Checking back on the year past, I found that the most read post during 2011 is Different Shades of Blue. It’s a post from ’09, all about the colour blue. It’s obvious that blue (with its 74 post tagged) has been a pretty stabile theme here since Trendey first went online in 2009. So how about 2012’s blue?
Trend reports say it’s time for blues with underwater depth. Bright midnighty blue. Like inky night skies. In general, International colour trends 2012 by Akzo Nobel says this year’s colours are full-bodied with lots of charachter and meaning, but also tender hushed pastels, chic neutrals and edgy brights. The industrial style is still vivid.
The 2012 blue is particularly well paired with industrial yellow.
Just like the Swedish flag! Hurray to us ;) It’s a great colour combo and I’m actually planning on doing something exciting – though small-scale – with F&B’s Drawing Room Blue and the interesting yellow Babouche. I might paint some frames or other stuff for the bedroom wall. And maybe, just maybe (if work load allows) the light airy blue in my home office/our guest room will go midnighty blue. Stay tuned for the results.