This article was published in Appalachian Country Living Magazine.
It goes without saying that color trends are associated not only with advances in technology, but also with current events in our world. You can look at the past and associate many the colors of that time with historical events. Colors permeate everything we touch: our clothes, our homes, and the world around us. How will our current history (in the making) and color trends of today look to future generations? Has the turmoil of the last few years resulted in the idea that we must be “neutral” in everything we do? Has this “neutral” feeling spilled over into the world of design by painting everything “GRAY?” Have we become afraid of color because we need to be neutral? Have our choices been limited by profit margins generated by data mining? Interesting thoughts.