10 Most Prominent Hues for Spring 2012

This spring is time to be adventurous in creating new looks for your home with trendy color combinations that will keep your home environment looking exciting and fresh. For those who want to renovate their home or just some rooms, spring is the ideal moment to start such projects.

Beautiful sunny days seems to give us more energy, optimism and inspiration than ever, especially when we have plenty of ideas to choose from designers. As you probably now, one of the most important element in interior design is choosing the best colors. They intesify our lives and can help us alter a mood, adding drama and excitement to any room. According to the global authority on color, Pantone Institute, the new colors trends for spring 2012 are inspired from a wide range of styles and lifestyles, from free and playful and light and breezy, to contemporary classics. Vivid brights, soft muted tones and fun-loving pastels are definitely wearing this spring-summer season in fashion industry and interior design. The most prominent colors from the palette of inspiration for spring 2012 includs: provocative Tangerine Tango, cheerful Solar Power, fanciful Bellflower, sensual Cabaret, classic Sodalite Blue tactile Cockatoo, piquant Margarita, fragrant Sweet Lilac, versatile neutrals Driftwood and Starfish. These hues will be dominant this year in fashion and they can be easily translated into interiors from accent walls, decorative accessories, soft furnishing or even furniture, tapestry, curtains, carpets or linen, etc. Reinvigorate your home or give it a brand new personality by embracing the new amazing colors and combinations for this season. Here you have some visual inspiration with these wonderful colors!

Provocative Tangerine Tango is an enticing juicy orange, vivacious and appealing refresher perfect to enlive your home’s atmosphere. Solar Power radiates warmth and cheer, and it’s suitable to use it as accent color for standing things out as it provides a jolt of energy.

Tangerine Tango

design: Meredith Heron

design: Deborah Wecselman

design: Andreas Charalambous

Solar Power

design: Scott Sanders

Fanciful Bellflower, is a distinct ornamental purple that exudes uniqueness and creativity. This particular tone of purple will create a cozy and slightly casual design to your room. It give a feel of luxurious environment.

Sensual Cabaret and fragrant Sweet Lilac goes very well for romantic style interiors, to design girls’ rooms and in any other space where you want a feminine touch. While Cabaret is a very sexy and intense rosy-red shade, more pale in intensity to the colors fuchsia used quite strongly in 2011, Sweet Lilac is a delicate pinkish lilac like a breeze, which evokes the fresh scents of summer.


Sweet Lilac

To create some ocean-inspired enviroments that are fresh and energising, than classic Sodalite Blue and tactile Cockatoo will make a statement to you interiors. While the first is a quite deep blue that brings order, calmness, tranquillity to mind, the other one is a color that can have spectacular effects. We may suppose that captures some of the qualities of turquoise but its effects are different, adding a whimsical touch. The same effect of refreshing and stimulating touch can have the piquant Margarita, a soft combination of yellow-green which lifts spirits. Inspired by nature and reminiscent of a blossoming garden on an early spring morning, it’s a great shade this season which can be combined with nude shades, colorless tones or shining white.

Sodalite Blue



Neutral tones could not missing of course. These year’s ones, Driftwood and Starfish, are versatile and complement very well all the other colors from palette. Driftwood is an adaptable blend of beige and gray with a slightly weathered feel, apropriate for interiors that have used natural materials, creating a peaceful atmosphere. and Starfish is a perfect warm neutral, like a sandy beach.



If you like to add more than one color and you’re not sure what’s the best combination, try mixing them as follows: Bellflower with Tangerine Tango and Cabaret  for an ultra-bold vibrant design, Margarita with Sweet Lilac and Cockatoo for a subtle alternative or Margarita with Sweet Lilac and Driftwood, Solar Power is best juxtaposed with Sodalite Blue and Starfish. Of course, you’re free to experiment other combinations depending on what result you want to achieve.

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