Color Inspiration

Pantone Color of the Year 2018

December, 31 2017

Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.

ANNOUNCING PANTONE 18-3838 ULTRA VIOLET, PANTONE® COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018.

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.

Benjamin Moore offers a toned down ultra violet that is more subdued.

Kitchen Addition & Interior Design in Main Line Colonial

December, 7 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

We enjoyed renovating and designing the interiors of this main linecolonial.  There are many advantages to undertaking this prior to moving.  The first is not living with the mess of construction and the second is the continuity of design throughout the home.  Notice the consistent color palette and design elements in this updated colonial.  We love transitional design and believe it lasts through trends. 

 

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Fabulous Furniture from Bungalow 5

December, 1 2017

The Bryant collection is a free spirited, late mid-century take on classic modernism. The design features large, fitted drawers and an inset base, which creates an interesting interplay between solid and floating form. Distinctive, soft corners waterfall light onto the all-over linen finish. Bryant designs deliver clarity of function and storage with swagger.   This furniture is Lacquered Linen, Stained Interior with Soft Closing Glides, Antique Bronze Finish Ring Pull.  It is available in Navy, White or Gray.  Bungalow 5 is one of our favorite vendors and offers a lot of furniture choices.   Contact us for an Interior Design Consultation.

 

 

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018

October, 12 2017

We love Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year!  Caliente is hot for 2018!

Benjamin Moore 2018 Color of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

“Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality.”

—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.

This color is fabulous when used on grasscloth wallpaper.  Here are a photos of a home office in a Main Line condominium and in a Jenkintown home :

  

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Moore’s Color Palette for 2017:

For more information on these color trends for 2018, go to https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/color-collections/color-trends-2018.  Contact us for a color consultation!

 

 

 

 

New Fabric Collections from Quadrille

September, 17 2017

 

 

 

Quadrille Fabrics is known for their hand block screen prints.  The design, print and fabric quality is excellent and will brighten up a drab room.  The fabrics are printed on linen, cotton or cotton/linen blends.  They also make coordinating wall coverings.  Let MM Interiors Inc. help you freshen up your home for the holidays.  Contact us for an initial consultation.

Artist Johannes Itten and Color Theory

September, 17 2017

Johannes Itten was a Swiss born artist known for Painting, Drawing, Color Theory and Architecture.  His most notable work is entitled Farbkreis which was painted in 1961.  Notice the color wheel ring and the geometric center with color schemes.  MONOCHROMATIC color schemes use lighter and darker shades of just one color.  COMPLEMENTARY colors are opposite each other on the color wheel.  ANALOGOUS colors are next to one another on the color wheel.  TRIADIC is a combination of any three colors which are equally spaced on the color wheel.

 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS


The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color


The Elements of Color: A Treatise on the Color System of Johannes Itten Based on His Book the Art of Color


Design and Form: The Basic Course at the Bauhaus and Later, Revised Edition

 

Robert Allen Lacquer Red Fabrics

September, 14 2017

Robert Allen Lacquer Red Fabrics – Bedrock

Bold, bright and regal, Lacquer Red has the power to infuse a room with good energy according to Chinese culture. We love it for a touch of glamorous decadence. Use it freely or sparingly this season and channel your inner Diana Vreeland, famous for her lacquer red living room designed by Billy Baldwin. This particular pattern is called Bedrock.  Robert Allen has several fabrics in this bold color.

New Fabric From Scalamandre

September, 8 2017

Here is a glimpse of what’s to come this fall from one of our favorite vendors. We love this fabric because it is colorful and works well with transitional decor. Notice the needlework detail which  makes this fabric unique. Ikat patterns are historic, however, this play on color gives it a fresh look. Please click on the image to get a better look!

Stay tuned to see the full Scalamandre collection which will be released the week of September 18th, 2017. We will post some more fabric images.

Sherwin-Williams Selects ‘Poised Taupe (SW 6039)’ as 2017 Color of the Year

September, 10 2016

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The “new” neutral, Poised Taupe is classic yet modern and the perfect balance of warm and cool

CLEVELAND (August 29, 2016) – Sherwin-Williams announces Poised Taupe (SW 6039), as the 2017 Color of the Year. A modern take on a timeless classic, Poised Taupe signals a new direction in society’s ever-growing thirst for beautiful neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together to create one irresistibly versatile color.

“Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking a color to an entirely new level. Not cool or warm, nor gray or brown, Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams.

As the Sherwin-Williams team traveled the world to identify the latest trends and make this year’s selection, it became clear that neutrals are beginning a transition from the monochrome gray of the past five years to a more complex taupe and brown. In a recent homeowner survey conducted by Sherwin-Williams, nearly 40 percent of the respondents agree that they would like to incorporate warmer neutrals, such as warm grays, taupes or beiges, into their home décor. Additionally, more than two in five people identified taupe as a timeless neutral they would choose.1 Move over cool toned colors. A new trend is here.

New Bedding from a Favorite Vendor

August, 17 2016

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Sophistication in a pairing of printed cotton, embroidered sheeting and lovely texture with a hint of bling. All of this in shades of white, ivory, gray, and charcoal create a rich, layered, textured, nuanced look that belies its simplicity.  This collection is called Burlington by Traditions Linens.