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For fun - this season's "In" colors [Aug. 1st, 2007|07:35 pm]
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[maripose131]
I thought I'd post this information generally since I don't often go back to read old comments myself and it might be fun for others. I'll be totally honest and upfront here in that I don't usually advocate doing the most "In" thing except in medium to lower priced pieces of your wardrobe... they go out of style as fast as they come in. Or hmm... I'll rephrase that a bit and I'll say take what's interesting from what's in... but don't do it too true to form because that will date quickly. Unless you're the type to redecorate and repaint every year of course (I do have one client like that), but generally that's too exhausting (and too expensive) for the rest of us.

So for fun... (I'm using fashion for examples because it'd take me too long online to find the right rooms to illustrate my points and fashion and decorating follow each other closely). There are several color pallettes that are, as kimattica put it, "in in in!" *grins*

One is muted - mauve (I know! old and creepy right?), with cappuccino, and cream colors. Think soft and feminine (or modern, goes both ways). Actually, this one is also somewhat classic and is great for soothing. Can't find a good clothes example of this one quickly enough. So for everyone stuck with rose or mauve colored carpeting that can't stand it (I know it was quite a thing for a while there), try painting the walls a nice cappuccino color - seriously, take your favorite Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts iced drink to the paint store with you to help pick out a color, otherwise you'll be easily sidetracked by strange green-toned ones that end up looking more like erm... baby's diapers than you want. Then put some cream furniture in the room. Or turn all those colors around into other places - cream carpet, mauve walls, cappuccino fabrics, etc.

The next is yellow. Particularly yellow as an accent to black and white. Here's an example in a Kay Unger shirt dress. Done right, it doesn't look like bumblebee-wear. Black and white is still extremely popular - as in heavy contrast. Here is another example of black and white (this time with a soft metallic accent - also in. Check out Ralph Lauren's metallic paints though ping me if you actually want to use one, there's some things you should know about the labor involved. So the houndstooth prints and certain plaids are still very in. (If you think you're looking at 70s retro, you are.) By the way, don't be afraid of black in your home (in the wood furniture most likely) it does accent everything around it rather than looking like "yet another wood color."

Jewel tones are back. Think 80s style (teal, plum, chartreuse, navy, etc) but with a slightly lighter and more modern feel. This page is loading today with a great example, not sure how long it'll stay that way. Here's another good example of a jewel tone.

Very big in home furnishings right now is Blue and White. (Old Ralph Lauren, and probably will be in that line again). I mean clean navy and white. That's and up and coming one.

Also in is PURPLE!! Lots and lots and lots of purple - lavender, dark purple, plum, etc. For a bit of design background this is significant because the fashion world tends to follow the Color Wheel around until it reaches purple, and then it goes the opposite direction. So it never spins always clockwise, instead alternating between clockwise and counter-clockwise.

Animal prints are also big, and extremely classic (leopard was a favorite of Victorian decorating actually). So don't be afraid to add in a little pop in pillows or in your wardrobe with some animal prints. Lately I've been quite intrigued by the giraffe prints popping up, although zebra and leopard are still classics.

For those who don't remember or aren't familiar with the color wheel, here's a picture (and the informational link is here):



So there's a fun general gist for you.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-08-02 01:24 am (UTC)
oh my gosh.. the mauve ( master will probably choke on mauve..lol) with the cappucino, or even a darker shade of that and the ivory sounds incredible. we have ivory carpet, maybe the dark cappucino for the walls and somehting in mauve with maybe the cap as accent color... in our master bedroom. right now it is all burgandys, golds and a slight shade of moss green. the ceiling is painted burgandy( we have cathedral ceilings in the master bedroom ), the walls are a darker ivory with just a hint of gold in it, and then i did a high gloss clear coat in stripes around the room. we have dark furniture.. i am ready for a change ( yes, i am one of "those" people who likes to change every year... lol ) my dream was always to go to school for interior design, but it just wasn't in the cards for me ~sigh~.. so i am a frustrated designer at home...lol.i now have a million ideas swimming in my head because of you ~grin~ already know what i am doing in the living room... chocolate leather and a real nice area rug with dark wood accents, i just love dark wood. i want plaid silk draperies and woven wood blinds. Master better get busy and earn lots of money with His new career :) at least the home decorating is all up to me with His approval, but like He says.. "I can't picture anything in my mind, and half of what you describe to Me sounds ridiculous, until I see it finished ".. lol.. He trusts my taste completely :)THANK YOU for this post !
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From: maripose131
2007-08-02 01:26 am (UTC)
absolutely. i love how rich your descriptions sound. sounds like a very lovely (and passionate) home.
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From: liors_nava
2007-08-02 04:19 am (UTC)
VERY passionate :) in ALL ways ~grin~
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From: liors_nava
2007-08-02 01:25 am (UTC)
the previous post was from me.. i got so excited i forgot to log in... LOL
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From: liors_nava
2007-08-02 02:43 pm (UTC)

could you email me ?

hi kate :) could you please email me at liors_nava@yahoo.com ? there is something i need to talk to you about off the community :)
thanks so much ! ~grin~
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From: maripose131
2007-08-03 03:33 am (UTC)
you have purple hair!?!

that's AWESOME!!! I am so jealous. I've thought of blue forever and ever, especially when it was super short, but never really wanted it quite enough to do it. Now it's sort of out of my hands... and I'm not thinking G would really favor blue hair.
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From: maripose131
2007-08-03 01:59 pm (UTC)
rock! looks like something straight out of a fairy book. very cool. *smiles*
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From: liors_nava
2007-08-03 06:00 pm (UTC)
oh my gosh... you have beautiful hair :) i am jealous. i also think Master would have a complete fit if i was to ever color my hair any other than any shade of red, and even that He barely tolerates.. lol. He just happens to like my regular mousy brown with a bunch of gray thrown in ~sigh~
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