According to Pantone, a provider of professional color standards for the design industries, the color trends for 2011 include grape, deep periwinkle blue, cadmium green, antique moss, and gold, silver, and copper metallics. Pantone forecasts nine color palettes for home furnishings and interior design.
The nine palettes for 2011 include:
Simply Stated: dusty rose, avocado, antique moss, deep periwinkle blue, warm taupe, and angora white.
Style and Substance: jet black and metallics of gold and silver, subtle blue and frosted gray, purples, and wine-ish brown.
Clarity: cool blues and greens, pure white, mystical mauve, violet, and Tibetan red.
Fragments: amber, grenadine red, hot pink, baked clay, citron, grape, cadmium green, and bright gold.
Mixed Media: deep teal, aqua, ermine, ochre, berry, metallic gold, copper, and frosted almond.
Designers can purchase “Pantone-View home + interiors 2011,” a guide that includes swatches of the 77 forecasted colors, at www.pantonepaint.com and at Pantone Paint retailers nationwide for $195.
—Nina Patel, senior editor, REMODELING.