Green with Envy


From fashion runways to luxurious interior design this bold shade of green, which has been a staple in Ireland for hundreds of years, was selected by Pantone as Color Of The Year 2013. As a designer it is imperative for me to be on the cutting edge of color trends and it is such an exciting time of year when Pantone announces their pick. In a European capital, twice a year, Pantone hosts a meeting of representatives from various nations’ color standards groups. After presentations and debate, they choose a color for the following year. The results of the meeting are published in Pantone View, which fashion designers, florists, and many other consumer-driven companies purchase to influence their designs and planning for future product and projects. Read more

Ombre’ Wow

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I am crazy for the Ombre’ trend that is happening everywhere. The term Ombre’ means shadow or shaded in French; this hot trend is essentially colors or tones that shade into each other, color is graduated from light to dark or vice versa.

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The Perfect Gray

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Q. What is your favorite medium tone gray? 

A. There are several shades of gray that I love so it is difficult to select just one. Two of my favorites are Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball (image from Lonny Magazine) and Stone Harbor by Benjamin Moore. A fabulous shade of gray can create the perfect backdrop to a wall gallery or when used on trim and doors adds a modern design element to any space. I also enjoy adding a splash of orange or yellow for a bit of whimsy. You can choose your favorite pop of color, everything looks good with gray.

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