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2013 Color And Design Trend Forecast

Updated on April 8, 2014

What is the 2013 Color And Design Trend Forecast?

Want to know the 2013 color and design trend forecast? Let's explore several major trends already making themselves felt and seen in popular paint colors, furniture, upholstery, and finishes. Once you have an understanding of what are the 2013 color and design trends, you will be totally prepared to make the most of those colors and trends that best suit your taste and budget!

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#1 - Bold, Bright and Beautiful - Start looking for brights to make a bold statement in every room!

While bold, bright colors have been popular for the last several years, due in part as an attempt to keep our sunny side up in the midst of a weak economy, brights are touted to make an even stronger impression in 2013. Even though the new brights will not quite reach the neon level, they will be seen in more and hotter ways than ever before.

The image, above, is actually an area rug and is a really good example of the hot, bright colors coming to the forefront in the design world.

Citrus-y orange, hot lime-green, tropical turquoise and molten magenta are all big players in the 2013 color trend forecast.

Pair this rug with neutral walls and furnishings for just a pop of color. For those more daring, use one of the colors from the rug to paint an accent wall and/or use one or more of these brights in side tables, lamps, or accessories .

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These Bold, Hot Brights Have Been Forecasted To Go Global in 2013 - The paint colors shown below are all by Benjamin Moore

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Snow Cone Green, 2026-30. Very sophisticated when used with Whale Gray, 2134-40, and White River, 1499, or the steel blue-grays of Amsterdam, AF-550, and Gray Sky, 2131-70.Ruby Red, 2001-10. This orange-red is a rich complement to the almost brown-green of Green Grove, 2134-20, and cement-like Senora Gray, 1530, or the mid-tone blues of Mozart Blue, 1665, and its icy counterpart, Silver Half Dollar, 2121-40.Deep Ocean, 2058-30. Sumptuous with creamy tones, like Old World Romance, 303 and Pale Straw, 2021-70, or more edgy and modern when combined with warm neutrals, such as Camouflage, 2143-40 and Old Prairie, 2140-50.Magenta, 2077-10. Sleek when used with neutral grays, such as Creekside green, 2141-40 and Silver Lake, 1598, and more retro when paired with the blues of Franklin Lakes, 1543 and Gray Timber Wolf, 2126-50.Athenian Blue, 773. Rich and elegant when used with the rich lake blue of Lucerne, AF-530, and the creamy Butterfield, 897, and restrained and cool when used with the cool gray tones of Wolf Gray, 2127-40, and Shadow Gray, 2125-40.Outrageous Orange, 2013-10, Benjamin Moore. More reserved when used with the neutrals, Cabin Fever, 1540, or Polar Frost, 1506, or more exuberant with the icy blues of Santorini Blue, 1634, or Seattle Gray, 2130-70.
Snow Cone Green, 2026-30. Very sophisticated when used with Whale Gray, 2134-40, and White River, 1499, or the steel blue-grays of Amsterdam, AF-550, and Gray Sky, 2131-70.
Snow Cone Green, 2026-30. Very sophisticated when used with Whale Gray, 2134-40, and White River, 1499, or the steel blue-grays of Amsterdam, AF-550, and Gray Sky, 2131-70.
Ruby Red, 2001-10. This orange-red is a rich complement to the almost brown-green of Green Grove, 2134-20, and cement-like Senora Gray, 1530, or the mid-tone blues of Mozart Blue, 1665, and its icy counterpart, Silver Half Dollar, 2121-40.
Ruby Red, 2001-10. This orange-red is a rich complement to the almost brown-green of Green Grove, 2134-20, and cement-like Senora Gray, 1530, or the mid-tone blues of Mozart Blue, 1665, and its icy counterpart, Silver Half Dollar, 2121-40.
Deep Ocean, 2058-30. Sumptuous with creamy tones, like Old World Romance, 303 and Pale Straw, 2021-70, or more edgy and modern when combined with warm neutrals, such as Camouflage, 2143-40 and Old Prairie, 2140-50.
Deep Ocean, 2058-30. Sumptuous with creamy tones, like Old World Romance, 303 and Pale Straw, 2021-70, or more edgy and modern when combined with warm neutrals, such as Camouflage, 2143-40 and Old Prairie, 2140-50.
Magenta, 2077-10. Sleek when used with neutral grays, such as Creekside green, 2141-40 and Silver Lake, 1598, and more retro when paired with the blues of Franklin Lakes, 1543 and Gray Timber Wolf, 2126-50.
Magenta, 2077-10. Sleek when used with neutral grays, such as Creekside green, 2141-40 and Silver Lake, 1598, and more retro when paired with the blues of Franklin Lakes, 1543 and Gray Timber Wolf, 2126-50.
Athenian Blue, 773. Rich and elegant when used with the rich lake blue of Lucerne, AF-530, and the creamy Butterfield, 897, and restrained and cool when used with the cool gray tones of Wolf Gray, 2127-40, and Shadow Gray, 2125-40.
Athenian Blue, 773. Rich and elegant when used with the rich lake blue of Lucerne, AF-530, and the creamy Butterfield, 897, and restrained and cool when used with the cool gray tones of Wolf Gray, 2127-40, and Shadow Gray, 2125-40.
Outrageous Orange, 2013-10, Benjamin Moore. More reserved when used with the neutrals, Cabin Fever, 1540, or Polar Frost, 1506, or more exuberant with the icy blues of Santorini Blue, 1634, or Seattle Gray, 2130-70.
Outrageous Orange, 2013-10, Benjamin Moore. More reserved when used with the neutrals, Cabin Fever, 1540, or Polar Frost, 1506, or more exuberant with the icy blues of Santorini Blue, 1634, or Seattle Gray, 2130-70.

