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Trend Alert!! Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall/Winter 2013

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

In honor of the 1st of August, here are the Fall/Winter pantone colors for fashion and home… We don’t know about you, but this is one of our favorite reports of the year! We are absolutley loving this color palette…it’s rich like autumn colors should be, yet bright View More

In honor of the 1st of August, here are the Fall/Winter pantone colors for fashion and home…

We don’t know about you, but this is one of our favorite reports of the year! We are absolutley loving this color palette…it’s rich like autumn colors should be, yet bright and bold. Which one is your favorite??

Fall/Winter 2013 Pantone Report

Click the picture to download the full pantone report

See how you can incorporate these colors into your home…

hgtv's green home- linda green

hgtv’s green home

decoist

decoist- emerald

Remember, you don’t need a full room makeover to incorporate these colors into your home. Mix and match what you have with a nice set of new chairs, a rug, or even accessories like a vase.

crate and barrel- tess chair- samba

crate and barrel- tess chair- samba

West Elm- Mykonos Blue

West Elm- Mykonos Blue

bellacor- acai

Bellacor

Happy Designing!

Come on in!

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

With Spring almost here, we’re obsessing over brightly colored front doors! There is nothing more inviting than a fun door- it will put anyone in a happy mood as they enter or exit. Check out these fabulous entryways.  Color Combo: Teal and Yellow Color Combo: Orange and Green View More

With Spring almost here, we’re obsessing over brightly colored front doors! There is nothing more inviting than a fun door- it will put anyone in a happy mood as they enter or exit. Check out these fabulous entryways. 

HouseBeautiful

HouseBeautiful

Color Combo: Teal and Yellow

PrettyStuff

PrettyStuff

OurHouseOnTheCorner

OurHouseOnTheCorner

HabituallyChic

HabituallyChic

Color Combo: Orange and Green

Indulgy

Indulgy

With these colorful choices, you’ll transform your entryway into a welcoming, bright space!

xoxo,

BTD Team

 

 

 

 

 

2013: The GREEN year!

Monday, February 4th, 2013

With every new year comes a new pantone color aka THE color of the year. Get with it people!! Be sure to get your hands on some Emerald Green accessories for your home!

With every new year comes a new pantone color aka THE color of the year. Get with it people!! Be sure to get your hands on some Emerald Green accessories for your home!

Let's go green!

BACK TO BLACK.

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

What is more chic than BRIGHT walls? DARK walls. Bright tones on your walls are so last year. My latest obsessions are BLACK, GRAY and NAVY BLUE walls. Dark walls are a great way to create a sophisticated, beautiful oasis in a space. Black, navy, and gray are View More

What is more chic than BRIGHT walls? DARK walls. Bright tones on your walls are so last year. My latest obsessions are BLACK, GRAY and NAVY BLUE walls. Dark walls are a great way to create a sophisticated, beautiful oasis in a space. Black, navy, and gray are staple neutrals in everyone’s closet, and these colors transfer from fashion to interiors seamlessly.

There is a reason why black is considered timeless: Think the “little black dress”.

elledecor

elledecor

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thedesignfile

 

 

 

 

 

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flourishdesignandstyle

 

 

 

 

Left: Elegant black dining room.

Right: Pair black with a bold print, like this fun zebra stool

Below: Black walls with geometric wallpaper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAY is the perfect color to compliment any décor. Save the bright colors for your fabric and go with a bold dark gray on the walls.

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thelittlecorner

 

 

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atticmag

 

Color combo: Emerald and Gray.    Gray is the perfect color for traditional rooms with a mod twist.

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atticmag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navy doesn’t have to be nautical. Check out these beautiful Navy blue rooms.

 

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apartment34

 

Below: Color combo: Navy and Rust Orange.

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decorpaul navy blue rooms

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decorpad

 

 

 

 

 

desiretoinspire

desiretoinspire

OR, if dark colors scare you, try an accent wall.

Dark doesn’t mean dreary. Elevate any space with a dark color. Black is back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make your interior doors POP.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Bright paint colors aren’t just for Exteriors. Spruce up interior doors and add a POP of color and sophistication with Paint, Fabric, Nail heads; the possibilities are endless.   This high gloss black door gives this traditional entryway a more modern, sophisticated feel. This high gloss PURPLE door View More

Bright paint colors aren’t just for Exteriors. Spruce up interior doors and add a POP of color and sophistication with Paint, Fabric, Nail heads; the possibilities are endless.

 

This high gloss black door gives this traditional entryway a more modern, sophisticated feel.

black door in traditionnal entryway

black door in traditionnal entryway

This high gloss PURPLE door POPS against white walls.

Purple door against white walls

Purple door against white walls

 

Lavender doors onto living room

Lavender doors onto living room

 

Right: LAVENDER POCKET DOORS leading into a formal living room are a subtle way to accessorize.

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re looking to add some hardware, try using NAIL HEADS. They will create appealing LINES and add some INTEREST.

These KELLY GREEN doors add TEXTURE and COLOR to a hallway.

Kelly green with nailhead detail

Kelly green with nailhead detail

SILVER NAIL HEAD details contrast with RED wallpaper.

Silver nailhead detail against red wallpaper

Silver nailhead detail against red wallpaper

REPURPOSE old doors to add some ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL to a room. Like these old BARN DOORS.

repurposed black barn doors

repurposed black barn doors

Whether you’re entering or exiting a room, a little detail on a door will add interest to a space.

