The New Year has dawned and an unprecedented host of trendy color palettes have emerged for interior design gurus to gush over! Maybe you’re a designer and you just can’t get enough of color trends or perhaps you a “forever red” lover, smitten with standard colors of old. Whatever your case, being able to identify 2013’s hottest design colors will undoubtedly help you navigate through the myriad of color options on the market and ultimately enable you to make savvy selections while staying true to your personal style. Without further adieu, here’s a peak at a few of the colors you can expect to see throughout 2013!
Apricot, Peach, Coral … call it what you will, but this pinky orange will be popping up everywhere in 2013. Just like blush on your face, it can bring life to any pale or pasty room as a stand alone, but its brightening potential is maximized with the use of complimenting hues. Apricot Blush is stunning when coupled with pale jade greens, plum shades, dark peacock colors or grey neutrals…
…Grey neutrals like CONCRETE Grey, which just so happens to be another one of the trendiest colors of 2013. Concrete grey is an anchor color that although once perceived as the ugly duckling, has shaken off the shame and emerged as a 2013 superstar. As a consumer, you may feel hesitant in your ability to tastefully incorporate Concrete Grey into your home but, here are a few tips: stick to light/mid-toned shades, look for a matte finish, and look to design blogs and magazines for inspiration.
To top it all off, we’re going deep…deep into the mystique of Petrol Blue, another one of 2013’s emerging colors. This ultra dark hue appears to be almost black, but the twilight shades within are in fact tinted with deep blue and green, lending intrigue and complexity to what was once a standard hue. Bronze, copper, and golden hues are the perfect companion to Petrol Blue, creating the sense of pop and wonder that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on all who enter your home.