2008 Color Forecast
Green may just become the newest “neutral” color according to paint and color expert with Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute, Debbie Zimmer.
Used as a subtle backdrop to reflect an enhanced eco-consciousness and social responsibility, green will be representative of the growing environmental movement. Mid-tone hues of fern, palm, pine and sage will be used on their own or coupled with clear blue or aqua to create a living space that conjures up a sense of outdoor-friendly living. Sandy tan and adobe brown can be intermingled to complete that earthy and eco-friendly feel.
While suitable for all areas of the home, these combinations are an especially good choice for bathrooms, kitchens and family living spaces. Try to avoid too much green color in the bathroom, which can reflect off the wall and give skin a greenish, sickly cast when looking in the mirror, explains Zimmer.
Gaining popularity in 2008, black and white paint hues will enhance opulent living spaces filled with accessories, lighting, mirrors and rich fabrics. Silver metallics and high sheen finishes along with rich textures benefit from the sophistication of this striking palette. Zimmer suggests, “For an unexpected color punch, add cause related hues such as dramatic red or maintain the room’s classic undertones with subtle pink or taupe.” Dramatic and sophisticated, black and white is becoming the backdrop of choice for glamorous spaces.
Warm Up to Red
Choose a deep red for creating a warm and vibrant mood. Stand out from the rest by including deep oranges and yellows. It's original and unique, without sticking out your neck too far. Some are moving away from traditional reds in the kitchen to bolder, orange-infused hues like Curry and Chipotle.
If you are drawn to the expensive fabrics, try using some to make a pillow or as a trim and it will transform the whole project.By combining basic yard goods with expensive designer fabrics, the final result is great! Favorite Ideas: Make a Valance - Table Runner - Chair Cover - Ottoman Slipcover
Murano Velvet Collection by G.P. and J. Baker
As 2007 comes to a close, we all take a moment to reflect on the past year. As we look back at InteriorDecorating.com, we see a great year with wonderful customers and a great staff. Our new showroom opened in the last quarter - a much anticipated addition to our business. Full of unique items, modern art and great furniture our showroom promises to be a great asset to our local community. The fabric racks are overflowing with beautiful fabrics and the fabric and trim books are ready to peruse with plenty of space to sit and plan your next project. We have a friendly and experienced staff at the showroom.