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Going Green:  Pantone Chooses Greenery as 2017 Color of the Year

Going Green: Pantone Chooses Greenery as 2017 Color of the Year

For the past 17 years color management company, Pantone Color Institute, has held a secret color conclave where presentations and great debates have determined the Color of the Year. Recently, Pantone announced its Color of the Year for 2017, a vibrant spring-foliage hue called Greenery….

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Announcing the 2016 Color of the Year – Alabaster

Announcing the 2016 Color of the Year – Alabaster

Sherwin Williams describes Alabaster as a color for a time of interconnected commotion and overstimulation. This year’s color offers a sense of personal solace and revival to weary minds and our team could not agree more. Alabaster provides a layer of neutrals, which we have…

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Kitchens with Color, but Not Avocado Green

Kitchens with Color, but Not Avocado Green

Many of us can recall the avocado green and harvest gold colored kitchens that still haunt some homes today. In the time of keeping up with the Jones’, appliances and design were focused on mass appeal. If you had what everyone else had then you…

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2015 Color of the Year – Coral Reef

2015 Color of the Year – Coral Reef

Mother Nature is toying with us with warm weather here and there but before we know it spring will have sprung. A great way to get ready for the sunshine is to update your home with a pop of color. Adding Sherwin Williams’ 2015 Color…

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It’s Christmas in April!

It’s Christmas in April!

Yup you have heard of Christmas in July but did you know you really need to start thinking about Christmas in April? That is right. If you are expecting a house full of family and friends in November and December and you want the house…

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10 Ways to Incorporate the 2014 Color of the Year into Your Home

10 Ways to Incorporate the 2014 Color of the Year into Your Home

Out with Emerald Green of 2013, make room for Radiant Orchid. Purple will be the name of the game next year, according to Pantone’s color-trend prediction, which says “Radiant Orchid” will be everywhere. Work the hue into your home with these vibrant elements.   1….

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2013 Color Forecast

2013 Color Forecast

We just attended Sherwin Williams’ 2012 Color Forecast presentation. These colors are said to be dynamic in the reflectance of our diverse mindset, lifestyles and design philosophies. The color palettes include the following: Honed Vitality, Midnight Mystery, Vintage Moxie, and High Voltage. The interesting aspect…

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engineered quartz

engineered quartz

Here is a great article on the quartz counter tops we used in our Home Makeover. This is why we love Quartz! “Pros: Engineered quartz has many bragging rights. Thanks to the quartz content, it’s tough like granite, and the resin makes the material malleable and impact…

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our favorite neutral

our favorite neutral

“Neutral” is a term easily misunderstood as being able to coordinate with any color palette. When choosing a neutral, it is important to understand the layers of the color you are working with. Our favorite neutral to work with when designing a space is Briarwood by…

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behind design: product knowledge

behind design: product knowledge

The products featured on this material board had a tremendous influence on the design in our recent home makeover remodel. Not only did they merge together to form a cohesive look, but the characteristics of each product were also a determining factor during the selection…

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