Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Guest Post: CAPREE KIMBALL from My Adventure is Your Advantage

This week, we have the distinct pleasure to post an article written by Capree Kimball, blogger extraordinaire and owner of My Adventure is Your Advantage. Capree's blog about her daily adventures in modern design is full of passion and optimism- the bright side of Modernism! Today Capree shares with us her thoughts on the emerging color trends for 2011.

Check back often for more blog posts from esteemed members of our design community- posted the first of every month. 


Pantone's color of the year, Honeysuckle, has been met with mixed feelings across the design realm.  While I'm still on the fence about it when it comes to using this bold, pink hue in my home, there's no denying it has inspired the top palettes and color trends for 2011.  So, let's see how this all trickles down, shall we?

Better Homes & Gardens recently released a collection of designer-curated palettes for the new year that have a definite late-80s vibe.  Grey mixed with pink, melon and citrus-y green, plum and cream... all freshly updated for 2011!  The Honeysuckle equivalent here is Benjamin Moore's Florida Pink (think plastic flamingos and/or sunburned retirees).  It's big and bold... and here to stay.

Last week, it was heard through the wire that Pantone announced the fashion color report for Fall 2011: rich corals, peacock blues, tempered nougat, and icy silvers all team up with, you guessed it, Honeysuckle.  The Fall Fashion Report is released after a survey of all the designs coming out of New York Fashion Week, a good indicator of what the hot colors for home decor will be in the next year or two.

So, how do you bring it all home?  Sit back, relax, and soak in the following roundup of furniture and accessories that you can add to your decor now, and ride out the new color trends in style:

2. Geo Birdhouse by Areaware - $95
3. Oxford Rose Pillow by Blissliving - $75
4. Blue Lockwood Chair by Misewell - $365
5. Rochelle Sofa by Gus Modern - $1999
6. Parrot Speakers in Kiwi by Philippe Starck - $1600
7. La Couronne Pendant Light by Artecnica - $139
8. Tetra 3 Six-Drawer Low Cabinet by notNeutral - $2199
9. POD Planters by Pad Outdoor - $164 - $174

1 comment:

MegRuth said...

I don't know how I feel about Honeysuckle but I love this round-up!