More Bold, Bright Ideas

Nesco 4816-12G 6-Quart Roaster Oven with Glass Lid, Porcelain Coated Cookwell, Red
Nesco 4816-12G 6-Quart Roaster Oven with Glass Lid, Porcelain Coated Cookwell, Red

It is so much more fun to cook using this red-hot roaster - the only question is what to make first?

 
Trina Turk 20-Inch by 20-Inch Greek Key Down-Filled Pillow, Magenta
Trina Turk 20-Inch by 20-Inch Greek Key Down-Filled Pillow, Magenta

Traditional Greek-key design on this decorative pillow is updated with hot magenta embroidery - a perfect way to introduce an emerging color without breaking the bank!

 

Bright, Bold Options, Ideas and Inspirations - Click on each picture for a description of the image

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Many colors from the 2013 'Bold, Bright & Beautiful' color and design trend can be seen in this single image, which features Harlequin fabrics and wallcoverings.  While using so many colors may suit some, it may be too much for others.  Do what iThis Harlequin vignette features more of their fabric and wallcoverings used in a much more spare manner, while still retaining a bold and bright presentation.Notice how effectively the inclusion of the bold and bright orange-red draperies, accent wallcovering and other red accessories play off the rest of the neutral room?  By keeping the color scheme simple, the pop of color is not overpowering, but servThis is another great example of how effective a little bright color can be when used to define a space.  In this case, a little lime green is used to define the very large mostly-neutral space of the lobby of the Lanson Place Hotel in Hong Kong.  SpMake a bright and bold deep turquoise statement with Anthropologie's Greenfynch Settee, in the color, 'Padrina'.  Made in the USA, this stunning two-seater is set on ball-and-claw feet and features the same high sides and back of a wingback chair.  T
Many colors from the 2013 'Bold, Bright & Beautiful' color and design trend can be seen in this single image, which features Harlequin fabrics and wallcoverings.  While using so many colors may suit some, it may be too much for others.  Do what i
Many colors from the 2013 'Bold, Bright & Beautiful' color and design trend can be seen in this single image, which features Harlequin fabrics and wallcoverings. While using so many colors may suit some, it may be too much for others. Do what i
This Harlequin vignette features more of their fabric and wallcoverings used in a much more spare manner, while still retaining a bold and bright presentation.
This Harlequin vignette features more of their fabric and wallcoverings used in a much more spare manner, while still retaining a bold and bright presentation.
Notice how effectively the inclusion of the bold and bright orange-red draperies, accent wallcovering and other red accessories play off the rest of the neutral room?  By keeping the color scheme simple, the pop of color is not overpowering, but serv
Notice how effectively the inclusion of the bold and bright orange-red draperies, accent wallcovering and other red accessories play off the rest of the neutral room? By keeping the color scheme simple, the pop of color is not overpowering, but serv
This is another great example of how effective a little bright color can be when used to define a space.  In this case, a little lime green is used to define the very large mostly-neutral space of the lobby of the Lanson Place Hotel in Hong Kong.  Sp
This is another great example of how effective a little bright color can be when used to define a space. In this case, a little lime green is used to define the very large mostly-neutral space of the lobby of the Lanson Place Hotel in Hong Kong. Sp
Make a bright and bold deep turquoise statement with Anthropologie's Greenfynch Settee, in the color, 'Padrina'.  Made in the USA, this stunning two-seater is set on ball-and-claw feet and features the same high sides and back of a wingback chair.  T
Make a bright and bold deep turquoise statement with Anthropologie's Greenfynch Settee, in the color, 'Padrina'. Made in the USA, this stunning two-seater is set on ball-and-claw feet and features the same high sides and back of a wingback chair. T

