunting.
Side by side, they appear to have little in common, and viewed out of context (and as a collection) they may seem intimidating. Here are some practical ways to get inspired and break it down to fit your style.
There’s very little that is truly untried, untested or brand new in decorating. All you need to do is look around you to divine some inspiration. To prove it, I buzzed through some past “Design Star” images. For anyone who has missed it, HGTV’s selects design contestants who are challenged to demonstrate their acumen in new and avant guard applications to win their own show. Have a look at one of last season’s efforts below; doesn’t this color palette seem familiar?
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That’s because it incorporates nearly all the Color Trends 2012 palette:
Here’s another room I happened across via a brief search:
Nearly all of the spring/summer 2012 color trend palette can be seen in this room, as well. The multiplicity of color creates a happy space although many men might find themselves searching for a masculine life raft to escape.
The colors of fall and stormy clouds to punctuate white Eames chairs or a worn leather sofa…
Print out your palette, and cut it up with scissors. Go online to your favorite sources, and find things that you can relate to – then lay them out in front of you, and add and subtract.
Remember KISS – Keep It Stylish but Simple – stick with 1 focal point per living zone (zones are particularly crucial in open floor plans, because you rely on function to separate living zones, instead of walls).
- Bring Pantone’s Spring/Summer Color Forecast To Your Home (redoitdesign.wordpress.com)
- New! PANTONE Spring / Summer 2012 Color Trends (redoitdesign.wordpress.com)