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2013 Summer Color Trends


Color Memories Inspire Us Today

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

vintage travel photos and camera

How to Make Paint Last

Walls exude cleanliness and freshness when recently painted. It can make any room feel new, but conversely feel unkempt and dated when not properly cared for. Maintaining your walls doesn’t begin or end when you cover it with paint. To keep the paint job and color appealing to the eye, there are certain tips you should keep in mind.

A green wall with a nasty white stain

Add Bang to Your Home, Make Your Front Door Sparkle

Photo Courtesy Of:  Better Homes & Gardens

Looking to add some pizazz to your home to increase curb appeal? Want to impress visitors to your home with minimal investment and effort? Repainting your front door can be a quick and easy project with big payoff in the appearance of your home.

Tips for Making a Small Room Feel Larger

If you’re starting to feel a little cramped, or you have a small room in your house, pay attention! We have a few suggestions to help maximize your space and turn your small room into a big hit!

Painted Furniture

Whether you’re operating on a budget, looking to give your furniture a new twist, or trying to add “pop” to a room, painting your furniture is a fun DIY project that gives you the ability to accomplish all or any of these things!

Painter's Tape Wall Design

For those ambitious DIYers who want to go beyond the traditional wallpaper and paint options for adding a personal touch to your home, have we found a project for you!

Painter’s tape wall design!

Create your own pattern, pick your own paint colors and create a one-of-a-kind design that can serve as a subtle backdrop to a room or as a stunning focal point.

We’ve found a couple of different ways to go about creating your painter’s tape wall design:

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.

Commercial Interior & Exterior Palette 2012 - 2013

The colors offered in this palette show the general direction of color for each color family based on trend studies and research of interior and exterior products in the marketplace. As a member of the Color Marketing Group, we bring you the most up-to-date information so you can stay informed on color and ensure the success of your project. 

 

Color, The Key to Mixing Patterns

Some people find mixing patterns to be a difficult task; but using color to tie the patterns together makes it easier to achieve.

Today's styles and trends include mixes of patterns for effect and interest, this has its roots in the fashion industry. This trend was started by the youth market and spread to high end fashion and then onto the home fashion industry.

To make this work for home interiors the key is using the same color combinations or at least a common color.