Parade of Homes: A look at future color trends
September 23, 2011
When it comes to design trends emerging for 2012, experts say the themes revolve around preservation and protection. Colors and textures will reflect the ongoing evolution and transformation involved in these changing times.Top designers from Benjamin Moore traveled the globe to discover new and emerging trends. The concepts are based on preserving that which engages the past with the present. Themes include textures of homespun fabric, plaids, florals, native stripes, toile, paisleys, embroidery and denim. Colors include khaki, taupe, camel, sand and stone. Woodbark browns, earthy reds and golden and sunny yellows will be used to provide a lacquered shine to matte finishes.Indigos and true-blue denims will border from luxury to casual appeal. Greens will enjoy a resurgence. Digital reds and organic oranges will be used to complement gray-scale combinations.In terms of our “protection,” the space between living in isolation and belonging, the dcor is bold. Spikes, abstract paintings, metal, multi-patterns, wire cages and feathers will illustrate our need for comfort, safety and security. Representative colors include:• Colored tints from silvery gray to dark moody slates.• Military green safari colors, khaki and naturals – representative of our need for camouflage.• Metallic gold will resurface in 2012. Silvers and pewters will stay in vogue.• Fuchsia makes a bold comeback. Look for contrasts of purple and black.• Vintage pinks will marry chocolate browns.• Mysterious purple will continue to masquerade and conceal.• Mauve, yes, mauve is taking a stand. Look for color camouflaging with its many shades in 2012.The 17th annual Summit County Parade of Homes continues today and Sunday. Tickets are $10 each and good for entry to 19 homes. Proceeds benefit The Summit Foundation. Official Programs are available in Mountain Living Magazine, at most Summit County real estate offices, Visitor Information Centers & City Markets. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.summitcountybuilders.org/paradeofhome and Summit County City Markets “Like” us at http://www.facebook.com/summitparadeofhomes Lynn Myers is the owner of Harmony Interiors located in Frisco.