My mother will be so pleased to learn her favorite color is again at the top of the charts.
The gurus of color have declared turquoise THE color for the year because it evokes tropical seas
which is credited with reducing stress. Also for 2010 " Staying in is the new going out" is
the philosophy of choice. Making the staying in a pleasant experience is key. So look for lots of coverage on how to revamp your entire home with a pillow or transform your powder room with a reed diffuser and poster art. "Shabby Chic" has been done so now we are going to have reclamation chic, take grannys old chiffarobe and paint it lime and turquoise to go with those turquoise seas.
Some of the predicitions are:
Color is in, drab is out.
subduesd is necessary to balance the "color"
Soothing is in, but not in a boring way.
declutter but don't remove all personal statement
Glitz is in, but not tacky.
no overkill, pick your focus
Green materials are in...if you can afford them.
Costs an average of 20% more than standard materials/products.
Use "earth neutrals" to evoke "greeness " if you cannot afford the real thing.
Comfort over style ,
Both are essential, not optional
"Resort" decor at home.
Yes indeed! FishyDesign would love to help you achieve that goal. It will cost more to do your home than go to a resort, but it will last longer and keeping your money local is good.
For some unfathomable reason the gurus have not contacted FishyDesign for predictions.
As a 2010 present I will share the FishyDesign prediction:
"Contrast is in to reflect the current divides"
Happy New Year!