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Design Board: Ultra Violet COTY Inspiration

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With Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year 'Ultra Violet' in mind, our newest design board features shades seeking both the fun and dramatic across the purple spectrum. Smatterings of green, gold and blue compliment, while neutrals provide perfect backdrops for letting the bolder, more energetic colors grab the attention. Click the board for a larger view or scroll the list below to discover each component individually:   Nina Campbell | Las Reves | Pampelonne | View Experience Las Reves, the newest collection from celebrated designer Nina Campbell. This features an elegant, elongated wood grain pattern with the perfect subtle repeat.   Designers Guild | Berwick...

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3 Ways to Use "Ultra Violet", the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

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3 Ways to Use "Ultra Violet", the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

Last week Pantone announced their Color of the Year for 2018--Ultra Violet--a stunningly deep, regal shade of purple. We must say, after playing it safe the past several years (including last year’s “Greenery” and 2016’s duo of “Rose Quartz and Serenity”), we’re excited Pantone has chosen such a fun, fearless color! That being said, this vivacious violet is less about #trending and more about #timelessness. Purple has long been one of the most coveted colors, so when it comes to interior design, you can be confident it won't be losing its popularity anytime soon. Depending on your comfort level and décor situation,...

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The Inspired Palette: Healthy Eating

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Healthy eating is more than just the latest trend--it's become a full-blown way of life, incorporating select ingredients with exceptional nutritional benefits. We can't help but notice that many of the popular "super-foods" at the forefront of this movement aren't just good for you--they're amazingly colorful as well!  We're officially inspired.  Hence, we've assembled a palette of refreshing shades motivated by some of the foods that everyone and their gym trainer are talking about.     1. Avocado | Organic Green (6732) by Sherwin Williams Color: So we know that green is all the rage this year (Pantone's Color of the Year: Greenery)....

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Color Preview 2017: Pantone’s ‘Greenery’

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Pantone recently announced their “Color of the Year” for 2017, entitled Greenery, and by their own admission it was a total no-brainer.  Although it may have flown slightly under the radar up until this point, once you've seen it for yourselves, its pervasiveness should quickly become evident.  Just take a moment to look around.  Serious.  We'll do it together...! From the vantage point on this end, I immediately see a mousepad, polka-dotted seat cushion, colored paperclip and striped stationary; all shades of yellow-green and very close relatives to the appointed Greenery.  What do you see?  (Feel free to comment below.)  Perhaps...

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Pantone - Color(s) of the Year?

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Here in the D&D store and design studio, we recently got into the discussion about “colors of the year”, and specifically the company known for debuting them right before the calendar flips over each year — Pantone.  So we asked ourselves — How do they choose them?  Are we and/or our clients, utilizing them in any projects at all?  I mean, is there any relevancy when it comes to the real design world? [Pantone is the authority. Let’s put it this way — Actual COUNTRIES refer to them when choosing colors for their flags.]   As you can imagine, a...

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