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So, have you heard that Pantone has announced the 2014 color of the year?  Coming off a year where the top color, Emerald was such a strong statement in the design and fashion world, I was nervous if the 2014 Pantone color could live up to it predecessor.  I’m not sure….

Introducing the 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid!

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Ever since Pantone named Emerald Green as the 2013 color of the year we’ve seen this gorgeous shade of green everywhere.  One of the classic renditions of emerald that has gained popularity in the home décor market over the past couple of years is Malachite.  With a base of emerald green, malachite is a swirly mix of emerald, dark blue and black creating a random pattern that has lots of movement and depth. A malachite finish to me is best when paired with white, gold and black, and when combined with bold and vibrant colors.

In looking for some design ideas using malachite, I came across some great images and a really awesome diy project creating this finish.  If you’re not already in love with emerald green or malachite, these photos just might change your mind.

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This malachite console table is a stunning piece and really adds drama to this all white space.

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Love these drapes!!!

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 And love the pop of magenta with the green.

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Even a little touch of malachite in the form of a tray can make a statement, especially when it’s an easy diy project.

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Malachite is a fairly traditional look but it pairs really well with more modern elements.

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How about malachite fabric shades?  Pretty chic!

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The green malachite lamp is pretty hot and would be an easy DIY project.

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A malachite pillow…what a great way to add a little drama to a classic chair. Here’s a good source for malachite fabric at only $18 a yard!

There are so many ways you could add malachite to your décor but this Faux Malachite DIY Desk by Jenny from Little Green Notebook has to by my favorite.

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Isn’t this just amazing!  I can’t believe she achieved this finish with a little paint and paint brushes.

If you want to try your hand at DIYing here’s an easy how-to for a Malachite box.

I’m loving Malachite so much that I created an inspiration board using a Malachite pillow as the jumping off point.

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While I don’t think malachite is for everyone, I do think that emerald green will be a color that has a lasting impact on fashion and décor.

Do you like malachite or is a simple pop of emerald more your style???

Shelly

If you’d like help creating the home of your dreams, contact me about my design services.

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Hello! 

 I’m dropping in today to share some color inspiration and one of the most tried and true color palettes in decor…Black & White!

Always Classic

Always Bold

Always Clean and Crisp

Always Dynamic

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Always Beautiful!

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I love the black focus wall in this bedroom, adding just the right amount of drama and sophistication.

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Black and White outdoors is an ideal color combination.  Greenery and flowers in any color will pop against a black and white setting.

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A mostly white room with black accents is regal and classic. 

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Black punctuated around an all white room adds enough personality to make the space come alive.

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Mixing different black and white patterns is a great way to create a chic space.  Keep the bolder pattern as the backdrop and flow into smaller prints.

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Another bold black and white pattern creates a beautiful frame for this dining space. 

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The beauty of black and white is that any accent color will work with it.  Gold adds high style while silver would lend to a more contemporary feel.

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If you’re afraid to paint an entire wall black think about a subtle black print wallpaper like this one. 

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Black is ideal as an accent in an all white kitchen.  The kitchen island is a perfect spot for black paint which will help ground the entire kitchen space.

Year’s ago I had a black and white kitchen with accents of red.  I never tired of the black and white color theme and love the idea that I could change the accent color when I wanted.  As a designer, black and white is a color combination I can always rely on to deliver style and impact!

 

Ok, who out there loves the color combination of black and white as much as I do?

 

P.S.  You may have noticed I changed my blog design a few weeks ago and really liked the look but one of the side affects was that when you received my blog post via email it not longer showed the email was from ConfettiStyle but rather WordPress.  I heard from several of you that you didn’t like just the WordPress identification ’cause you didn’t know the email was from me.  So, I made a change back to my original blog design for now until I can work out that glitch.  Thanks for understanding and your patience!

 

 

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Color trends in home decor have  run the gamut over the years from all white rooms, rooms with black walls, red dining rooms to yellow kitchens.  While deeper, richer colors have been the backbone of design for a majority of people, it seems that pastels are making a comeback. 

What I love about rooms decorated with pastels is the feeling of ease and grace these lighter tones give off.  There’s a sense of relaxation and comfort that pastels provide and an aire of understated elegance.

