While I read and gather information from many sources to stay up with the trends, I don't tend to jump on the bandwagon first thing. I like to observe, analyze, see how it relates to me and/or my clients needs. How can the trends help ~make color personal~ and not just trendy?
In my color world there have been many posts as to the 2012 colors of the year. In case you missed part of the color buzz...
Benjamin Moore's color of the year is Wythe Blue HC-143.
It is actually one of my 'go-to' colors because of its blue/green hue. It can add a punch of color, but can be soft and spa like too. It is very versatile.
Pantone's color of the year is Tangerine Tango.
This is a vibrant, energizing color that demands attention! It is an orange/red that is not for the timid. Actually, the timid could start with baby steps by using the color in accents.
Notice how the above two 2012 colors of the year work together? Blue and orange are complementary colors~opposite each other on the color wheel. The trick is to keep the saturation similar so one doesn't overpower the other; the two will make the other stronger already.
Akzo Nobel's color of 2012 is a blushy red. Their prediction is 2012 is all about possibilities. The link in this paragraph is an informative read.
Color Marketing Group (CMG) chose Boyz-n-Berry as the 2012 color. It is a
warm plum color with red undertones, not blue.
The link for the source of the plum picture is another informative (shorter) read.
With more than one 'color of the year' I hope you find some inspiration and work a new color or two into your home. If you would love to, but just don't know where to start, contact me for a color consultation and we'll make a 2012 color 'personal' to you!
Happy New Year!