>> Blog Home


Blog Calendar


Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter

Closet Organizing Systems Blog

Color Trends and How To Put Them Into Your Closet

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Since we like being on the leading edge, we're jumping ahead to 2014 to take a peak at what's trending on the color horizon and how that translates into your  home environment.

Color spurs emotion and creates atmosphere. It alters mood and impacts how we react to things, whether that's clothing or room design.

So what kind of mood do you think the country is in? What colors will be seeing a bit of a resurgence and which are a new twist?

Experts from Sherwin Williams ( and the Pantone Color Institute ( see the following:

shades of grey color pantones

Shades of Gray

You'll see more than 50 shades of gray and it has nothing to do with best sellers at Barnes & Noble. Gray in all its' shades has been making its' way back into environments for the past year and is coming on strong. Or muted, if you're being literal.

grey melamine closet trendThe closet industry has had a standard gray melamine offering for decades (though sales have not been very robust in recent years). So if you're really excited about this somewhat sedate color, you can do it very cost efficiently. And if you don't want to make too much of a commitment, mix it with some white or a darker wood tone for a contemporary spin.

You can also look at newer shades (remember, I said there are more than 50) to be on the leading edge of the trend, but your fashion-forwardness will require an increase in budget.

soft white color closet trend

Light. Delicate. Simple. Soft.

- These are the terms association with some of the Sherwin-Williams colors with names like “Steamed Milk”, “Balanced Beige” and even “Non-Chalant White”.

This trend is also easy to incorporate into your environments with materials that you can readily find (similar to gray). Of course, there are always new spins on standard offerings, but the budget-friendly options can still give a nod to your fine design aesthetic.

Science Meets Fantasy

Not just influenced by “green design”, but influenced by “bio-design” (inspired by nature at the molecular level), this color trend “incorporates a merging of architecture, industrial design and art that integrate living systems” according to Sherwin-Williams. Their new paint options include “Library Pewter”, “Relic Bronze” and “Sealskin”.

The pewter and bronze can be incorporated into custom storage solutions most readily through hardware (handles, hinges, accessories). Or, you could make a statement with one of these colors by selecting an on-trend material for your counter top surface. What I love about this idea is that you get the opportunity to select from the coolest material options with over-dosing on a trend.

brass fixture hardware trend

Cultural Ties

While America is often referred to as the “melting pot”, many of us embrace our roots and the culture in which we were raised. Honoring tradition and heritage through color is a great methodology. Colors include “Ceremonial Gold”, “Georgian Bay” and “Capri”.

The return of brass gives nod to this trend in terms of hardware, in both shiny and matte finishes, and includes several versions of oil-rubbed bronze. You can incorporate this into lighting fixtures as well.

So if you'd like to give a new “nod” to some of the space in your home – give us a call so we can come out and help you move in to what's trending.

Post has no comments.


pantry de-clutter comtemporary closet design office wall unit dressing room Closet Os Overview Home Organizing Tips shoe closet design tips closet organization systems awards Closets: mahogany melamine look reorganize clutter bright color home decorating bedroom wall unit mudroom bathroom under stairs grouping together food storage items walnut and burl inlay creative custom closet design ways to eliminate clutter in kitchen cabinets multifaceted office design custom storage solutions tricks to make small spaces feel bigger custom wall units boutique size walk in closet closet organizing systems video utilize space under staircase cover up computer and lighting wires Home and Garage Organization man cave updates Best Of Houzz 2015 Customer Service Award pantry storage options reach-in closets closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin new website layout gift wrapped storage station pantry organization tips hiding fuse box in closet gift bag storage spaces master bedroom closet office organization cordless lighting fixtures closet lighting closet os awards attic closet solutions organizing tips award winning garage cedar backed closet master closet design media storage solutions shared closet organization custom closets organize shared closet space create zones with design Hafele LED drawer lighting Top Shelf Industry Design Awards home office design remote controlled lighting eliminate electronic cable clutter pull out mirror reduce clutter reduce clutter in home built in usb cable stations spring closet cleaning garage shelving vanities garage cabinets multi-functional mudroom design multi-use office entryway garage design Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" closet remodeling Chicago closet organizers full length vertical drape small windows closet organization melamine textures 2014 closet color trends contemporary closets angie's list award vintage garage design under the stairs storage ambient lighting craft storage room vertical and horizontal storage space kids' closets reach in closets custom cabinets under stairs bike storage Best Of Houzz 2015 Design Award patterned glass and mirrored doors closet accent lighting create a wood texture look with melamine gift wrapping counter top 2014 home decorating ideas closet os video create illusion of more space with mirrors maximize closet storage home office organization elegant prints fro home attic storage ideas angies list super service awards gloss cabinet drawers hiding wires with design incandescent and compact fluorescent family activity area closet mirror with storage behind garage organization Chicago closets multifaceted office space closet master closet Home Organzing System organized closet pantry organization organized media center fold-out ironing board multi-function furniture build in storage utilize pantry space custom garage design solutions makeup vanities multi-functional office and storage antique decorating trends beautiful custom storage solutions designing around obstacles interior design trends closetos new website design shelving and storage under the stairs ribbon storage ideas master organizer challenging home organization solutions ultimate garage customer service Laundry Room/Mudroom Closet Design Tips closet design mirror placement in design pullout media cabinets closet mirrors closet organization tips pre-built cabinets task lighting Angies List 2014 Super Service Award staircase sleeping nook LIT from Keeler Old World Charm Closet multi-use office furniture for small spaces brass hardware shoe closet led designing with mirrors
closetos best of houzz design award 2015
closetos best of houzz service award 2015
closetos angies list award
closetos top shelf awards