Spice up your space

(ARA) – Avocado and harvest gold bring back memories of the 70s – but what colours will spring and summer of 2010 bring to our homes?

“As the economy continues to work its way out of a recession, there will be less spending on new items and more repurposing of existing items throughout the home,” says Donna Schroeder of spray paint manufacturer Krylon.  “A great way to breathe new life into these old objects is with spray paint in one of the year’s hottest colours.”

Nature, collections, senses and symbols will be the drivers for paint trends in 2010, says Schroeder.  These main drivers are interconnected, allowing each trend to blend into the other to create a cohesive look and feel throughout your space.  The four stylish colour themes found in the 2010 trend palette are:

Whether you prefer scented candles, dim lighting or cosy rugs to accent your home, stimulating all the senses is a key style component in 2010.  Comprised of soft colours, the sense trend will swaddle and soothe the soul.  It engages all five senses as it mixes textures, scents and patterns throughout the home.  This trend also focuses on the details, allowing you to make a statement with even the smallest elements. Colours in the sense palette include Pacific Purple, Morning Mist, Hyacinth, Celery, Jade and Sand.

As concern for the environment continues to play a large role in home design and decorating, homeowners are shifting toward smaller spaces.  They’re also buying less and repurposing more.  To complement this eco-consciousness and the shrinking of carbon footprints, indoor design and decor trends continue to be reminiscent of the outdoors.  Bring the beauty and wonder of the environment into your home with colours found in natural elements. Colours in the nurture palette include Fern, Meringue, Terra Cotta, River Rock, Mountain View and Cloud.

A love of architectural

shapes and details from the past help fuel the trend of symbols in 2010.  Moody and complex colours are integral to this palette, allowing design elements from yesteryear to resurface in modern-day homes. Look for accents with a historical look and feel to complement the dramatic hues and elegant feel of this trend. Spray paint colours in the symbol palette include Almond, Cherry Red, Navy, Ivy Leaf, Leather Brown and Castle Rock.

The beauty and wonder from across the world can be a great place to derive inspiration for your home. By combining meaningful objects from your personal travels with rich, globally inspired colours you can showcase your belongings as a masterful collection. This trend allows you to tell a story of your past travels and experiences through your home decor. Colours in the sojourn palette include Bahama Sea, Burgundy, Peek-a-boo Blue, Blonde Shimmer, Niagara Ivory Mist and Equestrian.