Colors To Watch In 2011 – Part 2

You may already know that I’m ‘forecasting’ four hot colors to watch this year.  In my last post, I featured the first two:

I heard from many of you saying that you love the Wasabi Green, so perhaps I’m on to something!  In this post, I was supposed to reveal my final two picks….but in an effort to create a wave of total suspense, I’ve decided to go with just the third pick:



No smoke and mirrors here!  Gray has really grown in popularity with designers and homeowners.  This color has been seen everywhere in interiors and fashion — replacing beige to become the new neutral.

It has been speculated that Gray’s popularity stems directly from the rise of technology — think chrome laptops and industrial, hi-tech office spaces.


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We’re also using Gray to capture the silver tones in stainless steel appliances, nickel fixtures and even the white gold in jewelry.  However, the Gray that I’m featuring here is a deep, slate color which is very cozy and chic.



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These stylish spaces show that we are indeed Going Gray. Be sure to check back for the next ‘Colors To Watch In 2011′ post to see my final pick!  In the meantime, here’s a hint:  Where there’s smoke….

CLICK HERE to see ‘Colors To Watch In 2011 – Part 1.

11 thoughts on “Colors To Watch In 2011 – Part 2

  1. Hi- I followed you over here from Houzz…thanks for answering a question of mine there by suggesting a match for the red I asked about….I will check it out.

    I love wasabi with blue-grey……and with black and white. My kitchen island is painted a muted wasabi color that makes me very happy- may be my best color choice to date…Chamelion by Behr Ultra.

    I’ll be back to read more- thanks!

  2. I just discovered you blog & loved it. I’m an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia & I found it very inspiring. Blogging is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
    You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it. It’s got a bit of everything fashion, interiors, food, travel spots – hopefully you will find something in there that you like.
    Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!

  3. I’ve used a lot of grey in our house, but not smoky grey – yet! It’s such a beautiful colour – deep, rich, bold, dramatic… and it looks great with so many other colours, like purple!

    I’m guessing your 4th pick is orange :-)

  4. While not my personal choice for my own interiors, I agree that grey is a wonderful neutral, particularly with colors that pop.

    Maybe if I had two or three houses, I could try completely different styles ;)

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