Back in October I blogged about coral popping up in Spring 2011 fashions. NeimanMarcus sent this email today.
Color bursting forth in fashion is always good news. Models bursting forth in smiles? I'll go out on a limb and predict we'll have quite the wait for that news flash.
Here's a round up of current (yesterday and today) color thinking from the interior design world.
Heather Clawson, an up and coming New York designer, has impeccable taste and writes an excellent blog, HABITUALLY CHIC. Here's Heather's take on the emergence of green this Spring:
"I thought it was interesting that Pantone chose Honeysuckle, a pink shade, as their Color of the Year for 2011. The color that keeps catching my attention in both fashion and design is green. It ranges from peacock to emerald but looks elegant and interesting in every shade. ...it seems every designer sent green down their runway. Green is definitely good!"
Heather showed this runway shot from Michael Kors' Spring show, and some great examples of green interiors.
Just before Christmas I did a client's powder room in green, Schumacher's "Toile Florissante" wallpaper, color Peridot. I love this paper. http://www.fschumacher.com/
|Like many old houses in New England, the powder room is tucked under the stairs. The installer, Dan Moynihan, did a fabulous job on the curves and angles of this corner and ceiling line.|
The Williams Sonoma roster of brands plays it safe:Pottery Barn
Williams Sonoma Home
Design Within Reach http://www.dwr.com/ covers the spectrum. Latest catalog announces "Modern color: from black to white to everything in between".
The cover is certain to appeal to our friends in graphic design...lots of white space...but flip to page 38-39 for the "plum" story.
Flor, http://www.flor.com/, one of my favorite sources for stylish and eco-responsible modular carpet and rugs also takes the brave plunge with "Making Waves" in Pink.
So what's the real color story? I won't presume to know other than it is an evolving tale which I will happily report on from time to time.
I'd love to hear your take on intense color. Would you wear it? Use it in your home? In a big way, like a chair, a rug? Or add it as an accent, like a throw pillow or vase? Love it? Hate it?
Thanks for reading,