Interior designer and trend expert Paul Watson highlighted the following trends to watch in 2010, based on observations from the Las Vegas Winter Market: bright colors, re-claimed woods, eco/organic, simple, and livable. Bright color accents such as orange, magenta, turquoise, purple and red will add sensuality and liveliness to rooms. Set amid neutral backgrounds, the saturated tones will add a riot of color to the room. Gone are the deep java and espresso wood finishes, making way for lighter colors that highlight natural tones and textures. Look for case goods like tables, chairs, chests, drawers and entertainment units in light ash and light painted finishes. The weathered, rustic look will is also big this year and is best expressed with light finishes. Light wood finishes also happen to go very well with bright colors. A continuation from years past, the sustainable and eco-friendly movement has really expanded to include fashionable and affordable items. Organic remains a buzz word and this year it applies to shapes. Look for natural-looking item with high textures. Formality was big in recent years, along with weighty, ornate pieces. As people spend more time in their homes they’re returning them to livable spaces and filling them with simple, approachable, easily understood furnishings.
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