Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tangletown Art and Garden Snapshots July 25th, 2009

What a fun and inspiring event! I relayed the Tangletown Garden and Art tour last March as “Christine’s Pick of the Month.” Sorry I forgot to remind you closer to the event! I had fun taking photos at the event and would like to share them with you and relate them as inspirations for more uses of color in your homes.

Candy Red: Chantal Granier, Artistic Advisor at Baccarat says that “Red is a timeless color and emblematic of our company. It is the color of energy and movement, and of the message of hope and vitality that Baccarat wishes to transmit for the year to come.”

Persimmon: According to Dee Dee Gundberg, Senior Designer at Ann Sacks, “In the past years, cream, white, gray and beige have been popular colors in the tile worlds. For a hospitality setting today, you need to be different.”

Cool Grey: Judy Robbins, Sales and Marketing Director at Silverstate Textiles says “Gray is the neutral platform onto which we pin our hopes and desires. It is the reset button. All the colors that we put next to grey look brighter, especially magenta and chartreuse green.”

Rich Purple: Laura Guido-Clark, Principal at LG-C Design commented “The new red-purple is rich, jewel-like, eye-catching and fetching. And unlike red, it is subtle and sophisticated.”

Neutral Black: Nicole Wittwer, Product Manager for Color at Kohler says that “There has been an increased use of color in the kitchen, and now people are thinking more about how they pair the sink with the countertop material. The neutral black Kohler Fireclay Sink has a honed finish.”

Mimosa: Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director at the Pantone Color Institute reported “Mimosa, a warm, engaging yellow, is the 2009 Pantone color of the year. In a time of economic uncertainty, optimism is paramount - and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow.”

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