Posted by Nicole Corradi | Posted in Color Trends, Interior Design | Posted on 7:43 PM
"Spring traditionally evokes a sense of freshness and new beginnings, with sprouting shoots and blossoming flowers that inspire designers to breakout of the winter doldrums. Bright colors return to the top 10 list for spring ’09, as designers incorporate vibrant pops into their collections, yet temper the vibrancy with deeper, translucent or neutral tones... 'New York’s fashion designers encourage hopeful attitudes with lively colors, while sophisticated, grounded hues address the need for stability in times of economic uncertainty'..." -Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.
I have always been fascinated with the power of color. The way it evokes feelings and moods in people while we typically don't even realize it is happening. Spring and Summer are my favorite times of year not only because of the sunny blue skies and warm weather they bring, but also because of all the fun, bright and energetic colors associated with them.
This season, the professionals at the Pantone Color Institute did a great job as usual, by choosing colors that will have a positive and uplifting impact on everyone during this rough period of our economy. The fact that the use of color can create a feeling of hope and stability in a person is amazing to me.
I am a huge fan of color and my favorite is always changing. Currently I am on a purple kick! I love all the different shades of purple that are out right now. Interior design often follows the trends of fashion design, so you can imagine that both my apartment and my wardrobe are freshly stocked with some new purple pieces. :)
Another interesting color that caught my eye recently was "Mimosa" (makes me a little thirsty). It was named "Color of the Year for 2009" by Pantone. The reason they gave for choosing this shade was what caught my attention the most:
So, if you're thinking of re-painting or redecorating, mimosa seems to be the way to go right now. You have to be careful to not overuse it though because too much yellow can cause feelings of anxiety, which is the last thing we all need right now!
Keep in mind...
"Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style." ~Billy Baldwin