Paint/Color Trends for 2019

While gray remains popular as an interior paint color with some homeowners, others are shifting to greige, according to area designers. At the same time, designers report they are moving on from greige to shades of white and off-white. Samantha Lewis of the Hoover Paint store reports, “White and greiges are trending as well as white and off-whites as the popularity of the ‘farm house style’ continues to dominate in this area.” According to Kristie Banett of The Decorologist the trend in neutrals has indeed shifted toward white and off-white, as well as barely-there light grays and greiges. “These lighter neutrals …

Top Tile Trends 2018

Tile sizes continue to grow, according to experts, and, according to Amy Balsimo of Louisville Tile Distributors, the development of inkjet printing continues to give manufacturers the ability to create gorgeous graphics. “The ability of manufacturers to create dimensional tiles and more intricate patterns has led to tile being used in more non-common applications,” says Lesley Welch of Traditions in Tile & Stone. “We now use tile as wall coverings in powder rooms and even as accent walls in bedrooms.” Balsimo says that while rectangular shapes are still very popular, growing in interest are curved shapes and three-dimensional wall tile. …

The Hottest Color Trends for Home Exteriors

The Hottest Color Trends for Home Exteriors Exterior colors can convey a mood, and color affects the aesthetic of a home. Stylish gray tones are making a splash from coast to coast. Another big trend for home exterior color is the changing character behind the colors.

January/February 2016

About the Cover  Parents today often use neutral backgrounds for children’s rooms, settling for splashes of color in bedding, rugs, wall art, and so forth. The natural shades of gray found in the floor and walls are accented by classic patterns starring bright fuchsia and chartreuse combined with black, white, and grey. Designer showhouses are a great place to get ideas. For the article in this issue about children’s room design trends click here. The room show features the Pippen bedding collection from Glenna Jean.

The Great Light Bulb Debate

The Great Light Bulb Debate Are you overwhelmed when selecting something as simple as a light bulb? In the past, selecting a light bulb was only a matter of knowing that wattage you needed. With the new energy efficiency laws, the latest terminology, and the battle of LEDs vs CFL vs incandescents, selecting the best lighting for your home can be a challenge. What exactly do you need to know when you’re in the bulb aisle at your hardware store?  Here are some light bulb basics to get you started. Halogen Incandescents: These bulbs look like traditional incandescent bulbs, are …

Decorating with this Year’s Pantone Color: Radiant Orchid

Decorating with this Year’s Pantone Color: Radiant Orchid Q. I’ve read the color of the year is Pantone Radiant Orchid. At first I thought it was for clothing, but then I saw rugs and furniture this color. Are they serious? I like some of it, but how do I use it in my traditional home? Like most of my friends, I have a lot of chocolate and neutral with color as accents. I wanted to update this spring but now, I wonder if I should wait?