Umm, Nope

For those of you that don’t know, Pantone picked the color above, Honeysuckle, as the color of the year for 2011.  Its a lovely color, and keep in mind that this is the color of the year, not just for interiors, it will pop up in clothing, advertising, brand identity, etc.  Benjamim Moore does color trend reports more specifically for the architecture and design community.  The Color Association also does forecasting of the color trends for the fashion industry (which inevitably trickles down to interiors.  You can see some imagery of their report here:

Not based on any of the above, I am feeling a purple thing coming on.

What colors are you currently feeling?


About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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3 Responses to Umm, Nope

  1. I wholeheartedly agree with you about purple.

    What was Pantone smokin’?

  2. escapade says:

    Totally feelin’ you on the smokey blues and purples lately – winter has me turning to dusky, relaxing tones…

  3. susie q says:

    I agree wholeheartedly about purple! First thought it was a flash in the pan, but now think it’s going to be bigger than we even thought. I especially love your first and last photos.

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