Thursday, February 11, 2010

Color Series: Trends

As with all things that deal with artistic expression, interior design seems to run parallel with other disciplines when it comes to trends. One of the most obvious and influential is fashion design. Like fashion, interior design deals with fabrics, colors, textures, and patterns so it seems natural that the two would go hand in hand.

Every decade can be identified by it's trend and when something can't be defined originally, it becomes defined as "a take on something", a revival, __nouveau, or -ish. Well, COLOR has come back in a big way and I believe that it has been influenced by revival of design cues in our wardrobe. Did you really ever think that hammer pants or dayglow Raybans would come back in style? Neither did I, but here I stand corrected. People are going all out with bold patterns and graphics, colors, textures, you name it and it has now spread to interiors. In the late 90s blue was the new black, then it was purple, then green, and here we actually find ourselves at my favorite color.....yellow. Yellow is everywhere if you open your eyes. Fashion is currently favoring mustard, interiors: canary. I for one couldn't be more thrilled, but to each their own.

So the point of this blog is to say, when looking for inspiration for your home or remodel don't be afraid to let yourself be influenced by other disciplines. Design your living room around your favorite sculpture or piece of art. Something that Lunada did very recently was abstract an L.A. King's jersey onto the walls of a client's bedroom who is a huge fan.

So get out there and splash some color on. It will do you some good. The right color can add sophistication or a touch of whimsy to any space. To get you started here are some colorful examples where you can start thanks to