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The 2019 Color of the Year – Is it a Color Predictor, Reflector, Shaper, or Failure?

I’ve been following color trends for a living for more than a decade. I study them, report them, and specify them for my clients. I’ve used color trends to develop training and provide advice for professional designers, stagers, Realtors, and homeowners in regard to which paint colors have the most appeal and the longest shelf […]

The Decorologist Announces 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

Just announced: the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is GREENERY: Pantone Yes, the photo is lovely, but cue into the little box in the middle of the picture. THAT’S the color of the year. It’s an acidic, nearly neon, yellow-green. Pantone says the color pick is “a symbol of new beginnings” that is “zesty” […]

Pantone 2016 Color of the Year – Congratulations, It’s Twins!

For the very first time, Pantone has announced a duo of colors as Pantone 2016 Color of the Year. Pantone 2016 Color of the Year – Rose Quartz & Serenity I like the idea of a color combination of the year. I am always telling my clients: color is RELATIVE. Relative to other colors around […]

Benjamin Moore 2016 Color of the Year – Why Most of You Shouldn’t Paint Walls This Color

Ready to see the recently announced Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2016? Benjamin Moore   The Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2016 is Simply White OC-117. It’s a lovely white for architectural trim and molding, as well as cabinetry. But I don’t recommend you paint your walls this color. Unless you have plenty of […]

The 2015 Color Combination of the Year

You’ve likely heard about all the “Color of the Year” picks by Pantone and various paint companies. But is there a color combination of the year?  I think I’ve identified the combo that’s the clear winner. HomeGoods

The Great Marsala Controversy – Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year

You may have heard the big announcement last week.  You know the one. Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year. My first inclination was to NOT write about it because it doesn’t deserve the attention because it is a hot mess.  Yes, that’s my professional opinion.   even the graphic looks dated via

Radiant Orchid, Pantone 2014 Color of the Year

Global color authority, Pantone, just announced that Radiant Orchid is their 2014 Color of the Year.  Wonder how they made the choice?   Radiant Orchid

Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year – Emerald

Pantone just announced the 2013 Color of the Year, and it’s Emerald Green.  It may be a bit confusing, as many paint companies now put out their “Color of the Year.”  But just know that Pantone is the BIG DOG, and they have a lot of influence on what we’ll be seeing in the stores […]

Sherwin-Williams 2013 Color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams has really been ramping things up this year, appealing more to designers, bloggers, and homeowners alike.  Most recently, they acquired the largest paint company in Mexico.  They really seem to be taking over the world of paint.  Yesterday they announced their 2013 Color of the Year, Aloe 6464:   It’s very similar to Pantone’s […]