AkzoNobel’s Aesthetic Center has just published its Colour Futures 2011 guide. The dominant trend they predict is Appreciation, a refreshing concept, non? As they say, “This concept is packed with what we hold most dear and truthful — a home base that is simple and informal and rooted in the here and now.” The color they suggest to represent this trend is what they call Lime Twist, shown as the lower wall color in the photo below.

Lime Twist courtesy of colourfutures.com

Lime Twist courtesy of colourfutures.com

One might also call this spring green, lemongrass, or a mellow chartreuse. In my opinion it is warmer than pistachio. It’s not exactly wasabi, either, but if you want to call it that, I won’t argue.

I happen to love this color and think it mixes harmoniously with many other colors, such as the grey as shown in the photo. I would also put it with many shades of blue and brown, and think it would really shine with hot shades of pink or orange. Lavender would be a soothing mate.

Here are some products from I Dream of France that feature Lime Twist:

La Lavande Tilleul Soap at I Dream of France

La Lavande Tilleul Soap at I Dream of France

Bougies la Francaise Candlesticks from I Dream of France

Bougies la Francaise Candlesticks from I Dream of France

Beauville Orchids Linen Tea Towel from I Dream of France

Beauville Orchids Linen Tea Towel from I Dream of France

Merci to the fabulous Ellen Kennon who wrote about this report on Twitter and her blog!

— Brett

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The Pantone Color Institute announced this month that their Color of The Year for 2010 is Turquoise (specifically, their color Pantone 15-5519). From their press release, “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.”

Here is a selection of I Dream of France products that contain turquoise…

Garnier-Thiebaut Spa Wash Mit Washcloth - Curacao and Mint

Garnier-Thiebaut Spa Wash Mit Washcloth - Curacao and Mint

Alphabet "Car Collection" t-shirt

Alphabet "Car Collection" t-shirt

Sophie Catalou "Grasshopper" dress

Sophie Catalou "Grasshopper" dress

Beauville "Ocean Blue" cotton-linen towel

Beauville "Ocean Blue" cotton-linen towel

Garnier Thiebaut "A La Mer" jacquard towel

Garnier Thiebaut "A La Mer" jacquard towel

Garnier Thiebaut coated apron "Mille Couleurs Paris"

Garnier Thiebaut coated apron "Mille Couleurs Paris"

Roger & Gallet Bleu Lotus soap

Roger & Gallet Bleu Lotus soap