Color is a powerful design tool for creating emotions and moods in a space. Take a room with white walls and change the color to Living Coral, Pantone’s 2019 color of the year for example, and it will instantly transform the space from plain to vibrant. Through color, you can make your home feel more calm and cozy, or vibrant and dramatic. Want to make a room appear larger or create a comfortable more intimate setting? The right colors can create the mood you want and also completely alter your experience in a space. With today’s fast paced world, people are really wanting to slow down and connect with mother earth and nature and just relax from all the pressures from the external world. We’ll be seeing more mindful, warm earthy tones for 2019 along with neutrals, shades of blue, and vibrant eccentric colors. Below are predictions from eight paint brands on the interior color that will be hot in 2019, along with tips on how and where to consider using them in your home.
Most people think about colors, furniture, and layout when they want to update their home or office. Most people don’t think about important design elements such as lighting or even interior doors. Creatively designed interior doors can add personality and character to a space, improve the flow of natural light, and also serve as flexible partitions to break up an open floor plan or connect two rooms. For example, your bedroom and bathroom doors can easily be replaced with a different style. You can add panels, glass, refinish your doors with paint and upholstery, or change your doors to pocket doors or a sliding barn door. An interior door adds a beautiful architectural detail and style that creates a focal point in a place where people’s eye will be drawn to it. Here are a few ways you can update your doors subtly or boldly either as a DIY project or with professional help that will elevate your space to a luxurious look and feel.
A fireplace brings a warm glow to any room whether it’s a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or outdoors. Many people are now adding a second or third fireplace to their home because they see the benefit a fireplace provides which also adds to the value of their home. A fireplace creates a cozy and warm mood in any space, especially with a real cackling fire going on. Of course, there are other factors that play a part in the overall coziness and warmth of a space from the furniture to the colors, accessories and layout. But, a fireplace is a beautiful feature to have in your home that creates a feeling of intimacy where people can gather together and share in the warmth or simply enjoy the ambience of the room. If you are looking to give your fireplace a refresh (whether it’s small or large) and make it more cozy and inviting for your family and friends, here are a few tips to help inspire you to tackle your project head on.
When people think of orange and black, they traditionally associate it with Halloween and SF Giants. However, it’s a beautiful color combination that can be part of your home or office decor all year round. If you love the color orange for example, but are afraid to splash it on your walls in your living room for example, you can start on a smaller scale. Plus, keep in mind that orange comes in various shades from a merigold orange (which is more of a yellow orange) to tangerine orange to rust. You don’t need to choose a bright orange if it doesn’t resonate with you. If you prefer darker tones that evoke more warm earthly hues such as cinnabar or spice, you can start small with accents such as throw pillows, framed prints, vases, and candles. Or, if you want to take it up a notch but not go all out just yet, you can paint your front door or paint one wall orange or black as a focal point. You can choose to make a bold statement by splashing paint on your walls and ceiling or keep it subtle with accents. Here are 5 ways you can use this beautiful color scheme to transform your space into one that you love.
What’s not to love about this orange fruit called pumpkins? Pumpkins are considered a fruit because the definition of a fruit is “the sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and is edible. Pumpkins can definitely be eaten, and if you’ve ever cut one open, you know it’s full of seeds. Therefore, the pumpkin is the fruit of the pumpkin vine! I love everything from pumpkin hot chocolate to pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, and most of all, I like the fruit itself because there is so much you can do with them. You can paint them, create mini succulents to large decorative ones, and make a wreath out of pumpkins plus much more. Here are a few ideas on how you can decorate your home or office space with real pumpkins, faux pumpkins, or pumpkin-themed accents!