Thursday, March 08, 2007

Spring brings color!

Looking for a way to liven up your merchandise this spring? Try color! The March 2007 issue of House & Garden© is a special “Color Trends” issue. Specifically, how to mix bolds with neutrals for impact without scaring those with middle-of-the-road tastes.

These combinations are just for living rooms and boudouires. Their suggestions:
  • Tangerine and Stone/Almond: A dignified dose of sunshine.

  • Kelly, Black, and White (accent with Gold or Yellow—especially if your these are your school colors): High energy and chic.

  • Pink and Brown: Add a bit of ‘mature’ to the girlie tones—a great touch for college women that see themselves as mature beyond their years.

  • Citron and Silver: Both vibrant and glamorous.

  • Purple and Gray: A combination of ‘striking’ and ‘graceful’.

  • Orange and Grays: Steel to charcoal, grays calm “hot” orange for a mature, modern-sophisticate look.

For learn more about the meaning of the primary colors, try Color Wheel Pro—which offers some of the basics at

To learn more about color trends, check out the Pantone color forecast reports linked from the NACS White Papers web area at We currently have the Spring 2007 and Fall 2007 forecasts linked. New reports from Pantone will be linked from this section of the NACS site as they are released.

Tony Ellis, CAE
NACS Director of Education
(Photo by Chance Agrella;

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