Color Moods and Trends
DATE: May 2003
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Newark, NJ – Are you looking to redecorate your home? Maybe create a cozier feel within a special room? Color is a simple way to add a jolt of personality to any space. Color is also a wonderful way to create a feeling or mood whether you seek a sense of sunny optimism with yellow or quiet serenity with blue. Here the design experts from Thibaut share the latest color trend information that will help you add special appeal to any area in your home.
Lori Reagle, Art Director at Thibaut, says three colors are making a major statement. The first is blue. No matter what shade or tone, blue is big. In the company’s latest collection, “Repertoire,” patterns such as “Wolverhampton” feature collies and retrievers overlapping a midnight blue ground. “Herald,” a metallic fluer de lie pattern, features a slate blue ground. These darker hues create a sense of calm and comfort in larger, open rooms. On the other hand, lighter tones like the sky blue found in the “Geraniums” design or the sea glass blue of the “Jardinière” pattern from Thibaut’s “Piccadilly” collection lend a sense of openness to smaller rooms.
Reagle also sees popularity in orange and red in spicy color hues. The muted nutmeg-colored “Fortress” design in Repertoire, as well as the hot paprika-colored “Indienne Paisley” design consist of stylish color hues that are debuting not only in home décor but also on fashion runways. Recent shifts in the use of earthen materials like slate and stone make this color palette user friendly in homes today. Orange and red provide the sense of a warm embrace that welcomes all who enter a room. “Warmth emanates from this color group,” says Reagle.
While Reagle sees oranges taking a muted tone, browns are bold when tastefully paired with pewter and gold metallic accents as seen in the “Bee” or “Jackson” designs from the “Repertoire” collection. Reminiscent of the 1920’s, the brown and gold pairing adds a touch of glamour and chic elegance.
While Reagle and her team design with color trends in mind, the ease of use is what inspires them to use a particular color palette. As a rule of thumb, the Thibaut design studio focuses on colors that compliment and enhance antique and new home furnishings and styles. She also stresses the importance of sticking with classic color groups. “While some trend observers note fuchsia as the new ‘it’ color, most people don’t have any use for such a color in their homes. When experimenting with color, it is most important to stick with colors you believe to work best for you and your home,” advises Reagle.