Color Trends – Gentle Medley

The second color trend of 2011 recognized by Sherwin-Williams is entitled Gentle Medley which is inspired by hard times = soft colors.  Characteristics include innocence, youthfulness, honesty, fresh, airy.  Warmth and security come from memories of the simple life; nostalgia with memories of a less than demanding lifestyle and are shown using vintage cookbooks and aprons, confectionary cravings (cupcakes with colors of frosting mimicking softer, sweeter times). 

Fresh, Airy, Innocent

Elements of this design include:  vintage florals, dragonfly, butterfly and leaf motifs, mismatched flea-market finds, hand-tinted photos, maps. 

Embroidered pillow

Continental Fanfare

Confectionary delight

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