Color Trends for Fall 2018

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As summer winds down, we can’t help but start thinking about about cooler weather, pumpkin everything, and of course, current fall decorating trends. With the beautiful new neutrals that have been everywhere this year, it only makes sense that bright pops of color are on the home decor horizon. The colors feel especially fresh as they’re not all the typical fall favorites.

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According to Pantone, the authority on all things color, Fall/Winter 2018 is all about bright, bold hues. “The Fall/Winter 2018 palette continues to show designers expressing the need for individuality, ingenuity and creativity though fashion,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a press release. “As designers and consumers alike continue to transition away from cyclical trends, and instead focus on self-expressive colors that evade antiquated seasonal structure, we are seeing very notable non-traditional choices.” 

Leading this fall’s Top 10 list are Red Pear, Valiant Poppy and Nebulas Blue, followed by Ceylon Yellow, Martini Olive, Russet Orange and Ultra Violet. Ranking eighth through tenth are Crocus Petal, Limelight and Quetzal Green. As you can see, most of these shades don’t feel traditionally autumnal. pantone-ftr-img3-copy.jpg

Designers are making big statements with a singular bright hue like never before, though if that’s not your style you can absolutely incorporate these shades into your decor in smaller doses. The real trend here is self expression, so do what makes you feel happy in your space. As always, trends will come and go, the trick is integrating them into your home in a way that fits your personal aesthetic. Here are some of our favorite spaces that incorporate the 2018 fall/winter palette to help inspire you!

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Prestige Marble & Granite is always here to help you with a vast selection of unique, exotic and rare natural stones from around the world. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through selection, layout, design and installation. We welcome homeowners, designers, and contractors to browse our showroom any time!

Hue News: Pantone’s Color of the Year is Ultra Violet

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Color forecasters at the Pantone Color Institute have declared “Ultra Violet” as 2018’s color of the year. Pantone explains that the dramatic purple hue is symbolic of the visionary way of thinking that will carry us into the future:

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Pantone, owned by Washington, D.C.-based Danaher Corp., has a system that helps manufacturers define color precisely. The Pantone Color Institute provides color trend forecasting, brand color development supported by brand color stories, and product palette development.

Every year, Pantone’s team around the world spends a good chunk of the year studying trends in fashion, consumer products, social media and technology. It looks for influences that best describe the current mood of society and picks a color to reflect those elements. Pantone tips off some marketing partners in advance, so consumers will soon see a variety of products, such as Sephora cosmetics, KitchenAid stand mixers, Keurig coffee makers, and even cars, in the new hue.

 

 

While the shade is definitely an intense one, this doesn’t make it difficult to incorporate it into your current design scheme.

A little bit of Ultra Violet can go a long way, making it the perfect pop of color in an otherwise monotone room.Pantone-Ultra-Violet-office-2Photo: BoConcept
When pairing this vibrant purple with other colors, choosing other equally bold hues will make the biggest impact. The golden yellow used below doesn’t compete with the Ultra Violet, but complements it beautifully, and makes both more interesting.Pantone-Ultra-Violet-entryway-3Photo: House Beautiful
If you already have a bold color scheme, Ultra Violet is a great way to add a touch of fun and lightness to a space. This eye-catching rug really anchors this room. The pillows and art carry the purple color up, really tying together the beautifully eclectic elements that make this space so special.Pantone-Ultra-Violet-living-room-3Photo: Hi Sugarplum

For more inspiration, Pantone created eight different color palettes to help you bring Ultra Violet into your personal design aesthetic. All color bases are covered; brights, deeper hues, pastels, mid-tones, and metallics. With Ultra Violet as a versatile trans-seasonal and gender-neutral anchor in every palette, each conveys its own distinctive feeling and mood. These palettes can easily cross over into fashion and beauty applications as well.

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You can count on Prestige Marble & Granite when it comes to selecting natural stone countertops that will integrate with the latest in design and color trends. Stop by our showroom and speak with our knowledgeable staff anytime. Designers, builders, and homeowners are all welcome!

