Marsala – 2015 Pantone Color Of The Year

2015 pantone color of the year

Pantone Color Institute has selected Marsala, an earthy brick red-brown hue, as the 2015 color of the year. Leatrice Eiseman, Exe. Director of Pantone Color Institute described MARSALA PANTONE 18-1438 the best: "Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth."   I ... READ MORE

Emerald – 2013 Pantone Color of the Year is About Harmony & Prosperity

Seattle Interior design colors of 2013

2012 Pantone color of the year, Tango-Tangerine, was all about  intense and firry energy . In 2013 as we say good bye to this bold color, we are saying hello to the new Pantone color - Emerald 17-5641. Emerald 17-5641 is a rich, bright, and uplifting color symbolizing growth, prosperity, rebirth and harmony. Green is associated with positive energy in which it gives us the ability to nurture ... READ MORE

Is an Eclectic Style Home for You?

decorating tips for seattle homeowners

ost people are familiar with the Eclectic style since it is one of the most popular. However, there are some misconceptions about this decorating style since the word eclectic means different things to different people.  An Eclectic style: Consists of mixed elements, but it is not the same thing as a mix-matched look Is a free and easy going style, but has its own set of rules and it is one ... READ MORE

A Simplified Guide For Choosing Wall Colors For Your Home & Yolo Paint

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Color is one of the most important elements in our lives. It has a language of its own and it effects our mood and creates emotions. It's part of who we are and how we feel. When I was eight years old, my parents bought me bright patent red leather shoes. It was the most beautiful vibrant color and ever since then, the color red has been my favorite. The shades of red preferred and it's ... READ MORE

White Paint For The Walls

white paint for decorating homes

White paint!  It seems that many people have a love - hate relationship with white paint.  Frequently, when I meet with my interior design clients OR home sellers, I hear comments like those listed below over and over. So I thought it would be helpful to discuss some of these issues related to white paint. "I have lived with white walls because I am afraid of choosing the wrong colors."  This ... READ MORE