Tag: color of the year

Kelly’s Top Ten Posts of 2017

December 29, 2017

I love posting the list of reader favorites each year. Reviewing my posts brings back memories of what I have accomplished over the year.  Hopefully  I have also taught you a new trick or two along the way.

And here they are listed from 2017 in no particular order:

How To Warm Up an All White Kitchen:



Tips and ideas on decorating an all white kitchen and keeping the room from looking too ‘white and sterile’.

What’s Hot in Home Décor This Fall 2018:



Hottest ‘trends’ this Fall going into 2018 including using cerused wood, round mirrors and tons of texture!Read More

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!

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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Benjamin Moore Announces 2017 Color of the Year

October 18, 2016

Drumroll please….Benjamin    Moore   today    announced    its    highly    anticipated    Color    of    the    Year    2017    –    Shadow    2117-30,    a    rich,    royal    amethyst:


It is a dark, rich, deep purple:Read More

Sherwin William’s Announces Poised Taupe as the Color of 2017

September 17, 2016

It’s time once again. The paint companies have begun choosing their ‘extraordinary’ color for next year.  Sherwin William’s has recently announced their color choice for 2017:

say hello


Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams says, “It’s no secret that gray tones have had their moment in the sun and people are ready for a change but nothing too drastic. Going from gray to taupe is a comfortable shift in hue and will continue to work with furnishings and textiles, while looking current and modern wherever it’s applied.

“Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking a color to an entirely new level. Not cool or warm, nor gray or brown, Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking.”Read More