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And the Color of Year, 2015 is…

Source: Rachel Reider Interiors

Source: Rachel Reider Interiors

Guilford Green (HC-116) according to Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Ben Moore actually defined 4 “color families” for 2015 and selected Guilford Green as the key color that fits into each “family”.

{“Through our research and travel across the globe, four color families emerged suggesting bolder color and confident choices. Color layering is so easy, see how you won’t be able to live without it. Discover the berry, green, blush and blue paint color collections.”}

Loving this color and want it to work in your home?  Try it out with colors such as Old Claret (2083-30) or Universal Black (2118-10) by Benjamin Moore.

Source: Benjamin Moore, Universal Black

Source: Benjamin Moore, Universal Black

Source: Benjamin Moore, Old Claret

Source: Benjamin Moore, Old Claret

Check out the entire article at the Bejamin Moore website!

Coral Reef (SW6606) is it in the eyes of Sherwin Williams

Source: Sherwin Williams, Coral Reef

Source: Sherwin Williams, Coral Reef

{“Coral Reef embodies a cheerful approach to design that we’re seeing for the coming year. Its unexpected versatility brings life to a range of design aesthetics, whether traditional, vintage, cottage or contemporary,””
said Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing.}

Wondering how to infuse Coral Reef into you home?  It pairs well with colors like Sherwin William’s Watery (SW6478) and Sedated Gray (SW6169).

Source: Sherwin Williams

Source: Sherwin Williams

For more ideas, visit the Sherwin Williams website!

Just like Benjamin Moore, Behr also defined 4 color palettes on trend for 2015.  Their 4 palettes are:

1. “Deep Dreams” consists of richly saturated saturated jewel tones.

Source: Behr, Deep Dreams

Source: Behr, Deep Dreams

2. “Frosted Pastels” uses airy and feminine colors with cool and “zesty” accents

3. “Social Brights” blends contemporary bold colors with bright or darker neutrals

4. “Nuanced Neutrals” takes the trendy 2014 “weathered look” and updates it using cozy and dusty colors, outside of the “sandy” tones from last year.

Source: Behr, Nuanced Neutrals

Source: Behr, Nuanced Neutrals

Read more about Behr’s color forecast here!

And of course, Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year is Marsala (18-1438)

Source: usatoday

Source: usatoday

{“Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture”}

Wondering how to add Marsala into your home?  Bring it in through accents such as pillows, florals, or paint!

Source: PopSugar

Source: PopSugar

Source: Pantone

Source: Pantone

Get the full scoop from Pantone’s website.

 

What is your favorite “Color of the Year”?  I think mine is Coral Reef!  It is such a bright fun color but can still be used as a soft neutral or accent color.

Need help defining your own color palette?  Contact me!

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Source: Christian Louboutin

Source: Christian Louboutin

We have seen lacquered objects for a while now; furniture, accessories, nail polish, even shoes and jewelry, but what about taking the high gloss finish to new places?  Adding this liquid looking finish to the walls and ceilings of interiors will definitely elevate the elegance in any space!

Source: DecorPad

Source: DecorPad

Source: House Beautiful

Source: House Beautiful

Source: House Beautiful

Source: House Beautiful

 

Lacquered walls are a great solution for high-traffic areas as the finish is super durable and hard as nails.  It also is great for darker spaces as the luster will catch and reflect light, brightening up any space.  This way, you can take a risk and go dark in color.

Source: Traditional Home

Source: Traditional Home

Source: Home Depot

Source: Home Depot

Source: Elle Decor

Source: Elle Decor

 

It is also a unique and unexpected wall treatment, a great alternative to wallpaper or a decorative faux finish.  Lacquered walls will surely create a dramatic backdrop to any type of room.

Source: Philip Jeffries

Source: Philip Jeffries

Source: House Beautiful

Source: House Beautiful

 

This design element is truly the epitome of luxury!  Would you lacquer your walls?

 

How would you use lacquer in your home?

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