Tag Archives: van deusen blue

How to Create A Maine Cottage Dining Room

When the folks at Maine Cottage asked me to put together a room using their furnishings and accessories, I began the room’s concept  with a COLOR SCHEME.  Imagine that!  You knew I’d start with that, didn’t you? At the Maine Cottage website, you can shop by color, by room, or even by fit (depending on […]

Pantone 2013 Top Color for Fashion – Monaco Blue

The “it” color of 2013 is Monaco Blue, according to color giant Pantone.   As a Nashville Color Consultant, I think this color is a great pick.  I heard from two sources that this color was announced at High Point Market as Pantone’s Color of the Year over the weekend, but others are saying that […]

Front Porch Makeover Reveal!

When Style Diva, Cathi Aycock, challenged me to make over a front porch for a feature for The Tennessean, I kicked it into high gear to find a porch that needed a serious update for the summer.   This 1950’s home is located in a popular ranch neighborhood in Nashville.  This was the “before” of […]

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 […]