Merida’s 8 Color Trends for 2011

It’s that time of year again! Our color boards are complete and we’re excited to finally share them with you! We’ve collected all the latest trend information for fashion and interiors to use in planning 2011 new concepts and product introductions. We were right on target in 2010 and are very confident for 2011!

Our trend forecasts have been gathered from top fashion and interior design magazines and as a member of the Color Marketing Group and through attending seminars such as Design Boston at Boston’s Design Center, we get first hand information as well as in depth analysis into each color and pattern combinations about to hit the market! Without further ado, let’s get straight to the trends.

Merida’s 8 Color Trends for 2011!

2011 Color Trend #1: Midsummer Night’s Dream

Midsummer Night’s Dream is a theatrical expression of color and emotion. It has a dramatic combination of Boudreaux reds mixed with rich plum and olive greens. It’s as if the colors were pulled from a winery. The textures consist of luxurious surfaces such as velvets, brocades and taffeta and are used together in the same composition to create an over the top display.

2011 Color Trend #2: Daybreak

One of our favorite combinations revealing a new twist on a retro feel! For us, this palette reflects the colors that glow at the first ray of light when the sun hits the earth each morning. The washed out acidic tones of celery greens, chartreuse, corals, blush and camels are refreshing and new. The hazy atmosphere tries to wash out the saturated colors, but they still are illuminated.

2011 Color Trend 3: Forrest

Forrest is rugged and rustic with it’s down to earth color combination.  Olive oil and army greens ranging from light lime to deep avocado are paired with each other in the same palette. Each green is typically combined with a deep chocolate, cream  or camel. Rich textures of fleece, fur and leathers lend themselves well to the theme.

2011 Color Trend 4: Mystic Blue

Mysterious and intriguing, the unusual combination of indigos, icy grays and camel tones define our Mystic Blue category.  The cool blues are warmed up by the use of the rich browns and camels to create a deep, sophisticated palette.

2011 Color Trend 5: Roaring Red

Making a fierce, evocative statement, Roaring Red stands bold and confidently with a nod to an Asian influence. Glossy lipstick tones of red paired with heavy contrasts of black and white allow for the vibrant color to pop. You’ll also start seeing these reds paired with quieter tones of navy and camel to soften the palette and highlight silhouettes.

2011 Color Trend 6: Warming up Black & White

Here we are starting to see mid range neutral tones warm up rooms of harsh black and white. It’s a softening of the usual heavy contrast by using ivory as a base color and white as an accent. Oak, tan and ivory are paired with deep black giving depth to the space they encompass.

2011 Color Trend 7: Black Ice

Black Ice is unexpected and refreshing, going against traditional fashion taboos of combining deep blue with black. Deep, dark, rich tones of cobalt, navy and midnight black reveal themselves with highlights of icy white and silver.

2011 Color Trend 8: White on White

Fresh, clean and without any color at all, this trend uses all shades of white to define its palette. This trend reminds us of  priming a canvas with gesso before painting however, once it’s been primed you decide the picture is complete! No need for frills or explosions of color, just a calm, simple serene atmosphere is the goal to express a very strong, controlled environment.

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  1. Love your forecast. If you send out a newsletter I would love to receive one. Your forcast is the best.

  2. Me encantan sus informes son interesantes,me gustaría me orientaran si está correcta una paleta de color que he elegido para una colección otoño-invierno 2011-2012 y fue la siguiente:Blanco-aguamarina-verde hoja seca y gris claro.Es para un desfile. agradezco si me pudieran enviar el panton de color para identificar mejor su respuesta.