The Paint Quality Institute predicts the 2012 paint palette will draw heavily upon the natural colors in the American landscape. Native plants and flowers, oceans and lakes, and rocks and minerals will be the sources of inspiration for next year's fashionable colors.
From sparkling sea-grass blue to colonial blue-gray, blues work well for all living spaces. Dining rooms and kitchens are great spots to use green hues. Consider violets for accent walls or an entire bedroom.