As it does every year, Benjamin Moore has released a series of hues that will dominate home décor for the next 12 months. And when it comes to color trends for 2011, purple has the punch.
But what if you’re not a purple person? Then check out these three different color palettes that Benjamin Moore has identified as: “soulful,” “spirited” and “dreamy.” Even if you’re not ready to paint your walls just yet-there are other ways to incorporate these new colors into your home without spending a lot of money.
Inspired by a global, ethnic aesthetic, the soulful palette emphasizes the mixing of patterns, beading and embroidery.
“Soulful” Inspired Decor
For the globetrotter in all of us, the soulful palette brings the world to the bedroom. Elements of mixed patterns and intricate stitching and embroidery evoke international design themes. And of course we couldn’t exclude a roomy, yet stylish canvas bag for any and all travel needs.
Persian Velvet Curtain, Anthropologie, $158.00-$178.00
Rosette Bedding, Anthropologie, $48.00-$268
Deco Peacock Rug, Boston Interiors, $1,295.00
Gold Hex Votive Holders, Jayson Home & Garden, $10.00-$20.00
Masonry Weekender Bag, Design Within Reach, $175.00
To lift your spirits, especially during winter months, there’s no better solution than to pump up the color. Bright, geometric shapes offset by charcoals and grays create a balanced, yet bright color scheme.
“Spirited” Inspired Decor
When working with bright colors, it’s important to incorporate a consistent, anchor color, like the deep gray in the Wisteria pillow, which is similar to Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron. While brights can bring up the mood, they can become too stressful without organization.
Sometimes you just need to get away from it all, and that’s where the dream-inspired palette works best. Light, calming hues and sheer, opalescent materials help to create a peaceful, stress-free environment.
“Dreamy” Inspired Decor
Create a casual, yet sophisticated oasis with muted hues and sheer materials. Add pops of bold color, like these knobs from Anthropologie, to tie the room together. Too many translucent and soft pastels can get lost on each other without small statements of strength throughout the design.
Pennsylvania Finial Lamp, Terrain, $298.00
Essex Upholstered Ottoman, West Elm, $299.00
Tatum Throw, World Market, $89.99
Antoinette Damask Curtain, Urban Outfitters, $38.00
Marin Green Large Platter, Crate & Barrel, $36.95
Silhouetted Zinnia Knob, Anthropologie, $8.00/each