Color Inspiration

Pantone Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral 16-1546

December, 18 2018

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature, you will use Grain and Gram, for a good fragrance home.

In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind it’s been a trend, almost as much as choosing softeners for well water.

Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.

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Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2019

December, 3 2018

Forged by sun. Fired by desert. Introducing Cavern Clay SW 7701, the 2019 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year. Ancient, yet fully alive. Bohemian, yet totally refined. Cavern Clay brings new life to any living space. It’s right at home with natural furnishings, including exposed floors and marble floors which come in many tones, also wood furniture, leather upholstery and worldly textiles. For those who are planning on painting their home with the color of the year, then make sure to take into consideration exterior painting, that way your whole house looks amazing, but if you need help then consider hiring professional house painting services. 

Decorating your rooms with the right colors and in the right order will ensure you have the perfect combination; interior painting contractors can help you achieve this. Going from lighter colors in the ceiling and going darker as you go down to the floors is an excellent way of dealing with the overall style and combination, creating depth you need to make the rooms look welcoming. You would do well to also pick colors that will be easier to clean, especially when it comes to carpet cleaning, furniture cleaning, upholstery cleaning, wall cleaning so you won’t have to use the services of a professional cleaning company way too often. Keeping things color-coded will help with creating the style you need and making it last. If you have finally decided on what color you want for your home, then make sure you contact professional interior painting services for assistance so you get the end results you have always wanted. 

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Benjamin Moore Color of the Year and Color Trends Palette 2019

October, 17 2018

Calm, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2019, Metropolitan AF-690, exudes glamour, beauty and balance. Metropolitan AF-690 is supported by Color Trends 2019, a coordinating palette of 15 harmonious hues.

“Metropolitan AF-690 emanates nuance, harmony and extravagant ease. Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It’s neutral. It’s understated. It just is. This is color, off-duty.”

The color trends are very important so you can distinguish your style depending on the air you want to give.  We all know how important color is within design, and now with so many design trends it is not easy to choose, so it is important to work with professionals like Marshall Erb Design to have an essential in producing successful designs with a creation of an impeccable palette. An artificial plants, with its no-fuss maintenance and beauty, is an ideal way to bring a natural accent into your home. If you prefer sprucing up your indoor garden with real plants, then make sure to use organic fertilizer for lawn care so they grow nice and healthy. 

If picking one color is tricky, imagine the whole house. This is why you need help in the process of selecting colors for a whole house, and gather inspiration for your walls.  The color and the combinations can influence how a person experiences a space, it can create a mood, enhance a particular style, and bring cohesion to the areas. So creating a color scheme is essentially important to impact the mood, feel and symbolism in a particular space.

—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.

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Fabric Trends

September, 6 2018

If you want to keep up with what’s hot in fabric, here’s what’s happening.  Popular colors include blush, green, and brown.  Boho Patchwork, Nomadic Designs, Traditional Designs in updated colors are the patterns we are seeing.  Upholstery textures are nubby, boucle, slub, and soft.  In addition, performance fabrics that are sustainable, cleanable, and fade resistant (Indoor/Outdoor and Crypton) are everywhere.  The use of trim such as tape, pom-poms, and metallics is picking up. County Fabrics has endless Arts and Crafts style upholstery fabric options give you the opportunity to select the ones that best suit your personality. Those who are looking to get great looking furniture in their home should contact these upholstery services for great help.

The photo above is a Lee Industries current advertisement features a barrel chair 1143-01 from Lee Industries, Earth Friendly Upholstery, with Rockport Natural fabric.  The photo below is a current Fabricut advertisement features Fabricut sofa, pillows and fabrics.

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Sherwin Williams’ Color of the Month – INDIGO

July, 24 2018

We have always loved indigo and it’s been popping up a lot in kitchens paired with satin brass or gold hardware. White, off white, pale gray and dark stained wood mix very well. Please contact us for assistance updating your kitchen, bath or home interior.

Trend Alert – What is Modern Maximalism?

