• Color Chart: It's Easy Being Green

    Summer is here and green is bustin' out all over. Here are some green home decor items that will help you set a summery mood. Some of them are even green lighting, as in energy saving designs that'll save you some green, like the all-green ceiling light pictured above and similar colorful...
  • Home Color Trends

    Website COLOURlovers has published a spread on the new hot hues for 2010, from Modern Muted to Hoagies' Heroes and Urban Pink. Nice pictures, and they list the Hex and RGB codes for the trend colors. Home Color Trends . Photo thanks to COLOURlovers.
  • Stuck in Neutral -- Working With Colors from Design Sponge

    Neutrals are hot right now -- see our recent "Super Neutrals" post with style guru Lynda Gould. Design*Sponge recently posted some great images of interiors in neutral hues. As a brilliant bonus in order to help you "get the look", they included color swatches with corresponding Pantone...
  • Color Chart: Faux Bois

    OK, I suppose this isn't really a color so much as a design trend. However, you can use it like an accent color, and it's a fun look, so I think it's worth bending the rules a little bit! So...what is it? The French term "faux bois" literally means "false wood", and...
  • Color Chart: Super Neutrals

    As part of our regular focus on color (see all color chart blog posts ), this week we turn to "Super Neutrals". This color style uses super soft and understated color tones. Whites and greys are blended in and the whole look is toned-down and softened. Have a look and get into neutral! ...
  • Three for Thursday: Pantone Color of the Year - Honeysuckle

    If you love pink, this is your year! The Pantone Color of the Year for 2011 is honeysuckle, a vibrant shade of reddish pink. Says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, "Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect...
  • The Next Color Trend? Super Neutrals

    What's the next hot color look? We say "super neutrals" for spring and beyond. Lynda Gould, our in-house design expert, says, "The look uses super soft and understated color tones blended with whites and greys. The whole color spectrum can be used when the palette is toned-down...
  • Top Spring Colors: Tangerine Tango, Sodalite Blue, Cabaret Pink and More!

    With dreary February behind us, it becomes easier every day to believe that spring is just around the corner. It’s the season of new beginnings and fresh starts and there’s no better way to bring its spirit into your life and home than with new colors - on the walls and in your closet. ...
  • Color Chart: Sensational White

    The color white offers a refreshing, simple and smart decorating accent. Lighting fixtures and home decor in classic white show off their basic forms and profiles in a crisp and clean manner. They speak for themselves, without having to rely on color to make a statement. With that said, here are...
  • Turquoise is the Pantone 2010 Color of the Year

    The color experts at Pantone have named turquoise as the color of the year for 2010, saying, "Turquoise transports us to an exciting, tropical paradise while offering a sense of protection and healing in stressful times." If you're a turquoise lover check out these mellow blue tones...
  • Everyone Wants a Silver Car

    Well, almost everyone. DuPont has released its annual Automotive Color Popularity Report, and around the world silver is the winner. It's following closely by black, gray and white. How boring is that?? A full 82% of global car-buyers are choosing some shade of grayscale. Americans are a...
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