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Mar 1, 2007
"This year's popular palettes will include everything from fusions of earthy yellow, green and browns, to lively citrus combinations, coppery golds, and intense purples and reds," says Aimee Desrosiers, color forecaster with California Paints, based in Andover, MA. "Many new offerings bring bold accents to the home."
Among the current hot home hues, are:
"In a time when personality is reflected in everything from a cell phone to a web page on a social networking site, Chili Pepper connotes an outgoing, confident, design savvy attitude," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute at Pantone, Inc., based in Carlsdadt, NJ. "This engaging, resonant hue of Chili Pepper strikes a high note for fashion and personal expression as its boldness is appealingly eye-catching, sophisticated and enticing.
"Whether expressing danger, celebration, love or passion, red will not be ignored," she adds. "There is an awareness of the melding of diverse cultural influences, and Chili Pepper is a reflection of exotic tastes, both on the tongue and to the eye.
"Nothing reflects the spirit of adventure more than the color red. At the same time, Chili Pepper speaks to a certain level of confidence and taste. Incorporating this color into your wardrobe and living space adds drama and excitement, as it stimulates the senses."
This year, "We're going to see people making greater strides toward expressing their individuality," adds Lisa Herbert, executive vice president of the fashion, home and interiors division at Pantone. "The color red makes a bold statement. We're seeing shifts in people's opinions on current events, and major changes in the way they are expressing themselves through new technology. People are open to the possibilities of the future, and Chili Pepper celebrates that."
Topic: Product Trends
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