Tag Archives: color trends

3 Things You Desperately Need To Know To Sell Your Home

Last week, a lovely lady sent me a desperate email.  Attempting to update her home before putting it on the market, she was sitting in a pile of granite and hardwood samples and was completely overwhelmed.   When I arrived at her home, she showed me her favorite hardwood sample – although the small sample looked […]

Obsessed with Blue & Green

Blue sky and sea, green grass and leaves.  Maybe I’m obsessing over blue and green because I’m so ready for Spring. source   What’s more prominent in nature than blue and green?   source   I really need to go to the beach, people.

Waiting for a Winner in the Green Room

Finally, a few gorgeous Spring days here in Nashville in a row!  To celebrate Spring and St. Patrick’s Day, I want to share a few fun green rooms I found in House Beautiful.  I ADORE this pea green kitchen – what a fun way to wallpaper a ceiling! House Beautiful     This sunroom is […]

So, Will You Do Inky Blue?

Jackie Jordon, Director of Color Marketing for Sherwin Williams,  is forecasting the latest “it” color of the year:  SW’s Indigo Batik (SW 7602). source   Jordon believes our country is “a blue jean nation” and this color represents that sense of relaxed traditionalism in America.  In  addition, prints and fabrics in ethnic batik and ikat prints are […]

How to Brighten Your Day with Pops of Yellow

Bright, citrusy yellow is a great way to brighten your rooms – but you don’t have to douse the room in it.  Use yellow to make a bold statement by using it to *pop* in your space.  Here’s a few ways how:  Take a neutral room like this one, and simply add a couple of bold […]

Pink + Turquoise = It’s a Festivus Miracle!

  Source Usually when Pantone’s “Color of the Year” comes out, it’s a big surprise (or shock) to most people.  That’s because it usually marks a departure from what we’ve had the year before, and it’s typically in an unexpected direction (if you don’t carefully follow these kinds of trends).  

2011 Color of the Year . . .

Pantone, the world renown color authority, has announced it’s 2011 Color of the Year.  Honeysuckle Pink!  If I sound excited, it’s because I am.  I love a good pink, and I’m not going to apologize for it.      Pantone’s Leatrice Eiseman says, “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is […]

Color in the Kitchen

Ready for a dose of color?  Today I’m sharing some fabulous kitchens with brave color choices.  This designer used turquoise on the counter tops, island, flooring, ceiling, and interior of the cabinets.  But with lots of bright white to counterbalance, it works.

Colorful Home Tour: Jamie Levitt

Want to add life and vitality to your home?  Then add a heavy dose of saturated color.  Designer Jamie Levitt did just that in her own family home.  Think dark gray is boring?  See how fabulous it looks in her dining room when paired with fun, saturated color in chair fabrics and adjacent wall colors.

Sherwin Williams 2011 Color Forecast

Have you heard?  Sherwin-Williams has introduced their color forecast in what they are dubbing ColorMix 2011. The 39 colors selected by Sherwin-Williams color experts for Colormix 2011 are grouped into four palettes: Purely Refined, Bold Invention, Restless Nomad and Gentle Medley.  Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, says “Status is no longer about consumption, […]