How time flies! Are you ready to bid farewell to the 2010s and to embrace the 2020s?
At the moment of looking back, let’s glance over the Color of the Year from 10’s to 20’s to reflect upon what inspired or touched us in this decade’s journey.
Color of the Year for 2010: Turquoise
Once scarce in the 1990s, turquoise was announced as the Color of the Year for 2010. It’s hard to say how much the color benefited from the popularity of the 2009 film Avatar, but it was back in a big way. Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise was described by Pantone as a color that “inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.”
Turquoise is a versatile color in terms of interior design, as it gets along well with either warm or cool colors. According to its sense of healing and escaping, Turquoise is very suitable for large area decoration to make home a peaceful place soothing nerves and taking away anxiety.
Or some little change can make the same effect. Artist Audrey Gachet took her love for nature and beach to another step by painting watercolors on cushions. The excellent combination of watercolor pigment and linen textile creates such unique texture of natural wearing, gives it an effortless hand feel and ensures great durability.
Color of the Year for 2011: Honeysuckle
While turquoise served as an escape, Honeysuckle is a “brave new color, for a brave new world”. This encouraging and uplifting color “gets the adrenaline going” and “emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor”.
Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Honeysuckle for a dynamic burst of energy in the family room, kitchen or hallway. Or add a lively flair to interior spaces with Honeysuckle patterned pillows, bedspreads, small appliances, and tabletop accessories. Meanwhile, Honeysuckle is a never wrong color for your girl’s bedroom.
Color of the Year for 2012: Tangerine Tango
“Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.” Said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
This sort of reddish-orange color is imbued with modernity and pop art, which can bring energy and spirit to interior spaces. It works well with the kitchen, entryway, and hallway. Afraid to go the whole hog? No need to. Simply add a few home accessories in this high-impact hue can spice up your life, like sofas, vases, or lamps as seen here:
Color of the Year for 2013: Emerald
Associated with precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Compared with Turquoise, the color of 2010, Emerald is a hue that the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum.
As a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance, and harmony, this lively, radiant, lush green has been extensively applied in interior design: A great Emerald accent wall can provide the perfect backdrop for the luxe tones and textures; Green decorations complement wooden furniture; Emerald is the bright beacon in a relatively calming white room.
Likewise, if you are looking to add some Emerald in a subtle way, this delicate wall art made of Epoxy resin adds a tiny touch of the trend. Such flowy strands of colors resonate with the Aurora Light, illuminating the night sky.
Color of the Year for 2014: Radiant Orchid
A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love, and health. Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple.
For interiors, this dreamy and moody hue is as adaptable as beautiful. Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows. Also, the vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe.
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