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Great Information about Color

Color Trend: Under the Sea

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Organic and natural, the Under-the-Sea interior design color trend is perfect for so many rooms. It’s a look that will wear well for years and years.

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High Point market is the big event for furniture and interior design in North America. New products, new colors, new fabrics and new ideas are on display in dazzling abundance. We’re excited to be there, and we thought you might enjoy an expert glimpse into this world.

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You may find the look to design your room around here. High Point Market posted this great collection of observations by their team of style spotters. You’ll see a quick description of the furniture and accessory items, textures and colors they loved at market – and also some of their pics. There are some great [...]

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New interior design trends offer you fresh looks for 2016 Norwalk Furniture has posted a YouTube video of their 2016 color trend forecasts. Greys remain the most powerful neutral color and blues continue their wide popularity. As we’ve written before, colors are re-emerging in several fresh new palettes. New-Floral has the most intense combination of [...]

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Ask and You Will Receive. I met my great friend, Nancy, through our sons. Our years-long friendship developed through our shared experiences of raising our boys in Johnston, Iowa. Recently Nancy informed me that she and her family were moving to Dubuque. Her husband, Mark, would help run the family business – Sundown Mountain Resort. [...]

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Maybe we should talk Tartan. There has always been a clubby attraction to tartans and plaids. Warm, homey – yet Ralph Lauren sophisticated – it would be easy to underrate this look. Here is how the new Tartan & Tapestry design trend is described: Tartans and classic plaids have never been more fashion forward. Unexpected [...]

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Wow. Dramatic and Elegant. What a great room. We’ll be seeing a lot more of the “Char” interior design trend. Putting this light-colored Colton sectional in this deep, moody setting add incredible pop to this room.  Here is how Char is described: In Norwalk’s Char colorway we celebrate the absence of color, and the elegance [...]

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Today’s Grey Color Schemes Go Sophisticated. Grisaille is a borrowed art term used as a descriptive name for this emerging interior design trend. As grey color tones continue to gain popularity, they are no longer confined to only rustic trends. Every style is now executed to some extent in grey color ways. Here is how [...]

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Gray tones don’t mean cold Do you love the new gray tones so popular now in wood finishes and fabrics? We do. However, some of our by Design clients have worried that this fashion-forward, interior design palette might feel cold in their room. But, it certainly doesn’t have to. Take these two room shots for [...]

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Blue colors figure strongly in many 2015 interior design color trends. Turquoise… vibrant blue greens… electric blues… rich navy.  Every shade of blue seems to be favored by different interior designers for 2015.  Here is a picture we took at the recent High Point Furniture Market of a blue home accessory display in Global View’s [...]

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Update Your Room with the Drama and Warmth of Marsala A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. [...]

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The “On Shore” Color Trend: Fresh colors, finishes, and fabrics for any room Spring 2015 is all about pulling together sophisticated mixes of color, pattern and texture that make your home both refreshingly of-the-moment and beautifully timeless. Colors this season range from cool watery hues and restful near-neutrals to luscious berries and earthy metallics. Textures [...]

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Warm Grays, Coppers and Golds Create Rich Rooms Spring 2015 is all about pulling together sophisticated mixes of color, pattern and texture that make your home both refreshingly of-the-moment and beautifully timeless. Colors this season range from cool watery hues and restful near-neutrals to luscious berries and earthy metallics. Textures — lustrous leathers, heavily textured [...]

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Vivid Patterns and Colors Bring Interior Design Alive Spring 2015 is all about pulling together sophisticated mixes of color, pattern and texture that make your home both refreshingly of-the-moment and beautifully timeless. Colors this season range from cool watery hues and restful near-neutrals to luscious berries and earthy metallics. Textures — lustrous leathers, heavily textured [...]

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Sherwin-Willilams has released four updated interior design color trends looking to 2015.  We’ll feature each of the five in a post. Unrestrained is the most colorful, vibrant palette of the four.  Full-on color and attitude is what this trend is all about.  The palette is inspired by the wonderful variety of Ethnic design around the world. [...]

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Sherwin-Williams has released four updated interior design color trends looking to 2015.  We’ll feature each of the five in a post. The Voyage color trend is a forward-looking palette.  It is evocative of both outer and inner space.  Voyage is a natural color palette, but it is nature found in exciting new places deep in the [...]

SW Buoyant interior design color trend

Sherwin-Willilams has released four updated interior design color trends looking to 2015.  We’ll feature each of the five in a post. Buoyant is a color trend that says loudly: COLOR IS BACK! When we go through tough economic times, interior design colors tend to become more muted, more safe.  Then, when the good times return, colors [...]

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Sherwin-Willilams has released four updated interior design color trends looking to 2015.  We’ll feature each of the five in a post. The first is Chrysalis.  Clearly a nature-inspired theme, this is a great choice where you want your room to evoke tranquility and retreat. The colors are soft, but subtly rich. The Cotton White that you [...]

Color Trend for 2014 : A Pop of Pink

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It’s not just for girls anymore. Here’s a 2014 interior design trend that might work well in your home:  add an unexpected splash of pink!  A pop of color can brighten neutrals and soften edgy looks. The Marie chair by Norwalk furniture shown here is in by Design’s Urban Studio room.  Marie has a flirtatious [...]

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Four New Design Theme Trends from Norwalk Bonita & Laura will be trekking to the big High Point Market once again in April. It is so much fun to see what the creative minds in the home furnishings industry have come up with: New colors New fabrics Dramatic sofas, sectionals, chairs New finishes and material [...]