Lighten Up (for Spring)

I know it's not even winter yet but with fashion week in New York and Paris behind us, the wise color forecasters at Pantone have dictated which spring 2012 colors we'll be seeing.  Many are based on what we've seen on the runways, since home, fashion, and interior design are so closely related.  This is an example of what rooms may be wearing, because, "Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism, and the promise of a brighter day," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director for the Pantone Insitute.  I'll look forward to it ~ after I get thru this winter!

Angie Hranowsky

Miles Redd

Jamie Drake

Jamie Drake

via House Beautiful

via Decor Pad

Frank Roop

Elizabeth Dinkel

Darryl Carter

Brighter or subdued, these vivacious, enticing colors with just the right amount of neutral need not summarize a season. They are timeless.  Is it coincidental that these colors work beautifully together as well?

Pantone's Fashion and Home division also came up with 175 NEW (nuanced) colors.  They have a library of over 2,100 colors. "Who knew there were so many colors to choose from?"

Confused?  Need inspiration or ideas for color combinations??  There's an app for that!

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