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How to Choose Paint Color Based on Wood Tones

Sample Oak Wood Grain

Wood tones from trim, doors and cabinetry provide a dilemma when selecting paint. Depending on the color selected, you can emphasize your wood elements or camouflage their effects. 

Considerations when selecting paint colors used with wood tones

2014 Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Sometimes you want to incorporate a color into your home that’s fresh, colorful and trendy. That’s when you might want to consider the Pantone color of the year, which for 2014 is Radiant Orchid.

Let’s take a look at this color and discuss ways you can incorporate it into your home to update your décor.

Color Marketing Group 2015 Color Forecast

The Color Marketing Group has just released their 2015 color forecast and we want to share with you some highlights, so grab your ColorEssentials fandeck and let’s take a tour.

Diamond Vogel Trend Colors | Winter 2014

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Decorate orange and black all year-round

   
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Turn your home into a spellbinding and hauntingly beautiful house this Halloween and all year-round. The color combination of orange and black isn’t singularly reserved for October 31st. These colors can be replicated throughout your home in modern and stylish ways.

Color Selection for an Open Floor Plan

Open Floor Plan with Black Pillar

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2013 Fall Color Trends

Nature’s Color Story

From earth to sky, the natural world influences our color inspiration.

A Fairytail Forest Fall Color Scheme

2013 Summer Color Trends


Color Memories Inspire Us Today

Color holds strong memories of times past; inspire our color choices today.

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2013 Spring Color Trends

Spring’s fresh start is the perfect time for inspiring new beginnings.

 

New Year’s Resolution - Add Color to Your Home

Adding a bold color to your home may seem a bit scary and a little too permanent for some people. The trick to stepping outside of your color comfort zone is to incorporate colors that work with your existing color scheme verses doing a complete overhaul.

How Important is it that Colors Flow from Room to Room?

What Is Flow?

I am often asked about the necessity of making colors flow from room to room in a home and if it is necessary. Sometimes the need to coordinate or blend with a neighboring room is an absolute, for example if the rooms do not have doors between them or no existing wall to separate them. If this is the case then the use of a color that makes it flow should be considered. But what is “flow”? A color that makes an easy transition would be one that is a hue in the same color family as the original room.

Colour Canvas 2013

A collection of forecasted globally defining colors; finding balance with color for uncertain times.

The world economy is still in flux, up one day, down the next. The world of color and design can react in ways that reflect the market's seesaw ride and mood. As design and paint professionals, your focus is to provide the best possible atmosphere for your clients to find comfort from the world around them.