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

Decorating with Orange

In 2012   “Tango Tangerine” was selected as color of the year, encouraging orange lovers to spread the color around their homes as the primary color in their decor.  Studies have shown that when you enter a room filled with the color orange your brain is stimulated to experience feelings of excitement, enthusiasm, and warmth.  This color would be ideal for an office space or home gym because of the energy it projects  although many “orange” fans like the color spread throughout their home because of the warm and inviting feeling it has.  During the autumn months, orange is a great color to incorporate into your room scheme because it allows you to be festive with holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving by bringing the outdoor foliage colors into your home!  Below are some images that show you how orange can be incorporated  into the decor of your home in a tasteful way!

Neutral beige furniture with punches of orange pillows

Gym using the color orange to inspire a good workout

Orange inspired Office to bring stimulation to the brain.

Autumn Decor using orange

 

When decorating with orange you don’t always have to stay monochromatic.  Some individuals like to decorate with complementary colors like blue and orange hues to create contrast in the room.  When using these two colors together, be aware that the room will more often than not have contemporary flare.

Complementary colored room: Orange and Blue Interiors

Another great color scheme is grey and orange.  The grey allows most of the room to appear to have a soothing quality to it, but the orange tends to bring warmth to the room.  Having  simple combinations of both colors incorporated into a fabric, like the one below, can help bring the room together.

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Grey and Orange Bedroom

Orange is a great color to accent any room with!  It’s qualities bring both energy and warmth to a room, allowing the guests to feel welcomed.  Although you probably do not want the whole room orange, by incorporating a few accents of the color will give you this wonderful feeling! Tango Tangerine was a great choice for color of the year because of its versatility and ability to create so many different emotions and when used sparingly can help you create the perfect space for both relaxing and creativity!

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

Chic Halloween Ideas!

Tis the season to be creepy! With Halloween around the corner many of us are thinking about entertaining guests with parties and functions.  The question becomes, “How do I decorate my home so that it looks both chic and creepy at the same time?”  There are many different looks that you can create without spending  a lot of money…Check out some of the looks below.

Black and White Halloween

Black and White Halloween Dining Room

Whether your home is contemporary or transitional, decorating in black and white is trendy these days.  Adding a few accessories around a neutral interior will enhance the ambiance of the themed room and allow you to focus on the novelty items selected.   Some items  suggested to add to your room are pumpkins, wreaths made out of twigs, spiderwebs, black tablecloth, and candles.  To create this look you will want to keep the color simplistic by only using black, white, and punches of orange.

Lace Pumpkin Look
To create this look all you need is a decorative sock or stocking with has a lace pattern, stretch it over the pumpkin, glue and paint the stem black. White pumpkins make this look chic and modern!

Painted White Pumpkins: Create Black and White Illustrations on pumpkins using stencils downloaded from the internet.

Black Frames with punch of fall branches are a great way to recycle your old looking frames. To make this look appear “halloween-ish”, place this set-up on a buffet or cabinet with a sprinkle of synethic spider webs, small pumpkins and a faux lit candle to create a more dramatic feel with the branches.

Black Halloween Twig Wreath: This look can be created by making a wreath out of twigs from the yard, or spray painting one of your old fall wreaths with black spray paint.  Just make sure to remove anything that is not a twig.  Bead wreaths will create this look as well!

Orange Halloween Room

Orange Theme Halloween Room

In 2012, tango tangerine was selected as the color of the year!   If you were a person who was truly inspired by this color and indulged yourself by using it for the main color in your room, this Halloween is the perfect holiday for you to showcase the color!  Like the picture above, there is not much you have to do to make this color appear festive.  By adding simple accessories of black and purple you can turn this room into a fun Halloween inspired room whether you want to keep it chic and simple or creepy and ghostly.

Decorating Black Pillows for Halloween

A creative way to make a pillow appear to have a Halloween theme is to add a a decorative sash to it! Choosing sashes which have orange, purple, or even a Halloween pattern will give this styled pillow a bit of flare.

By adding buttons or dots of paint to a black pillow you can create this “black cat” pillow look!

Getting creative with items in the home during holidays can be a great way to join together with friends and save a little money!  Your home can come to life with creativity and keep you feeling good about staying environmentally friendly by using something old to create something new!

If your taste is towards the more creepy and exotic you can find lots of ghosts and goblins in the stores and online to help you create a really over the top Halloween experience for your guests. You can also create your own with materials around the house like sheets and old clothing. This is the time of the year to celebrate the spooky, creepy side of you and share it with your friends and family. Here are a couple of great Halloween rooms for you to enjoy and get ideas from!

Halloween Creepy Dinning Interior

Halloween Creepy Living Room Decor

Here at Fabrics and Frames we are filled with creative talented individuals who can create  something amazing from  almost anything.  If you liked some of these ideas for your home, but may need a couple of accessories such as seat cushions for your dinning room chairs, pillows, or black and orange accessories to decorate with, come visit us! And have a very safe and Happy Halloween!

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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