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Benjamin Moore Floats Breath of Fresh Air as Its Color of 2014
Touted as a new neutral, this baby blue can stand on its own or support bolder colors. Here's how to use it
"stand on its own or support bolder colors. Here's how to use it... while it’s not a color I would rush to use in my own home, I can see it working well... viewing this color I found it a bit “thin” — too pastel and more than a little underwhelming... not a color.” Of course, I should mention that he is color blind. Still, I happened... work as a color consultant, I have taken a vow to embrace all colors, since I am asked..."
Chartreuse: Love It or Hate It?
"those love it or hate it colors. It is a combination of yellow and green and gets its... I love it in small doses and subdued tones and think it adds personality and pizzazz... bright, it screams "Look at me!" and packs a lot of punch. When I first discovered... use this color to add excitement to their rooms:... year ago..it was the first color decision I made & have not regretted it. Adjoining... wearing it but find it a dificult colour to use architecturally. Certainly did not..."
Pantone Unearths Emerald as Its 2013 Color of the Year
Whether you dig a natural version or go for one with polish, Pantone is predicting you'll treasure emerald green at home over the next year
"decor is its split personality — it has moods that are downright crunchy granola, and... means it has great versatility: You can take it in a more rustic direction (think leaves... of the color wheel, named by Pantone as its Color of the Year for 2013. Pantone's... announcement, it gives us an opportunity to examine the ways designers are using a particular... and then it can transform into a glamorous diva at a moment's notice. This means..."
Do You Have a Signature Color? Here's How to Find and Use It
You don't need a TV show or legendary brand to play style maven at home — you just need a color of your own
"need a color of your own... do with it once you've got it.... personal color. Here we'll explore what defines a signature color, how to find yours... signature colors exists. A signature hue can make a brand more memorable, but marketing... do the colors around it. It doesn't matter if it is a towel or a paint chip or a... use my color. If I used it whenever I think it would look great in 'that' spot everything... signature colour - friends think of me when they see it and it shows up in my wardrobe..."
Color Makes Its Mark on Modern House Exteriors
Consider borrowing from the rainbow to give a modern home depth, distinction or even just a mood boost
"e and its architects historically have been seen as being afraid of color. One can... split into its rainbow of colors — has found influence all these decades later, as cladding... white; it is almost always transformed by light and that which is changing." But... lack of color to the famous 1932 International Style exhibition and book from the Museum... that any color that did exist was not expressed. Le Corbusier's oft-quoted saying..."
It’s Meant to Be: 10 Ways With Blue and White
Bring the energy and cheer of this classic duo to rooms with a splash of accessories or an all-out color wave
"have used it as an accent as well as the primary color for many designed spaces. It can... tired of it. Just painted my laundry room blue/grey. Love it. I love blue and white... white and it is making a comeback with new twists! looking forward to it! Keep the ideas... favorite color! I love how it goes with, well, almost everything. I'm currently trying... shelf make it not so much ocean beach nautical but more "lake house" themed. I love Blue..."
You Said It: ‘My Furniture Is the Color of My Pugs’ and More
"top for it and it is fabulous. Wish we would have done that sooner. Not only is my... well that it is just a matter of time before it appears again. We joke, but are kinda... beautiful tan color, so it worked for me. :) Also, laminate flooring is the best for dog... pronounced it "dark brindle" after our two Greyhounds. I'm always fascinated by all... hardwood, and it took quite a beating. Even without factoring in money, I'd always choose..."
No Neutral Ground? Why the Color Camps Are So Opinionated
"along when it comes to color versus neutrals?... count on it to do what you want." The split personality of these two color camps certainly... And it seems like no other topic brings our opinions to the surface as much as... Pantone Color Institute. "Color doesn't behave," adds James Martin, president of Color... as color. Photos on both ends of the spectrum — with a lot of neutrals or a lot of... of color — always seem to get an instant, powerful reaction. But why? In a recent..."
Why It's OK to Hate Your New Custom Sofa
It takes time to get used to bold new furniture, but dry your tears — the shock can be good for you. Here's what to expect
"It takes time to get used to bold new furniture, but dry your tears — the shock can... It took you days, weeks, even months (OK, years) to decide on your new sofa or chair... make sure it worked. You carefully measured. Perhaps your interior designer approved... response, it will be short-lived. And soon you will welcome your new piece with open... shape, color, scale or footprint has quite literally landed in your home. But if you..."
You Said It: ‘Which Color Truly Reflects You?’ and Other Quotables
"something it is intentional. I found out I should have a black painted front door. Sounds... change it anytime soon. Houzz has thought me several things about myself number one... makes it easier to avoid turning it on ‘just because.’” — Laura GaskillWith the popularity... gives it that little something extra. — Becky DietrichIt’s so true; one great light... garden. It is also tall enough to act as a link between the two floors of the house..."
Houzz Tour: Turning Tradition on Its Head in Vermont
Leopard-spotted stairs, Victoriana paired with Lucite and other daring style moves give a home in a shire a completely new twist
"Decad sums it all up. “A woman visited, and after looking around a bit, she said, ‘This... limits, but it doesn’t go over them,’” he says. Favreau admits that limits have never been... limits, but it doesn’t go over them," because I think it's all very OTT, but also it works... out of it; and I hope for it to one day look this fabulous! I think it's ideal to... I love it, it is beautiful and I love all the colour and pattern, fantastic ! Love..."
5 Bright Palettes for Front Doors
Splash bold green, blue, orange or red on your front door, then balance it with a more restrained hue on the rest of the house
"balance it with a more restrained hue on the rest of the house... beautiful color on the front door. Many people have no trouble picking out a fun color... with bold colors is to limit them to elements you really want to stand out, which makes... vibrant color. Then select supporting hues for the rest of the house that don't try... delightfully colorful front doors, along with potential palettes that incorporate a bold..."
Frank Gehry Helps 'Make It Right' in New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina survivors get a colorful, environmentally friendly duplex, courtesy of a starchitect and a star
"get a colorful, environmentally friendly duplex, courtesy of a starchitect and a... Pitt's Make It Right foundation, Louisiana now houses one of only 22 Gehry residences in... so be it. It's not wasteful of resources and it's modest in its footprint and price... roof. It is two different colors because it is a duplex, not "schizophrenic" to repeat... tion. It looks wierd - and not in a charming weird. On paper it sounds fantastic..."
Cool Wallpaper Spotted: Wait, No It's Fabric!
"whimsy and color to a baby-friendly bathroom... find out its origin. Expecting to hear this pattern is from some new cool wallpaper... to keep it from getting dirty and make it wipe-able. I used a brush to apply it so... pattern. It's available in black and white and 11 additional color ways. It doesn't... You make it sound so easy, I want to give it a try for an accent wall in my master bedroom... paste, it's cleanable with soap and water (perfect for a baby changing area!) It's..."
You Said It: ‘It’s Important to Wait’ and More Houzz Quotables
"missed it, here are some of the most inspiring, useful and interesting nuggets I read... etcetera. It was fun, but it got to be a drag. When it was finally completed, I and... found it a very pleasing place to be. But since it had taken so long, ironically... fees it isn't worth it). But I forge ahead, hoping that I'll be able to piece together... across it, and always keep your eyes open because it can show itself in unexpected..."