Color Trends for 2006
What colors will our homes be wearing in 2006? Color expert and forecaster Aimee Desrosiers gives us a peek at the colorful future.
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Brown Gets Even Sexier
The popularity of brown will continue to grow. "People are tapping in the sensuality of brown. When you think of brown as stockings or foundation powder or dark roast coffee—you get the feeling of the richness of it and how warm and sensuous it can be," she says. And not just on paint: "Brown is big in all design areas; watch for more complex woods and finishes being used," she says. Look for everything from flooring to wood furniture to have a deep complicated finish with more grain and character.
Ethnic Influence Remains Strong
The melting-pot nature of America is apparent in the way we’re embracing styles and colors from all over the world. "Global design continues to influence colors for the new year," Desrosiers says. The rise in high-chroma yellow and gold are part of this trend.
Anne Krueger is the editor of HGTV.com’s Decorating newsletter. She has written for In Style, This Old House, Martha Stewart Living and The New York Times.