The world around us is all about color. Calming pastels in spring followed by the vibrant hues of summer leading into the beautiful muted tones of fall.
According to Pantone, the leading authority on color, the hottest color of the year is Tangerine Tango. A powder room or your kid’s bathroom could be the perfect spot for this vibrant, lively color. If you aren’t a risk taker, watery blues and greens may be more your speed. These hues are hot this year, especially for a master suite.
Design trends seem to follow closely with fashion trends and this idea does not skip a beat when it comes to color schemes. Color block is hot this year and so is grey. To create this look, juxtapose a gray shade with a bright and cheerful color, although, keep it to 15-20% of the room. Whites and off-whites continue their popularity and platinum colored metallic textures are making their way into the mix. Surprisingly enough, so far this year oak, birch, and walnut woods are overtaking the previous leaders of cherry, maple, and alder, which are on a decline. Medium to dark wood toned stains are leading the market and white continues to dominate.
Traditional styling is becoming a thing of the past. Transitional styling, a mix between traditional and contemporary,…continues to increase in popularity. People are looking for clean lines and simplicity. Old vintage styling incorporated with minimalistic design is also favored. Coordinate old vintage, retro, or antique pieces into your modern motif.
Modern interior design is all about taking that classic or vintage look and updating it for today’s trends. And, for the hottest trend in 2012…Take Risks. Show your true personality in your decor!
Check out these hot new must have items:
New, more affordable digital showering units w/preset comfort levels.
Mirrors…with TV’s; technology has been improved to eliminate performance issues with humidity.
Fixtures with WaterSense: the EPA’s equivalent to EnergyStar.
Spot resistant technology, keeping faucets looking brand new.
Square and rectangle sinks as well as wading pool vessel sinks.