2012 Color and Design News from FurnitureCart.com

We at FurnitureCart hope 2012 is off to a good start for you and that all good things come your way this year. As you consider what you will change in 2012, think about where you spend the majority of your time. Your surroundings can greatly influence your mood and actions, and a refreshed interior can help you step forward into a new and improved lifestyle. Enjoying life more in 2012 could start with just a few simple updates to your home.

Pantone recently announced its color of the year for 2012 – “Tangerine Tango“, sophisticated but all the same dramatic and seductive. It is reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, which marries red with the warmth of yellow, and emanates heat and energy.

On the other hand, Benjamin Moore has announced that its color of the year for 2012 id “Wythe Blue“. It is calm, soothing and evokes serenity. How about combining the two – Wythe Blue on the walls, with some Tango on pillows? Use these colors as inspiration for other decorating elements as well to create a cohesive, modern atmosphere.

Whether your taste is classic and elegant, natural and rustic, or clean and modern, accessories have a huge impact on the feel of any room. So, what is the Top Trends from “Home Accents Today” that will be spacing up the market this year? The overall direction for the home is shifting toward contemporary. Innovative recycling is also a key trend as traditional elements are reinvented as sophisticated, modern designs.

Stripes – Bold rainbow stripes make a stunning statement in a variety of applications.

 Garden – Botanical and trellis inspired prints.

Birds – Avian motifs soar ahead with both colorfully charming and sleek contemporary options.

Indigo – Deliciously deep blues take first prize at the shows, followed closely by a rainbow palette of bights

Ethnic Prints – Batik and block prints captivate with bohemian style

 There were also a lot of new lamp and lighting designs. The top trends from this past market were designs in cooper-toned metallic, shiny white finishes with a hint of iridescence, on-trend colors.

Bring your home into the new year in style and update your color, accents, layout and lighting with FurnitureCart.com to start fresh in 2012. By focusing on a few key areas, you can enjoy an improved living space easily and affordably.