A Bright Green Beginning to 2017

Sherwin Williams does it, Benjamin Moore does it and so does Pantone. A few weeks back, Pantone released their 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery to an audience of color enthusiasts, interior and graphic designers alike.  

Before the color was announced, I must have been subconsciously channeling green. In a recent master bathroom update, I encouraged my clients to boldly paint their cabinets a deep green color (Sherwin Williams 6475 Country Squire). Not quite Greenery but wow, did it make an impact! 

The color Greenery reflects the global cultural climates and influences many faucets such as architecture/interior design, fashion, and even food. Greenery, is described as a yellow-green hue representing and signifying a new year, fresh start, grass, outdoors, environment  Oh, how we need one of those!

Could you see yourself using this color in your home, painted on your walls, cabinets or as pillow fabric for your sofa. Do you love this color and not sure how to use it? I’d be more than happy to show you how! Call or email us for a cheeky Green consultation! 

50 Shades of Grey: Sherwin William 7000s

I know what you’re thinking but the 50 shades I’m referring to are colors not the character. For the past few years I have really enjoyed using all shades of a grey for back drops in my client’s homes. My most favorite grey shades can be found in the Sherwin William 7000 Series. Below are some of my top picks. 


A couple tips when selecting and sampling paint color. Paint looks different at different times of the day. Sun can have a big impact on how the paint shows up on a wall. I like to sample paint on a white piece of cardboard, preferably 12″ x 12″ in size. You can easily move the cardboard piece around without having to paint directly on your walls. Be mindful when sampling paint. Most manufacturers only sell sample sizes in a satin or eggshell finish. So if you are aiming for a flat finish know that the sample may have a little more sheen than what you specify in the end. 

Radiant Orchid: Pantone Color of the Year 2014

2014 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR

“Spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows.
Likewise, the vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.”  Courtesy of Pantone.com
 
In other words, Radiant Orchid is a bright color not for the faint of heart!  Being a purple hue, it’s color psychology is that of regality and the exotic. We particularly like the idea of sparking a neutral palette with this color. It’s also a color that will welcome in the spring season nicely.

#Copper is king in #2014. @sherwinwilliams colormix event. #paint #prediction #colorforecast #pantone #interiordesign #interiors (at Renaissance Austin Hotel)

Ha! #nerdhumor #interiordesign #austin #pantone #paintdeck #attitude

Ode to Orange

In honor of the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango, I thought it would be fun to share a few images that caught my eye on Houzz.com, showing off various uses and tones of orange.

Depending on the saturation of orange, it can really give a room a bold or subtle touch of color. Used in the correct way, I don’t think I could tire of the color. I have a number of clients who are on board with this color as well. 

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I was very fortunate in 2011 to have some clients who adored bold color. If you pass by The Venue On Guadalupe, peek into their window, you’ll see their walls painted this magnificent color:  

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Here is another photo of a client’s niches we painted orange. How cool do these look: 

Do you love the color orange as well? Would you use this versatile color in your space? 

Allison Jaffe

Award-winning ATX Interior Designer|Social Shaker|Community Pathfinder|Girl on a Mission

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