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#2- Art Deco Revisited - Soft, muted hues prevail

Clean lines, geometric shapes and grayed colors from the venerated Art Deco era of the 1920s and 1930s will find a renewed popularity in 2013, with updated palettes of familiar Art Deco colors, like dove gray, flat silver, soft lilac and green, all set against exotic woods such as macassar ebony, zebrawood, and the refined metals of bronze, brushed steel and nickel. These components are all relying on black to ground the rest of the color scheme.

This design trend features geometric lines (think New York's Chrysler Building), as well as soft, flowing curves.

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Art Deco Color Trend Options - All colors shown are from Benjamin Moore

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First Snowfall, 1618. Soothing and elegant when paired with the steely-blue of Winter Lake, 2129-50, and the moody blue-purple of Blackberry Wine, 2069-20. For a modern feel, layer on the textures when using First Snowfall with the more monochromaticWoodland Hills Green, 947. Timeless and elegant when paired with the buttery neutrals of Golden Hills, 262, and Canvas, 267. Modern and edgy when Woodland Hills Green is combined with Branchport Brown, HC-72, and Navajo White, 947.Mardi Gras, 1342. Retro-inspired when combined with the grayed tones of Blue Heather, 1620, and Chalk White, 2126-70. For a chic and modern look, use Mardi Gras with the warm grays of Silver Song, 1557, and Cotton Balls, 2145-70.Piano Concerto, 1445. Use texture to make the most of pairing the monochromatic tones of Smoke Gray, 2120-40, and Frostine, AF-5, with Piano Concerto. Timeless and elegant when used with the dark French blue of Mozart Blue,1665, and the creamy Lemon New Dawn, 133. Modern and energetic when combined with the steely-grays of Whale Gray, 2134-40, and Titanium,2141-60. More restained when New Dawn is used with the warm neutrals of Copley Gray, HC-104 and Chatsworth Cream, 225.Plum Perfect, 1371. Timeless and traditional when used with the deep jade green, Narragansett Green, HC-157, and the creamy white, Lightning White, 2019-70. Fresh and modern when Plum Perfect is paired with the warm neutrals of Senora Gray, 1530, and
First Snowfall, 1618. Soothing and elegant when paired with the steely-blue of Winter Lake, 2129-50, and the moody blue-purple of Blackberry Wine, 2069-20. For a modern feel, layer on the textures when using First Snowfall with the more monochromatic
First Snowfall, 1618. Soothing and elegant when paired with the steely-blue of Winter Lake, 2129-50, and the moody blue-purple of Blackberry Wine, 2069-20. For a modern feel, layer on the textures when using First Snowfall with the more monochromatic
Woodland Hills Green, 947. Timeless and elegant when paired with the buttery neutrals of Golden Hills, 262, and Canvas, 267. Modern and edgy when Woodland Hills Green is combined with Branchport Brown, HC-72, and Navajo White, 947.
Woodland Hills Green, 947. Timeless and elegant when paired with the buttery neutrals of Golden Hills, 262, and Canvas, 267. Modern and edgy when Woodland Hills Green is combined with Branchport Brown, HC-72, and Navajo White, 947.
Mardi Gras, 1342. Retro-inspired when combined with the grayed tones of Blue Heather, 1620, and Chalk White, 2126-70. For a chic and modern look, use Mardi Gras with the warm grays of Silver Song, 1557, and Cotton Balls, 2145-70.
Mardi Gras, 1342. Retro-inspired when combined with the grayed tones of Blue Heather, 1620, and Chalk White, 2126-70. For a chic and modern look, use Mardi Gras with the warm grays of Silver Song, 1557, and Cotton Balls, 2145-70.
Piano Concerto, 1445. Use texture to make the most of pairing the monochromatic tones of Smoke Gray, 2120-40, and Frostine, AF-5, with Piano Concerto. Timeless and elegant when used with the dark French blue of Mozart Blue,1665, and the creamy Lemon
Piano Concerto, 1445. Use texture to make the most of pairing the monochromatic tones of Smoke Gray, 2120-40, and Frostine, AF-5, with Piano Concerto. Timeless and elegant when used with the dark French blue of Mozart Blue,1665, and the creamy Lemon
New Dawn, 133. Modern and energetic when combined with the steely-grays of Whale Gray, 2134-40, and Titanium,2141-60. More restained when New Dawn is used with the warm neutrals of Copley Gray, HC-104 and Chatsworth Cream, 225.
New Dawn, 133. Modern and energetic when combined with the steely-grays of Whale Gray, 2134-40, and Titanium,2141-60. More restained when New Dawn is used with the warm neutrals of Copley Gray, HC-104 and Chatsworth Cream, 225.
Plum Perfect, 1371. Timeless and traditional when used with the deep jade green, Narragansett Green, HC-157, and the creamy white, Lightning White, 2019-70. Fresh and modern when Plum Perfect is paired with the warm neutrals of Senora Gray, 1530, and
Plum Perfect, 1371. Timeless and traditional when used with the deep jade green, Narragansett Green, HC-157, and the creamy white, Lightning White, 2019-70. Fresh and modern when Plum Perfect is paired with the warm neutrals of Senora Gray, 1530, and

