{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

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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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{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.

{community calendar: your guide to fall design events}

Fall is almost here in Minnesota. The season of change. School starts, temperatures drop, and leaves fall. And some of our favorite home and garden events return. So, before you pull out your sweaters and warm jackets, check out this list and visit some of the most popular fall design events.

Bachman’s Fall Ideas House

This season’s transformation of the historic Backman’s home on Lyndale Avenue is called “Rustic Meets Refined.” Designers have painted, furnished, and decorated the entire house with their signature mix of new items, repurposed pieces, and a touch of vintage in order to tell a story of seasonal and spiritual renewal.

Hirshfield’s Paints are used throughout the Ideas House.  The #1 asked question at the Ideas House is…what is that paint color?

The Fall Ideas House is open seven days a week, September 10 through October 4, 2015. Tickets cost $5, with a portion of the proceeds going to this year’s charity, Girls on the Run, a nonprofit organization focused on empowering girls as they discover their own physical and spiritual strength. Read the rest of this entry »

{6 reasons gray and greige are so popular}

Mention gray to many people, and they’ll think it’s drab and boring. But most designers consider it exciting. There are now so many shades of gray that its reputation of being cold or unwelcoming has changed as trending gray paints have taken on a warmer undertone that is desirable for any room of your home.

Benjamin Moore Color Stories Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray from Benjamin Moore’s Color Stories Collection

Want proof? Just check Pinterest, where gray and greige (a warm mixture of gray and beige) are showing up on everything from coffee cups to bath tubs. So, here are 6 reasons you should consider gray or greige for your next painting project:

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{how to paint your front door}

Your front door is the first impression that many have when looking at your home. When standing on your front porch, what do visitors think when they ring your doorbell?

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You can make a statement by using a fun paint color on your door. Reds, blues, yellows, and greens are all colors that can be found in nature that also add a lot of character to an otherwise generic door. Here are some tips on how to paint your front door. Read the rest of this entry »

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