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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Color Trends for 2012

Today I had the opportunity to visit the San Francisco Design Center to attend the Colormix 2011 presentation hosted by Sherwin Williams Paint Co.

The event was held in the Robert Allen - Beacon Hill Showroom. Where we were able to socialize and visit with area designers amongst all of the beautiful Robert Allen fabrics. One word...inspiring!

The color trends presentation was give by Jackie Jordon, Director of Color Marketing for Sherwin Williams...and a very good friend of mine. Jackie took all of us in the audience on a visual journey through color trends emerging in design and decor, along with art and fashion, for the coming year 2012.

Her discussion began with monochromatic palettes inspired by Mother Earth.
Focusing on the following four shades;

Red - think rich vibrant saturated reds combined with a palette of corals and salmons.

  eclectic entry by maison21  traditional bedroom Dashing Through The Throws  traditional entry Outside Lighting contemporary living room by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc.

Blue - think denim and indigo, the shimmering blues of rivers, lakes and the sea.

traditional living room by Paula Grace Designs, Inc.  eclectic dining room by Kerrie L. Kelly  modern closet by Charles Luck Stone Center  eclectic hall Clarendon Street

Green - think moss covered trees in the forest, rooftop gardens and foliage motifs.

modern landscape by Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture  contemporary dining room by Kate Jackson Design contemporary family room by Eileen Kathryn Boyd  eclectic family room by Tracy Murdock Allied ASID

Neutrals - think organic shades of grain,  pebbles, weathered wood and dried grasses.

traditional family room by Dayna Katlin Interiors  eclectic hall by Annis Lender  eclectic home office by Splendid Willow  contemporary bedroom by Urrutia Design

You can read more about emerging color and design trends in the Stir Magazine by Sherwin Williams, available online here.

Great job Jackie! It was so fun to see you and Thanks for the informative and inspiring presentation!

I would love to hear all of your thoughts on the emerging color trends for the coming year. Stop by and let me know what colors and palettes you are seeing and using this year!

images via Houzz

1 comment:

  1. The pops of color make me think of Spring and the neutrals make me enjoy the time we have left of Winter.


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