Art Deco-Inspired Accessory Options

IMPULSE! Chisel Coupe, Green, Set of 4
IMPULSE! Chisel Coupe, Green, Set of 4

Use these chic, versatile Deco-inspired glasses to serve up an Apple-tini, a seafood cocktail, or a citrus sorbet. Scrumptious!

 
Armani International Fiori Napkin 22-inch Linen Cotton | Made in Europe
Armani International Fiori Napkin 22-inch Linen Cotton | Made in Europe

These elegant rose napkins will elevate a simple meal to a fine dining experience

 

More Deco-Inspired Accessory Ideas

Bormioli Rocco Zeno Small Bowl, Set of 6, Orange
Bormioli Rocco Zeno Small Bowl, Set of 6, Orange

Barely-there orange glass bowls for just a hint of color

 
Monte Carlo MC21EP Deco Medallion Bowl Light Kit, Gray Tea Stain Glass, English Pewter
Monte Carlo MC21EP Deco Medallion Bowl Light Kit, Gray Tea Stain Glass, English Pewter

Bring new life to your lighting by adding this Deco-inspired flush-mount light to your home. Simple and restrained, timeless and classic

 
Surya HH-039 Hand Crafted 100% Polyester Plum 18" x 18" Solid Decorative Pillow
Surya HH-039 Hand Crafted 100% Polyester Plum 18" x 18" Solid Decorative Pillow

Pull in one or more of these sumptuous plum pillows. How posh!

 

Art Deco-Inspired Ideas and Options - Click on each picture for a description of the image

