(PRWEB) November 09, 2012
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Keeping the home updated doesn't necessarily mean doing a major overhaul. But as seasons come and go and color trends change, it's important to periodically turn a critical eye towards current decor and figure out what small changes can be made to keep the look up to speed. And not only will this make the home "trendier," it's also a good way to keep it looking interesting and keep oneself from falling into a rut. Whether simply choosing a new color of paint for the walls or picking out a new pair of pillows for the sofa, routinely re-accessorizing the home decor with pops of on-trend colors will keep it looking fresh and fun, even without doing any major redecorating. Homethangs.com introduced a few tips on what’s hot right now at the end of 2012, and what Pantone predicts for the year to come.
1. Rockin' It Retro
They say time moves in circles, and this season, those who saved some old flower-power chairs are in luck. Interior designers recommend brightening up the decor with bright lime greens, lots of orange, electric blue, fire engine red, and all shades of pink and yellow. All bold colors that mesh well in their sheer audacity, this is a trendy-once-again palette is a nearly free pass to play, bringing back an old style in a new way by adding bright pops of color throughout the room. That can mean anything from painting an intense accent wall to simply adding one bold, bright, eye-grabbing piece of furniture to the decor. And one shouldn’t be afraid to go a little wild. A single bold red anything (like a Red Accent Shelf) is a good "safe" choice, but if feeling really adventurous, something a little more stylish and eye-catching would be a good choice, like the lime and sour apple Ripple Chair from Zuo.
2. Blue, Blue, And Blue
Blue has been a big color in 2012 and promises to continue going strong in 2013. And unlike many other trending colors, it's not a particular shade or tone - any blue and all blues are in, big or small, lots or a little, dark or light, true blue or otherwise. And blue is a gentle, calming color, so this is one trend one definitely doesn't need to feel nervous about - one can go all out, and the worst case scenario is still something calming and serene. In 2013 blues are tending more towards the ends of the spectrum - light blue, navy, and greener peacocks and turquoises, but by and large any blue or any mixture of blues is safe. This is a color trend especially recommended for the kitchen or bathroom. While one may not want to completely retile either, adding a simple blue mosaic tile backsplash ( like the Mountain Lake pattern from Martini Mosaic, for example) behind the kitchen or bathroom sink is an easy weekend project that can totally transform and update the look and feel of the room.
3. Spicy, Fiery Reds And Oranges
Beautiful development in the color world is the continued and increasing popularity of spicy reds and oranges. Reds run the gamut from fire-engine to paprika and oranges range from tasty tangerines to dark burnt siennas. Together they pair well with hot pinks and intense yellows for a layered look, but also work well for whole rooms done in a range of shades. Going into 2013, reds are trending more orange, rich, almost woody mahogany/cherry tones, which make warm, slightly exotic spaces. Those who would not go whole hog and paint the walls, and worried about going too dark or being overwhelmed with all that red, can start by giving themselves just a little taste. An area rug, accent pillows, wall art, table lamp, or even a few small decorations can spice up the space and help decide if this color trend is the right one.
4. Icy Pastels
In sharp contrast to the hot heat of this season's reds and oranges, there's also an increasing trend in cool pastels, especially minty greens and soft lavender-grays. These are a great alternative (or addition) to the conventional neutrals, and can create a soft, slightly antique feel that's reminiscent of natural garden colors. To try it out on a small scale, go natural - put a bunch of lilacs or lavenders in a silvery vase and see what it does to the mood of the room. One of the ways to keep up with color design trends, is to use furniture slipcovers - these are custom tailored to the furniture to look like upholstery, but can easily be changed out on a whim. For example, Smirnoff and Kalinka covers by Bailey Street are a perfect match for this trend, and are a great way to add a colorful accent to the room that's easy to change with the seasons.
5. Bolder Neutrals
Of course, not all color trends this season are quite so bold. Neutrals are always in style, and are sometimes the best choice for big pieces of furniture like sofas or sectionals. Neutrals are easy on the eye and comfortable to live with, and even more importantly, they're easy to re-accessorize as trends change. All that said, more intense neutrals are on the rise - chocolaty browns, deep leathery tans, rich olive tones, and even brighter, almost mustardy yellow-tans that create a more vibrant, earthy atmosphere than the standard light neutrals. Also trending in neutrals is the island-inspired white-on-white-on-white look. This is a look that can be a little harder to keep clean, but it can really open up and freshen up a room and is oh-so-easy to accessorize with bright, colorful accent pillows.
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