Interior design is often influenced by the trends in the market and industry around the world. Consumer trends and business marketing trends have a tendency to trickle into fashion and interior design.
Therefore, there are a lot of neutrals and vibrant colors used in interior design for 2010.
One contributing factor to top interior design color trends of 2010 is the “going green” movement that continues to sweep consumerism. The desire to aid the planet by using environmentally safe product produces neutrals like browns and creams, as well as shades of green and yellow. Neutrals make for a great pallet for other color accents, while greens is calming and soothing to the mind and yellow is stimulating and motivating.
Yellow is best served in a kitchen, as it can even help digestion. You’ll find green the best compliment to a bedroom setting. Use the two color schemes together in a room such as an office, to create an environment that is both soothing and motivation, resulting in better work flow. Just be careful not to overpower with yellow, since no one likes to be over-stimulated.
Other colors in the “going green” trend include gray, white, maroon, brown and even orange. When you’re shopping for colors in this scheme, think moss on the forest, tree bark, leaves and even rocks in a riverbed. All of these colors, of course, go wonderfully together.
Shades of purple, such as deep plum and bright violets, represent global diversity – a growing trend in the both the cultural and business world. Additionally, purple has always been associated with romance and royalty. State your claim in the living room with a purple color scheme or seduce your senses by using purple in the master bedroom. Orange provides a great accent color when paired with purple – bringing vibrancy to seduction is never a bad thing.
Global market trends have also accentuated the power of a woman in recent years, and that is now showing itself in interior design colors – specifically, pink. Pair dark pink and light pink shades in a room, on a canvas of white or gray neutrals, and you’ve created a strong and feminine look that is also sophisticated. Accents of metallics and modern, straight lines add to the strength of this color scheme and make it older, bringing it away from the look of a little girl’s space.
Other colors in the “global” color scheme include bright blue, gold, black, lavender and gray. You can easily combine these colors for a feel of richness, passion, and a little bit of romance.
The most popular interior design color trends for 2010 actually complement each other well. The earthy tones of the “going green” trends make a somewhat neutral canvas that accentuates the vibrant tones of the “globally focused” trends. Don’t be afraid to combine neutral green tones with vibrant purples for an exciting look.
Just be sure to avoid making it look like Barney, the popular dinosaur from the children’s show. When it comes to interior design, Barney is not trendy at all.Images: http://www.michelle-s.com http://www.glamour.com