I love color and I had a blast listening to the CEU Webinar from Sherwin-Williams forecasting Color Trends for 2011. An inexpensive and bold way to start the New Year is to paint a room in your home or office. According to Sherwin-Williams, trendy is passe’. I love the freedom in design right now. Your home should represent you, your family, your heritage, your hobbies, your hope and desires. Don’t be afraid to let your home mirror who you are in a powerful way. There are four color palettes that were discussed in the Webinar and I will cover all four separately. The first and my absolute favorite color palette is called Restless Nomad. These colors are sultry, exotic and primal. According to Jackie Jordan, this trend is popular because “everyone has a passport to wander the world, soaking up its flavors, images and colors, and stirring them into an eclectic global design stew, pairing Morocco and Turkey as well as Persian paisleys, exotic animal skins and Indonesian batiks. Colors are all over the place, with dusky darks to hot vibrant pinks and reds, to earthy food-influenced hues that evoke eggplants and cabbages.” Enjoy the images that beautifully represent the many layers of the Restless Nomad.
I hope these pictures inspire you to add a little ethnic spice to your home!