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Colorful Interiors: What Are the Top Color Picks for 2012?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Color experts are already giving their forecasts for the hot hues for 2012. And next year, the inspiration for color is mostly being drawn from the great American outdoors.

"Native plants and flowers, oceans and lakes, and rocks and minerals are the sources of inspiration for the paint colors that will be 'in' next year," says Debbie Zimmer, color expert at the Paint Quality Institute.

Here’s an overview of the 2012 color palette, according to the Paint Quality Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of The Paint Quality Institute

 

Bold Blue

"From sparkling sea-glass blue to colonial blue-grey, blues are suitable for all living spaces, being a naturally soothing color that is loved--in one iteration or another--by almost everyone," says Zimmer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of The Paint Quality Institute

 

Vibrant Green

A variety of green shades are expected to make it into more interiors next year, from dining rooms and kitchens to family rooms and bedrooms.

Bringing the outside in, these greens range from celery and asparagus colors to fir and fern, Zimmer says.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of The Paint Quality Institute

 

Majestic Violet

"A harmonious combination of patriotic blue and red hues, violet can add 'punch' to any room when used as an accent color, or serve as the dominant color in a bedroom," says Zimmer.

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