Boyz-N-Berry – 2012 Color of the Year!

According to the Color Marketing Group (CMG), a world wide association of color designers that forecasts for trends in color and design for all industries, the 2012 Color of the Year is….(drum roll please)…Boyz-N-Berry! This deep rich purple hue has slight red undertones and is referred to as “mature and elegant with a youthful edginess”. The Western Home Furnishings Association posted an article that identifies some great ways to use this bold yet serene, color of the year:

“Boyz-N-Berry” in design projects:

  • Purple is the complement to yellow which is the underlying color of the new lighter wood tones.  It makes a wonderful accent color for spaces that are either wood heavy or have elements with a yellow cast prevalent in many laminates and vinyls. Yellow and purple is said to be the most healing combination.
  • A warm taupe teamed with purple will induce a feeling of trust and serenity.
  • Creams and whites added to purple create a sense of fresh openness.  Whites constituted a large part of the color story representing the consumer “need” for cleansing and renewal.
  • Grey paired with purple and cream completes understated elegance.  Pop it with brighter hues for youth appeal.

This deep purple is a great color for teen rooms or even nurseries, especially when paired with lighter hues to help it really stand out. Above are some great items you can find on that fit this stylish new color. Grab a Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack in Passage to Persia and be the envy of other moms wearing diaper bag colors that are “so 2011” ;).

Decorate your nursery with the Gia 4-Piece Bedding Collection from Bananafish in a dark plum and tie it in with the Chloe’s Garden Hand Painted Letters that use both the purple hue as well as pops of white as suggested above. You could simply use the Purple Aros Shag Rug by Surya as a great accent piece in an otherwise neutral room and pair that with the Dark Rust Wrought Iron Sconce by Crystorama for a gorgeous ambiance. I love this now-famous color because there are so many great ways to use it in both children’s rooms and throughout your home. What do you think of the 2012 Color of the Year?!


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