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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Color-Emotion From Mohawk: Part III: Going For Baroque

Next in Mohawk's Color-Emotion presentation:

Inspired by the popular movie Marie Antoinette, comes a renewed interest in 18th century French style, with all of its curves and embellishments.

French influences are being seen everywhere from more formal settings, to a resurgence of French country casual.

In many applications, soft pastel shades set the tone.

The popularity of this timeless look has inspired a trend called "Baroque Meets Modern."

But modern Baroque offers a very different twist from classic Baroque. The trend takes the classic, traditional curves and looks of the 18th century to a more contemporary, simplified level with the use of bold colors and fabrics and large scale motifs.

The modern Baroque look is being seen on the runway with an emphasis on black, using gold metallic, richly ornamented fabrics and accessories, and embellished details.

Chandeliers in surprising colors are an important icon for modern Baroque.

Oversized damasks are one of the most recognizable motifs of modern Baroque.

This trend is a good look to blend with other styles as we express our need to individualize our decor. Many consumers have tired of decorating in only one particular style.

As global lines merge, the consumer is more aware of the many different cultures and styles of design in the world. The result is a very eclectic movement in decor.

The eclectic look doesn't have to be designed all at onece. It is an adventure and a process to be enjoyed and accumulated in a lifetime as we grow, travel, and become more aware of our world.

Next: Desert Neutrals

Starting with Flooring Inspiration From Mohawk, read more about Color-Emotion From Mohawk - Part I, and Part II - White representing Mohawk's 2007 color presentation developed by Vickie Gilstrap, Nathan Hammett, Lauren Campbell, Luanne Holloway, Rebecca Frazee, Cliff Lyles, Susie Bell, Katherine Bugsch, and Michael Thompson.

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