Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Welcome! Enjoy Your Global Color Inspiration

How better to start my blog than with some interesting facts on COLOR! Some of you might know me and realize that fun, vibrant colors are part of my trademark. Color is a necessary, vital part of my life, my home, my clothes and my uniqueness in working with my clients! My goal is to bring COLOR and even ART to my clients’ lives and homes, specifically in their kitchens and baths. With our current economic downturn, we are seeing color trends moving toward the less chromatic and less intense hues – which is definitely a shift from the bold, saturated color palettes we have seen in homes in the past year. With conservative spending attitudes, color selection is also
expected to trend toward “safer” choices. According to the Associated Press, the most influential color of 2009 will be “Sunny Yellow” in response, no doubt, to the gloom most of us are feeling over the current state of the economy.

Other influences are the current “green” movement as well as whatSherwin Williams calls the “Global Tapestry,” referring to the fact that consumers are traveling more and are likely to be influenced by colors they experience in other countries and cultures. Hues from Russia (jewel tones and berry shades), East Asia, Latin America (primary, rainbow colors) and the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics (red and gold hues) are becoming more and more commonplace. So, if you can’t travel abroad, at least you can bring a worldly feel to your kitchen and bath!

The photos in this post are some global influences that inspired me, and the kitchen design project that was designed from these influences.

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