 

Colorful Kitchens

You know your kitchen doesn’t have to be all white, right?  While there is no denying white is still one of the most popular kitchen colors, a new color scheme can change your kitchen in a major way. Finessing the right hues can turn the room from drab to sophisticated, add pizzaz to a classic, bring a little drama to a laid-back space, or ground a large room with a robust foundation color  Steal some decorating inspiration with these colorful kitchen design ideas.

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The deep glossy blue on the lower cabinets adds unexpected polish and pop, while still feeling classy and classic.

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An earthy red is always appetizing. This orangey-red backsplash provides a dramatic focus in the kitchen.

 

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Aqua tones are perfect for those wanting (and perhaps even needing) the relaxing, transporting blue-green of tropical seas.

 

Bryant Residence
This green is wonderfully retro but surprisingly fresh.
Farmsworth Residence
Pops of white prevent the dark espresso colored cabinetry from overpowering the kitchen.
Surrey House IV
Blue up your grays for a look that’s subtly elegant, yet soothing and inviting.
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Deep gray is very grounding in this spacious traditional kitchen.
Vallejo Street Highrise
Black on black is dramatic and sophisticated.
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Navy and white is nautical, crisp, and timeless.
We hope you have enjoyed this look at colorful kitchens. For more kitchen design inspiration of the colorful kind, head over to our Pinterest board.
You can count on Prestige Marble & Granite when it comes to selecting natural stone countertops that will integrate with the latest in design and color trends. Stop by our showroom and speak with our knowledgable staff anytime. Designers, builders, and homeowners are all welcome!

Benjamin Moore’s 2017 Color of the Year is a Master of Ambiance

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Substantially more dramatic than last year’s Simply White, Benjamin Moore’s just-announced 2017 Color of the year is a rich, deep royal amethyst that’s “allusive and enigmatic.”  Shadow is a “master of ambiance,” according to Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Creative Director.

It is a color that calls to mind a ‘past’, yet it can also make a contemporary, color-confident statement.

 

The dark and moody hue is part of a bolder “Color Trends” palette that Benjamin Moore says reflects consumers’ newfound level of confidence in using deeper, saturated colors.

Benjamin Moore 2017 Color Trends Palette
Benjamin’s Moore Color Trends 2017 palette features 23 rich and sophisticated hues ranging from muted pales to saturated deeps

Shadow is sophisticated and seductive, a versatile hue that can be many things, according to O’Neill in an Architectural Digest Q&A:

It is a little bit rock and roll. It’s the color of the galaxy but also the color of a beautiful fig. It’s passion, it’s bravery, but it’s also silence. It can be electrified or softened.

 

Are you ready to incorporate this smoky purple in your interiors?

Wherever your color choices take you, Prestige Marble & Granite has the natural stone countertops to complement and enhance your design. We welcome homeowners, designers, and contractors to browse our showroom any time!

“Poised Taupe” is Sherwin Williams’ 2017 Color of the Year

Sherwin Williams' Color of the Year: Poised Taupe

The color Sherwin Williams anticipates defining 2017 is Poised Taupe, and here’s why: “This timeless neutral is modern, classic and a beautiful balance of warm and cool.”

Cool gray has been the reigning neutral in the design world the past few years, and it remains strong, but is now beginning to feel a little too cold and industrial for some. Poised Taupe has what people love about cool gray, but it also brings in the warmth of brown.

“It’s like gray and brown had a baby, and it became taupe.”

That’s how Sue Wadden, the director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, described the color on the Today Show. That’s a good description because taupe is not hot or cold, gray or brown, dark or light. It lives somewhere in the lukewarm middle between brown and gray.

According to Sherwin Williams:

“Poised Taupe creates a cozy lifestyle and brings a sense of sanctuary into our homes. It diffuses the stresses of the world outside our doors — so much so that we feel restored and in balance when we walk across our threshold.”

This feeling of coziness is what the Danes call hygge (pronounced hue-gah), a feeling that comes from creating the right atmosphere. Poised Taupe is just the color to conjure up hygge, according to Sherwin Williams.

Are you ready for some hygge in your home? Get inspired with this look at some beautiful spaces that utilize Poised Taupe:

There’s no doubt this cozy bedroom in Poised Taupe exudes welcoming warmth.

