Below is guest post discussing how rustic and modern design elements can work beautifully together. S Interior Design sometimes refers to this blending of styles as ORGANIC CONTEMPORARY. This mixture can deliver a warm, inviting design outcome. There are a lot of opportunities to create spaces with unique design elements included when you work in this design spectrum.
Some think a little red goes a long way. Other’s cannot get enough and feed off the energy that the color red evokes. S Interior Design was surprised and happy to see that one of our living room designs that features red as the accent color was chosen to be a part of a recent design article published by Shutterfly.
Just remember, red is not only for use in your interior design at Christmas time!
The Color Red
Red is the color of energy, passion and action
The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy.
Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action.
It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination.
It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.
Being the color of physical movement, the color red awakens our physical life force.
BELOW IS AN INFO-GRAPHIC THAT COVERS SOME BASIC IMPORTANT DESIGN AND DECOR IDEAS IN AN EASY TO READ FORMAT. COURTESY OF https://www.choicefurnituresuperstore.co.uk
Every year new color trends are introduced in the world of design. Pantone, leads the pack as a color spotting expert, and all of the major paint color manufacturers follow suite with their won interpretations and insights. Below is Pantones predictions on color trends in 2017. Changing the colors of your walls, flooring, art work and accessories can make a big change in the way your home looks and feels. S Interior Design customizes color recommendations for their clients based on their specific likes and dislikes, trends are the least considered variable
Pantone unveils 2017 color trends for interiors
March 10, 2016— Home Accents Today,
Pantone Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman shared the color institute’s latest forecast for home interiors during her annual seminar at the International Home + Housewares Show this week.
After sharing some general color trends and influences, Eiseman unveiled the nine color palettes for 2017 from Pantone View Home + Interiors.
“We are all familiar with consumers’ constant desire to see something new, yet they still want, in many cases, to have somewhat of a familiar comfort level,” Eiseman said. “We have to assess our customers’ aspirations by using credible forecasts as a guide to invigorated color design palettes that will inform and encourage new color directions. The question is: What can we do to tweak our color palettes to make consumers stop and take notice?”
The 2017 Pantone View Home + Interiors palettes are:
Day Dreaming – This palette is a continuation of the Color of the Year pastel theme, with colors that evoke thoughts that are light and weightless….in contrast to the heaviness of day-to-day stresses. A key here is that other colors, such as Yellow Iris and a Nile green, are used to expand on the blue and pink.
At Ease – A step from Day Dreaming, At Ease is grayed down for more of a sophisticated feel. A variety of ever popular neutrals, both cool and warm, are blended with muted tones in a way that seems effortless.
Native Instincts – Style-wise, current and future forecasts point to a homogenous mix of design and color where a piece of Native American pottery is compatible with a Turkish kilim carpet and/or a pre-Columbian artifact. Likewise, this palette offers bold colors like a smoky orchid and a Carmine red along with softer Earth tones.
Florabundant – Just like its name implies, Florabundant is filled with the sumptuous beauty of rich floral hues. This palette offers a lot of drama from Pink Yarrow, Chrysanthemum, Red Dahlia and Baton Rouge and includes varying shades of green.
Acquired Taste – In both food and surroundings, an acquired taste means an appreciation for the distinctively different. Such is the case with this palette which offers a mix of colors and/or textures not commonly seen together, yet they combine for a palette that is subtly luxurious. Colors include Orange Chiffon, Pale Gold, Mulberry, Brandied Melon, a dove gray and a muted pink.
Forest Bathing – This stress-reducing palette is inspired by the Japanese practice of “Shinrin-yoku” or forest bathing. Studies have shown that a contemplative walk in the woods reconnects the individual with nature and elevates their mood. Several shades of green and blue-green are enlisted, which are contrasted by Grape Kiss and a refreshing Acid Lime.
Reminiscence – A different kind of walk – a walk down memory lane – is the mood conveyed here. Traditional shades like Maritime Blue, Sepia Tint and Rattan convey a sense of nostalgia and stability, but the mix of new colors like murky Martini Olive and Bird’s Egg Green keep the palette feeling fresh.
Raw Materials – Both the re-use and re-purposing of materials from nature and the health and wellness movement are represented in this palette. Zephyr Pink offers an unexpected pop of color against the many, more natural tones.
Graphic Imprints – Described by Eiseman as “great fun,” this palette starts with a base of black and white but then pulls in a series of strong, vibrant colors with names that tell a story themselves: Blazing Yellow, Dazzling Blue, Prism Pink, Fandango Pink, Opaline Green and Orange Popsicle.
Read more about Eiseman’s presentation at the International Home + Housewares
Here is a link to a great article published by Fresh Home on the subject of TRANSITIONAL DESIGN STYLE.
Transitional design is a term that is very commonly used to describe a design style that is not quite modern, not quite traditional, but embodies elements of both of those styles.
S Interior Design has frequently worked in this area of interior design. A good example would be updating a client’s traditional style wing back chair by reupholstering it with a modern geometric fabric and painting the wood frame a high gloss black. Adding contemporary abstract art work to a more traditionally designed room and/or traditional styles of crystal and iron chandeliers to a modern space are also ways to achieve a Transitional style.
In the end, descriptive adjectives of a room’s style are less important than achieving a look and feel for a space that just FEELS RIGHT and we believe that is the ultimate design goal !
Transitional design refers to a room’s meshing of modern and traditional elements. Image Source: Clarum