ALL THE BEST THINGS ARE NOT SHINY AND NEW
Summer is the time that we connect with family and friends in memorable ways. These memories include special places and activities like camping, lake houses, grandparent’s homes or activities like playing cards, board games, biking or sports. Color and design inspiration can be taken from these cherished memories. Use past moments in time or special keepsakes to inspire your decorating. Cherished items can be shared and re-purposed giving them new meaning. The best things in life are not shiny and new, but those that we hold dear and make us happy. Look around, color inspiration is everywhere.
Comfort is the key to describe the toned and chalky colors found on our summer palette. These sun bleached hues pair well with the more saturated brights like orange and pink. Use these bright accents to paint chairs, tables or add these pops of color as accessories. Brights add interest, but use them in small doses as these colors can overwhelm. Well-worn tooled leather and vintage accessories and accents are currently influencing color trends. Open your closet and see tucked away treasures that can offer the perfect color inspiration.
Diamond Vogel® Paint Summer 2014 Color Palette
1075 Cherry Blink This cheery cherry morphs with orange to offer the perfect pop of color! Pairs well with yellow-greens, blue and brown.
0173 Pale Gingersnap A sandy beige that complements brighter and bolder colors. Add a touch of warmth with this soft beige that pairs well with reds, oranges and browns.
0398 Island Embrace Embrace the merging of yellow and green in this light, barely-there botanical. Pairs well with chocolate brown, pale blue and gray.
0199 Sandy Shoes Grey’s new look, this chalky brown is the best of both neutrals. Watch greys’ warm as they move from cooler shades to warmer taupes, beiges and browns.
0701 Plunge The perfect summer color, this vintage mid-century mint offers a modern edge. Softly toned, Plunge pairs perfectly with deep berry, browns and oranges.
0420 Dave's Den A color that blends and connects, this familiar neutral can stand alone or easily combines with the company it keeps. Pair with aqua, reds, orange or browns.
0088 Casandra Deep, rich and saturated, this earthy red is a perfect accent to many of the toned neutrals so popular now. Use as a pop of color to accent any space.
0385 Howdy Neighbor A friendly, easy yellow that pairs well with many of the toned colors found in furniture and accessories currently. Great for open floor plans where you need to transition and combine many colors.
0798 Lemon Appeal Paint yourself a sunny day with this translucent yellow that is fresh and uplifting. Use as an accent with chocolate brown, orange, peach and mist green.
0787 Totally Cool A spunky botanical offering a youthful, techy vibe. This hot trend color is perfect to pair with vibrate pinks or oranges as well as chocolate browns and grays.
0200 Stoney Field Earthen fields of mossy velvet; nature's grounding color that connects brighter colors.
1151 Fuscia Fizz This pink makes no apologies for being big, bold, and beautiful! Bright and lively, interject a pop of color with this edgy pink. Pairs well with brown, citron greens, aqua and orange.
0703 Mountain Meadow This moss inspired green is calming, yet fresh and versatile. Toned slightly, Mountain Meadow works well with most toned colors including golds, reds and oranges.
0891 Silence is Golden A warm backdrop that adds color without needing to be the center of attention. A rich neutral that pairs with deep blues, burgundies and browns.
0984 Mexican Spirit With a mid-century sensibility, this vintage orange offers an uplifting, joyful vibe! Pairs well with green, aqua and most neutrals.
1074 It's My Party A free spirited red-orange offering fun for those looking for a fresh, edgy accent. With roots in mid-century vintage, this hue pairs well with brown and gray neutrals, greens and yellows.
Not sure what color to select? Diamond Vogel® offers two great ways to preview color. Color Sampler is a quart sized sample that helps you test color before you buy. There is no better way to try a color than to paint out a sample in the space, so it can be viewed with your own furniture, lighting and accessories. You can also try testing out color in our Envision software found at diamondvogel.com/envision, upload a photo of your project and visualize any of our colors before you paint, it is just that easy! Stop by your nearest Diamond Vogel® Paint Center to find the perfect color for your project.