Monday, January 28, 2013

Color Trends for 2013 from the Queen

We are a full month into the new year! Did you set New Years resolutions or goals this year? In my opinion I find it is always easier to set goals than resolutions, and that sometimes you need to change things up in your personal space, not only to get rid of clutter, but to reinvent your home to change your life. What you liked five or ten years ago when you may have first decorated, may not be your taste now, or even match your personality. This year on the Queen of Hearts blog, we are going to devote a post each month to reinventing a new room in your home, with tips and ideas to help you jumpstart your creativity and improve your living spaces!

For January, COLOR is key! Whether it is your bedroom, bathroom, living room or kitchen, once you decide the right color scheme in each room it will help you when searching for those perfect pieces, and making that room your favorite.

Pantone, the pros in color, have revealed new colors for 2013 that soothe, renew and may even surprise you. These have ben talked about in Country Living, the Etsy blog, and many other decorating websites, so you know these are the hot hues to look for. And the color of the year? EMERALD.


Quirky and whimsical: Shades of pumpkin and bright blue with goldenrod, lime, and violet. Bold colors look awesome, especially if you do them as accents with pillows, a throw or a lamp, to give those great pops of color.

Starting top left, going clockwise: Pale green Vintage Dresser at JRR in Buford, Turquoise Chalkboard Frame at Desert Rose (DRI) in Buford, Saffron Lamp at Southern Exposure in Alpharetta (SOEXPO), Violet Cupboard at BDOG in Marietta, Orange two-tier table at FINCH in Alpharetta.

Tribal Tones: The palette that mixes sandy brown, vibrant tangerine, peacock blue, and fiery pink together, is not for the color shy. Don't try and overdo it by using all these colors, but find patterns that compliment each other, or use a bold color on an accent wall.

Starting top left, going clockwise: Aqua Headboard and Goldenrod Chair at Desert Rose (DRI) in Buford, Bright Green Dresser at Home-ology (SLK) in Alpharetta, Tangerine Polka Dot Chair with Lemon Sweater Pillow at ReLoved (MILLIE) in Marietta, Peacock Blue Chairs with goldenrod and navy pillows, and Fuschia Chair all at RICHIE in Marietta

Surface Treatments: Earthy textures lay a new foundation for palettes of blues and greens. Breathe new life into an existing hutch with several coats of ocean-blue paint, and add white ceramic objects and natural wood and wicker.

Starting top left, going clockwise: Aqua Blue Stools at PEAR in Buford, Wicker Chair with cream and blue pillows at MRM in Marietta, Teal and Brown table at TEA in Alpharetta, Yellow and Tan SunShine Sign at RKF in Marietta, Aqua Secretary Desk at Halo in Marietta

Dark and Glamorous: A gray room punctuated by one wall of deep, dark blue or green creates a sensuous atmosphere. This sleek scheme takes a cue from Pantone's glamour palette of moody shades of gray and hints of metallic shimmer. Introduce rich red or cobalt blue accents to add a bit of classic drama.

Starting top left, going clockwise: Deep Red Cabinet at HILDA in Buford, Blue Table at RICHIE in Marietta, Emerald Green side table at Charm Home in Marietta, Emerald Green and Grey Chair from RICHIE in Marietta, Dark and Light Gray Side Table at COCO in Alpharetta

Shades of Orange: Using shades of orange—from melon to coral—creates fresh combinations. Add a dash of cinnamon red or a burst of tart green apple for a fresh balance of color.

Starting top left, going clockwise: Coral End Table at RICHIE in Marietta, Melon Colored Couches at Moonie Moose Sisters (MMS) at Buford, Lime Green Chalkboard Frame at Desert Rose (DRI) at Buford, Tan and Cream Pillows and decor at The Vintage Styled Life (CAT) in Alpharetta, Pale Green chair PDG in Alpharetta

Sojourn Shades: This palette combines quiet moss green, cobblestone gray and shitake brown with vibrant fuchsias. To bring a neutral area to life add clusters of purpley-pink blooms in green vases, or put pops of bold purple in places.

Starting top left, going clockwise: Pale Yellow Vintage Side Table from Odds & Ends (ODDS) in Marietta, Light Purple/Blue and Tan Dresser and accent pillows at SILVER in Alpharetta, Moss Green Door Wall Tree with Mirror at La Bella Maison (BELLA) in Alpharetta, Fuchsia Pink printed pillows at LOVE in Alpharetta, Purple-Grey Dresser and Gold Mirror at JOJO in Buford.

Preppy Primary in Jewel Tones: Use the color of the year, emerald green, along with ruby red, sapphire blue and bright white to create a modern look. Pair this with shades of gray, gold—or black! Painting just one wall, or one big piece of furniture in one of these bold jewel tones can help create a focal point. It makes it look really clean to pull white furniture in front of a dark wall or create a gallery of prints and objects on it with painted frames.

Starting top left, going clockwise: Ruby Red Wagon Wheel at ROY in Buford, Emerald Green Hutch from KML in Alpharetta, Blue Bench at Whippoorwill Antiques (WHIP) in Alpharetta, Green Chevy Fender from MABCL in Buford, Yellow Chairs with Sapphire Blue Print and Crimson Floral Pillows at RICHIE in Marietta

Hope that these color schemes and great items at the Queen of Hearts gave you some decorating inspiration! And if you ever want to change up some furniture in your home, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is amazing, and comes in every delicious color to suit your taste.

Looking forward to next month, where we will pick the first room of the house to give an amazing refresh, and show you how you can make easy changes to create the perfect living spaces for this year, with help from the Queen!

See you next month...


1 comment:

  1. I love all the colors you have in your shop. It's so bright and cheery. The red wagon wheel is my favorite! They are so fun, and I love the bright red color of it. It would look so cute in a home, or even in a yard. Thank you for sharing! :)