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Happy New Paint Colors for 2016!

 Happy New Paint Colors for 2016!
No, they’re not really new! Pantone has declared 2 pastel colors as their Colors of the Year.  Pantone has influence on advertising, the garment industry, furnishings and, also paint collections.  But, for the past couple of years, Benjamin-Moore, the paint giant, has named their own colors – unrelated to Pantone.  And, this year, Sherwin-Williams, another... Read more »

2016's "Color of the Year" Is -- Or Are

2016's  "Color of the Year" Is -- Or Are
Yay! It’s here for the New Year!! For the first time ever, Pantone has declared 2 colors — plural – for 2016. Pinky “Rose Quartz” looks just like it sounds, and “Serenity” is light blue with a bit of lavender and gray. It’s a huge change from the colors that I have written about in... Read more »

"Radiant Orchid" is 2014's Color of the Year

"Radiant Orchid" is 2014's Color of the Year
And… it’s Purple!  Yes, it’s a lighter purple that’s cheerful and playful, but it’s definitely purple. For the past few years I’ve blogged on Pantone’s “Color of the Year” in the Interior Design world and this one will be fun to watch!   It will certainly turn up in paint colors, some textiles, some ceramic tile... Read more »
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Emerald Green!! 2013’s Color of the Year!

Emerald Green!!  2013’s Color of the Year!
This year is going to be great fun!  For about ten years, Pantone has predicted/anointed/selected one color as the “Color of the Year” in fashion, interiors, products, even cosmetics:  “Chili Pepper” in 2007, “Blue Iris” in 2008, “Mimosa” in 2009, “Turquoise” in 2010, “Honeysuckle” in 2011 and “Tangerine Tango” in 2012.  Then, or in retrospect,... Read more »

COLORS: Fall 2011 and 2012

COLORS: Fall 2011 and 2012
This past Spring, Pantone (THE color experts/predictors for fashion, interiors and graphic design) announced that ‘Honeysuckle” would be their color for 2011.  And it’s still in the Fall palette! The other colors, per their prediction and (thus) recommendation: Bamboo:  a honey gold, Emberglow:  a pinky-orange, Phlox: reddish plum, Cedar:  light grayish green, Deep Teal: dark... Read more »

Design in the Palm of Your Hand

Two days ago I had to assemble a “Paint Schedule” pronto: “The painter is starting in 2 days. Help!”  Paint is sold everywhere but not having my dependable Benjamin Moore “fan decks” of colors nearby, it was time to be resourceful, so… it was all Benjamin Moore “Color Capture App”.    Color accuracy was MUCH better in... Read more »
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What About Today's Colors?

What About Today's Colors?
After a decade (yeah, pretty much) of brown and jewel tones (DARK red, blue, green) and beiges and more browns, Color is back! It was blog topic last Spring and here it is again!  I suppose last year not many of us made changes, so the “newness” of color is being splashed in blogs, web... Read more »

Time to Brighten Up??

Bored?  C’mon!  It’s Holiday Time, but you can ponder Design choices or even do some painting if you’ve got the time.  Let’s review some basics in case you might want to DO something with your extra days off. I’ve blogged about changing up your stuff.  It’s a wonderful Design change and an emotional lift!  You... Read more »

Surface(s) Change(d)

OK… we can nickname your home a shell, a box, or better: many boxes piled together!  Redoing the SURFACES inside will make a HUGE change.   When I start any design project, these are the elements my clients and I decide on first – they involve both materials and color (or colors): Walls          Floors           Lighting          Windows It might help... Read more »
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