Color Trends 2011 – 2012 – Color Made Easy

Peacock and Chrome Yellow dominate one great color palette of many – images from Color Made Easy Magazine

Looking for color inspiration for Fall? You’re not alone – while renovation projects may be winding down with the onset of cooler weather, painting and re-design projects are on everyone’s mind. Of the four seasons, Fall is entertaining central, comprising the high traffic holidays – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and more. Already September is flashing by – this could not be a better to to sit back and imagine those cosmetic changes that transform your space into the Holiday go-to spot you envision.

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Color Made Easy Magazine, Fall/Winter 2011 issue

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Mod Fall Color with KoKo Company – Color Made Easy Magazine

Remember, while color gurus have done all the work to compile 58 fail-safe color palettes that usually work, remember that research always has it’s limits. The color experts didn’t test these lovely palettes in your space, and may not have used a comparable light source. Designers at large have been hoarding incandescent light bulbs, because we all hate the new fluorescents, but they are soon to be a fact of life and living.

Take that jewel palette to the paint store, and get test samples to paint on a WHITE background on your wall. Do this mid-week, so you can live with the colors until the weekend when you’re able to paint. I have said allot that it’s just paint, but while the $28 may not be a painful loss, your time is irreplaceable. If your life is anything like mine, time precious and at a premium. This simple expedient will save time, and money better spent on a latte and a great book!