The Importance of Color of the Year Picks

How to select Color for the Home

I have a love-hate relationship with trends. While I love to incorporate new looks in my own style and for my clients, this business — and it is a business — of keeping up with the times gets exhausting, and can be expensive.

While my cynical side resents feeling manipulated into wanting to buy new things, my more agreeable side is more accepting of the flow of fresh looks and innovation.

While I don’t adopt every new trend for myself, I do aim to stay educated on what is current. After all, not every trend is going to fit with my personal aesthetic – nor a potential client’s.

One trend that has caught my attention over the last several years is Color for the Home. Continue reading “The Importance of Color of the Year Picks”

Pantone Color of the Year 2018

Ultra Violet is “an enigmatic purple shade that evokes the inventive spirit and imaginative thinking that challenges the status quo.”

The wait is over. Pantone has announced Ultra Violet 18-3838 as their Color of the Year 2018.

“UltraViolet is an enigmatic purple shade that evokes the inventive spirit and imaginative thinking that challenges the status quo. A spiritual, cosmic hue, Ultra Violet pushes the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.”

Back in 2014, Pantone had already given us fuchsia/purple color stories selecting Radiant Orchid as Color of The Year. Still, nothing could have prepared us for Ultra Violet: a galactic, deep purple shade that is about to take the world of design by storm. Continue reading “Pantone Color of the Year 2018”

AkzoNobel Color of the Year 2018

AzkoNobel Color of the Year 2018

Every year AkzoNobel brings together a panel of international experts from various disciplines of design to develop ColourFutures, the brand’s industry-acclaimed trend analysis and forecast.

AkzoNobel‘s Global Aesthetic Center, and its panel of international experts found a strong overarching trend of consumers wanting to transform their homes into spaces of retreat from the outside world.

Azkonobel Color of the Year 2018 | Heart wood | Kitchann Style Continue reading “AkzoNobel Color of the Year 2018”

Graham & Brown Color of the Year 2018

With pink being all the rage right now, the colour and wallpaper experts has identified the pink paint shade as 'one step ahead of the millennial pink phenomenon.

 Millennial Pink

I’ve been covering color trends and Color of the Year selections for years now and these posts are often my favorite. I’m pleased to announce I’m adding a new addition to the mix and this company is not primarily known for their paint. Graham & Brown is an international manufacturer know for their wallpaper and wall art. Real Fashionistas starved for color and design have long turned to Graham & Brown for decadent and grown up designs.

Looking ahead, Graham & Brown has unveiled a dusky pastel pink named “Penelope” as their Color of the Year for 2018Continue reading “Graham & Brown Color of the Year 2018”