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Color’s Affect on Us

Our behavior and mood can change as the world of color changes around us. Colors in our environment affect us physically and emotionally. Why? Color is light. When light strikes any colored object, the object will absorb only the wavelengths that exactly match its own atomic structure. The reflected wavelengths are the color we see and feel. The important point here is that the light bulbs you use will affect the color. Color is energy. The fact that the energy […]

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The Bright White Decorating Trend

Interior Designers In Raleigh are Seeing White All Over. The all-white decorating trend is in full force among my Raleigh, NC clients who love the clean and fresh feeling. And for my northern China clients who feel the all-white look might be too cold, during my last trip there I reminded them that this light look is popular in Scandinavia where the winters are long and dark. I first embraced the swing to all-white several years ago as I worked […]

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2016

Interior Designers Embrace the Return of Pastels! For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016. Whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. Appealing in all finishes, matte to glossy, the engaging combo looks stunning with all neutrals and even hot bright colors. Paired with mid-tones greens and purples is my favorite. Add any metallic for more splash […]

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2015

Much like a fortified wine, the color of the year for 2015 is PANTONE® 18-1483 Marsala. This tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. It’s hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, home furnishings, and interiors. Marsala is shown here at Hotel Santo Mauro in Madrid, Spain. Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel […]

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2014

A captivating, magical, enigmatic purple is the color of the year for 2014. PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones inspires confidence and sparks the imagination. Orchid encourages expanded creativity, joy, love and health. Intriguing the eye, this vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces. One of […]

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Painting Tips from a Pro

Bold Black Transforms This Wall! I had a vision for dramatically transforming a room through bold and unconventional use of wall color. But applying the color would be challenging and I knew it could only be done by an experienced professional painter. Thinking of painting your walls? Here’s some advice straight from painter Keith Williams of Southpoint Painting in Greensboro, NC: “First do the prep work. – Prepare the walls by patching holes and sanding rough spots. – Protect the […]

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Choosing Wall Color

Considerations When Choosing Wall Color. If choosing a wall color gives you heart palpitations then here’s my prescription. Relax!  Take it slow and easy. Then consider a few basic things. Consider the function of the room. What are you going to do in it? Work, play, sleep, rest, relax, cook, or eat? Whatever you do in this room will direct the wall color production. Think about the feel of the room. Emotions play a big role when it comes to […]

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2013

No other color conveys regeneration more than green and this year PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a vivid, verdant green is the color of the year. To arrive at the Color of the Year selection, Pantone combs the world looking for color influences from the entertainment industry, art collections and popular travel destinations. Capturing worldwide attention the Color of the Year impacts product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries. Here at home enhance your sense of well-being by adding Emerald paint, […]

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2012

Dance into the New Year with this vivacious and appealing reddish-orange. PANTONE® announced 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, an energetic, enticing hue, as the color of the year for 2012. Sophisticated but at the same time seductive and dramatic, it is an orange with a lot of depth. Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy. […]

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2011

Pantone announced PANTONE® 18-2120 Honeysuckle, a vibrant, energetic hue, as the color of the year for 2011. Energizing honeysuckle lifts spirits and imparts confidence to meet life’s ongoing challenges. While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage, and spirit to meet the […]

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