Hot Hues for Spring Decor
Straight from the runways to your home, a handful of hot hues are making a strong presence in fashion and home decor trends this spring. From vivacious citrus tones to serene naturals, we’re seeing a fairly broad spectrum of colors this season. We’re crawling out of the winter doldrums to find warmth and vivid colors renewing our senses.
Pantone, the authority on color matching and manufacturing, named Tangerine Tango its Color of the Year for 2012. Touted as the new orange, this reddish-orange color is an invigorating hue that exudes energy. Tangerine accents work flawlessly with neutral tones like grays and beiges to add a bold pop of color.
We’re seeing several shades of yellow trending upward this season, including a subdued Canary Yellow. Deep Sea Turquoise and Squid Ink give a contemporary twist to the mundane blue hues we see this time of year. Neutrals have been, and will likely always be at the forefront of fashion and home design. Colors like Nude Sandstone and Spun Gold are inspired from hard surfaces found in nature, and provide an even-handed palette to build your design from.
Freshen up your home with some of the season’s hottest new colors. Keep in mind though, these colors are trends, and trends don’t last forever. You’ll want to invest in inexpensive and easily interchangeable pieces like throw pillows, decorative objects, frames, curtains, candles, and other simple accents.
Cheap Chic Project: ($25- $50) Add an entirely new look to your room by painting an accent wall. To get you started, I suggest painting the wall behind your sofa or bed using a complementary color to your decor. This minimal investment is sure to make a maximal impact on any room! Anyone can afford a mini redesign–it’s all about creativity.
Above photo: tatum lamp $219 @ crate & barrel, oxide painting $499- $1,299 @ z gallerie, michael aram sunburst frame $129 @ saks 5th ave, mr impossible chair $448 @ kartell, zest pitcher $29.95 @ crate & barrel, lacquer cubes $150- $350 @ jonathan adler, mohair throw $295 @ jonathan adler, chianti chandelier $1,988 @ cyan designs, vesuvius bottles $39.95 ea @ z gallerie, thumbprint bowl $500 @ tiffany & co, indigo frames $12.95 to $14.95 @ z gallerie
Kenneth Byrd is the Principal Designer of Kenneth Byrd Design in Richmond, VA. Current projects include The Residences at the John Marshall downtown and East Beach Condominiums in Norfolk.
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