Finding Nature: Using Greenery As A Neutral Color

Finding Nature: Using Greenery As A Neutral Color

As you look into the future, you may think of works like hope, dream, grow, fresh or new. For Pantone, their hopes and projections for the year ahead are embodied by their pick for the color of the year. Greenery as 2017's choice is a bright and refreshing color straight from nature. As interior designer Madeline Fraser states, "Humans need greenery, vegetation, and outdoor life; it’s nice that we are now bringing this indoors. It’s great that the Pantone color of the year, Greenery, is bringing this trend to life even further." Pantone describes their pick as "a fresh and...

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3 Ways To Use Color In Design

3 Ways To Use Color In Design

When it comes to incorporating color into your home decor, there are many ways to create a successful space. A bold color choice can create interest and a great focal point. Check out these three ways you can use bold color in interior design.   Classical artists understood the value of using chiaroscuro, the effect of using dark and light to create visual interest, in their paintings. This high contrast is an excellent way to create a similar response in your interior space. You might use white paired with a bold purple, a dark green with cream, or even black...

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How Designers Really Feel About Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year

How Designers Really Feel About Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year

Drumroll, please. This year's Pantone Color of the Year is … we have a tie! Rose Quartz (PANTONE 13-1520) and Serenity (PANTONE 15-3919), step right up. The crown is yours to share. Even Steve Harvey couldn't mess this one up, because both of these beauties are winners, the first two-color selection in Pantone's history. Technically, it's the blending of both shades, but "Quarenity" is a bit of a mouthful, so we understand why Pantone demurred on "shipping" the name. Initial Reactions We asked some of the experts to offer their opinions. Most seemed eager to use the new colors and...

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Redecorate Your Space Without Going Over Budget

Redecorate Your Space Without Going Over Budget

If you're ready to give your bedroom, living room or any other space in your home a new look but you can't afford to splurge, there are ways to update a room without going over your budget. Here are five tips to help you redecorate any space in your home and still have money left. 1. Plan ahead Buying decor, furniture and paint without planning out the expenses ahead of time is a sure way to spend more money than expected. Carefully calculate every purchase before actually buying anything. This way you'll know whether you can actually afford that new...

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Easy Thanksgiving decor ideas for your family get-together

Easy Thanksgiving decor ideas for your family get-together

Now that October is over and the spooky Halloween decor has been put away, it's time to start thinking about the next big holiday: Thanksgiving! Every holiday is enjoyable for different reasons, but I particularly love Thanksgiving because it's a day dedicated to giving thanks, spending time with family and eating a lot of food. To get ready for the big day, I've compiled some easy Thanksgiving decor ideas that you and your guests will love. 1. Decide on a theme Are you going to throw a modern Thanksgiving? A rustic one? Deciding on a theme first will help you...

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Interior design: How to live luxuriously without going broke

Interior design: How to live luxuriously without going broke

The look of luxury – you might love it and, of course, your guests would be impressed. The question, however, is whether you can afford to satisfy your expensive taste. If you know the right interior design tricks, then yes! Here are five ways to design a space that only seems expensive (but is really quite affordable). Simplify You would think that to create an expensive-looking home, one would have to buy a lot of decor and furniture. This, however, is far from the truth. Luxurious spaces are often simple and chic, and the pieces that are chosen for each...

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Perk up your home’s style with these 10 easy pick-me-up ideas

Perk up your home’s style with these 10 easy pick-me-up ideas

We all need a pick-me-up now and then to feel energized, refreshed or to put us in a better mood. Some people turn to coffee, while others might prefer a sugary treat (I personally love both). You might not know it, but your home could probably use a pick-me-up, too. When your space is lacking in energy or just needs a small change to feel different, consider these 10 simple solutions. 1. Use a rug to add color or warmth. A rug is a simple way to prevent a room from feeling bare. 2. If you already have a rug,...

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7 considerations when choosing colors for your home

7 considerations when choosing colors for your home

If you're redecorating your home or starting from scratch, one of the most important decisions you'll have to make for each room is the color scheme. The colors you choose can have a huge influence on the end result, so it's good to feel confident with every purchase you decide to make. To choose colors you'll love (and continue to love), let these seven considerations be your guide throughout the decorating process. 1. Light That paint color might look great online, but will it look as good in your home with the lighting you have? Try getting a sample before...

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Give your home an autumn update with these fresh color combination ideas

Give your home an autumn update with these fresh color combination ideas

Last Tuesday marked the first day of fall, and along with carving pumpkins and going to the apple orchard, I'm really excited to watch the leaves change colors. I live in the Midwest and am used to experiencing all four seasons. I will never, however, get used to the breathtaking colors that show up in the fall. And I'm not just talking about fall foliage. The colors shown in fall wardrobes, weddings and home decor are all incredible, too. These color combinations, for example, are eye-catching and perfect for the home this time of year. Red, yellow and orange If...

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Turn your kitchen into a cafe with these 5 ideas

Turn your kitchen into a cafe with these 5 ideas

What makes your favorite coffee spot the best? Is it the delicious cappuccino? The friendly staff? Maybe. But I bet it also has a lot to do with the atmosphere. The "vibe" we feel when stepping into a buzzing cafe is often the reason why we go out to get our coffee, rather than just brewing our own less-expensive cup at home. So why not try creating a similar atmosphere in your kitchen? Here are some fun ways you can bring the cafe experience to your own home. 1. Decorate for warmth Coffee shops tend to have a warm, cozy...

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