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PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2013

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Blog, Design Ideas

Pantone 2013 color

 

PANTONE HAS ANNOUNCED THE COLOR FOR 2013 – EMERALD #17-5641.

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL DEEP GREEN THAT CAN COMPLETE MOST DECOR.   AS A BOLD COLOR, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO USE IT.  FOR  THOSE WHO ARE COLOR “SHY” START USING THIS COLOR IN PILLOWS, THROWS, OR ACCESSORIES.  A GREAT WAY TO INTRODUCE THIS COLOR AND MAKE A STATEMENT IS TO PAINT ONE ACCENT WALL.  PAINT IS THE MOST ECONOMICAL WAY TO MAKE A BIG CHANGE IN YOUR SPACE AND IF YOU DO NOT LIKE IT , YOU CAN SWITCH OUT THE COLOR.  HAVE FUN WITH COLOR.

 

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Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Bathroom Remodel, Bathroom Renovation, Blog, Custom Cabinetry, Design Ideas, Home Improvement, Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Renovation, Sherwin Williams Paint

IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR ROOM, BUT DO NOT WANT A FULL REMODEL – PAINT IT.  PAINT IS AN EASY WAY TO CHANGE THE LOOK OF YOUR ROOM. 
SHERWIN WILLIAMS HAS SOME GREAT APPS ON THEIR WEBSITE.  HERE ARE A FEW OPTIONS.
 

COLOR VISUALIZER: YOU CAN USE A SAMPLE SCENE OR YOUR OWN PHOTO TO HELP CHOOSE WHAT PAINT COLOR IS BEST FOR YOUR SPACE.

COLOR SNAP: USE YOUR SMART PHONE TO CAPTURE A COLOR AND MATCH IT TO A SHERWIN WILLIAMS COLOR.

 

CHIP-IT:  TAKE AN IMAGE ONLINE INTO UPTO 10 MATCHING SHERWIN WILLIAMS COLORS.

 

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Color for your Room

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Blog, Design Ideas

Happy Spring……. Flowers are blooming and trees are starting to get their leaves.  When trying to decide if certain colors “go together”, turn to nature for inspiration.  Color combinations found in plants are a great source for ideas.

This flowers shows how purple and yellow compliment each other.

Using a color wheel is another great source of color combination.  The direct opposite of a color is the compliment color – notice how purple and yellow are direct opposites.

Remember – never be afraid of color.  Color adds interest to any room and lets your personality shine.

 

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Design Ideas

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Blog, Design Ideas

Looking through my online Traditional Magazine, I came across these pictures that reinforce Pantone’s color of the year – Tangerine Tango

This white room really pops with the color accents.

This room’s dark wood is brought out with the “orange” accessories on the shelving unit.

Both rooms are different in style and color, but were able to use the same accent color to give visual interest.

 

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Bathroom Design

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in Blog, Design Ideas

It is a New Year and time to update your home.  Kohler has introduced a new glass sink – “Whist” glass lavatory.  This is an undermount sink that comes in blue, green, or brown tones and has a slight “ripple” texture.  List price is about $300.00.

Install this sink in your bathroom with either a glass countertop – Think Glass is a great resource for ideas or Corian has and Illumination Series of material that would give a distinct look to your bathroom.
Happy New Year – Never Look Back ALWAYS Look Forward.

 

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2012 Pantone Color of the Year

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in Blog, Design Ideas

Each year, Pantone announces what color will be “The Color of the Year” for home and fashion.  This year it is “Tangerine Tango”


This is a great color.  In a neutral room, use this color in pillows, rugs, or accessories.  This is also a great color to use as an accent wall.  If you are adventurous, paint all walls in this color, use crisp white trim and white decor -could be a show stopper.


This color does seem bright, but with the yellow undertones, it is a very “Warm” color and will give your room a Cozy Feel.  If your home is neutral, try this color (or some version of it) and give your room a whole new look.

 

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