Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Color Me Happy! 2014 Trending Designs and Colors

Every year new colors and fabric combinations are featured within the design world that make you crave a new look for your home or patio! This year is no exception.  On the following pages we showcase the colors that you should incorporate into your outdoor living area, home or patio.

Green ~

It's a staple in outdoor design – the current trend is to choose a darker, slightly de-saturated hue. Our go-to green for the season is Cilantro.  Just like the herb it’s named after, Cilantro will add a strong visual flavor to your design. Cilantro complements many other colors, whether you pair it with a bright yellow or subtle cappachino brown color.  

Some great coordinates are:


Yellow ~

For several years now red has been the prevalent warm color on the scene, but this year we are seeing Sunflower Yellow burst to the center stage. It can be used to add a fun pop or to serve as a valiant base. Mix it in with a floral pattern or in a global theme pattern.     

Purple ~

Purple has long stood for luxury and sophistication, but this year we are seeing the relaxed, more approachable variety. Lavender is the perfect addition as a palate cleanser – with so many bold colors fighting for the spotlight lavender can add a calming hint of peace like this beautiful lavender-inspired European Sunbrella Parma Grey.  

Photo: California dreamin' purple!!  Love love love this client photo. :)

"Hi Tracy,  
Love our new cushions. Many compliments! Thanks for being so speedy and professional. Cheers, Leslie" - Los Altos, CA


A dark red combined with orange is sticking around this year like Bravada Salsa or 
Brick was designed to add accents. Use this color in pillows, candles, and flowers.

Brown ~

Too much is too much. It can be easy to get carried away with all the color we are seeing this year. Coffee is a great option to tame ferocious and bright colors. This neutral color is anything but boring, like its namesake, Spectrum Coffee is strong and it never goes out of style. 


White ~

Crisp – Simple – Timeless. White will help your new colors stand out. Having white in a pattern with bright shades allows the color to breathe a bit more than if it were presented as a solid.

The Trends ~

This year mix your stripes, florals, geometrics, and global patterns. Find a textile with the color combination you like and build around it.  The outdoors is vibrant and full of life – your outdoor living space should reflect that theme. Top color trends for outdoor living areas are cilantro, brick, buttercup, mellow purples, coffee, and white. 

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