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An archive-inspired Art Deco wallcovering from Harlequin, pattern 'Iola'. Notice the ebony base trim and flooring, as well as the modern black side chair and sleek table lamp with drum shade.  Go ahead and mix in a traditional button-tufted, velvet-uA familiar Deco design, the fan, is updated in this Harlequin wallcovering and coordinating fabric, pattern 'Delta'.  Use the wallcovering on an accent wall and bring the Deco fan into the room by repeating the design in another color, as seen on theInspired by the Art Deco era, this lovely area rug by Rizzy Home offers a soft, soothing plummy, lilac color with a large-scale curvaceous swirling pattern intended to anchor a room's design.Available in August 2012, from Art Gallery Fabrics, we find two of our emerging Art Deco trend colors featured, the pinky mauve and soft orange, in this 100% cotton fabric. The inspiration for this fabric was taken directly from archived document fabClassic Art Deco-style marble-topped French Bistro table.  Use it anywhere, in the breakfast area, as a game table, in a covered porch, or in the bedroom, with a pair of pull-up chairs, to enjoy morning coffee.Art Deco-inspired wool area rug in a geometric fretwork design.  Much of Art Deco design makes use of geometric shapes and silhouettes for visual interest.  Pair it with a gray flannel sofa, a couple of sleek, cream side chairs, and a brushed steel cWhat a beautiful room can be made using primarily lilac, green and gray from this up-and-coming Art Deco-inspired trend.  The use of the channel-back upholstered headboard and polished chrome base of the side table echos the straight and curved lines
An archive-inspired Art Deco wallcovering from Harlequin, pattern 'Iola'. Notice the ebony base trim and flooring, as well as the modern black side chair and sleek table lamp with drum shade.  Go ahead and mix in a traditional button-tufted, velvet-u
An archive-inspired Art Deco wallcovering from Harlequin, pattern 'Iola'. Notice the ebony base trim and flooring, as well as the modern black side chair and sleek table lamp with drum shade. Go ahead and mix in a traditional button-tufted, velvet-u
A familiar Deco design, the fan, is updated in this Harlequin wallcovering and coordinating fabric, pattern 'Delta'.  Use the wallcovering on an accent wall and bring the Deco fan into the room by repeating the design in another color, as seen on the
A familiar Deco design, the fan, is updated in this Harlequin wallcovering and coordinating fabric, pattern 'Delta'. Use the wallcovering on an accent wall and bring the Deco fan into the room by repeating the design in another color, as seen on the
Inspired by the Art Deco era, this lovely area rug by Rizzy Home offers a soft, soothing plummy, lilac color with a large-scale curvaceous swirling pattern intended to anchor a room's design.
Inspired by the Art Deco era, this lovely area rug by Rizzy Home offers a soft, soothing plummy, lilac color with a large-scale curvaceous swirling pattern intended to anchor a room's design.
Available in August 2012, from Art Gallery Fabrics, we find two of our emerging Art Deco trend colors featured, the pinky mauve and soft orange, in this 100% cotton fabric. The inspiration for this fabric was taken directly from archived document fab
Available in August 2012, from Art Gallery Fabrics, we find two of our emerging Art Deco trend colors featured, the pinky mauve and soft orange, in this 100% cotton fabric. The inspiration for this fabric was taken directly from archived document fab
Classic Art Deco-style marble-topped French Bistro table.  Use it anywhere, in the breakfast area, as a game table, in a covered porch, or in the bedroom, with a pair of pull-up chairs, to enjoy morning coffee.
Classic Art Deco-style marble-topped French Bistro table. Use it anywhere, in the breakfast area, as a game table, in a covered porch, or in the bedroom, with a pair of pull-up chairs, to enjoy morning coffee.
Art Deco-inspired wool area rug in a geometric fretwork design.  Much of Art Deco design makes use of geometric shapes and silhouettes for visual interest.  Pair it with a gray flannel sofa, a couple of sleek, cream side chairs, and a brushed steel c
Art Deco-inspired wool area rug in a geometric fretwork design. Much of Art Deco design makes use of geometric shapes and silhouettes for visual interest. Pair it with a gray flannel sofa, a couple of sleek, cream side chairs, and a brushed steel c
What a beautiful room can be made using primarily lilac, green and gray from this up-and-coming Art Deco-inspired trend.  The use of the channel-back upholstered headboard and polished chrome base of the side table echos the straight and curved lines
What a beautiful room can be made using primarily lilac, green and gray from this up-and-coming Art Deco-inspired trend. The use of the channel-back upholstered headboard and polished chrome base of the side table echos the straight and curved lines

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#3 - Updated Americana - Made In America salutes the new red, white and blue!

A presidential election year always triggers a renewed interest in patriotic colors, but this year it goes beyond the norm. Regardless of the election outcome, the nostalgic Americana color scheme will spread globally by 2013. Colors included in this emerging trend include rustic versions of the big three: red, white and blue; look closely and you will also spot drops of school-bus yellow and grassy green added into the mix.

Furniture manufacturers are responding to customer requests for Made in America furniture and are sourcing more and more products within the US borders.

