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March 01, 2008

Hues you can use

Spring/Summer 2008 Colour Trends

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Spring is here and what better way to celebrate the advent of warmer weather than with a fresh look at colour trends. To help you get in the mood for the “blooming” season, The Home Depot Canada is sharing the three colour trends for Spring and Summer 2008, so get ready to decorate.

Natural Life. This particular colour trend and mood is all about pared down simplicity—an awareness of sustainable, natural materials that provide a soft-edged, earthy and fundamental feel. Natural colours of browns, taupes and beiges provide the perfect backdrop for colour in grey/blues and greens. Colourful accents include red, orange and the introduction of yellow.

Coastal Chic. This colour trend and mood is refreshing, simple, nostalgic, and breezy—where a cool, calm environment is deco-rated with washed, faded linens, subtle stripes and simple patterns. Weathered wood, hand painted ceramics, comfortable pillows and textured rugs add intrigue. Colour combinations include shades of blues from the “coast” mixed with greens, yellow and neutrals. Contrasts of dark and light woods, played up against the various shades of blues and greens with polished chrome finishes provide the perfect coastal palette. Coastal Chic is the perfect look for bath, paint, décor and the outdoors.

Summer Savouries. The delicious tastes of gelato and fresh summertime fruits like watermelon and strawberries provide an inspirational backdrop for this colour trend theme. Summer Savouries is the place to brighten up any assortment.

Used carefully and sparingly, Summer Savouries can and will add that bright pop you’ve been looking for. Great for pillows, area rugs, outdoor accessories and lighting. Paint, wallpaper and wall décor can also express these savories in a playful way.

More décor, design and colour inspi-ration is available at homedepot.ca 

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