Well, I think Grant’s opinion of burgundy is pretty clear on his bio page, but that didn’t stop me from making my opinion of burgundy just as known. (Sorry, Grant — look away!) With Thanksgiving only days away, I wanted to feature just the right color, something warm and comforting yet rich and sophisticated. Hello, burgundy! It’s the color of Pinot noir, cranberry sauce and seasonal blooms on a Thanksgiving table.
Centerpiece :: Living Room :: Trenchcoat :: Sofa :: Wine :: Cranberry Sauce :: Bow :: Nails
What color palette are you using on your Thanksgiving table this year? Tell us below.
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It’s officially cold in the South. So, I’m warming up the board this week and playing off Marianne‘s winning Color of the Month pitch for November. Grab some hot cocoa, get under a cozy blanket and enjoy today’s inviting palette of chestnut brown and warm chocolate hues.
Game/Kinfolk Magazine via Scout :: Initial Wax Seals/Mustom :: Horse/River Valley Arabians :: Winter Coat/The Sartorialist :: White Living Room/Style at Home :: Blazer/via Stay Fresh, Look Sharp :: Brown Living Room/Lonny Mag :: Chestnuts/La Buena Vida
Looking for more inspiration from November’s Color of the Month pick? Check out Marianne’s chestnut brown Pinterest board, as well as the official HGTV color board with plenty of chestnut pins. (Follow HGTV on Pinterest if you haven’t already!)
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With Halloween just a few days away, I decided to let one of my favorite holidays inspire this week’s Mood Board Monday. The traditional hues of the holiday have always been orange, black, white and yellow, but I like to take a more glam approach. My perfect Halloween palette is classic black with splashes of silver glitter or patches of metallics. Rather than integrating bursts of color, I love the idea of metals and sparkle breaking up a dark and mysterious background.
PS – I was also inspired by Grant‘s pitch for October’s Color of the Month. Remember his infamous “Marianne forgot to invite me to the Color of the Month meeting, but I can think fast on my feet and am going to pitch BLACK!” Pinterest board?
Wine Bottle Candelabras/via Style Made Simple :: Flower Arrangement/Style Me Pretty :: Black Velvet Cake/Food Plus Words :: Bone Martini Glasses/Redbook.com :: Black Pumpkin/Sweet Paul Blog :: Masked Girl/Fashion Gone Rogue :: Black Cat/via Tumblr :: Place Setting/Style Me Pretty :: Lattice Pattern/Etsy
What are you favorite Halloween colors? Do you stay traditional or like to play with more modern palettes?
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We saw a lot of blue this week at High Point Furniture Market (as you’ll soon find out in Farima‘s post-High Point color coverage post). I’ve really been on the bold and ultra-vibrant color wagon for the past few months, but this moody shade of blue is convincing me to tone things down a little bit for fall. Like the Eskayel wallpaper pattern (below) shows, this deep turquoise looks beautiful paired with brick red, mustard yellow and our favorite new neutral, gray. It’s the perfect hue for fall, and its warm tone will even transition us into the winter months with ease.
Dining Room/via House of Turquoise :: Skirt/Style Within Reach :: Chair/Raoul Pop :: Wallpaper/Eskayel :: Necklace/Etsy :: Vignette/Mikkel Vang :: Living Room/Mix and Chic :: The Green Dancer by Edgar Degas
What colors, patterns or textures do you want to see used as inspiration for Mood Board Monday? Let me know in the comments below.
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Happy Monday, everyone! This week, I’m reporting from High Point, N.C. where I’m soaking up all the beautiful furnishings and design trends at High Point Market with the HGTV editorial team. While making our way through the showrooms, we’ve noticed several color, texture, pattern and accessory trends that we can’t wait to share with you later this week. But in the meantime, check out this autumnal-inspired hue that I’ve seen floating around from showroom to showroom in a variety of styles. I first spotted it at Global Views and it became the inspiration behind today’s mood board. The color amber is a mixture of yellow, brown and orange, taking its inspiration from amber stones. It’s so warm and cozy, don’t you think?
Pendants/Alison Berger Glassworks :: Vignette/Hus & Hem :: Fashion/Make Life Easier :: Tablescape/HGTV.com :: Sofa/ via Moon to Moon :: Bottles/Mokkasin :: Necklace/Etsy
Is amber a year-round color for you, or does it feel seasonal? Tell me in the comments below.
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It’s electric! This vibrant shade of blue has completely won me over. I’ve already stocked my wardrobe with a few staples to represent one of fall’s hottest colors. What I love most about this hue is the statement it can make in such a small quantity. Give a neutral living room a splash of color with an electric blue club chair. Spice up a monochromatic ensemble with electric blue chandelier earrings. It looks stunning with white and eye-catching with black, too. Sigh…it’s just perfect.
Poolside Patio/HGTV.com :: Bird/Cozy Little House :: Clutch/via Sur La Liste :: Statement Necklace/Harper’s Bazaar :: Office Nook/Design*Sponge :: Blue Skirt/Wendy’s Lookbook :: Makeup/Simple Blueprint :: Blue Hydrangeas/The Full Bouquet :: Bedroom/Apartment Therapy
Are you on board with electric blue for fall?
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If this hue doesn’t scream fall, I don’t know what does. Mustard yellow (or mustard gold), to me, is reminiscent of changing leaves, pea coats and warm wool sweaters. If you look way back into the Color of the Month archives, you’ll find that a similar color, Marigold, won our hearts in November of last year. We all thought it was the perfect color to represent the season. It’s warm, comforting and vibrant in its own right. What’s not to love?
Jacket/Jou Jou Villeroy :: Headboard/Sarah Richardson :: Pillow/Etsy :: Home Exterior/PBoog :: Child/tabi :: Seasons Prints/Etsy :: Heart Hands/Nessa K :: Flower/Creature Comforts
During the cooler months, do you fall for the warmer shades of yellow? Tell us below!
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Fall is the perfect time of the year to embark on easy home decorating projects you may have been putting off for the past few months. Let’s be honest, who wants to paint or remodel the inside of a house during a 100-degree scorching summer? Now that the weather is crisp and cool, open the windows and give your home’s interior the easiest transformation – with paint!
Leading paint company Benjamin Moore provides products to get the job done both inside and out. Their Aura paint with Color Lock technology prevents paint colors from rubbing off or fading over time. Color pigments and waterborne resins are bonded together throughout the paint rather than just on the surface, producing a richer and more striking color. Plus, the Aura paint provides instant durability by resisting surface stains and looking freshly-painted for years. And guess what? You’re not limited to a color selection. The Aura paint is available in the entire Benjamin Moore color collection, consisting of more than 3,400 stunning hues. So, let’s start shopping for paint colors, shall we?
I pulled out some of my favorite seasonal-inspired Benjamin Moore paint palettes to celebrate the beginning of fall. They’re not the traditional pumpkin-orange, chocolate-brown and marigold you’re used to seeing. I’m looking at the trendy hues of fall 2012 — raspberry, charcoal, plum, peacock blue and chartreuse.
Warm, Balanced Kitchen: A rich color like firenze is perfect for rooms with white accents and architectural details, like this traditional kitchen. A palette of orange with lavender accents is naturally evocative of fall and perfect to create a warm and homey feel year-round.
Elegant, Urban Living Room: A deep purple, that almost borders on gray, is one of the hottest hues of the season, especially when paired with soft pastels like cream and blush.
Dramatic Dining Room: Nothing says elegance quite like a mix of rich royal blue and coppery gold. In this dining room the blue anchors the room, while the gold serves as a striking accent.
See More Fall-Inspired Paint Palettes From Benjamin Moore