Although the entire Americana palette promises to be more prominent in home décor, the most visible element within the trend is sure to be denim blue. Expect to see upcycled jeans, used as an upholstery fabric, as seen above, incorporated in rugs, pillows and other decorative elements. This could be your perfect opportunity for a DIY home décor project using your stash of old blue jeans!

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Updated Americana Color Trend Options - All colors shown are from Benjamin Moore

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Patriotic White, 2135-70.  Stay soft, tonal and monochromatic with the dark dove gray of Delray Gray, 1614, and the sandy gray of Senora Gray, 1530.  Go for higher contrast using the graphite gray of Midnight Blue, 1638 and the moody Gentle Gray, 162Red, 2000-10.  Edgy when combined with the warm neutrals of Brown Sugar, 2112-20 and Silver Song, 1557.  More tailored and traditional when used with the blue-grays of Nocturnal Gray, 2135-30, and Silent Night, 1613.Cool and soothing when combined with the blue-grays of Coastline, AF-570, and Stormy Monday, 2112-50.  More unexpected with paired with the green-grays of Kennebunkport Green, HC-123, and Spanish Olive, 1509.Exotic Red, 2086-10. Rustic and earthy when used with the grayed-brown of Barista, AF-175, and the grayed-white of Sweet Spring, 1500.  Presents as an updated traditional when combined with the steely blues of Nickel, 2119-50, and Silvery Moon, 1604.Bold Yellow, 336.  Crisp when paired with the grayed blues of Westcott Navy, 1624, and Cascade Mountains, 862.  Sleek and sophisticated when used with the tonal grays of Gray Huskie, 1473, and Deep In Thought, AF-30.Richmond Green, 553.  Equally at ease with warm, earthy neutrals, such as Marble Canyon, 227, and Hearthstone Brown, 2109-20, as it is with the cool neutrals of Rustic Taupe, 999, and the lighter Stingray, 1529.
Patriotic White, 2135-70.  Stay soft, tonal and monochromatic with the dark dove gray of Delray Gray, 1614, and the sandy gray of Senora Gray, 1530.  Go for higher contrast using the graphite gray of Midnight Blue, 1638 and the moody Gentle Gray, 162
Patriotic White, 2135-70. Stay soft, tonal and monochromatic with the dark dove gray of Delray Gray, 1614, and the sandy gray of Senora Gray, 1530. Go for higher contrast using the graphite gray of Midnight Blue, 1638 and the moody Gentle Gray, 162
Red, 2000-10.  Edgy when combined with the warm neutrals of Brown Sugar, 2112-20 and Silver Song, 1557.  More tailored and traditional when used with the blue-grays of Nocturnal Gray, 2135-30, and Silent Night, 1613.
Red, 2000-10. Edgy when combined with the warm neutrals of Brown Sugar, 2112-20 and Silver Song, 1557. More tailored and traditional when used with the blue-grays of Nocturnal Gray, 2135-30, and Silent Night, 1613.
Cool and soothing when combined with the blue-grays of Coastline, AF-570, and Stormy Monday, 2112-50.  More unexpected with paired with the green-grays of Kennebunkport Green, HC-123, and Spanish Olive, 1509.
Cool and soothing when combined with the blue-grays of Coastline, AF-570, and Stormy Monday, 2112-50. More unexpected with paired with the green-grays of Kennebunkport Green, HC-123, and Spanish Olive, 1509.
Exotic Red, 2086-10. Rustic and earthy when used with the grayed-brown of Barista, AF-175, and the grayed-white of Sweet Spring, 1500.  Presents as an updated traditional when combined with the steely blues of Nickel, 2119-50, and Silvery Moon, 1604.
Exotic Red, 2086-10. Rustic and earthy when used with the grayed-brown of Barista, AF-175, and the grayed-white of Sweet Spring, 1500. Presents as an updated traditional when combined with the steely blues of Nickel, 2119-50, and Silvery Moon, 1604.
Bold Yellow, 336.  Crisp when paired with the grayed blues of Westcott Navy, 1624, and Cascade Mountains, 862.  Sleek and sophisticated when used with the tonal grays of Gray Huskie, 1473, and Deep In Thought, AF-30.
Bold Yellow, 336. Crisp when paired with the grayed blues of Westcott Navy, 1624, and Cascade Mountains, 862. Sleek and sophisticated when used with the tonal grays of Gray Huskie, 1473, and Deep In Thought, AF-30.
Richmond Green, 553.  Equally at ease with warm, earthy neutrals, such as Marble Canyon, 227, and Hearthstone Brown, 2109-20, as it is with the cool neutrals of Rustic Taupe, 999, and the lighter Stingray, 1529.
Richmond Green, 553. Equally at ease with warm, earthy neutrals, such as Marble Canyon, 227, and Hearthstone Brown, 2109-20, as it is with the cool neutrals of Rustic Taupe, 999, and the lighter Stingray, 1529.

