An update on color trends

Every year, I try to attend at least one color forecasting seminar in the fall and then refer back to it throughout the year to see where my projects are stacking up.  Recently I have been noticing a trend towards lighter, fresher colors, which is similar to Benjamin Moore’s forecast for 2013: “The palette is shifting from super-saturated and strong hues to softer, lighter pastel shades”.  Of course, there is still a place for more vibrant hues, but they are mixing in with paler shades for a fresh look.  Below are a few color combos that I am loving right now…


In addition to the emerging palette of freshened, polished pastels, jewel tones are still going strong and somehow feel perfectly aligned with our recent heat wave here in the Bay Area.  A few of my recent fabric favorites from Travers…

Now that you have your color inspiration, time to get outside and enjoy this amazing Spring weather!

Denise Maloney Interior Design