New Color Trends for Fall 2012

Fall: what a perfect excuse for change around your home and in your wardrobe!  This autumn, fashion designers are combining versatile mocha, grey and gold neutrals with a boost of spirited hues.  Where the muted rust of autumns past blended quietly with the natural scenery, this year's palette sets out to rival it with vivid tangerine, jewel-tone greens and a brilliant blue surpassing even the clearest autumn sky.  Rounding out the palette are feminine shades of rich lavender, smoky rose and a sizzling pink sure to warm up those chilly days.

Whether you're looking for fun seasonal decor or that perfect fall scarf, try out these hot new hues for an instant style update…

 

 

 

View Pantone’s full report for designer quotes, sketches and more!

 

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm
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Spring Feng Shui Tips

Spring is in the air and it’s the perfect time to refresh your surroundings and life with new energy.  Whether it’s starting a remodeling project, gardening or painting your walls new color, the active “yang” energy of the season can support you to take action!

 

Enhance the path to your home.  Welcome spring with a floral doormat and a wind chime hung outside your door to stimulate energy.  Remove dead plants from garden beds and pots and replace them with colorful plants and flowers.  Pay attention to your decks and backyard spaces for inspiring outdoor views.

 

Bring the “wood” element of nature indoors. Add vase of fresh flowers or a plant to key living spaces (if you don’t have a green thumb, silk plants represent the vitality nature in full bloom).  Throw away dried flowers that lack life force and become dust collectors!

 

Change your bedding and bedroom décor.  To reflect the shift from winter to spring, use lightweight floral or striped prints for curtains, pillows, or bedding.  Add inspiring artwork and clear the clutter to enhance this important room.   A change in scenery refreshes body, mind and spirit!

 

Paint your walls or an accent wall. Paint is a low-cost and high-impact way to energize your living spaces.  Be bold and try a bright color to transform your walls from drab to dramatic.  Use low or zero VOC paint to ensure a healthy environment for you and your loved ones.   Happy painting!

 

If you’re interested in a spring “tune-up” for your home and would like assistance to get started, I highly recommend my favorite Feng Shui and Color Consultant, Cynthia Chomos.   She can be reached at (206) 919-0107 or visit:  www.CynthiaChomos.com

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 1:00 am
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