COLOR TRENDS OF 2014 BY BENJAMIN MOORE
I love using Benjamin Moore for my projects and here’s a great video by BM revealing the color trends of 2014. Enjoy!
WOOD WOW FACTOR
What’s NOT to Love?
The solid wood counter top is absolutely jaw dropping! It provides the Wow factor to a minimalist space by creating an ideal focal point. The natural color of wood, grains and texture along with live edge bring so much character to this clean lined kitchen. Sometimes just one great element is enough to bring a space to life.
FRAMED TO PERFECTION
FOR THE LOVE OF RED
Add Color to your Black & White Life….You only live once after all!
Life is short…Allow Happiness in!
And that’s how a designer makes something out of nothing!
What most of us consider trash, is the basic material with which Derek Gores creates his masterpieces. His Collage work consists of recycled magazines, labels and other scrap materials skillfully used on canvas…. Here are some of his works. For more visit his website.
GIVING FRAMES A NEW PERSPECTIVE
When you have some old ugly frames, this is what you do. Prime and slap some color of your choice and give it a new life.
I just colored mine white and Red and Orange using left over paint from previous projects. You can buy oops paints from Home Depot or Lowes and do the same. Sometimes paint won’t brush on smoothly on resin frames, just use primer first to give the paint a surface to hold onto. Or let the strokes show and sand it later, adds a bit of rustic character…
WORDS TO LIVE BY
MY GORGEOUS SUCCULENTS
My succulent pots are growing in nos. Nothing better than re purposing all the used food jars and tins to plant these babies. I tried using different shapes & sizes of containers and they all look so pretty!
So earlier this week i posted some examples of how to use color in a space. If that blew your mind, look what i have in store for you today.
The Neutrals! Yes, nothing too bright or razzmatazz…these neutrals are Timeless, Elegant and just a class apart.
The amazing play of Scale, Tone, Texture, Rhythm and Repitition
That is all there is to Life!
USEFUL TOOL FOR INTERIOR DESIGN
Olioboard is such a fun and useful website for Interior Design enthusiasts. Unlike other programs, one does not have to be trained extensively to use this tool. Just pick a space and start adding furniture and accessories of your choice to create A 2D- or 3D moodboard! Olioboard has a huge library of inventory available to choose from. Once you’re happy with your creation, it is so easy to work an estimate of the items that were used to design the room, and even easier to communicate the design to a contractor or indulge in a little DIY ! You only spend a little time and a lot of your own imagination!
Here are some of my own Olioboards !
CONTEMPORARY LIVING ROOM
LOFT LIVING ROOM
“FRIENDS” SHOW APARTMENT
Whose apartment do you like better? Joey, Chandler’s OR Monica & Rachel’s? Check out this absolutely delightful graphic by artist Inaki Aliste Lizarralde! More coming up!
Take a look at these colorful, fun Easter themed candles! So very cool! I found these at Etsy. These are made with real eggshell, vegetable wax, and are totally eco-friendly!.
Have a joyful Easter and may you find hope, peace and sweet blessings!
THE NEW OLD TILE IN TOWN
Arabesque tile is here to stay!
The curvi linear forms along with sharp angles give the tile an artistic and ornate look. Available in a wide variety of colors and glazes, it looks great both in horizontal as well as vertical planes. They break the monotony of regular rectangular or square tiles and remain classic through changing trends. Here are some finishes to give an idea. Most of them have a premium $$$ amount attached to them but home depot’s online store also carries a small range of these tiles at a more affordable price.
What a gorgeous wall!
Architects “Jane Kim Design” did such a fine job by introducing patina-ted copper panels that match with the mirror, onto the entire wall, enhancing and expanding the character and beauty of the mirror. And oh! By the way, the mirror was bought from an architectural salvage store! How awesome is that?
Beauty can not be confined within high end stores…You only need to expand your horizon and put your thinking cap on!
Splash some color into a monochromatic room and watch the space come alive! Bold color accents on a neutral color palette along with black and white geometric prints make any space look modern and chic. Here are a few examples that reflect this style tip. So just transform any boring space by adding bits of your favorite pop color!
This must be the most gorgeous color palette I’ve come across! Clearly inspired by nature-The sand, stone and sea….The neutral tones of sand and stone look great providing a backdrop to a more dominant yet calming turquoise. Read more at ELLE
PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR
Pantone has declared “Emerald 17-5641″ as the color of 2013! The color is bold, bright and has a certain elegance associated with it. It is mostly seen as a rich color that feels grand and regal. I can’t wait to use it in my projects and other applications. Whether it is used in the form of antique patina or accent decoratives, it is sure to freshen any space.
Adding this color to a neutral color scheme will make any space look stunning. It can even be paired with Black and white geometric patterns to create a classy modern look.
Download a free “Color of the Year” wallpaper from Pantone!
I AM KIND
I AM SMART
I AM IMPORTANT
ITS ALL IN ME
Who says you can’t have it all?
The strength of an elephant, the grace of a Zebra and the spirit of a butterfly…all while being yourself!
We can not control how the world treats us, but we can certainly control how we treat us…Be kind. Be respectful. Be compassionate. We owe it to ourselves.
CHIP IT BY SHERWIN WILLIAMS
Choosing a paint color can be quite a difficult task. Especially, if the knowledge of color theory never expanded beyond scribbling crayons on paper in elementary school. You think that the paint you picked matched the colors of your inspiration picture perfectly, until…. they’re slapped on the walls!
Most people are disappointed to find, what looks good on paint chips might really not be what was originally imagined. And this is where Sherwin Williams Chip-it proves to be the magic lamp for home owners and designers.
LetsChipIt.com is a web site created by McKinney for Sherwin Williams. It analyzes all the pixels in an image and finds the right equivalent to one of Sherwin Williams 1500 paint colors. This technology enables people with or without design /color background to create color palettes with ease, narrowing any scope of a mistake.
So now that you know about it, what are you waiting for? “Chip it” your inspiration picture and start dipping that brush!