Ever wonder how the same tone of Mediterranean Ice is featured in all your favorite stores? The Pottery Barn pillow matches the Crate & Barrel rug as does the Target curtain and the Cost Plus candle. How does that work?
Enter the "Color Mafia," a collection of trend forecasters who select the colors up to five years ahead of your shopping trip.
Pantone puts it all together to alert designers as to the latest colors. So here are a few of the 2010 Home & Interior Color Collections.
If you're thinking of perking up your place in the next few months, these colors can make it a lot easier. You'll save tons of time if you select design items first and then choose your paint rather than picking a random paint color and searching matching items. Time is money, baby!
Greenmarket "The need for healthier and more artisanal foods has grown from traditional farmers’ markets to greenmarkets. Found on country roads or urban lots, these visually appealing and taste tempting sites invite us to stop and sample a broader and more diverse selection of goods and goodies. From Tomato Puree and Beaujolais with the tang of Super Lemon or bite of Apple Green, to the more exotic flavors of Dijon, Paprika and Chutney, Greenmarket contains representational hues that entice and appeal to both the eyes and the taste buds."
Gatherings "Inspired primarily by the continent of Africa with its vastness and complexities, Gatherings brings together a compilation of colors that demonstrate the uniqueness of the region. Artifacts and handicrafts reflect a creative boldness that is expressed in a panoply of appropriately named colors: Cypress green, Smoke Blue, Sand and Oasis mixed with the magic of Twilight Mauve, the piquancy of Lemon Curry and the heated glimmer of Copper Coin."
Galaxy "Purveyor and source of light, the mysterious Galaxy is well reflected in a palette that truly illustrates the harmony of hue found in the nocturnal sky. Mirroring the colors of the earth, the greens, called Greener Pastures and Peridot, are powerfully contrasted against the deepest extraterrestrial blues, silver and stormy violets. Brilliant sprays of turquoise and a radiating orchid tone enhance the atmosphere, while Rich Gold embodies the energy and splendor of the epicenter of it all – the sun."