Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Decorating: Nostalgic Style

This is the monthly color and design news update from the companies behind Color Guild. The article aims to preview the forth-coming season and give insight and relevant information for using color to help inspire person projects.

Graphic by Krissy Brown Designs

Uncover a nostalgic style for your home with this harmonious palette. Referencing the rhythms and cycles of the earth, this grouping offers and energizing warmth. Celebrating the sepia tinged interiors of 70's styling, the colors speak of decadent design and escapes to sunnier climates. Ground your spaces with striking combinations of mustard yellow and saturated blue, bridging a gap between the past and the future. Look to the colors of deep red, brown, and greens and create emanating heat with this perfect option for interior decoration. Discover a dynamic option to enhance your interior with this complete and considered palette.
Add a true sense of comfort with 0494 DARK RIVER, a deep and dark tone that offers the perfect moment of calm within your home. The depths of this shade reference the night sky with an alluring black and green tint. With complex undertones, 0494 DARK RIVER offers the perfect option for study rooms or private spaces adding a sense of focus and quiet meditation. Park this shade with dark wood surfaces or aged metal highlights to enhance the hidden tonal qualities of the color. Combine with tone with the saturated power of 0830 WARM FUZZIES in small proportions for a dynamic and energetic blend.

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Taking inspiration from the abstract beauty of desert-like landscapes, 0143 CONNOISSEUR offers and elemental warmth. The strength of this shade creates a classic and comforting atmosphere within interior spaces, perfect for bedrooms or living rooms. 0143 CONNOISSEUR can be contrasted with the vibrancy of 0640 SKYLLA in bold blocking decorative techniques for an energetic combination that echoes the hues of the earth's surface.
Look to the natural power of 0060 PARLOR ROSE for an organic and rich option for interiors. Drawing inspiration from raw pigments extracted from the ground this sophisticated mid tone red offers a sense of balance to the palette. Bridging the gap between the darks and the saturated tones, 0060 PARLOR ROSE can be used successfully in domestic spaces such as kitchens and dining rooms. Reminiscent of raw clay ceramics this color can be paired with glazed ceramics and natural textiles to build a textural and innately comforting atmosphere.
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Offering a powerful glow 0830 WARM FUZZIES has a nostalgically warm ambiance that adds a definitive touch of positivity to interior spaces. With a radiating light, this color works perfectly when applied to living rooms and bedrooms to emulate a sunshine mood in a bright and upbeat atmosphere. The saturated quality of 0830 WARM FUZZIES pairs perfectly with the other warm shades within the palette to achieve tonal balance. Marry this tone with bold block color textiles and painted furniture in contrasting colors for a dynamic mix. This playful pop of color will lift any interior space and can be used to decorate your home with a seamless balance of nostalgia and comfort.
Lift your spaces with a saturated pop of 0640 SKYLLA, inspired by sunny skies and exotic dye pigments, this color offers a bold contrast within the palette. This bright blue brings a contemporary edge to spaces such as kitchens or children's play areas and bedrooms. Apply 0640 SKYLLA in small proportions and experiment confidently with painted furniture or feature walls. For a bold and striking combination, use with 0830 WARM FUZZIES to discover an upbeat approach to decorating.
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Discover dynamic earth tones and bring a feeling of warm sunshine into your home with this complete color range. 0494 DARK RIVER, 0143 CONNOISSEUR, 0060 PARLOR ROSE, 0830 WARM FUZZIES, and 0640 SKYLLA join together to create a harmonious balance of nostalgic style and decorative possibilities. Use in combination throughout your home for the ultimate palette of comforting yet considered colors suitable for a range of spaces. Paris this palette with decorative touches such as painted furniture, wood textures, ceramics, and interior accessories for an energizing atmosphere of 70's style. Explore the enhancing potentials of this eclectic palette and confidently look to the beauty of times past and present when decorating your home.

For the next article, Outdoors: Bright & Bold, we continue our exploration into exterior color ideas with a focus on creating inspirational palettes for  your home.

Color Guild looks to Colour hive, the international trend forecasting company, and publisher of MIX magazine for interior decorating advice and ideas. Colour Hive has a track record of accurate color trend information and successful forecasts for the interior and contract markets worldwide.

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