Sunday, December 7, 2014

Marsala - Pantone's Color of the Year for 2015

Marsala-influenced Design from Oriental Weavers

Was I ever surprised when the Pantone Institute announced that Marsala would be its 2015 Color of the Year on December 4th!  With all of the emphasis on blue this year, I was sure it would be a dark blue.

Image by Robert Louden via FLIKR

Why Marsala for 2015?

My curiosity got the best of me so I quickly perused the Pantone website. Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman describes Marsala as: 

"Marsala enriches our mind, body, and soul exuding confidence and stability.  Marsala is a subtle seductive shade, one that draws us into its embracing warmth".
This stylish hue with  warm red-brown tones will make an appealing statement in fashion, interior design, beauty, and industrial design.

What Paint Company Color Names Match Marsala? 

Color Expert, Lori Sawaya of The Land of ,posted this chart showing what colors match Marsala from the different paint companies.  For instance, if you are a fan of Sherwin-Williams, and wanted to use this color in your home, you would use the color  Rembrandt Ruby, SW 0033.  In the picture below, I show it used in a kitchen as an accent wall along with Stone Lion SW 7507 on the opposite wall.

Sherwin-Williams - Ruby Rembrandt SW 0033 and Stone Lion SW 7507

What Colors Are Compatible?

According to Pantone:

" Marsala can be combined with ambers, golden yellows, greens in both turquoise and teals, vibrant blues, as well as the more neutral taupes and grays."  

What's your opinion of the new Pantone Color of the Year for 2015?  Will you be using it in your home or as one of your company colors?  What color accessories would you pair with it, if using it as a wall color? Leave me a comment and let me know.

If you are having difficulty selecting your home or business colors, please give me a call. I am a double certified paint color consultant who has been successfully providing both online and in-person color consultations for five years.  Don't make a mistake with color that you'll have to live with for a long time. Contact me today at 904-553-0366.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hot New Door Paint Colors for 2015

2015- Paint-Colors-for-Front-Doors

Color specialist, Kate Smith of Sensational Color for Your Home, has just selected 10 hot paint colors for your front door. These colors are based upon what's trending in color for 2015.  Which paint color do you like that would go with your current house color? Take a look at this video to see what each color really looks like when painted on this door.

If you are looking for a fabulous color that will make your front door "pop", please contact me for a paint color consultation. I have taken Kate's course and am a certified Color for Your Home Specialist.  This month only, I'll give you a paint color for your front door for a special price of  60. This can be done in person or virtually. Stop scratching your head about which color is the right one for your front door. Let us pick the right "hue" for you ! Contact us today at 904-553-0366.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Color Forecast for Spring and Summer 2015 Fashions - the Pantone Institute

The Pantone Institute, the global authority on color, has just released its color forecast for spring and summer 2015 fashions. The significance of this, of course, is that these colors will also play a major part in the interior design color trends for 2015

What can we expect - more bold colors or a softer palette?  Will warms or cools reign? Is you favorite color among them? Take a look as what hues Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Executive Director, announces will be trending.  Leave a comment and let me know which colors you will be wearing and which you can see in your home next year.

If you are interested in a virtual or in-person color consultation (Jacksonville, Florida area), please contact me at 904-553-0366.  Let us easily find the right hue for you.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Radiant Orchid - New Color of the Year for 2014

I just knew it.  I knew that a shade of red-violet would be the new color that The Pantone Institute, the world authortiy on color, would deem as the color for 2014.  Just love this red-violet color.  I have seen lots of it in decorating accessories and furnishings as well as clothing in stores lately and that's what made me think it would be the color for 2014 .

It is quite trendy so I would tend to use it in small doses or perhaps try it as a paint color in a small bathroom.

Red-violet goes well with yellow-oranges and blue-greens as you can see in the pictures below.

What are your thoughts on incorporating this color into your home or wardrobe? Leave a comment and let us know.

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