It’s spring again and the new spring trend, from personal style to interior design, is color. Bright throw pillows, bold living room furniture, bright wall-coverings, and bold prints make up the spring 2012 interior design trend towards color! 

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The hot living room color for this year is orange. Commonly paired with a cool blue, orange definitely makes a statement! Orange living room drapes look lovely in this living room. 

Orange living room Drapes


But how do you incorporate this new trend into your classic living rooms? 

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Balancing color

Bright colors should come with a warning label that reads: used sparingly! Bright colors easily overwhelm. Bright, printed accent pillows in lieu of a matching upholstered, printed arm chair along with a throw and ottoman a shade darker achieve the bright blue that characterizes this space. White couch and chair combined with navy walls make up the perfect backdrop for the splash of color from the accents! Offsetting the bold blue colors with white and navy anchors the space. 


Orange accent living room design


Accessories and accents 

The bright colors of spring 2012 interior design trend may not always be in style. A great way to still incorporate color without having to redesign your living room every year is to invest in bright accents and accessories. The bright pillow accent pieces and ceramic accessories complement the space without costing an arm and a leg


Bright living Room



Just like bright color, bright prints need to be balanced. The yellow printed wall-coverings and grey printed carpet are enough print for this room. The solid blue chair, solid grey couch, and solid yellow window treatments tone down the prints. Yellow and blue is a great complementary color combination. 


What do you think of the color craze dominating design in 2012?