Views of 2020 Color of the Year

Views of 2020 Color of the Year

I can’t believe that 12 months have flown by since I wrote a blog about Color of the Year for 2019. So now it’s January 2020 and it’s time to take a look at Color of the Year from paint companies such as Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams and C2 Paint. I also enjoy...
Happy New Year In Color

Happy New Year In Color

Happy New Year – it’s time to talk about various “Color of the Year” trends. Pantone has named “Living Coral” as its Color of the Year, and this coral is a very happy color! It leads me to think of beaches, sunshine and tropical settings, but it’s a great color...
Exterior Color Design

Exterior Color Design

As part of the design team on multiple building and construction projects, I’m often called upon to select exterior colors and materials. I work on a lot of new construction and renovation projects with builders, developers and home buyers. For residential projects, I...

Color is the finishing touch on everything.
– Marc Jacobs

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Color Your World

No matter which project I’m working on, color is a finishing touch. But, it’s also part of a conversation and initial concept with clients, and a common thread from start to finish. I help clients discover which colors they’re drawn to, and coordinate colors and materials from room to room to establish a flow that looks and feels good. Once the overall color scheme is set, splashes of color in furnishings, art and accessories definitely add “the finishing touch” on any project!
 

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A Fun Fort Myers Interior Design Project

A Fun Fort Myers Interior Design Project

I’ve been fortunate to work with a new client in Florida for the past six weeks or so, planning paint schemes and furnishings for a move from one very nice home on Sanibel Island to another, equally lovely home in Fort Myers. We started with selecting paint colors for...
Crisp and Bright White Paint Colors

Crisp and Bright White Paint Colors

Paint projects large or small often include selection of whites or off whites for trim. If possible, trim paint should be consistent throughout a project to flow from room to room. The wide array of choices can be a bit daunting but can quickly be narrowed down. A...
Color Forecast for 2018

Color Forecast for 2018

Each New Year brings new color forecasts or “Color of the Year” updates from paint companies such as Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, and Pratt and Lambert. Although I don’t always embrace or follow “Colors of the Year,” I find 2018’s featured colors, color trends...
Gray Still on Top, But Beige Making a Comeback

Gray Still on Top, But Beige Making a Comeback

Gray rules! Over the past few years, and for about 80% of the projects I’ve worked on, gray has been the preferred starting point for color schemes. Gray is everywhere – interior paint colors, cabinetry, quartz and granite counter tops, tile, upholstery fabrics,...
Fresh Greens

Fresh Greens

Looking out my window, things are finally turning green. Leaves and flowers are starting to pop! Greens have been popping up in recent interior design projects too. It’s refreshing to specify green tones in materials such as granite for kitchens or baths, or green...
Vibrant Red Color Schemes

Vibrant Red Color Schemes

I’ve been putting together some color and fabric schemes that include lots of red. I haven’t done anything with red in quite a while – blue, green and grays have been more typical the past year or so – and it was really interesting gathering all sorts of red fabrics...
A Happy and Colorful New Year

A Happy and Colorful New Year

With the start of a new year, I’ve been mulling over new plans and goals. For much of my blogging, I’m planning to focus on color in design. Color plays such an important role in our lives, whether it’s in our natural and outdoor surroundings, our interior...
Gray is Cool – and Hot!

Gray is Cool – and Hot!

On several new construction projects and renovation projects this summer, gray has been the prominent color selected for paint schemes and materials. For the past several years warm color schemes have prevailed (and are still very popular and beautiful) with lots of...