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I have a passion for creating. I love to sew, decorate, paint, read, travel. I have been sewing and decorating for years. I love teaching and sharing my inspiration. I love thinking outside the box and believe everything can be made into something new! I am sew inspired and love simplicity in my life. I have a very successful decorating business. I also love teaching my sewing classes and sharing this gift that I have been blessed with. Sewing is becoming a dying art and I want to do my part in keeping it alive.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2011 Color Trends

The design world is looking at exciting new color pallets and design styles for 2011. According to Sherwin-Williams, people are ready this year to showcase their individualism through color and style.

We are facing hard economic times right now. These hard times are inspiring softer colors. The space should be fresh, airy, and innocent, flirty but fun. Pastels dominate this style, such as pistachio greens, pastel coppers, neutral browns, and splashes of chartreuse. This gentle medley style features butterfly and dragonfly motifs, vintage florals, mismatched flea-market finds, maps, and hand tinted photos. Think shabby chic meets romance with a flirty fun flair.

World travel is another dominant inspiration in 2011. The space should be exotic, sultry, and primal. Mix and match different ethnic patterns and animal prints, use aged leather and tapestries. A vibrant color pallet featuring hot pinks, rich reds, peacock blues, eggplant, mustard yellows can transform your space into another world. Draw from Moroccan and Turkish influences to design your space.

A luxurious space doesn’t have to scream expensive. True luxury whispers using clean and classic lines. It is elegant and understated. You can achieve this look through textured linens, concrete, and oval shapes with a muted color palette of grays, gray-blues, sage greens, deep lavenders, and splashes of cornflower blues and muted lime greens. This style is refined and classic.

Technology and avant-garde art are another big design inspiration this year. The space should be spontaneous and rebellious drawing inspiration from the Cynical Realism art movement of China and evoke the Carnaval spirit from Rio de Janeiro. Bright reds, lime greens, Kelly greens, sapphire blues, teals, and aqua make up the color pallet for this exciting style. Graffiti art, neon, Latin American influences, pixilated images, modular furniture, and clashing patterns are some of the more prominent elements of this bold, high-energy style.

We are seeing a lot of exciting new things for 2011. Whatever design style that speaks to you the most, be sure that you are making it your own and showcase your individual style. Whether it is the bright color pallet of the world or the muted classic look, put your signature on it. It’s your space-own it and enjoy it!
Thanks to Sherwin Williams and Robert Allen for providing us a look in to 2011.

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