Savory Spices, Cool Cobalt, Sunny Saffron, Peacock Plume, Captivating Coral, and Rich Russet. These are the names given to new color trends forecasted recently by Roberta Hayes, senior merchandising colorist for Valdese Weavers. With 20+ years in the decorative fabrics and home furnishings industry, Roberta is a leader in color development and trend analysis for the home fabrics brand. Her forecast correlates with the colors I recently saw at the Las Vegas Home Furnishings Market, but I love her description of the different color families. I’ve included photos of some of my client projects in these color schemes. Some were done recently and some a while ago. So you can see that colors come into vogue and go out all the time. The important thing to remember is to select colors that make you feel happy and well. Here are the color schemes as reported by Roberta Hayes -
Savory Spices marry the warmth of cinnamon, paprika, and nutmeg with soft greys and rich expresso browns to create color stories that are robust, but not overstated. Combinations of subtle golds and neutral clay hues create interiors that are rustic yet sophisticated.
Cool cobalt pairs rich gem tones of cerulean, indigo, and navy with turquoise and aquamarine to create fashion statements evoking the freshness and carefree feeling of the tropics. When offset with complementary shades of salmon, pumpkin, orange, and spicy reds, Cool Cobalt color stories bring to mind classic European sophistication.
Sunny Saffron is all about the marriage of golden yellows and sandy neutrals with cool platinum greys, for looks that are engaging and elegant. Sunny Saffron is made more exquisite when combined with pops of teal and poppy red which round out the color story.
Peacock Plume brings together a showy range of bold blues from turquoise to sapphire with the twinkle of kiwi and lime greens. The addition of jewel-tone accents such as ruby red and vibrant violet creates color schemes with all the magic and majesty of a peacock’s plumage.
Warm sun-kissed shades of peach, apricot, and coral dance with fuchsias and pinks to create color combinations that are radiantly sunny and runway-inspired. Accenting shades of Aztec gold, expresso brown, and navy provide grounding for this bright color story.
Stirring the imagination like the echoes of lost civilizations, Rich Russet and garnet reds shine in this palette. Neutral flax and camel ground with accents of burnished gold, and bold, deep teals combine to create a look of old world luxury.
I have to admit that these colors that are so popular now are the ones that I’ve always loved and been drawn to again and again. They are the colors of nature – the shades of a colorful sunset and the warmth of the sand and the sea. The colors of seashells and stones – warm and rich and luscious.
Please let me know which colors you’re drawn to. Those are the colors you should surround yourself with in your home. If in doubt of which colors you’re drawn to, just open your closet. You’ll most likely find a predominance of certain hues. These are probably the colors you should be using in your home. Just adding a throw or some pillows in these colors can make a huge difference in the way your home feels.
Until next time,