Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Predicting Red for 2011 Color of the Year


O.K. - I'll either look back at this post fondly or with egg on my face but I have a feeling that red is going to be the Color of the Year in 2011. What do I base this on? It's certainly not any market research but I have been noticing & admiring the color red lately. I emphasize the "admiring" part as I've never been one to care for red and if I'm starting to like it that must mean something (or, nothing at all!) The red bead
chandelier is from Julia Edelmann's design studio in Chicago. You may remember the previous version in turquoise. (I've forgotten who designed this chandelier)

Here's the new Rose Line lamp from CB2 - they chose a red cord. Below is a bar arrangement styled by Ken Chrzastek of Chicago's Mecox Gardens. I think Ken creates the best store vignettes ever and if he's drawn to an all red bar palette...

So, what do you think? Could it be RED or am I totally off-base?

(p.s. - I'm on travel and posted this from my iPad w/wireless keyboard. Love it!)

33 comments:

Wendy said...

This is hard for me to swallow. I've had my family room accented with red for 6 yrs. now and I'm itching to change it. NOW you tell me it might finally be IN! Boo for me....you are most likely right.

韓秀美 said...

No pains, no gains..................................................................

sherry said...

I have been off red for years...It seems like Pottery Barn always bring it back in some capacity every fall...But...I do like red and turquoise together so I think you may be on to something!!! I am gonna agree with you :)

Debra Phillips said...

love red, always have and would like to see more.
an ipad? so jealous!
debra

L. Sloan said...

definitely loving all the red, that CB2 lamp is so cool!

Prippy Handbook said...

Red will also be a classic, and it would be refreshing to see it getting attention in 2011. So, I certainly hope you're right!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I'm already there! Love, love, love red. I have a red kitchen with blue and yellow accents and red is an accent color in the rest of my house.

KDot said...

I'm feeling red too. We're moving into a new house soon. My husband's basement "man den" is going to have lots of red accents.

1 Funky Woman said...

Ooh that Rose line lamp is fabulous! I feel that every room needs a pop of red!

Merlin said...

I LOVE red....accents. Coming from an Aries....I hope you're right! franki

Ms. Givens said...

I hope your right because red is one of my colors!


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abode love said...

I have been trying to stay FAR away from red since I started decorating my home... for some reason, I have a horrible feeling about it... maybe because it is so strong in a space?.... BUT I am pretty much in love with the red chandelier you posted-- I think this would be a fun accent for any space... red lover or not!

VICKI ARCHER said...

Let's hope so....xv

nameisgrace said...

wow, i couldn't agree with you more! i used to not like red, now i'm incorporating it in my drapery and accent pillows. i currently love it!

Debby said...

I hope your right ~ I love red, I love the drama and warmth it brings to a room!! xo

Val said...

I so hope you are right!! I have a little red in every room and just when I thought I needed to change things because white is the IN color. This post makes me happy. Maybe there is hope for me. lol

1x1000 said...
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1x1000 said...

I've decorated my new home (2009)with red accents in living, den & kitchen! I say bring it on! I'm ready!

pve design said...

Red is a classic color and I love it to bits.
I love it for nails, for lips and for accents.
Do you have a crystal ball?
pve

Kathy said...

I'll agree with you on the color family...I predict that pinks, and especially peach tones will become round again. I'm noticing those '80s peach and salmon tones (with a modern twist of course!) everywhere! Red/orange would be fabulous accent colors!

Kathy said...

Ooops!...become=come

Style Chronicle said...

I say it's about time for red to make a come back...

Kerry said...

I hope you are right and I hope it is a red that is towards the yellow side, rather than blue, of the color wheel.

xxx said...

Let's hope NOT! I think the color may be mauve/lavender/purple, now that I could do.

Hill Country House Girl said...

Red is classic. Red is wonderful.I don't usually follow trends, but I think you are on to something!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Honestly & truly, I think you are on to something. I don't typically opt for red but one never knows! My parents once painted their kitchen cabinets the most glorious shade of red. After that I looked at red in a whole different light. xx

Viera said...

red, yellow and orange
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camdesign said...

Today I was designing around the red in the pillow fabric I found for my client, found wonderful art for over the sofa and dining wall, then I am pulling out the blue for accent pillows...Red seems to come up every 6 clients or so... and a red sofa comes up everyso often...
Love designing around a red sofa...lots of interesting things happen when I do.
I am ok with whatever my clients colours are, I just work with them and around them...
Red as a trend? I just need to mention it to our buyer so we get so great stuff in time.

pretty pink tulips said...

I don't know. Could be. I hadn't thought about it. I've been in such a purple and green phase lately....but red is lovely and I'll keep my eye out.

Fall looks to be a bit blase ---- camel, gray --- love those, but not a lot of color.

Happy Friday!
Elizabeth

AB HOME Interiors said...

Red is a classic. Always in style, and everyone loves it. So I think you are safe in saying that it will be a favorite. haha Have a great weekend!
xo
amanda

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Merlin said...

LOVE RED...but then, I am an Aries! franki

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