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Category: Colors

Our Favorite Whites & Off-Whites

One of the secrets to the picking the best paint colors is using the right paint companies’ samples. While there are many good companies we like, if you have ever selected paint colors with us, you know that we like Benjamin Moore a lot for interior paint. For the purposes of simplification, we will talk about that one specific paint company today and do other paint companies in the future. SUPER WHITE Use Super White for the whitest white. This is
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Color of the Year 2017

Pantone has been the leader in selecting and promoting the “Color of the Year” since the year 2000 but now other companies, especially paint companies are getting involved as well. The interesting observation is, they are not all on the same page for 2017, or maybe they are, you be the judge. The Color of the Year, which is announced in the fall of the previous year, reflects the current cultural climate and starter trends being observed. It influences the
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Design Home 2016: Paint & Paint Colors

We have been working with Sherwin-Williams paints for our entire 35 years in business and one thing we have observed is that Sherwin-Williams is a leader in paint technology. There have been vast changes in paint technology over those three and a half decades. Not only do color forecasts and trends change but today’s paint is not the same old paint. Continuing research and new technologies in manufacturing gives Sherwin-Williams’ paints great characteristics and qualities. In Design Home 2016 we
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Color Trends from High Point Market

Twice a year, spring and fall, we go to High Point, North Carolina to see what is going on in the furniture industry. 75,000 designers, furniture dealers, manufacturers and buyers all meet in North Carolina for the High Point Market. There are 12 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space with 2,000 manufacturers showing their products, new introductions and designs. It is by far the world’s largest home furnishings market in the world. Why do we go? To see
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Applying Colors to Interiors

We are frequently asked about color and how to use it. Besides the difficulty of selecting an actual paint color for a room, clients frequently do not know how to apply the rest of the color throughout their interior. There are many ways, and as professionals we have experimented with many, but here are two very simple solutions that you can try in your home. The basic concept is to go big or go small. Allow us to explain. If
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Oscar Gold for Everyday

Gold is so hot lately! Not just at the Oscars but in interior design as well. We first reported on this trend in 2014 and the trend is continuing to grow and become more mainstream. We do not mean 24 carat gold. That is reserved for the truly extravagant and wealthy. We mean gold finishes and colors. Gold finishes are really hot right now and are literally showing up everywhere; in interior design, fashion design, and industrial design. In interior
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Our Favorite Paint Colors – Part 2

In our last blog post we shared some of our favorite paint colors with you, specifically from The Benjamin Moore Classic Collection. This week we are sharing more of our favorite paint colors but this time from another loved paint company Sherwin-Williams. Here are some of our favorite Sherwin-Williams colors. GREEN: Kind Green   This green is properly named because it is a very kind green, soft on the eye and easy to live with. Useful for a variety of styles
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Our Favorite Paint Colors

In our last blog post we discussed how to select the best paint color for your space. This week we are sharing some of our all-time favorite paint colors. We have a very strong like for Benjamin Moore’s Classic Collection. These are the older more muted paint colors and different from their Color Preview Collection which tend to be the brighter colors. The Color Preview colors are great for great pops of color in children’s spaces, fitness studios that we
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Selecting the Best Paint Color

As designers we are often asked to fix people’s paint mistakes. We frequently hear, “I thought __________ (fill in a color) would look good in this room, but when it went up on the walls it just looked awful.” Many times the color family selected is right, but not the specific color. For instance yellow may be a great color for a breakfast room based on size, light, and the direction the room faces. However the client chose the wrong
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Color is making a Comeback – We Hope

After many years of white and off-white rooms we are very pleased to report that color is making a comeback. We have seen a lot of evidence lately that this trend, while only in its infant stages, is beginning to take hold and growing in popularity. It seems many clients are tired of playing it safe and wanting to be a bit more bold in their decoration. Perhaps it is a form of personal expression and wanting to be unique
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Color Trends from #HighPointMarket

Twice a year, spring and fall, we go to High Point, North Carolina to see what is going on in the furniture industry. 75,000 designers, furniture dealers, manufacturers and buyers all meet in North Carolina for the High Point Market. There are 12 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space with 2,000 manufacturers showing their products, new introductions and designs. It is by far the world’s largest home furnishings market in the world. Why do we go? To see
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Wallpaper is back and in a Big, Big Way!

It seems like wallpaper went out with the last millennium and it has been shunned ever since. Seen as old and dated, tired and old school, wallpaper sales plummeted in past decades. However, all that is about to change. Wallpaper has been making a comeback in recent years and it’s getting hotter now than ever. Paint is great and we love using paint for color or pattern, but you can rarely achieve the same style, depth and interest with paint
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Feeling Blue?

Blue is not a color we use often in our design practice, at least not for interiors. It features predominantly in some of our closets but it is not a color we gravitate too frequently as the basis of a color scheme. It is not that we have anything against blue, we love blue, but humans tend to feel more comfortable surrounded by warm colors as opposed to cool colors. So blue tends to be relegated to the part of
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Big Bold Brass & Gold

(Read this like the little girl in Poltergeist)… They’re back! That’s right! After many years of being out of fashion the “yellow” metals like gold, brass, and light bronze are back with a vengeance. For most of the millennium to date the whiter metals like nickel, chrome and stainless steel have reigned supreme but move over white metals because now the yellow metals are back and they are making a huge assault on interior furnishings. They are literally showing up
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Beige is Boring

While often thought of as such, beige rooms do not have to be boring. Stark white gets recognition for its dramatic clean bright beauty, but a light tan, a warmer softer light color does not get the credit it deserves. When an architectural white is too cold, beige is frequently a more soothing and comforting hue. Last week we wrote about collecting and displaying art. There are few colors that compliment art as much as beige. It recedes and acts as a
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Color of the Year 2017

Pantone has been the leader in selecting and promoting the “Color of the Year” since the year 2000 but now other companies, especially paint companies

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Feeling Blue?

Blue is not a color we use often in our design practice, at least not for interiors. It features predominantly in some of our closets

Read More »

Big Bold Brass & Gold

(Read this like the little girl in Poltergeist)… They’re back! That’s right! After many years of being out of fashion the “yellow” metals like gold,

Read More »

Beige is Boring

While often thought of as such, beige rooms do not have to be boring. Stark white gets recognition for its dramatic clean bright beauty, but a

Read More »

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