Trend Watch – Fashionable Feathers!

The new design trend in upscale home accents is the elegant flowing plumage and vivid jewel-tone colors of the gorgeous peacock.  The wonderful hues of blues, greens, yellows and purples from the peacock’s  feathers catch the eyes of those of us that love cool and refreshing colors.  Combinations of these colors are easily incorporated into a relaxing interior design.

Feathers first appeared on fashion runways a couple of years ago, and by fall 2008, the iridescent hues of the peacock had established themselves in the fashion forefront.  The look has now transcended into home decor, with the brilliant colors and elegant design gracing vases, porcelain accessories, lamps, linens and more!  Nature is an amazing inspiration in all types of design. When I think of blue-green the first thing that comes to my mind is tropical waters from around the world….and peacocks!

Classic Tiffany Peacock Design
What separates a trend from a fad? A trend is a slow shift in color which allows us to easily incorporate a trend into our décor without the fear of being “out-of-style” in just a few months. We’ve watched an interesting rotation around the color wheel over the past few yearswhich began with lime green, moving to grassy greens and into the pale blue-green aquas. We are now into the more vibrant, hip, and punchy Turquoise variations and the deep, subdued, sophisticated Teals.
Of course, the peacock trend is not for every one; however we’ll be seeing lots of the peacock influence in home interiors in the near future.  Will you embrace this trend or hold your breath for a new trend to start sooner than later?

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