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Poised Taupe is a great choice for this monochromatic kitchen. And its a fabulous complement to the natural stone countertops!
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This dining room is sleek and modern, but the Poised Taupe on the ceiling adds warmth that might otherwise be lacking.
Tanglewood Residence
This contemporary living room shows that poised Taupe is definitely versatile, pairing well with the blue and yellow accents.
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When it comes to your countertops, Prestige Marble & Granite is here to help you with a vast selection of unique, exotic and rare natural stones from around the world. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through selection, layout, design and installation. We welcome homeowners, designers, and contractors to browse our showroom any time!

What You Need To Know About Decorating With Black & White

The classic color combination of black and white can make any room feel unquestionably sophisticated, chic, and effortlessly elegant. While nothing quite makes a statement like black and white, this simple color scheme is not exactly fool-proof. So, how do you decorate with black and white?

It’s important to first determine how you want the room to feel. Consider what kind of effect you want. Some good words that describe the different atmospheres a room can emanate are:  calming, dramatic, elegant, sophisticated, classic, chic, playful, whimsical, soothing, and cozy.  Next, do your research. Design magazines (online or print) are great resources for inspiration, as are websites such as Pinterest and Houzz. Instagram has become the darling of design world, so that’s definitely worth checking out.  Also, look to your local interior design shops to find ideas. Art museums and the fashion runway are excellent sources for inspiration, too. To avoid an unconnected, chaotic look, it’s important to plan ahead, but the most important thing to remember is that you must be ready to make a strong statement or your black and white scheme will fall flat. Here are some tips and ides for successful decorating with black and white.

1. Keep accessories simple.

A  bold, high-contrast black and white design can instantly add interest to an otherwise basic space, but be sure to keep other accessories simple to allow for maximum visual impact.

2. Add a third pop of color.

A black and white themed room will often have more impact when you introduce a third accent color in a bright hue such as red, yellow, turquoise, orange, or hot pink, to name just a few vivid examples

3. Alter pattern scale.

This room has not one, but three, different patterns in black and white. By changing the scales of the different black and white patterns in the space, the room remains cohesive without going overboard.

4. Buy all white or all black accessories.

With the exception of throw pillows, accessorize with all black or all white pieces for flexibility. You can choose to mix them, or switch out your displays for all white items or all black items, which gives you three different looks.

5. Go for the unexpected!

The classic black and white kitchen usually sports white cabinetry with black as a secondary color.  Give your design an unexpected twists by flipping it around to create a unique look that is just as timeless and elegant as its reverse counterpoint.

 

For more Black & White inspiration, visit our Pinterest Board!

 

Whatever color scheme you choose, Prestige Marble and Granite has the countertop you need to help make your design dreams come true. We offer a large selection of exotic and rare natural stones to complement any design project. Stop by our indoor showroom anytime; we’re here to help you every step of they way – from selection and layout through fabrication and installation.

Benjamin Moore’s 2016 Color of the Year: Simply White


Traditional Kitchen in Simply White with Calacatta marble by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Stone Interiors

Surrender to the complexity of white…

states the  Benjamin Moore narrative on its recently unveiled 2016 color of the year, “Simply White.”  Indeed, while seemingly simple, white is a powerful color that helps the eye to organize and direct; it’s extremely versatile, and it has a hygienic feeling. You see white and you think clean. And white is relaxing, because it gives your eyes a break from the visual overload we all seem to be experiencing in this digital era.

White never feels trendy or dated; it always feels fresh, and it offers the opportunity to really express your personality through art, textiles and accessories.

What is the right white?

If you get the wrong shade for your space, white can be disastrous. According to Benjamin Moore’s creative director Ellen O’Neill in an Architectural Digest Q & A, Simply White was chosen as the Color of the Year because

…it is a warm white, and it felt to us the cleanest and the most versatile. It looked fresh with a warm palette or a cool palette. It’s nothing like yellow teeth. White should never go in that direction.

To avoid making a big mistake (with any color), Benjamin Moore recommends that you paint a sample on the wall (or even several walls), and look at it at different times of the day to see how it changes in different light. “Testing” your paint color first is really worth the effort.

Simply White is clean and fresh looking, without appearing stark and cold. Here’s a look at some beautiful spaces painted in this powerful Color of the Year.

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