Kitchen & Bath Business magazine announces “Bold & Vibrant” and “Complex Neutrals” are this year’s color buzz-words.
Bold & Vibrant
Color Theory: As we become complacent with economic downturn, we tend to become conditioned and think more optimistically. This leads to a gust of self-expression and urges to charge up old dusty color pallets.
Pantone’s Color of 2012, Tangerine Tango
“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “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.” – www.pantone.com
DreamWalls Color Glass, Opaque Ruby Red & Bright Blue
Clashing color blocking makes a statement this year. GlassWorks carries DreamWalls full line of stock colors. We also custom create any color under the sun. The perfect choice for wide swaths of opaque color. See our blog on DreamWalls for more ideas. — www.dreamwallscolorglass.com
3-Form Varia Ecoresin, Translucent Custom Color
Saturated oranges and purples appeal to the younger crowd, who have been accustomed to lit-up colors on the computer (and iPhone) screens. GlassWorks offers a full variety of 3-Form brand material. 3-Form manufactures a comprehensive line of resin panels and is particularly known for embedding objects, fibers and natural materials that are ideal for back-lighting. – www.3-Form.com
DreamWalls Color Glass, Opaque Custom Yellow
From “schoolbus” to “lemonhead”, bright yellow sings out cheer and vibrance. This sometimes juvenile color has begun to take on a grown-up, optimistic feeling for any age who needs a little “visual refreshment”. GlassWorks of Summit can custom create any sun-shiney hue that brightens your day. Consider DreamWalls glass for an opaque surface that won’t get washed out. See our blog on DreamWalls for more ideas. — www.dreamwallscolorglass.com
3-Form Ridge Panels, Translucent Custom Color
This blue won’t give you the blues– backlit or standing on its own, this resin panel’s dynamic texture is a wave of refreshment. A great choice for the pool-side, marine inspired bathrooms or an instant way to liven up a room with dim lighting. GlassWorks can help you select a wide variety of textured resins for your home or business. — www.3-Form.com
Color Theory: Society is searching for a sense of equilibrium. Part of this trend is to come back to our roots, with familiar nostalgic tones that are clear, sober and environmentally friendly. The “complexity” comes in with the introduction of orange, blue or green hues added to the tired schemes of taupe, grey and white families.
Color Marketing Group (CMG) “Next Color”, Boyznberry
“Where some colors easily clash with their surroundings, here is a color that is
lush enough to bring out the creativity of designers everywhere. Imagine the
sophistication that comes with a pearl grey or white pairing. Imagine the fun
that comes to mind when it is combined with a clear lime green.” — CMG www.colormarketing.org
3-Form Varia Ecoresin Connection, Translucent Custom Color
Seen at left, a mature smoky blue is a perfect “complex neutral” that will lend itself to a range of pallets. This 3-Form panel has free-form strip material embedded inside. The beauty of resin panels is its endless ability to adapt color, translucency, texture and pattern. GlassWorks can help you select a wide variety of panels for your home or business. – 3-Form.com
DreamWalls Color Glass, Opaque Spice & Sand
Warm tinges of brown and orange give a modern, yet familiarly comforting accent to a white subway-tiled bathroom. Full glass panels are terrific for easy clean-up, simple, uncluttered lines and light reflection. See our blog on DreamWalls for more ideas. – www.dreamwallscolorglass.com
Frosted Glass with Tinting, Smoke
A frosty smoked glass desktop is a soothing backdrop for tired eyes in the office. With the invent of fluorescent lights, an average grey can reflect cooler blue to purple tones, a perfect canvas for a “complex neutral”. Don’t forget how painted walls can effect a neutral shade as well. Polished glass, as well can add reflection of surrounding colors and turn an otherwise neutral into a interesting accent tone.