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Pastels can be just as effective in a modern space as they are in a space that is traditional or vintage inspired.

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While I don’t think I’ll adapt my personal style towards pastels, I do know I’ll infuse a few pastel accessories into my decor for spring and will certainly be sporting a few pastel fashion elements as well from my new favorite on-line shop, Ruche.com.

shopruche.com  Spanish Mosaic Bracelet–$21.99   

 

shopruche.com  Claude Jade Stone Ring–$17.99

 

So, how are you embracing the PASTEL TREND…in your decor,  fashion or both?  I’d love to know.

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I’ve been in the process of updating my inspiration board and one of the greatest inspirations so far this year is the gorgeous EMERALD GREEN color that I am seeing everywhere, from fashion, to jewelry, to home decor.

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Mixed with animal print, the regal feel of  emerald takes on a playful feel.

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As someone who loves color,  I love how the deep, rich shade of emerald green gives off such a fresh and energizing vibe.

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Mixed with white, the classic feel of emerald feels so refreshing during the winter months.

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This ring is Simply Gorgeous!

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This necklace is a real statement piece and the green only adds to the wow factor.

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Emerald green is a spectacular color for party decor as well.

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Such a refreshing color palette for a late winter or early spring party.

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All it takes is a little ribbon and some beautiful flowers.

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Emerald Green is a great accent whether in a personal accessories, home decor accent or textile. 

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Why not paint a piece of furniture green to add drama and style to a space?

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Just a touch of green mixed with another primary color.

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What a great way to add personality to a neutral sofa or walls.  Mix and match various patterns for high style.

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Emerald Green surrounded by lighter tones of the color will give a room depth.  And, mixed with chocolate brown, green makes the space lively.

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Navy blue and white take on a less traditional feel when green is thrown into the mix.  Use green in three or five places throughout the room to make the color pop feel intentional and connected.

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 I’m so loving this color, I decided to pull together a design inspiration board based on it.

 

So are you loving Emerald Green as much as I am?

or is there another color that’s inspiring you?

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Tango Anyone?

Tangerine Tango that is! 

Last week, Pantone, the world’s leading color forecast company announced the 2012 Color Of  The Year and I am so happy with this vibrant and bold choice. 

According to Pantone, “Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish-orange, provides the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.”

What I love about the color Tangerine is how great it looks with just about any other color or hue you pair it with and how great a color it is in fashion and personal accessories. 

 

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I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to see all the Tangerine infused rooms, fashions and accessories that will be coming our way in 2012!

What a great way to move forward into the New Year! 

 

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2011 COLOR OF THE YEAR

Pantone has spoken, and the 2011 Color of the year is HONEYSUCKLE!

 

 

I was thrilled when I read about the Color of The Year, not only because of how bold and dynamic Honeysuckle is, but because of how this color can make a room come to life and energize whatever it adorns.  Here are a few inspiring spaces that have been touched with a bit of Honeysuckle.

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I love how the honeysuckle pillows provide a vibrant pop against this camel sofa–classic yet modern.

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As a backdrop, a toned down version of honeysuckle provides the right amount of depth and energy to give this room a warm, comfortable vibe.

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I love when a room makes a bold statement.  The honeysuckle walls combined with chocolate furnishings and creamy white accents make this room feminine without being too girly.  Even my husband said he could live comfortably in this room.

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Sometimes a bedroom just has to be pink!

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One of the hottest color combos is honeysuckle and lime green.  The black accents help to ground everything, without taking away any of the rooms energy.

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Not a kitchen for the faint of heart.  After seeing this space, I’d paint my kitchen Honeysuckle in a minute.  And, isn’t that chandelier just darling?

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Not only do I love Honeysuckle in home decor, I love the color in paper goods too!  Several years ago, I decided to develop a signature gift wrap for myself, combining Honeysuckle and Red.  Now, every time I give a gift, it’s wrapped in my signature colors, giving my gifts a real sense of personalization.

  Here are a few photos of my wrappings.

 

 

So what do you think of the color Honeysuckle?  Does it lift your spirits?

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