Thursday, May 20, 2010

2012 Trends in Interior Design

2012 brings forward old ideas remodeled according to new trends, effortless elegance, vivid colors, striking and out of the ordinary combinations and contrasts. This year, we should all embrace colors that we wouldn’t normally associate, combine intense shades with balancing tones and think out of the box, giving our home a brand new personality.

Dare to celebrate neon shades, using fluorescent green, yellow or pink, delivering thus new accent elements to your freshly decorated interior. Since these powerful colors tend to draw attention, combine them with neutral shades such as white and gray that will soften the visual impact. The striking atmosphere thus achieved will definitely be one of a kind.

Make up elegant color combinations like black and gray, black and silver, light blue and gray, emerald and white, gold and white, orange and gray, lavender and white, tan and black.

You can also mix styles, using a minimalist interior with accent furniture elements, like an art nouveau armchair in neutral, natural colors (black leather, cinnamon or brown velvet).

When it comes to creativity and high spirits, let your home speak for itself with daring colors. Use orange if you are slightly conservative, blue if you are a calm person, red if you are highly active, energetic and impulsive and pink if you are affectionate, playful and spontaneous. Whatever color you choose to apply, be sure it fully represents your personality, delivering the desired atmosphere.

Gold is still in being one of the most elegant and noble colors. Apply gold accents if you want to achieve a glamorous interior setting and use matte, antique shades to avoid opulence:

Go for a dramatic effect by mixing vivid shades of colors, such as red and mustard yellow, turquoise and yellow, orange and green, yellow and brown. Use softer shades and you will achieve a calm and relaxing atmosphere:

As always, it is up to you to enable these suggestions to perfectly fit your personality and your home d├ęcor. Choose whatever inspires you and let your creativity decide upon the best combinations.

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