Pantone Color Institute predicts that “Aurora,” “Tomato Puree,” and “Eucalyptus” will be the hot colors for spring/summer 2010, according to an article on CNNMoney.com.
Aurora is a yellow tinted with green that gives off a burst of energy.
Tomato Puree is a red that can be paired with Turquoise, another Pantone hot hue, for a retro look.
Eucalyptus is a cool and classic hue.
Other colors included:
Coral -- If you were a child of the 1960's, remember turquoise and coral together?
Amparo Blue - a brighter blue references the ocean & tropical beaches
Romantic Violet, reminiscent of Spring blooming
Dried Herb green
Fresh Herb, Spanish Lavender
Color of the Year for 2009 was Mimosa, a pretty yellow. My money is on Tomato Puree for 2010.
Pineapple Sage, as close to Tomato Puree color as I have. It's great planted with Knockout Roses.
I'm hopeful that blue pots stay in vogue, as that is what I have.
Flowers pretty much plan their own color schemes.
Brown conjures up thoughts of wood and dirt, not bad for a gardener, but how much more romantic to call it Chocolat.
Have you noticed the last three years all the green tones to tie into the global warming and recycling themes? It's on its way out because it's become too corporate and no longer associated with the free-wheeling environmentalists. They are looking for a new color to represent Green causes. It won't be gone overnight but watch the next few years for a new color pallet or warming of greens. I've also heard and seen that gold is coming back as a pun against the fall of the most important green, the dollar! --Michael Margolies
One of Behr Paint's color lines is called Dark Glamour – Art Deco influence in black accents, peacock blue, ruby red and creamy cashmere white.
Red, White and Blue with Black Accents.
I thought the lacquer black of Datura stems was glamour enough in my garden last summer.
Home Interiors Color Trends 2010 included a palette that sounds tasty good for the cottage garden:
Pastiche - Upbeat, Unexpected, Tongue & Cheek Playfulness - a potpourris of blues, mimosa yellow, strawberry ice
I always like to look closely at the colors used in Chelsea gardens to see what is popular at the beginning of the year. I daresay that your favorite plants and flowers will not be out of style in 2010. I will continue to plant what thrives here, in colors that look good in brightest sunlight, with hydrangeas in the shade.