At the end of 2011 many color experts begin to come forward with their color trend predictions for 2012. Although many of the experts/trendspotters have slightly different interpretation of the trends, for the most part, there is a lot of consistency with agreeing what the hot new colors are.
Whether you care about trends or not it is fascinating to see what is behind them… Trends are brought about by changes and trends bring change. There is always energy in such changes. Good changes can stimulate our senses and invigorate the world around us. Without this the energy in our environments can become a bit stagnant.
Trend predictions are based on what is new in fashion, the world events that capture our attention and even other cultures. These influences inspire the products and colors we will later use in our homes.
That being said let’s take a quick look at the Green color trends that were predicted for 2012.
The Greens for 2012 are designed to reflect more of the earth and even the sea. Green is the hot word right now and not just the color…Green is the discussion that has turned into the action of building and consuming in ways that are more environmentally friendly. The world has finally embraced the fact that we must be more responsible. Here in Salt Lake City Garbett Homes is one well known builder who’s product reflects these values.
The shades of green on the market now reflect this shift in our respect for the earth. Earthy and dirty greens like moss, algae, olive greens and khaki toned greens are becoming more common.
Spring greens, apple greens, and kelly greens have begun to replace the bold yellow greens like chartreuse and acid greens which are becoming less and less common.
We are seeing pale mint…often called cream mint, celadon, pistachio and sea-foam greens start to take the place of the once popular sage greens while watery greens with hints of blue such as jades, teals and aquas are returning. Over-all green has become much cooler, and is bridging a gap between the browns of the earth and the blues of the seas.
Here is a pinterest board with some fabulous examples of 2012’s most popular greens.