Tag Archives: color trends

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, […]

A Fresh Take on Yellow and Blue Decorating

Yellow and blue are a classic color combination.  In the 1990’s, the combo was a butter yellow and a darker blue (like that in Wedgwood china).  Those shades together are still lovely, but how about an updated version?  A fresh take on yellow and blue looks more like this:  a bold citrus yellow paired with a watery or […]

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

Last weekend, I went with the family to see Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.  It was a visual feast!  The colors, the scenery,  the clothes, and ideas – I was completely enchanted by it.  I have no doubt this film is already influencing tastemakers and trendsetters everywhere.

A Lavender and Gray Bedroom Makeover

This is a picture of how my bedroom looked when we moved into this house 8 years ago.  Dark green walls, very bad floral border, ceiling fan.  Oh my.  The first thing we had to do was strip down that border, which was apparently put up with superglue. 

My Forecast for Hot Fall Colors

I’ve been doing a little research about color trends for fall and 2010.  Lots of big ideas for what’s gonna be hot.   But there’s a big difference between what the “trendsetters” are pushing and what the public will embrace.  This is my personal forecast for the hottest colors and trends in decorating.  Gold, gunmetal, and copper […]