 

 

 

Our Guide For Choosing Color

Monday, January 7th, 2013

*1-Remember that the best colors come from Nature –  *2-Color and Light interact –    Natural Light (the different times of day and weather) and Artificial Light react differently and will affect how the color appears in the room   *3-You should select and try your color in the room that it will View More

*1-Remember that the best colors come from Nature – 

*2-Color and Light interact – 
  Natural Light (the different times of day and weather) and Artificial Light react differently and will affect how the color appears in the room  

*3-You should select and try your color in the room that it will be used- heeding the knowledge gleaned from *2

*4-Warm colors are best.

*5-You want the perfect color that will highlight your furniture, artwork, fabrics and accessories

*6-You should use colors that you gravitate toward and love –  not the color of the season or the latest trend…

Time for a color lesson!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

So I’m sure many of you have had the “color” lesson in elementary/middle school…but I bet you never thought it could help you with choosing colors for your home?  Now that you’re older and wiser, let’s go back and revisit this lesson! Colors are defined as Primary, Secondary View More

So I’m sure many of you have had the “color” lesson in elementary/middle school…but I bet you never thought it could help you with choosing colors for your home? 
Now that you’re older and wiser, let’s go back and revisit this lesson!
Colors are defined as Primary, Secondary & Tertiary 
 
Primary Colors: red, yellow and blue
These colors make every other color in the spectrum 
*Make a bold statement in any decor
 
Secondary Colors: purple (red and blue), green (blue and yellow), and orange (yellow and red).
These colors equal combinations of two primary colors
*Can be engaging, but they sometimes need to be shaded to work together
 
Tertiary Colors: red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-purple and red-purple
These colors are made by mixing a primary and it’s adjacent secondary color in equal proportions
*Can combine for a very sophisticated look
 
According to Color Theory:
A good combination is one that uses
-Two colors opposite each other on the color wheel
-Three colors equally spaced around the color wheel
-Two pairs of colors (a total of four) opposite each other

Forget the Paint Chips!

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

See it before you paint it! Choosing a paint color for a space in your house can be a little intimidating. You’re given thousands of colors to choose from and sometimes it can be difficult imagining what the tiny paint sample will look like on your 9 foot View More

See it before you paint it!
Choosing a paint color for a space in your house can be a little intimidating. You’re given thousands of colors to choose from and sometimes it can be difficult imagining what the tiny paint sample will look like on your 9 foot walls. 
Rest assured, there are ways to visualize paint colors online before you ever purchase the paint…
 
Check out the following sites for virtual painting:
Benjamin Moore (www.benjaminmoore.com
Create a “project planner” with photos on the site or purchase the software $10/download $14.95/CD-ROM
 
Preview and/or purchase software for less than $10 at 
Glidden retailers
 
Kelly Moore (www.kellymoore.com)
Download a demo or purchase the professional/$99 or home/$49 version of the software

Pantone’s Top Color For 2013 IS …….

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

….a shade of blue- Monaco Blue to be exact. It has been described as a duller version of navy and cobalt.  If you compare it to last years color…..Tangerine Tango, it certainly doesn’t stand up to its feel good brillancy…does it?  Pantone Color Institutes’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, explained to WWD that View More

….a shade of blue- Monaco Blue to be exact.


It has been described as a duller version of navy and cobalt. 


If you compare it to last years color…..Tangerine Tango, it certainly doesn’t stand up to its feel good brillancy…does it? 

Pantone Color Institutes’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, explained to WWD that the shade “speaks to the practicality that we are seeing in society. You have to realize there is still concern out there for the economy.” Speaking of practicality, note that the runner up color is also a blue—Dusk Blue.
The third and fourth most popular colors are both greens, Emeraldand Grayed Jade, and the rest of the list is as follows: Linen, Poppy Red, African Violet, Tender Shoots, Lemon Zest, and Tangerine’s not-as-cute cousin, Nectarine.
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The whole shebang, via WWD

Having trouble choosing colors for your house?

Monday, October 15th, 2012

We are so excited about Fall! Not only do we see new colors on the leaves outdoors, but also INSIDE in your home! Here are the Pantone fall color trends for Fall 2012 style and fashion, from left to right in the image above (followed by their CMYK equivalents): French View More

We are so excited about Fall!
Not only do we see new colors on the leaves outdoors, but also INSIDE in your home!
Here are the Pantone fall color trends for Fall 2012 style and fashion, from left to right in the image above (followed by their CMYK equivalents):
  • French Roast  64.70.70.43 (Pantone 19-1012)
  • Honey Gold  13.31.83.0  (Pantone 15-1142)
  • Pink Flambe 13.84.19.0  (Pantone 18-2133)
  • Ultramarine Green  95.19.68.7  (Pantone 18-5338)
  • Olympian Blue  97.54.7.5  (Pantone 19-4056)
  • Titanium  42.37.34.24  (Pantone 17-4014)
  • Rhapsody  36.47.11.4  (Pantone 19-1652)
  • Rose Smoke 9.22.22.0  (Pantone 14-1506)
  • Whitecap Gray 5.6.15.0  (Pantone 12-0304)
  • Bright Chartreuse 34.4.97.0  (Pantone 14-0445)
  • Rhubarb  9.100.61.52  (Pantone 19-1652)
  • Sea Fog  37.35.22.0  (Pantone 16-3304)
  • and – in the big square – the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango  0.83.95.0  (Pantone 17-1463)