Kiki Interiors - Decor and Staging

Friday, January 13, 2012

Hot Trends in Paint for 2012




Well, we already gave you a sneak peek at the hot new colour for 2012 - tangerine tango!








But what are the other hot trends that we will be seeing in 2012?








Paint colour:




Expect to see a wide range of hues this year. Such as earth tones, bright candy inspired colours and lots of blue! some of the favourites: Tea Dance by CIL (a blush, reddish and lively colour) fabulous for any room that needs some life and bounce. Perfect for a bedroom, craft room or office - any space that could use a jolt of energy.








Some calming blues to keep your eye on are by Benjamin Moore - wythe blue, nimbus grey, montpellier, and amethyst shadow, they are modern without being over the top and still classic in that they work beautifully with neutrals. Tired of the grey trend? Then check out these blues. Still cool but refreshing and not gloomy.








Check out Behr's Tea Party collection, inspired by Alice in Wonderland. These colours are playful and add whimsy to any space. This is perfect for a child's room or any space for the young a heart. Check out - queen's tart, minty frosting, violet water, sugar pool, and first peach.








If you are looking to redecorate your daughter's room and she loves that 'princess or ballerina' look, check out Beauti -Tone's 'Japanese blossom'. So elegant and soft, pink but not bubble gum. this would also be stunning in a bathroom, the reflection will make your complexion glow!








When you hear 'earth tones' chances are browns and greens come to mind, but Mother Nature has so much more to offer. Olympic paints and stains have really embraced nature this year and made natural tones feel vibrant and alive. For instance, Indiana Clay is a warm and spicy but soft orange tone that looks so chic and inviting when teamed up with shades of cream. Perfect for a study, family room or a living room.








Looking for something bolder? No problem. SICO has some really great options for you - that offer colour an contrast. They are really spearheading the colour blocking trend by using colours such as Inscrutable sky (think a bold and deep eggplant) and Marjoram (a very light celery tone) in the same room. They are calling this 'colour zones'. So try using the deeper colour to emphasize architecture in your home.












Not sure how to bring these colours into your rooms? Try colour blocking. Yes, just like in fashion, accent walls or accent ceilings or accent pieces in a bold, vibrant colour can be a way to add some real splash into any room. It's great to see colour again and in such an economical format. Paint is so inexpensive and easy to apply (I know we don't often want to under take the task, but the results can really change up your space). Colour your world and make it fabulous - your options are endless!

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