Category Archives: Design Ideas

2022 Color of the Year – Sherwin Williams

It’s the first day of 2022 and what better time to look ahead to the projected colors that will take this year by storm. Will they be accurate? Who knows…..I have seen colors come and go and some are embraced and some are a flash that last a few weeks.

Evergreen-fogBut lets take a look at Sherwin William’s 2022 color of the year. Evergreen Fog (SW 9130), a versatile and calming hue of green-meets-gray, with just a bit of blue.

This gray-green hue is “a sophisticated wash of color for spaces that crave a subtle yet stunning statement shade,” said Sue Wadden, the director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, in a statement. “Evergreen Fog inspires us to begin again and is a great choice for modern interiors and exteriors.

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This shade really can go anywhere. Out of all the ‘Color’s of the Year’ the last few years, most that I did not care for, I like this one. I wouldn’t paint my whole house this color but it would be pretty as an exterior color or in an office. It would pair nicely with the warm neutral Accessible Beige and/or Shoji White. I am a huge fan of the their 2021 Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze (still going strong I will add),  and this pairing would bring a very luxurious feel.

 

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Evergreen Fog is part of the Method palette in the Sherwin-Williams 2022 Colormix® Forecast.

Give me your thoughts. Thumbs up or down?

 

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***All photos credits to Sherwin Williams

 

Decorating with Cranberries

I love decorating with fresh elements.  Each year I seem to cut down on my Christmas decorating but I still want to have things that are cheerful for the season.

One of my favorite ways to decorate is with fresh cranberries. It is easy, there are so many options and cranberries are so inexpensive! I just picked up two bags for $1.98 each! And don’t worry, they will last throughout the season as long as your season doesn’t start in October. 🙂

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Cranberries and candles are so pretty together. Have them floating in water or just laying on top of a large bowl of cranberries. Do a small piece for a guest bathroom when entertaining or use them in a large table centerpiece.

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If you are a little crafty, pin or glue the cranberries to a Styrofoam tree and add a bow.

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cranberry center piece

 

Add a little snow to your look with Epsom Salts, another inexpensive item, and a sprig of evergreen. So cute!

 

 

Put cranberries in a pretty shaped bowl or in a tray with candles. Add in fresh flowers for a special touch.

 

cranberry star

 

cranberry tray

 

cranberry glasses

 

So many ideas with one simple yet festive item. Use your imagination and see what you come up with! Have fun and Merry Christmas to you.

 

 

What Is The Best Way To Add Color to Your Home?

Some people are hesitant of adding color to their homes, some want it but are scared they will make a mistake they will regret.

There are many ways to add color. I am a big believer that the best way to add color to a home is through artwork and accessories. The reason I like doing this is that it is easy and inexpensive. Keep the large items neutral and bring the pizazz with the small items.

 

It is easy to buy some colorful throw pillows, baskets, and knick-knacks. Keep them inexpensive and when you get tired of that color, donate them and move to another fresh color. Or change out the colors with the seasons!

 

 

For those more daring here are more ideas:

Paint an Entire Room: Paint is a great way to add color. Maybe a a soft color in a master bedroom or bath. Or a fun color in a kid’s room.

 

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Wallpaper an Entire Room:

Wallpaper is so popular again and with all the fun patterns now available in Peel-N-Stick its a DIY project for many.  A subtle pattern will keep it from seeming too overwhelming,

 

Wallpaper an Accent Wall:

A bathroom wall, fireplace wall, or a dining room wall can be the perfect place for an accent for a bold colorful wallpaper.      

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinetry:

This is a big commitment especially if you are adding a color to the cabinets other than white or a wood stain. Kitchens are the most important room in the home so don’t make it so taste specific that it may be difficult to sell.

 

Kitchen Island:

If you want color in your kitchen cabinets, I think the kitchen island is the best place to do so. Much easier to change just the island down the road versus all the cabinets if you get tired of the color or it becomes dated.

 

Furniture:

Furniture is a great and easy way to add color. I was just at a client’s home that had a yellow sofa in the sun room. So fun!! A bold colorful chair is also a great way to brighten up a space.  

Which color idea are you thinking of trying?