Saturday, October 15, 2011


I personally don't know a lot of people that could pull this color scheme off... but here it is "BEAUTY QUEEN" compliments of PPG Pittsburg Paint Color Forecast!

This palette speaks to the apologetically confident woman. It's the return of glam with a disco sophistication. Beauty Queen strikes a feminine note but doesn't exclude her suave, charming man. It's high-intensity color that can turn light and airy on a dime. Lush and mysterious, soft and fresh, girly but not - the built-in contrasts sensation-seekers want. Ultra-slick surfaces like Lucite and mirrors capture the best spirit of the 1970s.
Sharp fuchsia pink and juicy purple are softened with cosmetic pink and freshened with this year's brighter teal and white. PPG Pittsburgh paints colors in this palette are Grape Juice (240-7), Tutti Frutti (138-7), Whirlpool (202-3), Candlelight Beige (216-1) and Brandy Alexander (535-3)

Friday, October 14, 2011


This information is straight from the "2012-2013 Insider's Color Guide"
This trend is about unplugging from a complicated life and living more simply and in harmony with one's community. It's about reconnecting with the rhythm of the seasons, homegrown foods and the materials of the region. Craftsmanship is valued. Materials are strong and honest classics: leather, wood, aged metal. Design forms are simple and familiar; antique-industrial and retro-mechanical. Folkloric patterns tell the stories of generations.
The palette is a mix of red berries, stone gray and solid brown refreshed by a creamy white. PPG Pittsburgh Paints colors in this palette are Rum Punch (231-7), Burnt Red (133-7) Pralines and Cream (117-3), Earl Grey (522-5) and Poppy Pods (526-6)

That "Rum Punch" and "Pralines and Cream" sure to sound good... I haven't had breakfast yet!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


It's crazy to think that there is already a forecast of colors for 2013!!! I just received the news... and the colors are RED,PURPLE, BLUE AND YELLOW for home decor in 2012-2013. PPG Pittsburgh Paints (one of my favorites) will be coming out with new swatches for these colors and I am anxious to see just what the saturation of these hues will be! "The Voice of Color" PPG Pittsburgh Paints also has a new "Atmospheric" mix of colors that are so soft and inviting. I've attached a panel of them here for your enjoyment!