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Source: yournestdesign.blogspot.com Gray Wisp

Source: yournestdesign.blogspot.com Gray Wisp

Wow its been a while!  I have just been so busy this month and have had no extra time to post!  Well here it is, I am making up for it now. 🙂

So one of things I have been work on a lot this month are paint consultations for my clients, online and in person.  I guess its the season for changing paint colors throughout the home!

Here are the colors I have been specifying the most (Benjamin Moore)…

  • Coventry Gray HC-169
  • Stonington Gray HC-170
  • Revere Pewter HC-172
  • Templeton Gray HC-161
  • Wedgewood Gray HC-146
  • Bleeker Beige HC-80
  • Manchester Tan HC-81
  • Baja Dunes 997
  • Plymouth Rock 1543
  • Nimbus 1465
  • Seattle Mist 1535
  • Gray Wisp 1570
  • Healing Aloe 1562
Source: Benjamin Moore Templeton Gray

Source: Benjamin Moore Templeton Gray

Source: Maria Killam Coventry Gray

Source: Maria Killam Coventry Gray

Source: thecreativityexchange.com Baja Dunes

Source: thecreativityexchange.com Baja Dunes

It really seems like gray, brown, and taupe neutrals are HOT right now!  Same with blue-gray and green-grays, I just love this cool palette, especially since it is so hot outside this summer!!

Source: Houzz Wedgewood Gray

Source: Houzz Wedgewood Gray

Hope my cheat sheet helped.

If you need help finding your our color palette, contact me!

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Source: positiveworkspace.com

Source: positiveworkspace.com, Dragonfly, No. AF-510, Benjamin Moore

We all know that Martha Stewart is the “Queen of Decorating and DIY”, so I wanted to post about her “supernatural color palette”.  This palette consists 18 colors that Martha has composed together to make our lives a little less complicated when it comes to color selection and pairing for your home.

Source: Martha sSweart

Source: Martha Stewart

What is so wonderful about this collection is that all of these colors seem to work perfectly well whether your style is traditional, modern, eclectic, or transitional.  They will add a little bit of sophisticated color that is still somewhat neutral, so no need to be scared!

Source: hopefulhomemaker.com, Buoyant Blue, No. 6483, Sherwin-Williams

Source: hopefulhomemaker.com, Buoyant Blue, No. 6483, Sherwin-Williams

Source: katyelliot.com, Cooking Apple Green, No. 32, Farrow & Ball

Source: katyelliot.com, Cooking Apple Green, No. 32, Farrow & Ball

Source: Benjamin Moore, Stonington Gray, No. HC-170

Source: Benjamin Moore, Stonington Gray, No. HC-170

To see Martha’s full article and paint names, go here!

If you need help creating your own color scheme, contact me!

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The perfect paint color.

Source: illuminationbycindy.blogspot.com

Source: illuminationbycindy.blogspot.com

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Source: woodstockhomeandhardware.com

Source: woodstockhomeandhardware.com

Thanks Benjamin Moore for pulling this list together for us!  Here are their top 10 most searched for colors of 2012.

1. simply white OC-117
2. caliente AF-290

Source: benjaminmoore.com, Caliente

Source: benjaminmoore.com, Caliente

3. revere pewter HC-172
4. white dove OC-17
5. wythe blue HC-143
6. mascarpone AF-20

Source: benjaminmoore.com, Mascarpone

Source: benjaminmoore.com, Mascarpone

7. seedling AF-450
8. fiji AF-525

Source: houseandhome.com, Ben Moore Fiji

Source: houseandhome.com, Ben Moore Fiji

9. kalamata AF-630
10. linen white 912

What color will you search for in 2013?

If you need help finding the perfect paint color for your space, contact me!

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Who was Dorothy Draper??  Well, in 1923, she was the first person to actually establish an interior design company, thus making it a true profession!  How cool?

Source: dorothydraper.com

As a true “Interior Designer”, she made huge strides in the field and broke through what was considered safe and common at the time.  She was known to pair uncommon colors and print together, her motto? “If it looks right, it is right”.  (dorothydraper.com)

Source: dorothydraper.com -Greenbrier

Source: .dorothydraper.com- Greenroom

I love her use of bold contrast in color and prints!

Just a few of her largest and most well know project include the restaurant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, nicknamed “The Dorotheum”, the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia, and the Camellia House, Drake Hotel in Chicago.

Source: dorothydraper.com -Greenbrier

Benjamin Moore even came up with a Dorothy Draper color palette and several famous designers such as Jonathan Adler and Kelly Wearstler have done design projects in ode to her as well.

Spurce: hayancafe.blogspot.com -Kelly Wearstler

Source: hayancafe.blogspot.com- Jonathan Adler

Source: hayancafe.blogspot.com

I wonder, what would the design world be like without Dorothy Draper?  Would we be living in boring little tone-on-tone boxes?

If you need help designing your own Dorothy Draper inspired room, contact me!

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I found this great DIY transformation from dated to chic.  For more pictures, go here.

I just think it is so cute!

Source: classyclutter.net

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Source: Real Simple

Ahh I love fall time!  There is just something about the crisp morning air and the warm colors on the trees that just gets me, and I know I’m not alone here.  The leaves changing start to bring about the feeling of coziness that has been missing all summer.

Fall inspired color schemes are really starting to pop up everywhere!  Some colors with that “fall vibe” are coppery reds, pumpkins, burnt yellows, forest greens, and chocolaty browns.  If selecting a paint or accent color from these, be aware of the feeling you are trying to create…

Source: Design Seeds

Design Seeds

Red can be a strong color that evokes energy, but with such a wide range of tones (from cherry, to crimson, to wine) there are lots of options to incorporate the color into any space.   There are tones that you can even be comfortable with year-round.

Source: nedesignbuildcom

A burnt Orange can be warming but a more vibrant shade can be super modern and lively.

Source: BHG

Forest Green is a great way to create an outdoorsy feeling and if accented with other warm fall color will create a “homey” feel as well.

Design by Lauren Racowsky

If a more neutral color is desired for a main color, warm or rich brown will evoke a natural feel of wood or stone.

Source: creamylife.com

A strong note I will make is, do not feel obligated to use all these wonderful fall colors in only one space; Doing this will actually feel very chaotic.  There is a 3 color max rule for interior design and yes, this includes your neutral!

Source: Country Living

A way to incorporate these colors is to use them throughout the whole house or floor , and to add hints of the color in accents to create a smooth transition between rooms.  Adding pillows on the sofa and candles on the fireplace mantle, and then artwork on the dining room wall, and a rug in another room is how to create flow in color.

Source: BHG

I hope this guide helps you to create the feeling of whichever aspect of fall you are trying to evoke in your home, whether it be the falling leaves, a forest stroll, or a harvest celebration.

Source:cocokelley.com

So what is your favorite time of year?  Does it inspire your color palette?

If you need help defining the color scheme in your own home, contact me!

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