8 Color Trends To Watch for 2011

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Carpet and Rug manufacture, Merida, has recently announced their predictions for 2011 color trends. Their style experts with the help of the Color Marketing Group collected all the latest trends from fashion and interior design and attended seminars such as the Design Boston at Boston’s Design Center to get an in-depth analysis of all the various colors and color combinations.

Take a look at what they found!

Midsummer Night’s Dream

House Beautiful

This color combination features dramatic reds mixed with deep rich plums and olive greens creating the illusion of walking through a winery.


Gale Michaud Interior Design

This palette has a bit of a retro feel, the colors reflect the colors of the first beams of light when the sun hits the earth in the morning. Look for washed out acidic tones of celery greens, chartreuse, corals, blush and camels.


House Beautiful

Just like the forest, this color palette is rugged and rustic with many earth tones. Looks for greens ranging from light lime to deep avocado paired with rich browns hues.

Mystic Blue

30' Elm

This color trend is very sophisticated with cool blues and icy grays, there is no wonder why they titled this category Mystic Blue.

Roaring Red

Coco + Kelley

Roaring Reds are quite fierce, they are strong and bold. Think glossy red lipstick tones paired with heavy contrasts of black and white allow for the vibrant color to pop.

Warming up Black & White


You can never beat a classic like black and white, Merida has soften the usual heavy contrast by using ivory and black accents. Look for oak, tans, and ivory paired with black to give depth to the space.

Black Ice

Apartment Therapy

An unexpected, but refreshing color palette that includes deep blues with black.  Look for rich color combinations with dark, rich tones of cobalt, navy and midnight black reveal themselves with highlights of icy white and silver.

White on White


This is a clean fresh look that is stylish and creates depth and texture by adding small touches of color. According to Merida the trend reminds them, “of priming a canvas with gesso before painting however, once it’s been primed you decide the picture is complete! No need for frills or explosions of color, just a calm, simple serene atmosphere is the goal to express a very strong, controlled environment”.

What do you think about Meida’s color picks?

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