Color Inspiration

Benjamin Moore Paint Color of the Year 2023

October, 12 2022

Raspberry Blush 2008-30

Never a backdrop, Raspberry Blush is the definition of charismatic color. This unapologetic shade of red orange had us thinking: bold, bolder, boldest. This sentiment flows through the rest of the palette as we immerse ourselves in hues that make a statement. Inspired by an artist’s desire to communicate through color, shape, and sound, Color Trends 2023 was built to envelop you in vivacious color.

To commemorate this year’s selection, Benjamin Moore partnered with electro-funk duo Chromeo to underscore the upbeat and optimistic tone of the palette and the dynamic role color plays in self-expression—much like music.

Clarence House Fabric Inspiration

June, 3 2022

In 1961, New York interior designer Robin Roberts founded Clarence House on the premise that uncompromising artistry and forward-thinking technology could combine together to make magic. Originally, he imported fabrics from Europe that had never been seen in America. But eventually, Clarence House became involved in every aspect of the creative process, with its own design studio, close relationships with European mills and textile archives, and a dedicated in-house art director, Kazumi Yoshida.

Today, Clarence House has become one of the foremost style setters in the decorative fabric industry, helping to achieve the vision of top-tier interior designers, and providing the furnishing fabrics for pre-eminent museums and countless historic houses. Known for its hand-screen printing of fabrics and wallpapers rendered in high-style textures and fearless color palettes, Clarence House boasts a decidedly European and timeless feel.

We have always loved CH fabrics, and fell in love with the new Clarence House fabrics at a local spring table top exhibit for the trade. CH textiles are tops in the industry and available through Interior Design Professionals only. The beige and brown antelope velvet as well as the colorful geometric velvet are modern bold patterns. The chain stitched fabric would be fabulous upholstered on a club chair.

Time to Spring for Floral Walls

May, 2 2022

Plain walls are out and floral wallpapers are thankfully in style again! The colors have been updated on traditional motifs and many of the patterns are modernized. I’ve always loved wallpaper in kitchens and bathrooms. You can even purchase a floral pattern printed on grass cloth now. Blues are always popular choices, Greens and Yellows are hot now. Shown below are Brunschwig & Fils Kashmiri in Leaf Alo, Bramalta Feodora Mini in Blue Fushia Yellow, Quadrille Sigourney Reverse in Jungle Green, Schumacher Marigold in Yellow, and Clarence House Arbre De Vie in Coral Lettuce.

Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2022

October, 2 2021

SW 9130 Evergreen Fog Interior/Exterior Location Number: 215-C4


This subtle color is good for both interiors and exteriors. We call it a grayish green and believe it works well on walls as well as cabinetry. The hint of gray makes it a neutral green and invites the outdoors inside. Contact us for a Color Consult or Interior Design assistance.

Majolica Collecting

September, 28 2021

Majolica is a kind of earthenware made in imitation of Italian maiolica, especially in England during the 19th century. The lead glazes are bright and cheerful, lending themselves to the perfect accessory for residential interiors. Herbert Minton’s creative 3-dimensional designs contrasted the drab houseware widely used in middle-class homes at the time. The fact that it was also affordable made this earthenware all the more appealing. Other countries followed suit, however, the English majolica remains the most collectable.

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2021

April, 23 2021

Aegean Teal 2136-40

Take a moment to reflect and reset. Intriguing, balanced, and deeply soothing, the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2021, Aegean Teal 2136-40, creates natural harmony. Celebrate the simple pleasures—think the faded rumple of linen sheets in the morning and perfectly ripened fruits on the windowsill. The twelve hues in the palette radiate warmth and wellbeing. These are colors that make your home feel even more like home. 

Here are some of the other colors in the collection:

Pantone Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral

December, 18 2018

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature.

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.

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.

For more info visit https://www.pantone.com/color-intelligence/color-of-the-year/color-of-the-year-2019.  Please contact us for a color consultation or any other Interior Design needs.

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 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 the look of your whole house. 

Decorating your rooms with the right colors and in the right order will ensure you have the perfect combination.  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 services for assistance so you get the end results you have always wanted. 

We have also included the Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2019 Forecast. Visit https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-collection/color-forecast/2019 for more details.  Please contact us for a consultation.  

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 to have an essential in producing successful designs with a creation of an impeccable palette. Andwith 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.

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.

For more information on Benjamin Moore Paints visit https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview

Please contact us for a color consultation or interior design services.

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.

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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