January has arrived and with it the new year. To many, the New Year is about resolutions, looking towards the upcoming year and reviewing the last year. At Freshome, January is about looking at the hottest colors for the upcoming year. For that reason, we have listed a few colors that are sure to make a great impact on your home decor and it may inspire you to start a new design project. I know a few of the colors have really inspired me and I’m already looking for a new chaise in a few of the shades that will be popular in 2009.

Grey Skies from Here on Out

Okay, grey may bring to mind dark clouds and rainy days made tedious due to boredom but grey is making an amazing statement on the color palette this year. It is less about hard and dark greys and more about the smokier greys like dove grey. Use grey as a focal color or simply as an accent and if you feel the dark grey really sets a statement, don’t be afraid to use it too.

Memories of Orange
2008 was a popular year for orange and many people had the enjoyment of placing a variety of orange shades on walls, furniture and in accents. Orange can be playful, warm and relaxing and it is a color that will continue to be popular throughout 2009.

Glints of Metal:
Metallic colors always seem to have a place in hot colors regardless of the year but 2009 will see more of a push away from golds and silvers. Instead, coppers and bronze will be a popular metallic to add to any home decor as well as pewter tones.

Meadows filled with Blue
Periwinkles, blue daisies and every other shade of blue that you can imagine, from the vibrant to the soft, will be a popular color choice in 2009. The great thing about blue is its versatility. Many people don’t realize it but blue can work with a wide range of colors. Pairing a deep blue with a vibrant orange can create a bold and playful space and it can be an excellent choice for a kid’s room. Another bonus with blue is that it works well with metallics and will even look great with the hot metallic colors of 2009.

Bust out the crayon box
The lat hot color for 2009 that I really want to mention is all of them. Designers and colorists alike are really stressing that you work with colors that you love. You can’t go wrong if it is a color you enjoy, that works well in your home and that leaves a lasting statement. So here is to a 2009 that is filled with color and design.