One of the hottest new Design trends of 2012 is Ombre. A French word which translates to “shadow”,  Ombre is simply a gradation in hue from light to dark or dark to light.

Ombre dresses at NY fashion week

 

 

When I first started to notice the Ombre hair trend, I thought the celeb really needed to get to her stylist. Now I understand it is a “look” and not a way to simply save on Salon visits.

 

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Wedding cakes and pastries are all showing off with Ombre.

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pink ombre cake eddie Ross

pink ombre cake by Eddie Ross

 

 

Pretty much everything that has color is showing up as Ombre.

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 Ombre paper from katie's Wish on Etsy

Ombre paper from katie’s Wish on Etsy

 

Here are a few ways you can incorporate the Ombre trend in your home.

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pink ombre desk

 Pink Ombre desk

 

Notice the desk chair has been “ombre’d” as well.

 

Ombre rugs have been popular for several years now.

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ombre drapes, House Beautiful.

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This shower curtain from Anthropologie is one of my favorites.

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ombre shower curtain from Anthropologie

 

 

 

So how about you..do you like the Ombre trend?  Would you use it in your home?

 

Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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