July, 11 2018

So if you just caught up with the interior design changes of the millenium to simple design with little color, get ready for a switch to Modern Maximalism! You can buy abstract art or choose the classic patterns that are being re-invented and saturated color is being used.  International Designers are re-interpreting patterns such as florals, plaids, abstracts, etc.  Pierre Frey, Wesley Hall, Jim Thompson, Tony Duquette and Regency are all hot again.  Details such as trimmings, cording, embroidery, netting, and buttons are making there way back to interiors.  Warm toned metals such as gold, brass and rose gold are here to stay.  With bold walls and furnishings the accent pieces will be the neutral accessories and to make sure it lasts, then you may want to hire a Structural Steel Erector when building your home.  Accent walls are now for wall covering and murals, not a change in paint color.  Detail matters again! So if you like what’s coming in Interior Design, you need a Truss Interiors & Renovations more than ever!

Do not forget when starting a new remodeling design make sure that you have checked your insulation as it could likely be improved, so find a good loft insulation installer near you to make sure that it’s up to scratch.

Photo credits to Pierre Frey for the above room.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2018

June, 3 2018

A trusted professional local painting and decorating company can use the oceanside’s multi-dimensional, marine-inspired look to create a welcoming statement as a lively color for a front door. Its green-meets-blue tone can also boost creative thinking and clarity of thought in a home office, or invite meditation and introspection into a bedroom or reading nook.

A collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green, a color that is both accessible and elusive, Oceanside SW 6496, is Sherwin Williams’ 2018 Color of the Year. A complex, deep color that offers a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown, Oceanside, bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens that can be found in what’s old and new.

The color blue evokes a multitude of moods and associations depending on hue, shade and application. Despite this variety, blues are universally perceived as intelligent, honest and interesting—making blue the most beloved color worldwide.

Oceanside is universal when it comes to design style from mid-century modern to Mediterranean-inspired, traditional to contemporary.  Look how fabulous it looks in Giancarlo Valle’s renovation of the Hotel Esencia in Tulum, Mexico, which he converted into his home in the June 2018 issue of Architectural Digest .

Palmetto Print from Schumacher

March, 21 2018

This lively, graphic pattern from F. Schumacher & Company is printed on a specialty ground. Cotton warp and weft yarns of varying thickness create a remarkable texture that accentuates the design. Available in 4 colorways:

Lagoon (Blues/Greens), Ocean (Blues), Valentine (Purple, Reds, Pinks), Tropical (Red, Orange, Pink, Yellow).

WIDTH: 54″ (137CM)
COUNTRY OF FINISH: USA Copyright Schumacher (R)

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Quadrille Fabrics – China Seas Lucaya Ikat Multi

March, 15 2018

It’s almost Spring and we are excited to see colorful fabrics and wall coverings. Quadrille Fabrics is known for their beautiful hand block screen prints. They offer so many beautiful patterns that it was hard to select one to feature. Quadrille Fabrics offers the following collections: Quadrille, Alan Campbell, Cloth Paper, Wallpaper, Suncloth and Plains.

Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibres. Ikat fabric weaving styles vary widely. Many design motifs may have ethnic, ritual or symbolic meaning or have been developed for export trade. Ikat patterns have been around for a long time, however, Quadrille gives them a modern spin by using bright colors.

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Trend Report

February, 8 2018

We just got back from the NY Now Show at the Javitz Center.  Besides enjoying the day with my long time friend who is also an Interior Designer, I learned a lot.  So you ask, what’s hot now?  According to Nicole Davis, writer for Lighting & Decor Magazine, Global patterns continue to reign.  We saw a lot of ethnic, southwest, and bohemian fabric patterns.  However, the change that we are seeing from the new millennium is in added decoration provided by the Latest Items from an online Antique Store.  Jana Platina Phipps, known as the Trim Queen, stated after spending time in High Point, NC for the fall furniture market, “maximalism” is in.  Embellishment is a way to tip toe into this trend without going full throttle – it gives the product dimension and a higher perceived value, and it can be contemporary, not just the very traditional looks people think of.”  Davis also states that “maximalism is a trend that’s coming over from fashion, with houses like Gucci and Prada showing embellishment and fabric collaging all over this season’s intros, including the christmas intro where you can buy led xmas lights to decorate in your house.

One of the vendors that we visited is carpet cleaning dublin business and Cozy Nomad of Malibu, combined the ethnic fabrics with faux fur trim on the pillows and throw blankets.  Cozy Nomad sells imported carpets in addition to these amazing accessories. 

The other vendor that we visited, Creative Touch Rugs, is selling Ikat velvet pillows in an array of ethnic patterns and colors, both bright and traditional.  We think these pillows can make a room used on a neutral sofa.

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