Design. Create. Decorate.

Design. Create. Decorate.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

2015 Colors of the Year, Theirs, Ours and Yours

Here at Quince Cottage we believe a home's design shouldn't be dictated by trends and forecasts, but instead should reflect the taste and preferences of those who live there. Having said that, it's still fun to see what colors the "experts" are telling us we should love for 2015.

Pantone always generates a lot of buzz when they release their Color Of The Year, and in this case it's Marsala, an earthy deep red. What do you think?

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Not wanting to be left out, paint companies also offer their opinions on what's the next big thing. Here is Sherwin-Williams' choice, Coral Reef. Makes us think of flip flops and the NC Azalea Festival in Wilmington.

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For those of you who don't love saturated, warm palettes, maybe Benjamin Moore's serene Guilford Green will do the trick.

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Which is your favorite? Will you be featuring one of these trendy colors in a 2015 room re-do? We'd love to hear about your favorite 2015 home decor color in Comments.

p.s. we like the Ben Moore color best, but we do have pillows in a gorgeous coral velvet that looks just lovely with Miss Daisy's coloring. Our love of the woods and the ocean is behind our preference for quieter, cooler tones. Generally, we use warm, bright hues for pops of color, like wildflowers in a forest, or beach roses along the shore.

Miss Daisy © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
A color that hasn't made "news" but which we suspect is poised for popularity is Butter. We've already based the color scheme for our younger daughter's future bathroom around it. That's Sherwin Williams Tea Light, by the way. In person it's not as gray, darn those iPhone photos...

Butter © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
These buttery yellow pansies were part of our container gardens last spring.

Yellow pansy © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Here are some other colors we'll be using in our new home.

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray

The one above will cover nearly every wall in our house, at least to begin with. It's actually a bit warmer and more khaki-ish than it appears here (or at least on our monitor). A really fabulous neutral that looks great with everything!

Sherwin Williams High Tea
The one above will be going in our master bedroom. It's got a lovely dark bronze tone in person.

Sherwin Williams Dutch Tile Blue

Our exterior shutters will be this color and we'll be bringing blue into the kitchen as well - but perhaps a lighter, slightly greener version. Not sure yet.

Quince Cottage style is where rustic and opulent rub shoulders. Gilded mirror against a plank wall, 
crystal chandeliers and antique farm tools sharing space, 
that's what we're talking about. 

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