Category: Paint Color Trends

Pantone’s 2018 Purple

December 9, 2017

I am sure you have already heard this week on social media that Pantone has announced it’s color of the year for 2018:


Ultra Violet 18-3838. Pantone chose this complex color to reflect a “complex” time. According to Pantone, Ultra Violet is a “provocative yet thoughtful” color. Historically, it’s been associated with nonconformity and spirituality. Pantone also believes this color symbolizes new possibilities and a hopeful future.

I am sure you have also read mixed reviews. People either are liking this color or giving it a definite thumbs down.



But I guess that happens every year, right? I myself love a gorgeous purple! I always have. I would not paint a whole room in it:Read More

Caliente AF-290 is Benjamin Moore’s 2018 color of the year!

October 10, 2017

Caliente AF-290, a vibrant, charismatic shade of red has been chosen for the Color Of The Year 2018:

caliente red

Strong, radiant and full of energy, Caliente AF-290 is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate and
makes people feel special, like ‘red carpet treatment’,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of
Strategic Design Intelligence. “Whether used as one note or on four walls, the spirited personality of red
turns heads signaling surprise and adventure. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes.”

I have specified this color in the past as an accent wall in a large dining room. The client loved it! I am not sure if I would like a whole room painted in this color, but it looks great as a front door color:

caliente door


Beautiful Caliente Red barn with Ben Moore Simply White:

caliente barn


I actually do like all the walls painted in this vibrant red in the bath:

caliente bath


caliente fav


Great pop of color in an all white kitchen!:

caliente kitchen door


So what do you think readers? I have seen some terrible colors introduced as the Color of the Year so I am feeling pretty happy about this fun color! Let me know your thoughts!

What’s Hot in Home Décor This Fall 2018

September 2, 2017

Hard to believe it is the end of August. The days are getting shorter and there is a definite chill in the air in the evening.  Fall equinox begins on September 22 this year which is less than a month away! Are you ready to change Seasons? Here are a few highlights of the popular Autumn trends this year:

Number one is Texture,texture, texture.



The use of natural wood in decorating is everywhere and makes the room feel complete with the balanced look of soft and durable:

wood walls


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Trending for Fall- Red Orange

July 31, 2017

This bold color is everywhere! From the runway:

orange dress


orange fashion


And you know when a color is so prominent in the fashion industry, we are right behind in interior design:

orange chair




orange rug


orange tile


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Benjamin Moore Introduces New Color Collection – Century

April 8, 2017

Labeled as ‘Small Batch Interior Paint’, the fresh and unique colors of the Century color palette is a new dimension in paint and design with a depth of color not before seen:

blue muscari

Benjamin Moore Blue Muscari

Century is available in a palette of 75 colors exclusive to the product, ranging from mid-tones to dark.  There are no whites or light colors in the collection. The colors are drawn from inspiration of natural elements such as minerals, gems, spices herbs and plants:

bittersweet vine

Benjamin Moore Century Bittersweet Vine

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Which Pink Speaks To You?

February 18, 2017

Do you like the more subtle, calming shades of a blush pink room?:

blush pink


Or do you love the more vibrant, bolder shades of a raspberry pink?:



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