2013 Pantone’s Color of the Year!

Last year’s color of the year was “Tango Tangerine”, which expressed  a warm, energetic feeling for the 2012 color spectrum.  In contrast to 2012, the color of 2013 has been designated  “Emerald”.  This is a “lively, radiant, lush color with elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well being and harmony.”  This color  reflects the expectation of more  luxury in this new year as well as “growth, renewal, and prosperity.”

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 What type of interior space can I create with this color?

This color is a great hue for all genres of design.  Whether you are a traditional individual or a trend setter, you can include this color in your decor.  For the very traditional who once fell in love with “jewel tones”, your dreams of revamping your home will become easier this year!  Although there are many different variations of the color “emerald”, ranging from the very turquoise emerald green to the more darker traditional emerald color, this color can certainly enhance the beauty of any room!

Traditional Emerald Green Interior

Traditional Emerald Green Interior

Trendy Emerald Green Sofa

Trendy Emerald Green Sofa

 What colors compliment the color emerald in a room scheme?

When Pantone generates it color of the year, it also generates other colors with which this color can coordinate.  Other colors which Pantone suggests to use with “Emerald” are: Dusk Blue, Grayed Jade, African Violet, Tender Shoots, Lemon Zest, Monaco Blue, Poppy Red, Linen, and Nectarine.  As you can see from this list, the new year will be filled with cooler  tones and more subtle pops of color!

2013 Pantone Colors of the Year

2013 Pantone Colors of the Year

Linen is one of the coordinating colors of the year which sets a great neutral pallet on which the color “Emerald” can be displayed and create that special “pop” in your design!  By using a neutral color like linen for the major items in the room, such as your sofa or chairs it will allow the color “Emerald” to have a inviting presence to it, instead of being over whelming.  Check out below to understand what I’m talking about!

Linen Sofa with Emerald Accents

Linen Sofa with Emerald Accents

No matter how you choose to decorate with this color, it should have a presence of earthiness and luxury.  This color also looks amazing as accents pieces in the room or statement furniture!  Just keep in mind that when you coordinate other colors with this color, keep it simple.  Combine the “Emerald” color with another coordinating color of the year or  a complimentary warm color !  Allow this color to embrace the year and bring warmth, prosperity, and enjoyment to your space! By bringing this color into your home you may start to feel warmer, richer and more optimistic!

Paint your old furniture new trendy emerald green to create a new look!

Paint your old furniture new trendy emerald green to create a new look!

Open Sun room with Emerald Sofa and Lavender Pillows are shown as a inviting, earthy way that the color Emerald can be!

Open Sun room with Emerald Sofa and Lavender Pillows are shown as a inviting, earthy way that the color Emerald can be used!

For more information about designing or where to get custom looks like these please visit our website:

www.fabricsandframes.com

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog atandy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Frames-Furniture/156825517684205

Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

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Bring down the heat by creating a Summer Beach Home decor…

Summer comes to different continents during different times of the year, but one thing that is true, is that no matter when it begins it seems to be the beginning of the beach season.  Although the beach is great at other parts of the year, interest in it generally peaks at the beginning of summer.  If you are in the market to create a beach look for your summer home or everyday home,  here are some tips!

Okitu House by Pete Bossley Architects. Architect firm out of New Zealand.

1.Use Light Colors:

Generally when you walk into a beach inspired home it looks  “light and airy”.  To successfully accomplish this look you need to use light weight and light color fabrics which will make your room feel “cooler”.  Two of the most popular fabrics that are  used are cotton canvas duck  fabrics and linen.  Although both of these options consist of natural fibers, which may not hold up well against stains, synthetic fiber fabrics are also offered in this same look.

Canvas Duck Fabric Furniture

2.A Touch of Blue… 

When incorporating a touch of blue in a beach inspired room, you reiterate the blue from the ocean.  This logic has been used when designing nautical themed designs in many different genres.  An example of how blue and white are related to the water is used proficiently with  the company Nautica.

Light Colored Fabrics with a light punch of blue.

Bedroom for Beach home using Nautica Fabrics. Other Nautica fabrics are available through Robert Allen Home Collection.

3. Adding Beach Inspired  Novelty Items around the Home

To emphasis the beach inspired home theme, incorporate a few little novelty items.  Some examples of  items that may be used are  seashells, accessories, or pillows that may have themes of fish or birds.  I have provided some examples below…

Starfish themed wreath

Animal Pillows: Incorporate an animal that would be found from the beach.

When choosing beach inspired items to incorporate into your decor some of the best resources are local shops around the beach that you are living next to or visiting.  Local shops will offer items that are hand-made from the natural elements from the earth around that area.  If you are not near a beach, but would still like to incorporate this theme  in your summer home, many major manufacturers of fabrics have lots of beach inspired fabrics to choose from. Don’t go overboard and put too many of these accessories in the room. If used  sparingly then your room will have a more polished but still very chic feel.  More beach inspired fabrics are shown below:

Michael Jon Designs: Pipefish UBK/ Ocean

Michael Jon Designs: Shellfish UBK/ Ocean

For more information about designing or where to get custom looks like these please visit our website:

www.fabricsandframes.com

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog atandy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Frames-Furniture/156825517684205

Writen By: Erica Guajardo

Edited By: Linda Decuir

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