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!

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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!

 

Cultivating a Coastal Vibe in Your Home

Coastal design schemes are perennially popular for good reason – a trip to the beach for most of us is a time of tranquility and enjoyment, having left our work and day-to-day stressors far behind. It’s no surprise that so many of us would love to recreate that feeling at home. Even if you are land-locked, it’s possible to capture a relaxed coastal vibe with a well-executed design scheme.

The key for creating a successful coastal decor, however, is found in the phrase “well-executed.” It takes a good plan and a refined sensibility to capture a kitsch-free authentic beach style. Here are a few key design ideas and tips to help you cultivate a coastal look that’s smart and sophisticated.

While this contemporary kitchen has a strong nautical theme with cobalt tiles paired with a yacht-like wood floor, white Shaker cabinets, and steel and wood hardware, the look is sleek and sophisticated – far from kitschy.

 Shabby-chic Style Spaces by Sydney Media & Bloggers A Beach Cottage
Keep interiors light and bright. Coastal-style interiors should evoke a relaxed, casual and effortless feel, so keep the interiors pale, breezy and mix up your neutrals.

The combination of neutral creams, browns and soft blues in this space really channel the essence of seashore colors, while the plantation shutters add a casually elegant touch.
The key to not going overboard in coastal decorating is to use lightweight fabrics like linen and use natural materials like raffia and other materials with a woven look and texture.
Nothing says coastal like a crisp blue and white color scheme!
A collection of framed vintage bathing suits is an unexpected and fun (if a little quirky!) way to give your space a beach vibe.
For an instant and unexpected beach vibe, take something very simple, like this deck chair, and bring it into your home. Hurricane lanterns will also add instant “beachiness.”
Pale aqua accents and painted floor paired with lots of sandy neutrals make for a light and airy master bedroom that’s high on seaside charm.
One of the keys to a relaxed coastal style is a lack of clutter, so coastal style spaces should be relatively simple. This unembellished bedroom is light, airy and tranquil–letting the views from the window serve as the focal points. Crisp white accents and white billowy curtains against the chalky blue walls create a soft yet, opulent feel.
Crisp white cabinetry paired with a blue beadboard ceiling lend a coastal feel, while the marble countertops add a touch of elegance.
The kitchen perfectly captures the relaxed beach house vibe. The soft lines of the country-style accessories enhance the Shaker style cabinetry, while the neutral palette peppered with soft blues references coastal surroundings.
The bathroom with gray-washed wood plank floors, walls and ceilings might just be the epitome of coastal cottage style. The monochrome gray tones, marble cabinet tops and plantation shutters lend the space a sense of understated elegance.

For more beachy decorating ideas, check out our “Go Coastal” Pinterest Board.

Prestige Marble and Granite can help you bring your coastal decor to life with the organic, earthen beauty of natural stone. We offer an exciting selection of designer natural stones, as well as a large variety of core colors, to complement any design project and any budget. 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.

Powder Room Pizazz

Because of their small footprint, powder rooms are the perfect place to realize your wildest design dreams. This is where you can justify selecting the best, most expensive materials without having to take out a bank loan, and it’s where you can feel free to take bigger design risks. A bold wallpaper that might be “too much” for a living room can probably live quite comfortably in the powder room. Designer hardware? Well, you don’t need that many pieces, so you can afford to go all out. Exotic stone countertop? Go crazy! After all, you just don’t have that much to lose. Here’s a look at some design-savvy powder rooms – in an array of styles from contemporary to elegant to funky –  to get your creative juices flowing.

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For more powder room design inspiration, check out our Pinterest board! 

Whatever your style, 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 that are sure to provide your design project with a one-of-a-kind look. 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.

Inspiring Holiday Decor: Merry Mantels

The mantel is often the easiest place to add some instant holiday cheer. Look no further to find inspiration for your holiday decor.

This mantel is so bright and festive! Fresh fruit has a way of making any room inviting.

Traditional Living Room by Little Rock Interior Designers & Decorators Tobi Fairley Interior Design

This elegant mantel decor in traditional red, green and gold is perfect against the rich wood tones of this enclosed living space.

Traditional Living Room by San Diego Interior Designers & Decorators Robeson Design
This living room mantel is proof that Christmas decor can successfully include vivid, bold, nontraditional colors.
Traditional Living Room by Little Rock Interior Designers & Decorators Tobi Fairley Interior Design
Fresh greenery, twigs and bright red accents give this farmhouse mantel a cheerful and inviting vibe.
Contemporary Living Room by Tacoma Interior Designers & Decorators It’s The Little Things…

Blue, white and silver feels as fresh and natural as a Christmas palette in this pretty space.

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Again, proof that nontraditional Christmas colors can work beautifully, even in a very formal room such as this.

Mediterranean Living Room by Houston Interior Designers & Decorators Regina Gust Designs

Perfect holiday decor for a rustic family room!

Rustic Family Room by Gettysburg Media & Bloggers Mustard Seed Interiors
Avoid an overstimulating holiday season by opting for the clean, fresh look of white and silver.
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The birdseed wreath is a quirky twist on holiday decor, but it somehow fits right in with a mantel decked out in raditional greenery and silver mercury glass.

Eclectic Living Room by Charleston Interior Designers & Decorators Stephanie Woody

Understated Elegance – add unadorned greenery to decorative items like old books and urns for a beautiful, natural look.

Traditional Living Room by Portland Interior Designers & Decorators Donna DuFresne Interior Design

While red berries are typically used as decorative “garnish,” wrapping them with a simple string of white lights, and pairing them with pinecones and white candles, allows the berries to stand on their own.

Traditional Family Room by Port Perry Kitchen & Bath Designers Sandra Howie