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THE LUXURY LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE OF TEXAS

design

color

OF THE

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TOP TRENDS IN INTERIORS FOR 2016

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cocktails & conversation

DESIGN

KEEP CALM and

COLOR ON

The colors that have dominated design trends for the past several years are toning down.

THE SOFTER SIDE

Updating soft items is often much easier than the larger furniture pieces that are likely substantial investments, or even heirlooms. Changing out an area rug or drapery can have a significant impact on the feel of a room. Even an updated pillow or two can do the trick!

No need to kick that old end table to the curb or pass up that not-so-perfect piece at the antique shop. Instead, bring in new colors by simply painting it—or at least a part of it!

COLOR OF THE YEAR

Sherwin-Williams version of the color of the year: CHARMING PINK SW 6309

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DESIGN

COLOR OF THE YEAR

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Story | KIMBERLY PAULUS

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Sherwin-Williams version of the color of the year: ALEUTIAN SW 624

AN ARTFUL TOUCH

Adding a piece of art or a wellplaced accessory can be an easy—and budget-friendly way to introduce new colors. In this instance, neutral tones allow them to blend with color palettes that may already be present. This could be as simple as changing out a vase to a reason for taking a new family portrait—sporting the new colors, of course.

St. Lucie model by PulteGroup Interior Design

ccording to SherwinWilliams, “alabaster” is the color for 2016, while the Color Marketing Group says “uni-blue” is the North American key color to follow. Interestingly, Pantone says, “rose quartz and serenity”—a blend of two soft tones—are the colors of the year. The complexity, intensity and negativity of our world has most of us searching for an opportunity to disconnect and take a breath. While all slightly different, the common thread with the 2016 colors is a feeling of neutral and calm. Bonnie Pressley, interior designer for Decorating Den Interiors, says, “I think the two colors of the year from Pantone represent a need for peace and relaxation from all the turmoil we’re bombarded with on the news.” Couple the intensity of our world with the blurred lines of gender and we see almost a demand for neutrality in our color selections. With more women in the executive suite and more men in the kitchen, color trends seek to encourage and complement our lives. Janice Jones, national vice president of merchandising for PulteGroup, says, “We’re moving away from the thematic kids’ rooms and pictures of families to making sure that our designs are appealing to all.” No matter the reason, it’s easy to incorporate the new color trends into most any design. Angela Sims-Nuessle, member of the Color Marketing Group, says, “The 2016 color trends offer a nice bridge from warm to cool and allow for a lot of flexibility in design.” Introducing neutrals and softer tones is a great way to relax the atmosphere of a room, add a sense of calm and create an inviting retreat.

MARCH/APRIL • 2016

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Bonnie Pressley, Decorating Den Interiors, Ft. Worth, Tx, discusses color of the year  

Prime: The Luxury Magazine of Texas, quotes Bonnie in the article: Keep Calm and Color On

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