Bright flavors of spices reflect their sharp and astringent colors. Gamma of green hues combined with red color of chili is nicely accentuated with deep dark gray color. Saturated color of basil and green spices balance brightness of red hot chili pepper. Character of palette is juicy and bold.
Go darkerAshley Redmond, head of design for the online interior design service Decorist, expects to see paint colors gravitate toward a richer palette. “White walls have been all the rage, but I am seeing a move toward more drama and warmth for walls with jewel tones and saturated color being more prevalent,” she says. “Even the neutrals like the always popular gray seems to be turning it up a notch and leaning to more opulent charcoal.” Photo: Carla Choy