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”
Sherwin-Williams has just revealed Oceanside, a rich, bluish-green jeweled toned hue, as its 2018 Color of the Year (COTY).
Oceanside, SW 6496 is a fun, lively choice for Sherwin-Williams which had picked two neutrals in previous years; Poised Taupe in 2017 and Alabaster in 2016. It’s described as “a complex, deep color that offers a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown, [that] bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens that can be found in what’s old and new.” Continue reading “Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2018: Oceanside”
I am thankful, for South Florida at least, Irma did what hurricanes often do – It wobbled and leaned away at the last minute sparing us. Irma was too big for me to consider staying at home. Continue reading “Hurricane Irma and Chocolate Cake”
Half of 2016 is already over and it’s again when designers start looking to 2017 Color Trends. My first post for the up coming year starts with the biggest influencer of them all, Pantone.
Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute; unveiled the nine color palettes for 2017 from PantoneView Home + Interiors in her annual seminar at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.
It takes me weeks to curate my collection of images for each palette. I used pictures of the palettes from Pantone’s display at the International Home + Housewares Show.
Each year Pantone pulls inspiration from current design trends (like metallics and black and white imagery), as well as bright colors from the film industry,most notably from films like Star Wars: The Force Awakes, The Peanuts Movie, and Disney’s Inside Out. Continue reading “Pantone Home and Interiors 2017 Color Trends”