COLOUR TRENDS? Do they matter? Only if you care! Always use a colour you like & can live
If you follow design & fashion trends, you will know that colour is a major factor. So, all of the
paint companies will list what they consider to be THE colour trends for home décor for any
given year. for any given year.
But they can really vary from company to company!
Instead, you can follow one of the major colour design ‘trend-setters’ for ALL types of fashion:
check out the tried and true ‘Pantone’ Company, where you will be informed that the colour for
2017 is called ‘GREENERY’.
As excerpted from Pantone’s website: https://www.pantone.com/:
“GREENERY is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring
Translation of Design-Speak: PEOPLE LIKE THE COLOUR GREEN!
It is easy to look at, it’s easy to live with, and it plays well with other colours. Green is a neutral
colour both outdoors and indoors: it complements all colours.
So how do you use GREEN, indoors, in flooring? Here are a few examples, with comparisons to
how green occurs outdoors. (Inside tip: these examples can be applied to other colours too!)
Note the texture of the carpet. TEXTURES that you can see and feel are trending, especially if they are 3-
dimensional. This carpet is a soft, short shag, that is very pleasant to walk on. PATTERNS are also trending,
especially florals, botanical prints and graphic prints. (eg: the floral pattern on the bedspread.)
Notice the colours in the area rug PATTERN?
The colours REPEAT the warm red-brown of the hardwood floor and furniture.