She was hosting a seminar about upcoming colour trends in 2011. I’ve seen her for years and have always wanted to meet this little fireball! She is a Benjamin Moore expert and focuses on updating clients lives with fantastic and inspirational paint colours.
She had mentioned a poll was done where clients were asked which was the most difficult area of design --in projects ranging from $1,000 to $100,000. 80% of the respondents stated CHOOSING THE WALL COLOUR was the most difficult aspect of interior design. The reason is, it is very difficult to imagine or visualize colour!
Dog house diaries.com show the difference between men and women’s thinking. This graph shows the names of colour in women’s minds and in men’s minds.
The chart above kind of makes sense doesn’t it? Unfortunately.
Sharon explained many things impact colour forecasting such as:
Trends in society
Sharon had mentioned a good place to start finding your style is to look at the trend forecasts then narrow it down to what you find pleasing.
In other words if dark grey is trendy, but you are unsure if you like it, perhaps just use it as an accent wall or in slate grey vases etc.
It’s amazing how fashion can change your perception of colour. I didn’t formerly like Fuchsia as a colour. Several years ago when it was in style -as a clothing colour- I started wearing fuchsia and quite enjoyed it. Now that the grey trend is here I find fuchsia a colourful accent to liven up the grey tones.
More and more I find people are not filling up their homes; but are now filling up their lives. Excess is gone and a more balanced and thought provoking lifestyle is prevailing. Let’s only keep items in our homes that we truly love or truly need.
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Jil Sonia McDonald - Interior Designer at Jil Sonia Interior Designs.