WHEELING, IL -- The Valspar Corp., Minneapolis, MN, has unveiled its 2010 color trend palettes. Each of the four palettes - Watercolor Impression, Retro Retreat, Vintage Romance and Peaceful Ambiance - is comprised of eight colors, providing an assortment of choices for consumers selecting colors within a particular trend.
"Our number one goal at Valspar is to ease the painting and décor process," said Sue Kim, Valspar Color Trend and Forecast Specialist. "Knowing that color selection can be difficult for consumers, we identified four distinct trend palettes that will help them easily choose colors that match their personal aesthetic and create a home that ties to back to the overall consumer desire to find solace in the home."
Inspired by fluid patterns found in art, glassware and upholstery, the Watercolor Impression palette is refreshing and soothing at the same time. A great choice for small spaces, these clean, cool and translucent tones provide a sense of expanding horizons.
In the Retro Retreat palette, colors of the past are reinvented for the present to create a calming sanctuary. Paired with the right colors, this nostalgic palette of warm earth tones, inviting greens and subtle blues can create a classic or modern feel in any room.
Vintage Romance rediscovers the regal elegance of a bygone era with the rich jewel tones and luxurious textures that defined the Victorian period. With many spending more time at home, this velvety palette of deep, rich colors can create a much needed sense of security and lavishness.
Peaceful Ambiance is an ethereal palette of warm and light earthy colors that create a comforting and relaxing atmosphere in a time of economic uncertainty. These soft, idealistic colors are derived from the pastels found in nature and offer a positive outlook for the future.
"These palettes are inspired by things that affect us all - nature, cultural shifts, the economic climate - so there's a little something for everyone," said Kim. "By mixing and matching different colors, tones and textures, these universal palettes can combine to complement any personal style."