Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Panetone Color of the year swatch-card

OK, I know it’s only January 1, but is anybody else as sick and tired of the Color Of The Year DRAMA? Everywhere I turn, someone is joyfully sharing the new’s of Emerald’s replacement- as if this a) is news or b) might be worthy of a Pulitzer Prize. I mean really… what does Pantone think we are going to do with Radiant Orchid for a year… are we to advise our trusting design clients to redo everything in this pepto derivative? Let’s peer into the crystal ball to see how it could reshape our year… IF… it were to take off and transform the world. Just humor me for a second: [Read more…]

Color Study- Fall tones

Color Study, Fall Tones, fall colors, bedroom colors, color palette fall, white bedding, House & Garden, masculine bedroom scheme

Finally, now that the weather here has taken a slight shift out of summer, I feel like I can think in terms of fall. Two beautiful bedrooms designed in gorgeous fall tones. The white bedding is an elegant component of the design in both- interesting that both designers chose it.

What do you think of these rooms?

images via House & Garden, design by Gil Schaefer and Kelly Wearstler

Farrow & Ball- New Colors

Farrow and Ball Paint Deck, paint colors

Last week Farrow & Ball introduced new colors into their already amazing lineup. See the nine new arrivals [Read more…]

Color Inspiration: Nature vs Nurture

tropical fish, green and orange fish

This gorgeous fish proves that Mother Nature is the best colorist [Read more…]

23 Expert Tips for Choosing and Using Livable Colors

Better Homes and Garden colorTips, chosing a paint color An honor to be quoted twice in the February issue of Better Homes and Gardens!

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