Pantone's Fall Color

Pantone's Fall Color


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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Pantone's Fall Colors for 2019

When the smell of Pumpkin Spice Latte is in the air, it is definitely sweater weather.  It is finally fall and, as we move into the colder temps of fall, we are seeing the color trend go from bright, lively colors to richer, bolder tones. Pantone's colors for autumn/winter 2019/20 reflect an emergence of confidence; bold and strong, a palette of colors that are relateable, yet display some clever tweaks for the winter season.

Expressing Pantone’s wide-ranging acceptance of color, combinations for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 suggest a thirst for liberation and a desire to realize our own individualized unique identities.

“Colors for Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 range from easy and to strikingly different and unique,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute and a spokesperson for Pantone.
“This palette of versatile hues builds a sense of empowerment and confidence, enabling the wearer to choose the colors that best reflect his or her mood and persona.”  

Below are Pantone's fall colors for this year:

Chili Pepper 19-1557- Chili Pepper is an exciting and spicy shade of red that adds drama and excitement and is designed to stimulate your senses.

 Biking Red 19-1650- This red is a deep shade of burgundy that is strong and powerful. This color has depth and warmth and embraces the winter season.

Crème de Peche 12-1110- A soft, comfortable shade of peach. The color isn’t just soft and understated it balances out the 2019 color trends with some warmth from the lighter end of the spectrum.

Peach Pink 15-1530- This energetic shade of pink is warm and flattering. The color has warmth and glow to it and will look great with a variety of colors.

Rocky Road 19-1234- Rocky Road is a rich brown. It is earthy, sweet and indulgent just like the ice cream flavor. This color will add depth and warmth to any room.

Fruit Dove 17-1826- A lively shade of pink that cannot be ignored. Pantone describes this color as “an extroverted pink”.

Sugar Almond 18-1155- A sweet shade of brown, Sugar Almond is a mid-tone brown that reminds us of caramel lattes.

Dark Cheddar 15-1150- This color is bold and daring. Dark Cheddar is a sharp blend of yellow and orange. This bold color is best used as an accent color to add some excitement to any space.

Galaxy Blue 19-4055- A thoughtful, evocative blue that is representative of a greater galaxy-- this color can be transporting.

Bluestone 18-4217- A color of quiet resolve. This blue-gray color that is out of the ordinary and yet, it is nearly a neutral shade. This color would pair well with whites and grays.

Orange Tiger 16-1358- A bright and lively color it will bring energy to any space. This color would work well as an accent or paired with dark rich colors.

Eden 19-6050- Eden is a lively shade of forest green. This color gives designers a great choice for a deep tone instead of the usual navy and dark gray.

As always, Happy Decorating and please let us know if you have any questions!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

How To Guide: Create an Inspired Bathroom

Is your bathroom stuck in the 70’s or lacking function and style? It might be time for a remodel. Whether you are looking to stay in your home for years to come or looking to put your home on the market, remodeling a bathroom will add value to your property.

Remodeling Kitchens and Baths will often get you one of the biggest bang for your buck in the housing market. According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, if a bathroom remodel is tackled properly, homeowners will recoup 50% of the cost put into the project. The biggest factors that increase the value would be updating worn-out items, modernizing fixtures and creating more functional space. But it is also important not to overdo it, go for a light to medium remodel to get the best return on investment

Even if you are not selling your home, a bathroom remodel is still a solid investment. A remodel can not only improve your home value but also your quality of living. According to National Association of the Remodeling industry, a new bathroom in particular achieved a Joy Score of 10—the highest ranking—and a remodeled one ranked at 9.6. Joy Scores indicate how happy someone is with a project they’ve done in their home; the higher the number, the higher the satisfaction level.

Popular design trends for bathrooms are to create spa like spaces that are warm and welcoming. Here are some elements that will help create the look:
Natural Stone: In a bathroom there will always be tile. For that spa-like feel you can’t go wrong with natural stone. Shower walls, counters or floors, stone can work for any or all of these areas depending on your budget. In the picture you see a mosaic sheet tile in a herringbone pattern. By having smaller pieces adhered to a mesh sheet- the cost would be less than larger pieces of stone. This is a great way to incorporate stone, even if you have a limited budget.
Pattern: By using graphic patterns you can create visual interest without overwhelming the space with color. Like the stone tile example, a pattern will catch your eye and give your space a sense of energy. Consider choosing interesting shapes of tiles or a graphic wall paper. As you can see from the example, using pattern and color really add to the modern feel of this space. A geometric pattern creates a more modern feel whereas florals are better for traditional designs.
Storage: Incorporating storage will always add function to your space. But there is not always room to add more cabinets. Consider creating small niches in your shower or in the walls of your bathroom. In the picture you can see that usable shelving is flanking the shower stall; it provides space for shampoo and soaps. These types of spaces keep clutter off of counters and creates a more organized relaxed feel.
Unconventional Mirrors: Reflect your style and add shine to your bathroom with a unique mirror. Bathroom mirrors don’t have to just be functional -- it can be a work of art. And since the bathroom isn’t a place where you would hang a lot of art, the mirror can really add some style. Consider using a mirror in an engaging shape such as a circle, or one with curves. Look at vintage shops to find a unique one of a kind piece.
Palette: To make your bathroom feel airy and relaxing. Having a warm color palette is key to creating that spa-like feel. Subdued gray and gray-beige shades ground the space and give a good base for accent pieces. In the picture, we see Sherwin Williams paint, Sea Salt, used on the walls, contrasted with whites and light gray. One of SW most popular colors, Sea Salt is great to use in bathrooms to create a spa-like feel. It is a subtle color that is a mix of blue and green, it is paired best with crisp whites for contrast.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Until next month, Happy Decorating!!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Dorm Room Decorating Ideas

Decorating a dorm room is like decorating your first apartment. While attending college, this small space will be working overtime, serving as a study area, living space, kitchen and bedroom. You will spend lots of time in this space, so you want to create a space that is cozy and inviting. A dorm room is the perfect place to interject your personality and interests on display. The dorm room will start off as a plain, utilitarian space so you are limited with your decorating options. Here are some ways to easily transform the space into something that is uniquely you:
Rugs: Even if your dorm room already has carpet--adding an area rug can help define the space and add some color. It is probably better to go with a darker color with a pattern to help disguise any spills or stains. This rug, available at Ruggable, is a cool mix of grey with a pop of yellow. And here's a bonus, the rugs available from Ruggable are machine washable.

Decorate the walls: If painting is not allowed, there are other ways to decorate the walls in your dorm. It is important to recognize that this is a temporary space, so anything that you put up should easily be removed without damaging the walls. Use command strips to hang up pictures or posters. You can use vinyl stick on words and shapes, or try to buy removable wallpaper. Or you could create a collage created with posters, pictures and other unique décor items on your wall.

Pillows: Pillows are an opportunity to go crazy with color and pattern. A lot of pillows are sold as covers with an insert, so it makes them easy to clean and also change. You can bring in some personality into your space with an inspirational pillow, like this one from Red Bubble. Add some larger pillows to use to lounge on the floor or to accommodate guests.
Lights: Lights are a great way to add some personality to your space for not a lot of money. I’m not talking about desk lamps or anything boring like that, I'm thinking string or globe lights. Using these in your space will instantly add sparkle and shine. You can line the ceiling, drape them at the head of your bed or just make some wall art with them. Although its not functional lighting, it can create ambient light which is fun!

Storage:  Inexpensive storage ideas, like the cubes in the picture above, are great for books and you can add baskets for clothing and accessories.

Enjoy these decorating ideas and Happy Decorating!