Posts Tagged ‘Paint colors’

Pantone Fashion Colors in Interior Design

September 25th, 2012 by Lori Gilder | No Comments

Earlier this year, Pantone released its 2012 Fashion Color Report for fall, and last week they just released the 2013 Fashion Color Report for spring.  These reports predict the popular colors for the seasons as indicated by designer choices during New York Fashion Week.  They typically involve some bold and vibrant hues, some cool and muted tones, and at least one neutral that can tie all of the colors together.

Though the Pantone Fashion Colors are determined largely by wearable fashions, they also play a role in interior design.  Using these colors in your interior remodel is a surefire way to give your home an updated and fresh appearance, and many of the chosen colors make an incredible statement in a room.  Here are a few examples of how the Pantone colors for both the current fall season and upcoming spring season can make an impact on your interior design.

Fall 2012

Tangerine Tango

 Tangerine Tango Accent Wall

French Roast

French Roast Bedroom

Titanium

 Titanium Dining Room

 

 

Spring 2013

Monaco Blue

 Monaco Blue Kitchen

Poppy Red

 Poppy Red Accents

Grayed Jade & Tender Shoots

 Grayed Jade and Tender Shoots in Bedroom

I would love to help you find the perfect place to use the Pantone Fashion Colors in your home!  Feel free to contact me at 310-788-0990 or emailing Lori@InteriorMakeovers.com.

 

Photos via Houzz

eHow Video: Paint Colors for a Beach-Themed Room

June 21st, 2012 by Lori Gilder | No Comments

Creating a canvas for a beach-themed room is easier than you think. Of course the foundation of that space is selecting the calm and relaxing paint colors that remind you of your favorite beach.

Are you drawn to the red, white and blue nautical decor inspired by the adventures of the open sea – the sand inspired palettes of soft whites, faded blues and greens, or a more tropical theme of deep greens, browns and beiges?

In this video I share a few very simple tips to make the paint selection process a little easier.
So next beach visit take a good look around and grab your color cues.



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Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.

How To Choose the Right Paint Color

November 20th, 2011 by Lori Gilder | No Comments

There’s nothing better than bringing a new dimension and experience to your life by transforming your home with new fresh paint. So before you head down to the paint store I’d like to share this video with you – explaining how to choose the right paint colors for your home.

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Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2011 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.

Freshen Up Your Home With Color

May 11th, 2011 by Lori Gilder | 5 Comments

Bring a new dimension and experience to your life by transforming your home inside and out with new colors. Invigorate your outdated family room and energize your bedroom with one of the new hot color trends of the season.  A fresh coat or two of paint can instantly change the mood, ambiance and energy of a room.

When selecting paint colors for your home its imperative to know what mood you are trying to achieve, how you intend to use the space and more importantly which colors you really love.

Are you drawn to calming neutral schemes or bright colorful spaces?

For thousands of years China, India and Egypt have studied the philosophies and relationships between color and energy – in order to strike a spiritual balance in their lives.

So before you head down to the paint store, here is some insight into the mood provoking colors of the rainbow and the energies they emit.

Red

  • Its intensity has a stimulating and exciting effect.
  • Is a warm and seductive color that exudes power and confidence.
  • Wonderful in elegant dining rooms, bedrooms and powder rooms.


Photo: via House Beautiful    Dressing Room

Orange

  • An energizing, lively and an invigorating warm color.
  • Evokes enthusiasm, self-confidence and creativity.
  • Great as accent walls in living rooms, dining rooms and baths.


Photo via Elle Décor             Kid’s Bathroom

Yellow

  • Rejuvenates and stimulates your mind, body and soul.
  • Sparks imagination and innovation.
  • Epitomizes warmth and an optimistic outlook to the future.


Photo via Country Living

Green

  • A very popular color due in part to its calming and restful affect.
  • Varying shades of green evoke a stable and secure environment.
  • Creates a sense of balance and harmony.
  • A cool nurturing color that promotes healing and re-growth.
  • Ideal for bedrooms, baths and dens – an ideal color to blend into the natural environment.


Designer: Lori Dennis

Blue

  • Represents communication, reliability, peace, tranquility and truth.
  • An intellectual color that evokes a protective mood.
  • Is an expansive color and tends to visually enlarge a space.
  • Is a wonderful bedroom accent color – due to its calming effect.


Photo: Simon Upton   Designer: Nate Berkus

Indigo/Violet

  • Color of spirituality and intuition.
  • Defines elegance and refined luxury.
  • Represents a sense of power and royalty.
  • Perfect color for studies, libraries and bedrooms.
  • Works beautifully with rich woods and metals.


Photo via House Beautiful                  Library

Neutral

  • Brown, gold and grey are easy on the mind’s eye and sooth the spirit.
  • Brown used in moderation inspires elegance and richness.
  • Incorporating natural materials and elements in any space will evoke a more balanced atmosphere.


Photo via Décor Pad

Black and White

  • White represents simplicity, cleanliness and vibrancy when in perfect balance.
  • Black is an absorbing color and is best used as a stabilizer and anchor.
  • Used together creates a dramatic environment.


Photo: Joshua McHugh for Architectural Digest

Always consider the mood and energy you want to create in your space – paint a few sample walls – then go for it!

Which colors are you drawn to?

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Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2011 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.

Pantone’s Color For 2011

January 7th, 2011 by Lori Gilder | 2 Comments

I think it would be an absolute thrill to sit in on those brainstorming sessions with researchers at the Pantone Color Institute– and listen to how they analyze the emerging trends from the home and fashion industries – and determine “the” color choice for the new year.

According to executive director Leatrice Eiseman at Pantone, this is why they selected a bright reddish-pink color for 2011.

“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues. Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.

The intensity of this festive reddish pink allures and engages. In fact, this color, not the sweet fragrance of the flower blossoms for which it was named, is what attracts hummingbirds to nectar. Honeysuckle may also bring a wave of nostalgia for its associated delicious scent reminiscent of the carefree days of spring and summer”.

Compared to last year’s cool and escapist color of the year Turquoise (which I adored by the way), this year’s Honeysuckle is a very warm, uplifting and empowering color that pumps up the psyche and helps us face the daily challenges of life

I have to say that as a designer I love the idea or introducing honeysuckle as accent color to punch up and update a foyer, living room, dining room or bedroom and bring it into 2011.  Accessorizing with objects, vases, throws, pillows and linens will instantly give any space the “Pretty In Pink” infusion a client may want.   I do think however that using too much of this color will undoubtedly “date” the space within a year or two and timelessness is very important when designing living environments.

Honeysuckle works well with neutrals such as white, navy, black, charcoals and grays – and the complimentary greens, browns and wines as well.  The bonus here is that it happens to look spectacular with most metals – particularly brass, chrome, silver, nickel and even oil rubbed bronze.

Ok, so having said all that are you ready to think pink this year and be a trendsetter?

Take a look at some of these beautiful interiors for inspiration.  These are my favorites so far.

This very French inspired living room interior gives us just enough splash without taking itself too seriously  – just a kiss of pink.

This spectacular dining room with its glazed wall surface makes every element within the space pop!  Why not try painting out the walls in your dining room or foyer that perfect honeysuckle color to compliment your furniture.  When you tire of it – just change the paint.

A very clean, simple and sophisticated bedroom infuses a splash of color by introducing a vibrant fushia throw and an elegant pink floral arrangement into the crisp setting.

Accessorizing made easy.  Add some throw pillows on a neutral sofa, chaise or chair, a pair of lamps in your foyer or bedroom or some fabulous new wallpaper in your powder room for a quick 2011 update!

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I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation”

Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2011 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.