06
Dec 18

This Is Pantone's Color of the Year 2019

It’s the beginning of the holiday season (Happy Hanukkah!), and for design lovers, today there’s a special reason to celebrate. Today, Pantone announces its Color of the Year 2019. It’s the 20th anniversary of the announcement, and last year, the global color authority went with Ultra Violet, a grape-like purple that reminded people of Monica’s apartment on “Friends” and others thought might have a deeper societal meaning. Will the new hue spark as much discussion? Let’s find out:

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02
Nov 18

This Hotel Room Can Change Your Mood With The Power Of Color

A color has the power to determine your mood—from red that provokes energy to yellow that sparks happiness. You can even use a specific hue to transform your emotions into what you want and desire.

And now, you can have that kind of control as a hotel guest. The 146-room Angad Arts Hotel in St. Louis just opened to the public as the first hotel where you can book a room based on your desired emotion through color

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12
Oct 18

Benjamin Moore's 2019 Color of the Year is a Refreshing Surprise

We’re finally in the last quarter of the year, which means the 2019 Color of the year announcements are streaming in more steadily than ever. The latest contender? Benjamin Moore.

On October 10, the paint brand gathered design editors, interior designers and other industry folk at The Grill & The Pool at the Seagram Building in New York City (a bastion of mid-century modern design). After a few minutes of socializing and a welcome glass of champagne, it was time for the big announcement.

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10
Oct 18

Graham & Brown's 2019 Color of the Year Comes with a Wallpaper of the Year

When it comes to Color of the Year announcements, this isn’t our first rodeo; we’ve already written about a handful of 2019 COTYs and we still have some months left of 2018. But, we don’t often see too many WOTYs—Wallpaper of the Years, that is. With the decorative trend making a bold return in recent years, it’s only fitting to celebrate it, courtesy of British brand Graham & Brown.

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02
Oct 18

Valspar Just Unveiled a Color of the Year for Every Month of 2019

It’s become more and more common for paint brands to unveil a chosen color for the upcoming year. For 2019, we’ve already reported on Dutch Boy, Behr, and Sherwin-Williams, just to name a few.

And to celebrate Valspar’s 10th anniversary of doing annual color reveals, the paint company has decided to not limit itself to just one color. No, they’ve curated a palette of 12, which equals one for every month of 2019.

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30
Sep 18

Proof This Color Combo Is the Most Versatile Palette of All

Did you catch this rad house tour from Buenos Aires? Each room was bursting with bold design elements balanced and mixed to perfection. But something about the living room really stuck out to me: it’s an excellent example of the versatility of a black and white color palette. In other words, if you’re someone who gets tired of the same look after awhile and you like to mix it up, take some notes from this home. It’s a room with design ideas that work with any style and make it easier to change up the look on a whim.

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23
Sep 18

Proof That Black Rooms Don't Have to Be Gloomy

You don’t have to be afraid of going black with your walls. The color might have the reputation of being gloomy and moody, but when done right it’s anything but depressing. In fact, using black is a surefire way to add a touch of elegance, creativity, and drama to a space, allowing you to flex your creative muscles and go with something that isn’t just the standard white walls that take up our Pinterest feeds. If you have been hankering to try out the black room trend, below are some examples to jog your inspiration.

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19
Sep 18

7 Rooms That Will Make You Want to Paint Your Ceilings

Ceilings are called the fifth wall for a reason. Along with offering ample design opportunity, a fresh coat of ceiling paint can quickly transform the ambience of an entire room. So to inspire your ceiling painting endeavors, we rounded up seven rooms, all from Apartment Therapy home tours, that will make you want to paint your ceiling ASAP.

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06
Sep 18

Dutch Boy's 2019 Color of the Year Is a Garden-Inspired Green

As we inch closer and closer to 2019, the 2019 Color of the Year predictions have started steadily rolling in. The latest contender? Garden Patch, a grassy green from Dutch Boy Paints. While announcing the shade as their choice for Color of the Year, Dutch Boy described the hue as “not too deep and not too primary.”

The color, shown above, is inspired by nature—as if you couldn’t tell by the name—and is reminiscent of Pantone’s Color of the Year from 2017: Greenery, just with a softer, less yellowy tone.

Along with sharing their official 2019 COTY, Dutch Boy also unveiled three color palettes—featuring eight shades each—that they believe will embody the year.

But the brand didn’t land on the shades solely based on their aesthetic appeal, Dutch Boy believes the colors all invoke a sense of optimism.

“All of our colors for 2019 have a happier tone and reflect an upswing in how people are feeling. Even colors that are traditionally on the cooler side of the palette have a level of warmth and happiness than what we’ve seen in the recent past,” said Rachel Skafidas, color and design manager, Dutch Boy Paints. “Even though people may see challenges in their lives, they’re thinking positively and expressing more empathy.”

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01
Sep 18

13 Things You Probably Haven't Considered Spray-Painting (But Should)

When you want to change the color of a wooden chair, you automatically reach for a can of spray paint. But when you have some monstera leaves, a KitchenAid mixer or a fridge in need of a makeover? Spray paint isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. After searching the web and our archives for unexpected subjects for spray-paint spruce-ups, we’ve determined that this humble supply can accomplish much more than we ever thought it capable of.

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