Tag Archives: color trends

The History of Paint Color in Benjamin Moore Palettes

1880-1910 Paint Colors of the Industrial Revolution by Benjamin Moore

I recently attended Benjamin Moore‘s 2020 Color Forecast event in Nashville. Presented by my regional designer rep, Candice Carter, at the House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House, the lecture was about the history of paint color in residential settings. As a devoted lover of old homes (and great paint colors!), I was completely thrilled to […]

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 Hottest Thing This Summer: The Tropical Trend

This one has been creeping into our consciousness like a stealthy panther for some time now . . . and the tropical trend is going to be HUGE this summer. Mary McGee design I get tons of design magazines and retail catalogs, and here are just a handful of recent ones that show how the […]

Beyond Blush Pink – 2018 Color Trends from High Point

As promised, I’m sharing the REST of the color trends from the most recent High Point Furniture Market. No, the entire market was not blush pink – and I know many of you are relieved. What I saw there points to the 2018 color trends will be seeing soon.   So, what other colors will be […]

The Hottest Color You May Not Have Expected to See in 2018

Hi friends! I recently returned from High Point Furniture Market, where I was part of the 2017 High Point Design Bloggers Tour. Being chosen for this tour was kinda like having a backstage pass.  I got to scout out the hottest trends in interior design for the upcoming year, which I’m simply dying to share […]

Maybe (Just Maybe) I’m Setting the 2018 Color Trends?

We’re not even to the halfway mark of 2017, but they are already predicting the 2018 color trends!   I apologize in advance if you think I’m being arrogant in this post, but this is just too uncanny for me not to mention! The 2018 color trends I’ve seen thus far look strikingly familiar.  Here’s […]

2017 Design Trends – Sifted Through My Colander of Reality

Ahhh, the 2017 design trends. Last week, I attended Sherwin-Williams ColorMix 2017 presentation, hosted by Pottery Barn. If you’ve never been to one of these presentations for design professionals, let me just say that every year paint companies and color predictors draw some pretty tenuous connections between social and cultural happenings and the colors that […]

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

A Pastel Blue Backdrop for Family Treasures

You know how I love to rethink and repurpose spaces, right?  I wanted to show you this happy space I worked on this week.  I did a paint color consultation with this Nashville client a few months back, and this week I returned to arrange furniture and hang art.

My 2014 Paint Color Trend Forecast

In the fall of last year, I was asked to write an article on 2014 paint color trends for a print shelter magazine.  The magazine’s premiere issue will be available in March, and I am so excited to see how it comes out!  Here’s the cover:  My article is highlighted right above Candice Olson’s head! […]