Color Cues from an English Garden

From "The English Garden"

Color inspiration is all around if you just pay attention to the cues. Keeping up with the British theme for the week, this color palette is gathered from a charming English style garden. Warm, rosy pink is contrasted with a lavender tinged blue and slightly lemony white. A lush deep green compliments a bright yellow-green to mimic the play of multi-toned leaves. Create a “garden” room in your home by painting walls one color (like Jadite) and using the other fresh-picked hues in fabrics and accessories.

Sherwin Williams colors: Redbud 6312, Citrine 6714, Jadite 6459, Gleeful 6709, Windy Blue 6240

Q & A: Kid Proof Paint Recomendation

Q & A: Kid Proof Paint Recomendation

I have 3 kids under the age of 8 and wanted to know which brand of paint is good to buy.  You know how lil’ hands leave marks everywhere! ~ Luz Oh, yes. . . as a mother of two boys, I know all about marks on the walls.  Whether it’s tiny tire tracks, gooey [...]

Q & A: Getting it Right with White

Q & A: Getting it Right with White

How do I choose the best white for my room? Although I don’t usually head straight for a can of white paint, I do agree that white is the best choice for some spaces. The trick is to choose the right white to accentuate the light and furnishings in the room, rather than give an [...]

Kitchens in The Pink

Kitchens in The Pink

Pink isn’t just for Barbie houses and bubble gum and sleuthing panthers. Pink is sweet, warm and soothing and a beautiful, surprisingly versatile color for many rooms. With the right pink, natural light creates a flush in the room (bonus: this is flattering to skin tones). We prefer pinks that have more of a peachy, coral [...]

Color Trends for 2011, Part III: Understated Elegance

Color Trends for 2011, Part III: Understated Elegance

Continuing with our 2011 color trends forecast from Sherwin Williams, today we bring you the Purely Refined palette. Think luxury and pedigree, elegant and understated, artisan craftsmanship and British tailoring. The look is undeniably classic with timeworn colors and textured layers. Soft blue, sage and lilac are warmed by sophisticated gold, chocolate, and cream. The [...]

Color Trends for 2011, Part I: Vintage Nostalgia

Color Trends for 2011, Part I: Vintage Nostalgia

What will influence colors in fashion and design for 2011? The social and economic climate has a fascinating and direct impact on color trends in clothing and home decor. When times are hard, or perceived to be so, colors tend to be more somber or gentle, as if to say “we aren’t pretending to be [...]

iPhone App: ColorSnap

iPhone App: ColorSnap

Have you ever spied a color you loved on say, a sweater at that boutique, and then thought it would be a great paint shade for your bedroom? Now you can “snap” up that color and slap it on the walls. Sherwin Williams, one of our favorite paint stores, has an iPhone app called ColorSnap [...]