Updated Americana Decor Ideas

OmniWare Simsbury White Stoneware Canister, Set of 3
OmniWare Simsbury White Stoneware Canister, Set of 3

Why limit these simple white canisters to the kitchen? Fill them with pet food and treats, laundry detergent, or even bath salts and crystals.

 
Calphalon Textiles Twill Thumb Mitt, Tomato Red
Calphalon Textiles Twill Thumb Mitt, Tomato Red

Tell the world you are a red-hot cook with this really red oven mitt by Calphalon. It is a perfect way to try out the Updated Americana trend on a small scale!

 

More Updated Americana Ideas

Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Spray Paint, Gloss Army Green, 12-Ounce
Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Spray Paint, Gloss Army Green, 12-Ounce

Bring in a bit of Updated Americana by using the trend's green hue to freshen up a picture or mirror frame. No need to make a big commitment if you don't want to.

 
Signature Housewares Sorrento Collection Canisters, Ruby Antiqued Finish, Set of 3
Signature Housewares Sorrento Collection Canisters, Ruby Antiqued Finish, Set of 3

The red canisters are a nostalgic take on vintage crocks, making them an ideal expression of Updated Americana!

 
Semikolon Square Nesting/Organizer Boxes, Set of 5, Sun Yellow (30901)
Semikolon Square Nesting/Organizer Boxes, Set of 5, Sun Yellow (30901)

Keep your bits and bobs neat and tidy with these on-trend storage boxes

 

Updated Americana Ideas And Options

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From the Barclay Butera Home Collection comes this 'Oliver' flip-top table in a distressed white finish - a lovely Americana reproduction.  Use as a console or sofa table in the foyer or family room, or press into service as a server in the dining roFrom the Etsy shop, The Gingerbread Shoppe, comes this vintage-inspired wood sign to 'Buy American'.  Ideal for any Americana enthusiast.This Americana-inspired 'Indigo Coffee Chest Table' from Bima Trading combines style and storage in one multi-functional piece.  Perfect for stashing games, blankets, DVDs - just about anything you need to have handy but want to store out of sight.A lovely storage piece, the 'Murano Hutch' from Bima Trading, is made in the Americana style, and features the emerging trend color of grassy green.  Finished with a distressed painted and stained look, this hutch, showcasing both open and hidden stoFrom the Barclay Butera Collection comes this flame-red, button-tufted leather chaise lounge, 'Oxford', which is certain to become your all-time favorite piece of Americana furniture. Talk about relaxing in style!Not a reproduction, but an authentic vintage, 1932 map of Texas; truly a classic piece of Americana.  Unframed, it is 9.75" X 6.75".  From the Etsy shop, Holcroft.
From the Barclay Butera Home Collection comes this 'Oliver' flip-top table in a distressed white finish - a lovely Americana reproduction.  Use as a console or sofa table in the foyer or family room, or press into service as a server in the dining ro
From the Barclay Butera Home Collection comes this 'Oliver' flip-top table in a distressed white finish - a lovely Americana reproduction. Use as a console or sofa table in the foyer or family room, or press into service as a server in the dining ro
From the Etsy shop, The Gingerbread Shoppe, comes this vintage-inspired wood sign to 'Buy American'.  Ideal for any Americana enthusiast.
From the Etsy shop, The Gingerbread Shoppe, comes this vintage-inspired wood sign to 'Buy American'. Ideal for any Americana enthusiast.
This Americana-inspired 'Indigo Coffee Chest Table' from Bima Trading combines style and storage in one multi-functional piece.  Perfect for stashing games, blankets, DVDs - just about anything you need to have handy but want to store out of sight.
This Americana-inspired 'Indigo Coffee Chest Table' from Bima Trading combines style and storage in one multi-functional piece. Perfect for stashing games, blankets, DVDs - just about anything you need to have handy but want to store out of sight.
A lovely storage piece, the 'Murano Hutch' from Bima Trading, is made in the Americana style, and features the emerging trend color of grassy green.  Finished with a distressed painted and stained look, this hutch, showcasing both open and hidden sto
A lovely storage piece, the 'Murano Hutch' from Bima Trading, is made in the Americana style, and features the emerging trend color of grassy green. Finished with a distressed painted and stained look, this hutch, showcasing both open and hidden sto
From the Barclay Butera Collection comes this flame-red, button-tufted leather chaise lounge, 'Oxford', which is certain to become your all-time favorite piece of Americana furniture. Talk about relaxing in style!
From the Barclay Butera Collection comes this flame-red, button-tufted leather chaise lounge, 'Oxford', which is certain to become your all-time favorite piece of Americana furniture. Talk about relaxing in style!
Not a reproduction, but an authentic vintage, 1932 map of Texas; truly a classic piece of Americana.  Unframed, it is 9.75" X 6.75".  From the Etsy shop, Holcroft.
Not a reproduction, but an authentic vintage, 1932 map of Texas; truly a classic piece of Americana. Unframed, it is 9.75" X 6.75". From the Etsy shop, Holcroft.

