If you’ve been following along with our Color of the Month meetings, you know that we’re, ahem, very passionate about our chosen hues. But this month, we wanted to see which color speaks to YOU, our amazing readers. Check it out:
That’s right, we’re letting you choose the Color of the Month from our top three picks: Hot Pink, Glitter and Icy Purple.
Read on to watch all three video pitches. Then cast your vote…we’ll announce the winning hue on Friday, December 7!
See All Three Video Pitches + Cast Your Vote
Here at HGTV.com, we try to push the envelope with our Color of the Month choices. After all, not everyone goes for contemporary coral or intense neon hues. But sometimes we can’t deny the appeal of a traditional color choice. That’s right, this month the Color Team here actually agreed — almost unanimously — on our color for November. Want to know what it is?
So, what did you think of our little video last month? We loved giving you a sneak peek of what it’s like to work here at HGTV.com. In fact, we had so much fun shooting this video that we decided to do it all over again for October.
After all, don’t you want to see how the drama went down between Liz and Kayla? Or what happens when someone (ahem) innocently forgets to invite Grant to the meeting? Check it out, y’all:
We like to think we work in a pretty fun place, and we’re already working on our pitches for November’s Color of the Month. What color would you guys like to see featured on the blog?
Well, it’s October. And for a lot of my friends and coworkers, this is their favorite time of year. The air is cool, football is on TV, and the leaves are putting on a show. Me? I am just cold. Luckily October’s Color of The Month is a real winter warmer.
That’s right, Scarlet Red. Or Bright Red. See, this month Kayla and Liz, well…they pitched the same color. They just called it by different names—Kayla sticking to Bright Red, while Liz went with Scarlet. Which honestly, is all well and good. Great minds think alike and all that. Except…
The accusations started flying. Kayla accused Liz of stealing her Pinterest pins. Liz called Kayla’s color name pedestrian. And just like that, we had a fight* on our hands. Let me just say…I can’t wait for you to see the video in a couple of weeks. It makes last months Battle of the Greens look like a tea party.
In the meantime, check out the HGTV Color of The Month Pinterest board and tell us what you think. Would you call this color Bright Red or Scarlet Red? Better yet, would you decorate with this spicy shade?
*Okay, maybe not a fight. But there was heated banter and a voice was raised!
Did you think I was joking when I said our Color of the Month meetings get a little heated?
Well, check this out. During our last meeting we had a little hidden camera business (okay, not really hidden), just to give you a glimpse of our Color Team in action.
Want even more color theory? Check out our excellent Color Wheel Primer.
Readers: I have a confession to make. Sometimes our Color of the Month meetings get a little…heated. It turns out that when you get a group of people together, all of them passionate about design and boasting a wide spectrum of style preferences, there are a lot of opinions worth discussing. And oh, do we ever discuss them.
Here we are in September, school is back in session and the first whiff of fall is in the air. And for the crack team of editors here at Design Happens, that means any number of things color-wise. It’s not quite full-on fall yet, so traditional autumnal colors don’t feel right. Pastels, neons, aquatic blues? Eh, too spring/summer. And so, do you know what color ended up being pitched in a record SIX different shades? Green. Everything from verdigris to citron to kelly, we were all fired up about Kermit’s favorite hue. After a lot (and I mean a lot) of discussion, we finally settled on our winner: Emerald Green.
photo: Miles Redd
Farima was the big winner this month, after pitching her Emerald Green Pinterest board almost every month since last January (see what I mean about passionate?). Finally this gorgeous color felt just right—it’s a moody, deep green with a hint of blue undertones and it makes an amazing impact when used in decorating. Farima has this to say: “Vibrant and rich are the first words that come to mind when I see a space decorated with emerald green. Even though it’s a very trendy color right now, the jewel tone also brings a timeless look when paired with metallics and other rich colors. It’s a great shade to transition from summer to fall.”
photo: Kishani Perera
Emerald green! It’s what we are loving for September. Check out the HGTV Color of the Month Pinterest board for even more emerald inspiration, and tell me: what do you think about this jewel tone?
It’s been quite a summer, color-wise. We started things off with wild and crazy Neon, then we toned it down with beachy Driftwood Grey. Now here we are in August, and the temperatures are climbing. After weeks of blue skies and candy colored sundresses, my eyes are craving a break. Something cool and crisp that feels effortlessly classic and perfectly modern all at once. That’s right, for August we are all about the color white.
photo: Alvhem Interiors
After an intense debate, Grant was voted this month’s winner among the color team with his clever “White: Yes, it’s happening.” Pinterest board. Grant came in ready to defend this colorless color, but in the end we didn’t take much convincing. White is everywhere right now, from floors to furniture. White works with traditional styles, as seen in the lovely Scandinavian breakfast nook above, and with super modern styles like the pod chairs and lacquered floor below.
photo: Richard Powers
So what say you, eagle-eyed Design Happens readers? Do you dare to decorate with white?
It’s officially the dog days of summer, at least it is here at HGTV headquarters. The temperatures have been coming in over 100 degrees and everyone has taken to the air conditioning. When it’s sweltering outside, you probably think of hot colors like Pantone’s Tangerine Tango, or maybe an intense chili pepper red. But this month we’re making a case for what might seem an unusual choice for July: Driftwood Grey.
via The Prop House
I know what you’re thinking, grey? For summer? But bear with me. Instead of thinking of stark, cold, wintery tones, picture the weather-beaten, sun-warmed grey of boardwalks and beach houses. We love how it pairs with sunny hues, but it looks equally great set off by neutrals.
Driftwood Grey Bathroom, HGTV.com
Lili’s Driftwood Grey Pinterest board won our team over with its great use of the color, inside and out. When pitching her choice, she summed it up perfectly, “Driftwood grey evokes coastal climates for me, particularly the New England coastline. I think of sunbaked and wind-battered shingles on Cape Cod and gorgeous pieces of water-worn, knotty tree trunks. This is the lighter, breezier cousin of flannel grey and perfect for summer.”
What do you think? Are you feeling Driftwood Grey in the heat of this sultry summer?
Every month, the “Color Team” here at HGTV headquarters meets to battle it out. Our mission? Pitch a color for the upcoming color of the month, and stop at nothing until your color gets the crown.
We come armed with our Pinterest pinboards and even wearing our colors. And after debating the merits of every color under the sky (a Pantone Cerulean Blue sky, of course), one color reigns supreme. Or, in the case of June…several colors. Because this month? We’re breaking the rules and setting your retinas ablaze with neon hues.
Via: Jenni Juurinen
Neon! It was the pinboard that ruled supreme, and it’s everywhere right now. Our own Briana was ahead of the curve this spring with her neon accent round up, and Farima just rolled out a gorgeous neon photo gallery. Erin Loechner has us eying neon spray paint with her latest how-to. Even some of our favorite design bloggers are on board the neon train—everyone from Oh Joy! to Coco + Kelley have been inspired by these highlighter tones. And me? I have a neon yellow pedicure and just picked up a neon pink retro style swimsuit for the pool. It’s very Cyndi Lauper-meets-Esther Williams, trust me.
Via: House to Home
It’s a sizzling color that makes a statement, so tell us: would you incorporate neon into your décor?
In previous months, we’ve introduced you to colors that you may not have previously considered using in your home. Grape, copper and coral were big hits; however, pink champagne and mint green received mixed reviews. We think we’ve hit on a color for May that’s definitely trending, can be used either as a neutral or as a dramatic punch of color and is undeniably timeless.
Wanna know what it is?