Friday, February 10, 2012

Spring Color Trends for 2012, they're Fruit Loopy!

Fruit Loops® ~ a classic cereal that's been on our breakfast table for many, many years. Good things last, just like classic color schemes. Come see how you can enjoy these fruity, classic colors in your home this spring.

Now here is where color trends get a bit tricky. These are the spring color trends for 2012 which are focused on fashion and home decor. 

These colors are beautiful but if I said it once I've said it a thousand times, the fashion colors of spring 2012 probably will not translate well into color choices for our home.

Look at Tangerine Tango. It's a great Pantone color but people are using in it very sparingly as accents or in an occasion pillow.

The colors that are coming out this spring are pretty, refreshing, peppy, happy and any other adjective you have to describe them but my job is to get color into our homes - all of the home, not just in accents.

So what are these colors? Well, they can be similar to the spring color trends but I'd tone them down just a bit so they're not so much like the contents of an Easter Basket.

These are the colors that I would suggest. You still have your yellow and blues, green and peaches but they seem to be a bit more “mature” and not so “Fruit Loopy”. See what I'm saying. This is one reason I'm not a fan of color trends because it makes my job as a Color Specialist in Charlotte a little challenging.

Clients may love the new and trendy colors but they will not look good in your home - unless you need to decorate a young girls room or nursery.

Don't get me wrong, I love ALL color but when it comes to putting color in your home, trendy I'm not. I will choose for you, the colors that your home needs not what is running through cyber space.

Aren't these pretty? They are still very spring-like but certainly Donna Frasca approved!

Color Trends for spring 2012 and 2013 that I would suggest.
designed by Donna Frasca

Need color for you home? Live in Charlotte? Contact me to help you update your home in color but not get too trendy. It'a all about how to combine classic colors with a bit of the trends.