After six seasons in San Francisco, "HGTV Design Star" winner David Bromstad returns to his old stomping grounds in South Florida for fresh inspiration in "Color Splash: Miami," a new series airing Saturdays on HGTV.
Set in the community of South Beach, the half-hour series follows Bromstad as he does what he does best, showing clients on a variety of budgets how to use color as a dramatic and cost-effective way to make over any interior space.
"I've lived in Florida for 18 years and in Miami for five years," Bromstad says. "As someone who was just getting started in the business, I was so inspired by being here, with all the international and South American influences. It was just amazing. San Francisco is a great city, too, but I would come back here every weekend and recharge creatively, then go back out there. This is my electrical outlet. Miami is just very primal, in many more ways than you may think."
Bromstad also is very keen on showing viewers who think of Miami in terms of the pastels and palm trees of "The Golden Girls" and "Miami Vice" that his hometown is bursting with edgy creative attitude and style.
"People here are very conscious of their design, surrounded by so much new architecture and design in all of the hotels and condos and restaurants. And when you're surrounded by that 24/7, you have people with a great sense of style and a sense of what they want in their interiors. A lot of people like all-white rooms with pops of color and unique items that stand out. People here want to have that place that everyone talks about, with a real wow factor."
As for current trends in colors, Bromstad says some very bold hues are coming into vogue, including purple.
"Purples, magentas, pinks, acid yellows, lime greens and oranges are all really, really hot," he says. "Purples haven't been hot in a really long time, but they're big again now, and I am pretty sure they'll be here for a few years, at least."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times