Monday, February 7, 2011

Hot Spring Colors

While we are all hibernating and waiting out the cold winter weather (at least those of us in the snow bound areas...), it is nice to let thoughts wander to the Spring season shortly ahead of us. Thinking about Spring cleaning and giving our homes a makeover to reflect the new season, color is one of the easiest things to change in your home.

Adding a few pillows or painting a wall or two can brighten up and rejuvenate any room. According to Pantone's Color of the Year, the new hot color in home and fashion is Honeysuckle which is actually a pinkish red color.
So how do you incorporate this bright pop of color into your home? Well, just like your wardrobe, it depends on how adventurous you are. Unlike your wardrobe however, you can't take it off at the end of the day so if you are going bold, make sure you can live with it day to day.

Above is an example of going bold. Mixing this hot modern color with traditional accents for a bold, modern look.

For a more tame look, mix in bold pillows with this hot color on a more neutral background. Easy to change come the Fall season for a more seasonal look.