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With the holidays quickly
approaching, which room in your home is first on your update list? From an
interior design perspective, what could be simpler and least time consuming
than a fresh coat of paint?
Pantone announced its 10 colors for
Spring 2013 so I thought it entertaining as well as helpful to write a short
blog on each with a few suggestions on how to use it in your home.
My first topic is Dusk Blue 16-4120.
Dusk Blue reminds me of a soft sunrise
over the beach. It’s a mix of ocean and denim; a light hue, but not washed
out.It’s a color that encourages
serenity, ideal for a bedroom mixed with deeper shades of blue, violet and pale
green. The hydrangea is a perfect blend of the colors I’ve just mentioned and
makes a perfect bedroom palette.
Dusk Blue works beautifully in a
kitchen complemented by white trim, a look similar to Chinese porcelain. Paint
the walls and the ceiling blue. Use white for glass front cabinetry, open
shelving, and solid doors and drawers. I’d even recommend white appliances
rather than stainless or other color. Bring in light wood tones for the floor,
island surface, and accessories. Add cobalt blue, a big fashion color, for
Bring Dusk Blue into the living room
with a beautiful chintz on a pair of armchairs, a solid linen sofa, and silk
stripe drapery panels. Use pull up chairs, an ottoman, and throw pillows in
other colors and patterns of choice to keep the look from being boring. A sisal or
oriental rug, depending upon how formal, contemporary, or traditional the room
is to be, anchors the room.
Blue in almost any shade is my
favorite color so I could go on and on. But you’ve got the idea. Now, go, have
fun with Dusk Blue and share with us how you used it!