Kitchens.com Announces Color Forecast for 2008

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New guide to hot colors for your home features expert advice, vivid images, and plenty of design ideas.

Choosing the right color when repainting walls, reupholstering dining furniture, or picking an appliance in a new hue can be an exhausting task. So take a tip from the kitchen design experts at Kitchens.com (http://www.kitchens.com). Whether decorating or redecorating in the next year, consider these five hot (and cool) color trends for 2008:

1.    Conscientious Color: Colors return to the earth with nature-inspired tones
2.    Blue is the New Green: From the water to the sky, blue hues are the new buzz
3.    Global Awareness: The global market hits home decor
4.    Progressive Pigments: Technology creates more saturated and complex colors
5.    Warming Trends: Appliances flaunt warmer finishes for a hot effect

"What's most exciting about this year's color trends is their versatility," says Kitchens.com writer Caitlin Grogan. "These trends range from hues imbued with neutral earthy tones to colors that are more vibrant and saturated than ever before."

Grogan also points to the colors' enduring quality. "These colors are not the trends that you'll wish you had avoided ten years down the road," says Grogan. "Used appropriately, whether as wall color or accent notes, these colors will enliven and update a kitchen for the years to come."

The 2008 Color Forecast (http://www.kitchens.com/01-Kitchen-Design/Color/default.asp) features vivid photography that takes the color trends from paint chip to full perspective. Presented as an easy-to-navigate slideshow, the Color Forecast also includes detailed explanations of the emerging trends and how homeowners can use the colors in their own kitchen designs.

About Kitchens.com:
Kitchens.com (http://www.kitchens.com) is a comprehensive resource for homeowners seeking information and inspiration for their ideal kitchen. This independent online publication features photography, design trends and ideas, new product updates, product buying guides, and handy how-to information on planning and budgeting--all in a user-friendly format that puts knowledge at consumers' fingertips.

Founded in 1996, Kitchens.com is based in Chicago.

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