(This is a personal opinion post. I have not been reimbursed or paid for any of the products or companies I mention in this post)
NOT JUST MY OPINION on COLORS!
But, ARE WE FINALLY CRAWLING OUT OF THE GRAY CAVE?
Is anyone else SICK OF LIVING IN, looking at, or walking into some shade of gray, dirt gray, grungy gray, concrete gray, or even the bunny ear gray that is so soft and inviting, but after time is just blah!?
GRAY is safe...gray goes with everything, with all complexions, comes in a thousand shades of ugh...and well, every surface has been covered with it for almost a decade.
Don't get me started on white on White on WHITE! I personally need color, I need to bring the outdoors in and on a a grubby winter day, MORE WHITE isn't my palette.
I'm a COLOR person---color on patterns, patterns on color, RUGS with color, almost ALL colors. Drapes with color, drawer liners with color ---COLOR is everywhere in my home and in my yard.
According to Better Homes and Gardens, each fall, paint companies and interior design experts predict the colors that will shape our homes in the coming year. While the hues of 2022 centered around back-to-nature shades of green, 2023 will be all about self-expression.
Yay to BHG's CRYSTAL BALL?
IF you really want to see what will be in fashion in and home decor, check out the Pantone website which is all about color and where it will be used. Pantone makes the massive color book that paint samples come from---and their formulations. COLOR is their science as well what will be in fashion in the clothing world and home decor
This is a great url to the science of color...take a peek later, lol.
Last Fall's forecast for 2023 was a crock of Baby Poop brown. The trend setters have to work further in advance for all the manufacturers to jump on board with the IN colors, so that there are IN towels, rugs, dishes, glassware, draperies, furniture that all go with the PERFECT IN colors.
Producing products can take as long as three years from drawing board to the store shelves, so---Pantone/BHG and all the others must work on the forecasts for at least that long.
(Which comes first the TREND or the FORECAST?)
THIS IS WHY CUSTOM anything, has always been expensive---because those who can afford to jump on the newest trend before anyone else can, so maybe Trends make the Forecasts.
How do I know this?...it's like this,
You know what it's like to have your perfect shade of blue in your bathroom and then the next season everything changes, and replacing that thick gorgeous blue towel that someone used to wipe up the mud from a dog's feet ---is ruined. This throws your whole towel rack off balance and you can't replace that same color towel only three months after you bought it.
It is fun to note that the color has been declared to have some GUTS to it now. I'm not talking about bloody RED but, some colors with some "VIM and VIGOR" is what Pantone used to declare
Hang on to your hats, will this really FLY!? MAGENTAVERSE!
Wow, I love color, but what a definite break from gray/white.
UPSIDE, it will look fabulous with gray...LOL.
In fact their are four grays in name or color in the recommended in the Pantone palette of the MagentaVerse. Pantone has pronounced these the IN colors for this year. Gray Lilac and Plein Air aren't that big a step back from real grays, but you also have Gray Sand, or Agate Gray to be living with in 2023.
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