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Feng Shui Painting Part 2: Color Trends for 2011

I just attended a wonderful presentation on Color Trends for 2011. Hosted by Sherman-Williams, there are four “Color Stories” that are predicted to be hot in the new year.  Each color story is a set of colors that help to create a certain mood or theme for the home. Here are the four color stories, along with the paint colors associated with each one.  I’ve also included some pictures of interiors that I think reflect each color story nicely. Check it out and see if any of these rooms speak to you…

 1. “Purely Refined”: This feeling is all about understated elegance. Muted, calming colors and tailored furnishings create a sense of order and peacefulness. Here are the colors assoicated with the “Purely Refined” color story:

These colors make me go “ahhh”. Here is how I could see using them in a room:


2. “Restless Nomad”: Reflecting a love of travel, and a blending of cultures, this is an exotic, sultry feeling. Colors are warm, based on Asian, African textiles, as well as spicy foods! Here are the colors:

I love the mix of patterns that make up this look…



3. “Gentle Medley” : A feeling of nostalgia, love of vintage items, and the simple things in life, define this look. The colors are taken from the past, fresh and innocent:

The colors make me think of cozy spaces like these:



4. “Bold Invention” : For the brave at heart, this look takes inspiration from the art world, graffiti, and sculptural furniture. Strong colors dominate, such as:

Think fun and fearless:



October 10, 2010   5 Comments