I hope to feature many different interior designers in my blog in the future. (If you're interested, please fill out the short survey on the right of my blog.) So, for my first post on this website, I want to paraphrase an article written by Sacha Strebe from MyDomaine.com. If you'd like to read the whole article, click here.
Strebe interviewed Charlie Cosby, head of creative at Farrow & Ball. I've always loved their paint colors since I discovered them many years ago when the Taft Museum in Cincinnati remodeled. The article starts by saying that we know what colors are out, which was in an earlier blogpost of theirs. Here's the short list, Lilac, Mint, Grey, Blush, Navy, Firey Red & Pewter. "While 2016 was all about Black, Gray and blush, 2017 is dialing it up. Expect bold, intense hues and vivid brights."
Her five bold paint color trends for 2017 are...
Studio Green, "There is something almost defiant about the use of botanic Studio Green on walls instead of the ubiquitous charcoal darks. It is unapologetically clubby and has a fantastically timeless old-world quality but can be used in the most modern of rooms."
Raddicchio, "Pink has been at the forefront of decorating for the last year, and there is now a natural progression to stronger reds, with their spirit of bold optimism. Radicchio feels exuberant, romantic, and sensual rather than clean or graphic, due to its complex underlying blue tone."
Hay, "Understated Hay feels soft and familiar. Its quiet quality creates rooms that have a hushed atmosphere as well as an unmatched depth and gentleness. It is not a hot or sunny yellow (although it becomes rawer in bright light) but rather an aged, whimsical tone with an underlying green."
Drawing Room Blue, "Drawing Room Blue is a strong, clean blue and reflects the nautical references we have seen on the catwalk, but with a more graphic feel. Our increasing desire to be surrounded by the humbling, calm of the sea brings serenity to the home."
Pelt, "There is a big feeling for 'rock' at the moment, with leather prevalent in homes and fashion. Luxurious Pelt is the perfect choice to add some color to a rock 'n' roll scheme."