Decorating & Design - Colour

2011 paint colour trends

Whether you prefer bold hues or neutrals, these paint trends will have you reaching for your roller and brush.

Another year, another reason to paint that part of your house that's been on your to-do list for forever. On the roster of this year's accessible, on-trend colours, you're sure to find a shade to love. Indeed, the colour hues that will be hot for 2011 will appeal to everyone from lovers of modernism to true-blue traditionalists.8SicoLime550.jpg1 Lime green
Behr is calling this year's trend toward zesty, youthful colours "Tokyo Pop", and Sico's 2011 trend forecast describes this same palette as "fun and slightly childlike." Naturally, zingy hues like lime green are great for kids' rooms and playrooms. And it's not just for modern homes -- here it is in a character-rich room with high baseboards, distressed wide-plank floors and French doors for a totally fresh look. Shown: Pastis 6121-42 (walls), Sico.

 

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