Trend Alert: What Do Cake, Shower Curtains and Hair all Have in Common?



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.



Wedding cakes and pastries are all showing off with Ombre.


pink ombre cake eddie Ross

pink ombre cake by Eddie Ross



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


 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.


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.





ombre drapes, House Beautiful.


This shower curtain from Anthropologie is one of my favorites.


ombre shower curtain from Anthropologie




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


13 Responses to Trend Alert: What Do Cake, Shower Curtains and Hair all Have in Common?
  1. Jennifer Reply

    Super post Linda!!!
    I’m loving the trend…it’s a fun one! I can’t wait to see your new website….it will be so worth all of your hard work:) congrats on tackling such a huge task!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks so much Jennifer. As far as my new website… I too will be so glad when it’s done. I probably have gained at least 5lbs. since working on my new site because I have done little but sit in front of my monitor for 8-10 hours a day for the past two weeks.

  2. kristie@thedecorologist Reply

    awesome – i love this look and the images you shared! but those roots would make me too self-conscious . . .


    • Linda Holt Reply

      me too Kristie, and in my case they would be gray..definitely a look I am not ready to embrace.

  3. Kelly Reply

    I never saw a desk painted like that- really love that look. You will do so well this year and you will be ready for it! I feel sorry for you on the computer- it is such a lot of work!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Kelly 🙂 Also, thank you for being my very first “like” on Linda Holt Interiors.

  4. Mariann Reply

    I did not know about ombre. Good information!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Mariann, I knew the trend I just didn’t know the name until recently.

  5. Maria Murphy Reply

    Loved it. So refreshing! Thank u for all your awesome posts!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thank you Maria for reading!

  6. Lauren Sheller Reply

    I am IN LOVE with the ombre trend and the drapes you find are absolutely fabulous! I am currently looking for new dining room drapes. Do you have any idea where I can find this kind of fabric?

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