Is the Updated Americana Color And Design Trend Something You Will Embrace?

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The Bottom Line

Do not allow me, or anyone else, to dictate what colors and furnishings you should like or have in your home. Only you know your taste, style, desires and the all important one: budget.

Absorb the information presented here, take what you can use and leave the rest. Your home is ever-changing, as you are, so look to this information only as a guideline, not a mandate.

Enjoy your life and your home!

It's all about you!

KateHon

Do You Have A Favorite 2013 Color And Design Trend? - Please take a moment to share your thoughts below...

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      Arod17 4 years ago

      I like this Lens very interesting

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      I like the Americana trend a lot. I got some very good ideas from reading your great lens! Thanks a lot for sharing!

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      Fridayonmymind LM 4 years ago

      I live in an art deco house and I did love those colours.

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      JeffGilbert 4 years ago

      This is a great resource. so many color ideas here. Great lens!!

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      Just-a-Day-Dream 4 years ago

      grreat lens but maybe you should fix the "countdown to 2013" module maybe to 2014 it will last longer too! just a suggestion but besides that it is an amazing lens greaat work do you think you could put some input on my lenses thanks a bunch

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      So many great ideas here.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      I like the earth tones and yellows.

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      kimark421 4 years ago

      What a great lens! I'm a bold red man myself.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have loved the color red for over a decade, last year it was bright red I believe this will be a continuing trend. Bright orange red. It's happy! And modern.

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Love it; I stay up to date while keeping my own style too...fuse it all together. Works for me so far. ;)

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love the bold colors and I always love Americana colors. Still trying to decide on what to do in our bedroom. I'll know it when I see it!

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      InfusionArt LM 4 years ago

      Really love this forecast, can't wait for bold colours! Thanks a lot for the great lens!

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      Interesting lens, itâs very enlightening!.

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      appelonia 5 years ago

      Great info. Thanks!

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      Interesting information about trends for 2013.

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      olmpal 5 years ago

      As a wedding invitation designer I find your article about hot colors for 2013 very interesting! Thank you for the info!

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      @TreadSoftlyPhotography: Thanks so much for stopping by my 2013 Color and Design Trend Forecast! I appreciate it greatly!!

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      TreadSoftlyPhotography 5 years ago

      The Art Deco is my style. Love those soothing shades and elegant styles.

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      Great lens! Squidlikes!

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I'm excited about the bold color trend. I love bold colored walls with a neutral or white trim. Americana is something my sister will certainly get excited about. Thanks for sharing your insights. Angel Blessings**

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      GilliansCloud 5 years ago

      I find it interesting to see the new colors each year that they pick for the fashion of home décor. Sometimes I'm completely surprised. Thanks for a great looking to the future year lens. :)

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      bossypants 5 years ago from America's Dairyland

      I adore art deco, although I'm not sure how I might incorporate it into my house. Ditto for the brights. But, this was fun to read and I feel very in the know, form your expertise!