Color Palette Trends for 2011

We realize it’s already March but we’ve been wanting to do a post on color palette trends for this year…maybe you’ve already figured out your trendy favorites. But perhaps you aren’t even fond of the Pantone colour of the year, Honeysuckle. Here are a few other hues for you to keep your eyes out for…here we go!

Interior design colour trends come from a variety of sources from around the world. Pantone is perhaps the most popular trendsetter for colour in fashion and interiors with their colour of 2011 being a pinkish red named after the flower of the same hue, Honeysuckle. By no means are they the only ones with the power to set yearly colour trends or offer interior design ideas with a whole plethora of industry professionals weighing in on what hues they are fancying this year. Fortunately, this gives us a wide variety of colour choices in available products. Here are a few of the industry biggies with a wide variety of colours to offer us for 2011.

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ICI Dulux: Citrus Yellow Colour Palette

Fresh, reassuring, sugared lemon, vital, surprising, creative and fun, healthy, hopeful, glowing and warm,” this is the way ICI describes their choice of Citrus Yellow as colour of the year. Visit for a more comprehensive view of their colour palettes for 2011 such as “The Beauty of Everyday Life.” “Finding the Way,” and “Made with Love.”

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Behr: Boudoir Goth Colour Palette

In direct contrast to the light and cheeriness of ICI yellow, Behr debuted their Boudoir Goth collection for 2011 in answer to the trend calling for dark, elegant walls as you can see in their dining room design ideas. Deep raspberry, chalky grape, and classic navy are just a few of the colours Behr has in store for fall and winter 2011. For more information visit

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Yolo ColorHouse: Handcrafter Palette

With names like Handcrafter Palette and Urban Farmer Palette, Yolo’s 2011 colour trend picks are earthy and exotic reminiscent of clay and spices. For many other VOC environmentally safe paint colours for every room visit

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Landor Colour Passionate Fire Palette

According to Landor, “Fire-inspired reds, oranges, and ambers” are the fireworks of 2011. These hot colors will bring fresh excitement with the power, energy, and passion they bring. For more information about their additional colour trend insights visit

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0 thoughts on “Color Palette Trends for 2011

  1. I’m seeing that peacock .05 everywhere. Right on the other side of the color wheel from the Pantone Honeysuckle color of the year. The pendulum of style does swing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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