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Valspar Paint unveils 2010 color trend palettes for consumers

By Tim Wright | October 27, 2009

Drawing on a consumer desire to relax, retreat and create a calm, soothing environment at home, Valspar revealed its 2010 color trend palettes.

Drawing on a consumer desire to relax, retreat and create a calm, soothing
environment at home, Valspar revealed its 2010 color trend palettes. Each of the four palettes—watercolor impression, retro retreat, vintage romance and peaceful ambiance—is comprised of eight colors, providing an assortment of
choices for consumers selecting colors within a particular trend. Inspired by
the current environment and consumer sentiment, these trend palettes build upon relevant societal themes and will carry greater significance as the year 2010 unfolds.

Valspar`s 2010 four color trend palettes:
• Watercolor impression is inspired by fluid patterns found in art, glassware and upholstery;
• Retro retreat colors of the past are reinvented for the present to create a
calming sanctuary. Paired with the right colors, this nostalgic palette of warm
earth tones, inviting greens and subtle blues can create a classic or modern
feel;
• Vintage romance rediscovers the regal elegance of a bygone era with the rich jewel tones and luxurious textures that defined the Victorian period; and
• Peaceful ambiance ethereal palette of warm and light earthy colors
creates a comforting and relaxing atmosphere in a time of economic uncertainty.