Fashion week has officially begun & interior designers worldwide are taking notice at what will undoubtedly influence the trends of their industry for the next year…or two.  Pantone has released the Fall 2012 color report and it’s bursting with color and attitude.

I thought this would be the perfect kick-off to the new Luckett & Farley Materialuscious blog.  While this particular palette will not hit Louisville, KY for some time it’s a great opportunity to see how fashion directly influences building materials used by interior designers everyday.  Stay tuned for upcoming Materialuscious entries to check out fantastic new product lines available to our industry.

Honey Gold & Titanium

Platinum Gray and Mustard Yellow have been breaking their way into fashion for a while, we saw them last year at Fashion Week & at NeoCon.  This year they’re seen mixed with earth tones and occasionally soft aquas, as we slowly transition out of the aqua/brown trend.

This new carpet tile, in an unusual rectangular size, displays the vibrant yellow in a contemporary language.

While this lively lampshade pulls in just a hint of aqua.

And that's definitely not your grandmother’s wallpaper.  This very traditional pattern is stylized and punched up with a contemporary mix of color.

This carpet on the lower right gives a nod to the new palette in a very subtle way.

Pink Flambe & Tangerine Tango

Fuchsia & Orange are “hot” accents this year and are grounded nicely by the deep neutral pairings of chocolate & charcoal.

While the highly saturated colors in these stone products appear man-made, they’re actually harvested directly from the earth.

Olympian Blue & Ultramarine Green

Rich jewel tones are still present, they always seem to have a place in each year’s forecast.  This year we’re seeing deep blues & greens.  While most of us are dreaming of jewel encrusted columns on our next project, we have to settle for glitzy glass mosaics & rich carpet patterns.

Rhapsody & Bright Chartreuse

Eggplant has arrived in full force!  Lime green is still hanging on, something we’ve seen for a couple of years but it’s shifting in it’s pairing, now seen with new shades of eggplant & mustard versus the traditional aqua/lime combo.

This beautiful combination of plum & gold is a direct product of nature and is beautiful as a vanity top or reception work surface.

The accent of lime green into a sterile office environment can provide a much needed boost to employee morale & productivity.

Stay tuned for the next Materialuscious blog entry to see what exciting new products our interior design department is gleaning inspiration from.

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