2012 Color Forecast
Analogous color — colors next to each other on the color wheel — will be the trend for 2012 palettes according to Sherwin Williams. Forty earth-inspired hues will dominate in paint, fashion, cars and many other products we incorporate into our design solutions for both home and office.
Forget the subtlety of last years’ tone-on-tone color. Vibrant, juxtaposed hues that embrace the sustainable landscape will be the focus.
Neutrals, reds, blues and greens are the core palettes inspired by Mother Earth and have been adopted by Sherwin Williams color experts for their 2012 color forecast. Karen and I often name our color schemes for our projects so that our clients can relate to a vision.
For a “Bookcliffs” scheme, you can imagine the earthy colors of the mountain range, with subtle hues of rock, old wood and earthen clay. Consider the texture of the soil and the sun dried plants.
Now you’ve captured the spirit of the neutral palette we will be proposing this year.
Next imagine the color of our sunrise and sunsets, when the sky appears like glowing embers, not just a sole color, but a mélange of color graduating from deep red-oranges to violet.
Blue palettes are inspired by our clear blue skies, laced with airy clouds. You need only to look over your shoulder to see more regional colors in cool shades of water in our rivers and lakes to the deep indigo and faded blue jean hues we so love to wear in Grand Junction.
The color of our arid landscapes high atop Grand Mesa enhance the already eclectic palette with reminders of lush greens, while textures of the forest and leaves add to the organic translation of the green hues included in the sustainable schemes.
Make use of online tools offered by Sherwin Williams in applying these colors to your own spaces. ColorSnap is a tool for your smart phones that allows you to take a picture of a color you may see in nature, submit it online and you’ll get an instant reply indicating the Sherwin Williams color that most closely matches.
The Color Visualizer allows you to take a photo of a room, upload it to the website, and then apply selected colors to the room to quickly see a visual rendition of your color solution.
And it’s all free.
Call us if we can help.