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Meramec Interior Design Program Hosts Sherwin-Williams 2011 Color Forecast

November 05, 2010

2011 Sherwin-Williams Color Forecast  
More than 225 area designers and design representatives
attended the Sherwin-Williams 2011 Color Forecast at Meramec.

The Meramec Interior Design program and Interior Design Student Club hosted the Sherwin Williams 2011 Color Forecast on Oct. 21.

More than 225 area designers and design-related representatives from around the state attended, along with various vendors who displayed new products.

“Colormix is an annual event that discusses color trends in interior design for the coming year,” said Erin LeClerc, Meramec Interior Design program coordinator. "We were chosen for this event because of our active student organization and highly involved faculty who have a strong relationship with industry designers. This event gave the Interior Design program a chance to showcase the program and the college.”

Jackie Jordan, CMG, director of color marketing for Sherwin Williams, discussed how current cultural and economic conditions influenced the color trends for 2011.

Second-year design students displayed work at the event for the project Global Design. The students were instructed to select a country, design an apartment building in that country, but design a unit for an American who would be living in the country for some time. 

"We thought this project went well with the overall theme of the Colormix,” said LeClerc. “Students were required to research cultural, economic and historical conditions in the country they chose and show how these conditions influence interior design and architecture. They were required to write a research paper with their findings and then apply this knowledge to their overall design. This project is one of the most difficult projects the students complete in the Interior Design program, but all of their hard work paid off. The visitors were amazed at the execution of the designs and attention to detail."

LeClerc said Sherwin-Williams officials indicated that they look forward to working with STLCC again next year.