NJ Monthly

April 3, 2008

Gena Ansell-Lande

The Greening of Color

Five years ago, you couldn’t find grey in a New York fabric showroom,” says Lois Caruso, asid, cid, of Lois Caruso Interiors in Little Silver. “Now grey is considered a neutral, in shades from charcoal to dove. This year you will see more pale pinks, muted lavenders, and metallics working wonderfully with greys.”

We asked five leading New Jersey designers for their thoughts on color. The word foremost in their minds was green. Not just the color—though Jennifer Watty of Jennifer Watty Interior Architecture in Westfield comments, “The hottest colors in design for spring are the lime greens in all different tones and textures.” But green in the environmental sense, which is influencing color trends as much as building materials, appliances, textiles, and other aspects of our lives.

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