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Hot Colors for Home Decor 2011

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.

Benjamin Moore color trends 2011 purple home decor

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.

Benjamin Moore colors 2011 home decor

From left to right: Casco Bay 2051-30 | Wasabi AF-430 | Vintage Wine 2116-20 |Etruscan AF-355 |Amulet AF-365

“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.

Benjamin Moore Soulful Color Decor Ideas 2011

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.

Benjamin Moore spirited color palette 2011

From left to right: Royal Flush 2076-20 Wrought-Iron 2124-10 |Grape Green 2027-40 |Paper-Mache AF-25 |Lucerne AF-530 |Storm AF-700

“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.

Benjamin Moore spirited home decor ideas

Hoopla Purple Table Lamp, Crate & Barrel, $29.95
Cayden Rug, Crate & Barrel, $19.95-$99.95
Beach Bottle, Terrain, $28
Opinel Knife Set, Terrain, $68.00
Paisley Pillow, Wisteria, $59.95


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.

Benjamin Moore dreamy color pallete decor ideas 2011

From left to right:Gray Mirage 2142-50 |Etiquette AF-50 |Porcelain 2113-60 |Genesis White 2134-70Kendall Charcoal HC-166 |Smoke 2122-40

“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.

Benjamin Moore dreamy home decor color trend 2011

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

Post Source: The 18 Hottest Colors for Home Design

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