The question I am asked most often by clients, friends and in general conversation is “What color is ‘In’? It’s a simple question with a difficult answer.
The Color Marketing Group (CMG) is an organization that forecasts color trends two to three years in advance for industry and manufactured goods. Paint companies will create their annual color palette for the upcoming year and fabric weavers will chose shades and hues based on CMG directions and predictions.
Ever get frustrated when shopping for bath towels to match those you purchased a few years ago? Chances are you were disappointed to discover that the current shade is not quite the same as what you already own. Instead of ‘silky moss’, for example, it’s now ‘pine needle’. Out with the old and in with the new.
The good news is interior trends and colors don’t change as fast as fashion and paint stores have the ability to reproduce any color under the sun.
In December, Pantone, a company that provides color standards for the design industries, chose turquoise as the hottest color for 2010. That’s right, turquoise.
My advice is to look at the latest color fads and trends but stick with colors that fit your Signature Style. Just because someone says turquoise is the color of the year, is no reason to change your own color palette. Remember fads come and go quickly. If it’s a color you truly love, by all means, introduce it into your home. Buy some new throw pillows or bath towels. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding turquoise towels this year!
Pittsburgh Paint and Glass Color 2010 Color Trends:
Home Harmony Collection
Sherwin Williams created their own color palette for 2010: