“Coral is something that’s going to be a big, big deal,” noted Michelle Lamb, chairman of Marketing Directions, a leading expert in home furnishing trend and color forecasting. Two other hues will have a strong impact as well. Red-cast blue will be growing, and “grays are becoming warmer” and moving toward brown. Going further, Lamb lists several categories as continuing and growing color influences:
- Shades of Pale
Cooler colors prevail and include icy blues, powder pink, crème de menthe and purples which move away from red.
- Mayan Heaven
Influenced by Mayan culture and folktales, these hues include sunstone gold, coral red, cool peacock and red-cast purple.
With a nod toward the past, colors in this palette comprise red-cast denim and green teals.
So important in 2010, social colors turquoise, fuchsia and orange continue into 2011.
Fresh for 2011 and trending up are royal purple, brocade brown, yellow green and medieval green.