How are you doing?
I can’t believe it’s February already, and although hubs and I celebrated Valentine’s a little early, my mental calendar I still think it’s January!
Although Covid 19 and every new variant has simply worn us out mentally and physically, resilience has kept us moving forward, and I think it has put us in a place to look at things with fresh, new eyes. Maybe you are ready for some adventure in life, whether it be in your home or in your travels. What new adventure are you ready to embark on?
Many of my clients have reached out to me for help redefining spaces - whether it be creating a work-from-home office space, creating an oasis with a primary bedroom/ primary bathroom or re-working spaces that just don’t work for them anymore.
I have been privileged to be in some really amazing clients' homes, and it is so much fun when I am able to help people just like you realize the potential you can have in your home. I see many different lifestyles and tastes, but it really all comes down to you being comfortable and happy.
Some of my client’s home styles and themes have ranged from mid-century modern, to showcasing their love of world travel, to creating areas of warmth and serenity.
That being said, making sense out of your space is one of the priorities I focus on in a design plan and design consultation. Creating a more cohesive feel to a home is also important, and COLOR is a key player in this.
In today’s blog I am going to share with you some trends and thoughts for C-O-L-O-R!
Creating great color palettes creates a sense of flow. In sharing some of the color trends for 2023, know that color trends are great and can guide us in not feeling stuck in a time warp, but you also have to consider your personality, home’s architecture, and budget, of course.
I did want to share some of the trends that have emerged:
Bringing in more of the outside with some browns, greens, neutrals, and blues are always a welcome. Even orange gives a kick of fun, and yes, orange is found in nature - daylilies, sunsets, and more! I’ve really been seeing a lot more greens! Below, please note the differences in these pictures and how wonderful these tones can play up our emotional connection to the outdoors
Don't you just love how this soothing green plays so well with the wood tones?
This living room (above) conveys the color of clear blue skies, and the feeling of being in nature -- without the allergies!
Comeback Colors, plus Bold and Fun:
I have seen bright, fun colors emerge as well as the color pink. I remember the “mauve” or “dusty rose” color from the early 1980’s and now it’s back! But it’s interesting because now it can be combined with more masculine colors and still work its charm.
It’s as though we now have permission to bring back some of the past with a slight difference in that pink hue. PLUS, other terrific colors like green and blue as seen below are used along with this lovely rose color (Sulking Room Pink by Farrow and Ball). I recall a sweet widow from our church putting new mauve carpet in her home back in the early 80’s, and I thought she was SO classy with that mauvy “feminine” color. My parents' house was still somewhat stuck in some awful trend called the American Colonial style! Does anyone remember THAT trend? Did anyone survive a trend you hope NEVER comes back? Email me and let me know! I love to hear from my people!
The child’s room below has some fun pattern mixed in with the pink, and I’m seeing patterns like this wallpaper in many different colors - some more muted, and some - bright and vibrant!
Another trend - terrazzo tile - is REALLY making its force be known. Very eco-friendly, these Italian tiles have an amazing modern vibe that can make even the most traditional person want to lean into their hidden modern persona! There are so many amazingly gorgeous colors and patterns.
There are SO many choices in terrazzo. It's absolutely amazing!
Anyway, I hope you are doing great, and happy Valentine’s Day to you!
I’m sharing a pic of flowers to be placed on my parents' memorial - they were actually married on Valentines Day in 1954! I always thought that was sooo romantic.
Remember - life is short – live passionately, love fiercely, and never take a day for granted.
Your Certified Color Specialist and