{benjamin moore 2016 color of the year: simply white}

Sometimes, Benjamin Moore goes with a “lighter  touch” in its annual Color Trend Forecast. Like last year, when Guilford Green was the 2015 Color of the Year.  Or 2014, when they went with a light blue, Breath of Fresh Air. But this year, it’s simply white. Or “Simply White OC – 117” to be exact.


Walls: Simply White OC – 117 Aura Matte | Trim: Simply White OC – 117 ADVANCE Semi-Gloss

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{bold and beautiful: 2015 fall color trends}

When you think fall, you probably think of orange, yellows and browns. We all do. But there are some bold, vibrant — different shades and hues that are trending right now that will transform your space for not just the fall season, but for years to come!

fall colors

vtwonen.nl | Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Who said you had to say goodbye to beautiful emeralds and greens this season? These emerald painted cabinets are chic and organic, giving the kitchen a creative and spunky edge. Simple additions of greens like the green tray table (top) really contrast well against burnt orange walls. This décor brings in color, contrast, and nature tones that blend beautifully—and unexpectedly—well.


Sarah Richardson Design

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{friday finds: incorporating fall colors into your décor – inside and out}

October is here, and with the changing leaves comes decorating your home with warm, welcoming fall colors. This décor creates a cozy, inviting feel for guests, friends, and family for the upcoming months, not to mention Thanksgiving. Here are a few ways to make your own appealing getaway from the crisp fall air.

Bachman's Fall Ideas House 2015

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{friday finds: candice olson’s modern artisan}

Candice Olson’s latest collection for York Wallcoverings features subtle, warm, enchanting styling with an artist’s touch.  Modern Artisan creates an atmosphere of iridescent beauty with sophisticated color and gentle patterning, brought to life with shimmering, burnished metallic and elegant shadings.

York Modern Artisan Wallpaper

Roxy York Wallcoverings

Roxy | York Wallcoverings

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{wallcovering wednesday: industrial inspiration}

The hottest look in wallcoverings doesn’t look like wallpaper, at all.  Stone, brick and other industrial inspirations are part of these popular new designs. York’s Urban Chic collection draws on raw, unfinished warehouse looks and street scenes with “Brick”, “Pound the Pavement,” and “Street Art.”

Stone and Brick Wallpaper

“Brick”, “Pound the Pavement” and “Street Art” from York’s Urban Chic Collection

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{friday finds: bright, bold, brilliant blues}

Historic Glacier Bay H0054 paint

Historic Colors of America

It’s been just about a year since we first blogged about Glacier Bay H0054, Hirshfield’s Historic Collection. House Beautiful and DezignUp picked bright blue as a trend to look for in 2015. India’s DezignUp said, “On these lines, the Mediterranean Blue of Santorini and Mykonos is already touted as a major trend for the New Year; it’s simply magnificent.”  

Plascon's Colour of the Year 2016 Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach – 2016 Colour of the Year

This show-stopping blue has been spotted out and about in the past month and Plascon, Africa’s largest paint company, announced their 2016 Colour of the Year:  Atlantic Beach B5-B1-1

Atlantic Beach is an intense blue inspired by the coastal energy of Brazil – as seen in the Brazil national flag. And with the upcoming 2016 Olympic games set to take place in the South American country, Plascon has brought this vibrant blue to the foreground. 

It is a deep stimulating, yet refreshing colour that promotes focus and commands respect. A great hue for a workspace or in a relaxed living area and even in an outdoor space.

Pair with crisp white for a striking effect or blend with earthy tones such as Pantone’s Marsala for a rich layered look. 

Blue Hues from York Wallcovering

York Wallcovering put together a collage of various vibrant blues.

Wallpaper from Pip II

Wallpaper from the Pip II collection

You may be hesitant about using this bold blue in your home, but think along the lines of accessorizing with this stand-out color. Freshen up your palette with pillows, rugs, draperies, or paint the back of a bookcase. It’s easy to “test drive” accessories and if they don’t work to your satisfaction, back to the drawing board. Also, keep in mind having a neutral background makes it easy to switch out your new favorite color.

Look where the color blue took us today:  India, Africa, Brazil, Minnesota, the Greek Islands, and the Netherlands. We hope your paint color needs bring you to Hirshfield’s.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

{real kitchen remodel: connecting colors, cabinets and window treatments}

Your kitchen is the center of your home. It’s the hub of activity, the congregation place for your family and most importantly, where you break bread with others close to you. So, when undergoing a kitchen remodel it’s not uncommon for homeowners to explore updates to the surrounding living spaces. One of the easiest and most significant updates that can be made is the color of the walls in the kitchen and the adjoining rooms.

Remodeled Kitchen

The colors you choose for those areas depends on a few key factors. Our family recently bit the bullet, threw our lives into turmoil, underwent a kitchen remodel, and updated paint color in two rooms. In determining the new colors, we took into consideration 4 features of our home: Read the rest of this entry »


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