Chic Home Color Pick for 2012
I am not one for decorating or dressing according to trends. I believe my home and my dress are all about what I look great in and what looks great on me! When you trend decorate or dress, it becomes dated as soon as they announce next years new colors. Chic Home style is all about mixing and matching high and low, styles and colors that appeal to you and complement your personality not using a color just because it is widely available and the trend. The trick is resisting trends and finding the colors that complement you and your style personality.
Pantone announces their color of the year every year and every design blog out there posts about it and shows how to incorporate it into your home. This year's color is Tangerine Tango..
(scary...70's flashbacks, orange shag, orange and brown upholstery...don't make me go there. We had a family friend who drove a big chevy van painted this color and we called it the "great pumpkin")
Pantone's color predictions actually influence the home decor business. I am sure all the big box and designer stores will be flooded with products in this year's color. Every paint company out there does the same thing you just don't hear as much about it and they usually have totally different color choices. So if your color is orange this is the year to pick up some great accents for your home. My suggestion never use trend colors on main pieces like a sofa or paint your walls with it. It will date your home before the year is out and then you will have to start all over again next year and that is what the manufacturers count on!!!
What is your 2012 Color of the Year?