Monday, February 20, 2012

AzkoNobel's 2012 Color Trends

Color Futures Via YouTube

In this video AzkoNobel's Color Futures features their four 2012 Color Trends, which are:

  • Delicate Mix: about elegant, refined, understated, subtle, luxurious.
  • One Small Seed: about new life, healthy, precious, fragile.
  • Living Scrapbook: about life, collecting, narrating, sharing...
  • Rediscovered Heroes: about legacy of the past, industrial, robust, revitalized, appreciated.
To develop further in future posts.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Guest blog by Joanna from Design Shuffle: Wonderfully Colorful Walls!

Hi! I’m Joanna, a writer for Design Shuffle, a terrific site featuring everything interior design. On the site you can find the latest designs from prominent designers and up-to-the minute news on the interiors industry. I LOVE my work. I get to spend my time searching the Internet and shelter mags for the most beautiful interior designs and bring them together to share on blogs like La Colorista. Thanks for letting me share today!

If you’re not faint of heart when it comes to wearing or decorating with bright colors, then you know the joy of a boldly hued outfit or interior space. I especially love color, but have a hard time committing to just one. That isn’t a problem for the designers of the rooms below. They went all out when choosing colors that pop for their walls.

  Colorful Walls

A wall doesn’t have to be a solid color to be bold and bright. This wall has all the colors of the rainbow and becomes a cohesive burst of wonderful color.

  Colorful Walls

An accent wall in a modern home office acts as a decorative entrance to a master bedroom.

  Colorful Walls

This dining room (from the same home as above) is full of character and personality with its red and purple

  Colorful Walls

All pretty in pink, this bedroom design wears the color beautifully. This would be a lovely room to awaken to every morning, don’t you think?

  Colorful Walls

This fun retro room full of 60s charm would be a blast to hang out in with its comfy, stylish seating and brilliant colors.

. Colorful Walls

Mum’s the word in this pretty corner spot. I love the pink velvet chaise and the dramatic black chandelier.

  Colorful Walls

This room may seem as if it is shouting, “look at me!” but I find it dramatic and chic. Does it inspire any ideas for your bedroom design, den design, or any other part of your home?

  Colorful Walls

Honeysuckle and silver cover a bold wall over a daybed. The silhouette adds personality along with rich textures and hues on the throw pillows.

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Longing for even more colorful inspiration? Then head on over to Design Shuffle where you can explore various interior design styles and browse through the portfolios of Chicago interior designers and more!

Friday, February 3, 2012


Purple is a trendy color. It was chosen by CMG as Color of the Year 2012 and they named it Boyz'n'Berry:

Recently, Color Strategist Lori Sawaya produced this Colorgraphic that shows Purple's meanings:

Color Marketing Group think that "From office to home, from youth market to luxury goods, purple has as much masculine as feminine appeal.  Confident women and real men wear purple!" I love this turn of purple towards men!

Lori Sawaya has developed a palette of plums and purples in an Infographic that explains how and where you can use purple. If you want it, you can download it in PDF format here:

We are currently seeing purple and its related hues featured in many products, as in this sofa from Anéguil:

Or in this jardinière from the same brand:

Also in this glass washbasin from Courant Verre:

And in this beautiful carpet by Heuga.

As for Colour Palettes combining purple, I love this one created and shared by Kate Smith:

Purple was showcased by CAUS as early as in their 2011-12 Trends Report in GLOBAL ARTISAN TREND. Don't you be reminded of Pantone's Tangerine Tango by some of the hues in this palette?

I love how Jane Hall used purple in this interior:

And how JPM did combine it here:

JPM Design, via Pinterest.

We could go on and on... and it would take long. I only expect you love purple as much as I do,be it trendy or not!
And if you need Color Help, please contact me.
Yours in Color!

Isabel de Yzaguirre,
La Colorista.