Friday, August 14, 2009

Up and Coming Color Trends

Purple is the hottest "new again" color in home decorating. You don't have to look very far to see it even in the fashion industry. With the onslaught of purple in several different shades we will begin to see more grays and charcoal's making a comeback as well.
Green is still a very hot color but you will see the hue move from sage(which is passe) to greens with more yellowish undertones
Blues are continuing to make a comeback. We will see soft tones such a a robin's egg blue, as well as deeper shades of ocean blues.
Everything I have read states that yellow is the new orange and is also making a huge presence in home decor items. Use it in soft hues and than pop more color in the room with your accessories. The right shades of purple and yellow can really make a statement in a bath or bedroom too.
Brown has become the new black over the last few years and continues to have a strong presence in paint and home furnishings.
Coral is coming back as well, a softer version of the oranges and rusts.
Many restful softer colors are making a comeback such as beige, taupe's, soft grays, pale blues, and greens. Colors I often associate with spa colors. I see this as a chance to create a more restful place at home to escape from the busy lives we all lead.
All in all, I hold to my belief that whatever the trend is, you need to surround yourself with the things you love.


  1. I love all the colors that are coming out except purple, ICK. I don't care for purple at all, any shade of it! But I've always wanted to do stuff in orange! I love that color... Hmmm.. I might have to re-do something in the house! Hey, we still have our laundry room to do!!! Orange might work... Now to convince D!!!

  2. Thank you so much Debbie on my paint question. We went and got another can of semi gloss an put on the secong coat and it is beautiful. I will be posting pictures soon. And the blog today on up and coming colors, very good to know still need master bedroom and bath to re-do along with dining room once my parents get into thier new addition..Have a blessed week and thanks again for your help.

  3. Debbie

    Thanks so much for your kind remarks about my aunt... Love your projects.

    Not sure about purple..


  4. Debbie I adore all these colors! ;)

  5. wow, I never thought purple would look good in a room but it really works in that picture. It's not overwhelming at all.
    I am glad to hear greens are in because we had our cabinets painted an olive green. And yay for brown! I love browns!