Color or Neutral Decor – Which Do You Prefer?

Every year Pantone, "the world-renowned authority on color," declares a color of the year. You may have already seen this year's color, Honeysuckle, on TV, blogs and in home and fashion items.

Pink was a big color at this year's Golden Globes and since fashion often leads home decor, you can now find a pink food processor for your kitchen!

Pantone Color of the Year 2011 Honeysuckle
 {Using honeysuckle in the home, taken from  Pantone's website .}

{Using honeysuckle in the home, taken from Pantone's website.}

I love color. There aren't many colors I don't like and I'm always looking for new ways to combine color and infuse it into my home. I also enjoy helping clients step out of their color boxes and explore new options for their homes.

 {The upholstered Lucy chair is an example of how a client recently brought color into her decor. From:  Target .}

{The upholstered Lucy chair is an example of how a client recently brought color into her decor. From: Target.}

There are many people who prefer neutrals in decor and fashion. Ironically, neutrals are also a big "trend" in fashion and home decor now. Go figure. That's why I never really take a trend too seriously, it's really about what you like and can live with, but I digress.

I've posted last August about Restoration Hardware's new neutral look. As I walked through the store and then saw their catalog it was as if all color had been sucked out of their products. There is a clean, calm feeling going on there now.

 {A screenshot of Restoration Hardware's website, where calm and neutral colors rule.}

{A screenshot of Restoration Hardware's website, where calm and neutral colors rule.}

Martha Stewart Neutral Color Palette Inspiration Interior Design Designer Decor

So is it color (dare I say, honeysuckle?) or neutral for you and your home? Of course, skillfully combining neutrals and color is a way to embrace both in your decor, but where's the trend in that? Leave me a comment and tell me which you prefer and why!

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