tag archives: color

 

the pantone color institute(tm) gives their color of the year credit for influencing product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, such as graphic, industrial, interior and fashion design.

2019 pantone(r) color of the year | living coral | 16-1546 TCX

photo credit pantone

 

they describe living coral, the 2019 pantone color of the year, as a natural color that is nourishing and nurturing,  warm and comforting.

do you think that coral is comforting?

le hideout – salon d’esthétique | montreal, canada | by menard dworkind architecture & design

photo credits david dworkind via @interiordesignmag and mrdk

 

or, stimulating?

some retailers, such as barney’s new york, think that the color coral stimulates sales.

photo credit barneys new york

 

yves saint laurent beauty | la lacque couture nail polish | op art coral

nars | blush | bumpy ride

kevyn aucoin | molten gems liquid lip color | poppy topaz

photo credits barneys, barneys and barneys

 

delvaux | brillant mini satchel | coral

delvaux | tempête mini leather satchel | coral

photo credits barneys and barneys

 

karen walker | loveville sunglasses | red

karen walker | romancer sunglasses | crazy tortoise

illesteva | lisbon sunglasses | apricot

photo credits barneys, barneys, and barneys

 

christian louboutin | decollete 554 patent leather pumps | multi

walter de silva | sharon satin sandals | orange

photo credits barneys and barneys

 

some hospitality design practitioners also think that the color coral stimulates consumption.

the coral room bar | the bloomsbury hotel | london, united kingdom | by martin brudnizki design studio

photo credits the coral room via vogue and mbds

 

color psychologists consider warm colors stimulating.  and, cool or neutral colors calming.

more saturated colors are also more stimulating than less intense colors.

 

the interior design of the coral room is a balance of warm, cool, and neutral colors.

 

including a cool grey, similar to metropolitan, the benjamin moore paint color of the year 2019.

 

benjamin moore | color of the year 2019 | metropolitan | AF-690

photo credits benjamin moore and benjamin moore

 

if the salon at the coral room was your living room, would you prefer to paint the walls warm, stimulating coral?  or, calming, neutral grey?

2018 pantone color of the year | ultra violet | 18-3838

photo credit pantone

media room | greenwich, CT | interior design by mark cunningham

photo credit richard powers via architectural digest

the grateful dead house | 710 ashbury street | san francisco, CA

photo credit nick huggins|adventurous pursuits

the feel good garden | designed by matt keightley

2018 royal horticultural society (RHS) chelsea flower show | 22-26 may 2018 | london, united kingdom
photo credit rhs

provocative, thoughtful, creative, original, visionary?

counter-culture?  experimental?  non-conformist?

health, wellness, well-being?

interior?  exterior?  or, garden?

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sitting room | miami beach, FL | interior design by frank de biasi

green mohair rug | doug and gene meyer

photo credit françois dischinger via AD

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2017 pantone color of the year | greenery | 15-0343

photo credit pantone

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beauty is live | matte eye shadow | parigi

by terry | aqua-print eye shadow | green fizz

nars | duo eyeshadow | chartreuse green shimmer/cobalt blue shimmer

photo credits barneys new york, barneys new york, and sephora

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oliver peoples | sofee sunglasses | clear/mirror green

dior | reflected P sunglasses | green/mirror green

barton perriera | justice sunglasses | gold/tortoiseshell/mirror green

photo credits bergdorf goodman, barneys new york, and barneys new york

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gianvito rossi | capri sandals | green

prada | suede sandals | green

gianvito rossi | artemis sandals | green

photo credits barneys new york, barneys new york, and barneys new york

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there is usually a showstopper room at the san francisco decorator showcase.  last year, it was the master bedroom by antonio martins interior design, who paneled the bedroom in blue and white portugese tiles, called azulejos.

click here to read my previous post about the 2014 san francisco decorator showcase.

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master bedroom | antonio martins interior design | 2014 san francisco decorator showcase

24″ x 24″ azulejos wall panels | painted by linda horning and katherine jacobus

photo credit lisa walsh | innerspace

this year, i thought that the dining room by cecilie starin design, with a black and white mural painted by street artist ian ross, was the most innovative room.

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street soirée dining room | cecilie starin design | 2015 san francisco decorator showcase

ian ross | black and white mural | 2015 san francisco decorator showcase

ian ross | freelon mural 2 | 41 freelon street | san francisco, CA

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace, david duncan livingston, and ian ross art

the pair of spray can sculptures that flank the fireplace are also by ian ross.

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street soirée dining room | cecilie starin design | 2015 san francisco decorator showcase

ian ross | spray can sculptures

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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interior designer cecilie starin

photo credit david duncan livingston

the street soirée dining room is also an homage to orlando diaz-azcuy, and the dining room that he designed for the 1998 san francisco decorator showcase.

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dining room | orlando diaz-azquy (odada) | 1998 san francisco decorator showcase

light ring pendant lights | NIDO living | san francisco, CA

street soirée dining room | cecilie starin design | 2015 san francisco decorator showcase

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photo credits robin weiner, david duncan livingston, david duncan livingston, and lisa walsh | innerspace

do you think that the 1998 diaz-azcuy design could still be considered innovative?

2015 san francisco decorator showcase

3630 jackson street | san francisco, CA 94118

25 april-25 may 2015

will 2015 be a year of contrasts?

if color forecasts are any indication, then maybe so.  color authority pantone, a division of x-rite that provides professional color standards for the design industries, named marsala as the color of the year for 2015.

‘marsala is a color that exudes confidence and stability’

-leatrice eiseman, executive director of the pantone color institute®


living room | interior design by james magni

photo credit erhard pfeiffer

bedroom | london, UK | interior design by michael s. smith

via architectural digest

dries van noten | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credit yannis vlamos | indigitalimages.com

celine | winter 2014 collection | mini luggage handbag multicolor | vermilion

photo credit celine

isabel marant | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credits marcus tondo | indigitalimages.com

sherwin-williams paints selected another red hue, coral reef, as the color of the year for 2015.

‘coral reef is an uplifting color’

-jackie jordan, sherwin-williams director of color marketing


living room | interior design by jay jeffers

via tobi fairley

 bedroom | interior designer unknown

via finding shibusa

missoni | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credits yanni vlamos | indigitalimages.com

aquazzura | resort 2015 collection | beverly hills sandal | coral

photo credit barneys new york

but, benjamin moore paints chose a complementary color, guilford green, as the 2015 color of the year.

‘guilford green is a color that signifies fresh energy and growth’

-ellen o’neill, creative director at benjamin moore

living room | piedmont, CA | interior design by barbara barry

photo credit barbara barry

 bedroom | the peninsula beverly hills hotel | interior design by alessandra branca

photo credit alessandra branca


erdem | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credit yanni vlamos | indigitalimages.com

chloe | winter 2014/2015 collection | marcie handbag | baobob green

photo credit net a porter

bottega veneta | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credit yannis vlamos | indigitalimages.com

could it be coincidental that sherwin-williams and pantone both featured red and green in their marketing materials?

photo credit sherwin-williams
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or, that berry red is one of the colors that benjamin moore suggests to combine with guilford green.
photo credit evolution of style

when you mix complementary colors like red and green together, you create brown.

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johann wolfgang von goethe | theory of colors | 1810

photo credit color system

pantone is receiving mixed reviews for choosing a color with brown undertones, like marsala, as the color of the year for 2015.

PS.  now, ppg pittsburgh paints has announced that blue paisley is their 2015 COTY (color of the year).

could no trend direction be the trend direction for 2015?