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2011 Color, Pattern and Interior Trends

2011 Color & Pattern Trends

Decorating trends are defined by an elegant ambiance

The leading international furnishing show, IMM Cologne and Living Kitchen, took place in Germany last month. The four central trends to emerge were “Emotional Austerity“, “Surprising Empathy“, “Re-Balancing” and “Transforming Perspectives“. This year, decorating trends are defined by an elegant ambiance with clear and unostentatious aesthetics. Shapes are pretty but modest – basic forms with boxy or rounded contours. Kitchens continue to be a family gathering area with cabinetry extending to other rooms. Current kitchen trends include varying platform levels for alternative living in the kitchen, ceramic and porcelain sinks replacing the formerly ubiquitous stainless steel, and thinner kitchen countertops.

ShelterPop predicted honeycomb as the pattern for the year.  Color Marketing Group has chosen “Honey Moon” as the next color for 2011. CMG notes, “Inspirations come from hardworking honeybees, a move away from glitzier golds, toward a remembrance of things past. Honey Moon is patinated and reminiscent of warm, worn leather. Honey Moon offers a fresh face on yellow and blends the sensual stimulations of color and taste. Take the sweet earthiness of honey and combine it with the romance of a harvest moon to uncover this blended yellow.”

Pantone predicted “honeysuckle” (a dynamic reddish pink) as the Color for 2011, explaining that,“Energizing Honeysuckle lifts spirits and imparts confidence to meet life’s ongoing challenges.”

All trend predictions reveal a positive and upbeat attitude with renewed confidence that the economy is on the rise and expected to grow at a slightly faster pace than 2010. We are happy to see these trends and are confident that our expertise can help you enhance your home to fit your lifestyle today.