Every year color authority, Pantone, picks the reigning color for the upcoming year. This color then dictates home decor, fashion and beauty for the rest of the year. This year Pantone threw us a curveball by revealing two colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, as the “it” colors for 2016. The best part about the pair? The duo work so well together that one can easily transition to the next with the ease of Sleeping Beauty’s ballroom gown. These soothing shades pair perfectly in home decor, fashion and wedding style. How will you be using Serenity and Rose Quartz this year? Do you prefer one over the other? Let us know in the comments!
Paint doesn’t just go on the walls! It can become an element in your decor on its own, especially on pillows and bedding! From the bold brushstrokes to the texture, paint is quickly becoming one of our favorite styles to use for textiles. It’s an easy to put into any room to add an touch of lightness.
Fall is finally here! Saying goodbye to summer is bittersweet, but the lazy days of summer are forgotten almost immediately when you throw socks, hoodies and pumpkin spice everything into the mix. One of our favorite aspects of the season are the warm and earthy colors, like burnt orange. This hue perfectly captures the color of the changing autumn leaves and gets us in the mood for all things fall.
Add it to your decor for a splash of color. You can go contemporary or rustic with a color like this.
2014 was the year of Radiant Orchid, a cool toned medium-pink that captured the fashion, decor and beauty world by storm; but today we want to give a nod to one of Radiant Orchid’s close cousins: fuchsia. Fuchsia is a bright reddish-purple that takes its name from the equally beautiful fuchsia flower. This color would look beautiful in any season because it’s vibrant enough for summer, but rich enough for winter.
A fuchsia dress is one way to liven up a room! It’s as dramatic as red, but a little more modern and playful.
And don’t forget about home decor! Adding fuchsia to your room is a fantastic way to make any room more lively!
We’ve been seeing sheer styles all over the city this summer, and with good reason! Dressing with sheer fabrics ensures that you’re covered up, but also allows for a more playful layering style. Sheer pieces are also often airy, perfect for those sweltering summer days.
We love the bold colors of this outfit, and the smattering of red shapes on the top. This outfit embraces sheer style from top to bottom. And those shoes.
While we normally wouldn’t dare wear a bandeau, it looks perfectly pretty when worn under a tucked in shirt. Class mixed with sass.
Here’s a patterned sheer dress in a soft pastel. It’s light, comfortable, but still super chic.
Word on the street is that the hottest colors in home decor might actually be the coolest. We’ve been seeing pale gray everywhere from bedrooms to kitchens and studies. But why the sudden obsession with this seemingly cold shade? It’s clean and modern, without looking as stark and dramatic as black or white.
They say the best things come in small packages. Well we couldn’t agree more. We think the coziest homes are also some of the smallest, and that a tiny space can pack as much personality as a house three times its size, maybe even more. Although they can be challenging to decorate, studio apartments have some of the most well thought out designs because space is limited and every item counts.
Industrial and rustic details like exposed brick and hardwood floors instantly add personality to your small studio.
Keeping your decor light is the key to keeping your space from feeling stuffy.
With all of the hype around Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, you’d think that would be the only color on everyone’s minds. Not so! Pantone recently released the spring color trends for 2014, and Celosia Orange was a popular choice that we’re seeing all over the runways in inside the most fashionable homes.
The name comes from the vibrant celosia flower. This beautiful bloom comes in a range of bright colors and has a slightly fuzzy texture.
This bold color is a popular choice for home decor too! It adds personality to any room, especially if placed against a neutral background. Need a color palette that never fails to impress? Try pairing Celosia Orange with teal or cornflower blue. These contrasting colors are a decor match made in heaven!
How will you be rocking this hot shade this season? Let us know in the comments below!
We think that the weirdest holidays can also be the best! Let’s take January for instance. This month is not only the first of the year, it’s also National Hobby Month. Maybe it’s the fact that taking up a new hobby is a common resolution, but whatever the reason for this wacky holiday we’ll embrace it with open arms! Here are some crafty hobbies you may not have heard of that we think you’re going to love.
Quilling is also known as paper filigree. It involves carefully curling and manipulating paper into desired shapes. We wonder if you could do this with starched ribbon! Oh the possibilities. If you want to get started, All Things Paper has great tutorials and resources!
If you’ve ever said something that you thought was worthy of a t-shirt, why don’t you try screen printing? It’s the process forcing ink through a mesh screen to create an image or pattern. Check out Instructables to learn the basics!
Despite their realistic appearance, these opals are made out of polymer clay! There are a lot of really cool tutorials on how to make faux gems from polymer clay like this one from Fall for DIY!
So everyone knows you can color with crayons, but did you know that you can carve them too?! These waxy mediums are perfect for whittling down into tiny colorful sculptures! The ones above were created by artist Diem Chau.
So macrame isn’t a new hobby at all, but we think it deserves a shout out because it can create such cool looking pieces! Think of the things you could make with our cord!
Taking up a new hobby can be fun and exciting, especially if its a crafty one! Have you taken up a new hobby recently? Let us know in the comments below!
As if there weren’t enough beautiful colors already, Swarovski has surprised us with some more! Take a look at Swarovski’s new flatback rhinestones colors! Click on the size to view more colors in that size.
DARK SAPPHIRE Size: ss9 – EMERALD AB Sizes: ss9, ss12GREEN TURMALINE Sizes-ss9 – FUCHSIA AB Sizes: ss9, ss12 LT. SAPPHIRE Size: ss12 – AMETHYST SATIN Size: ss20 LT AZORE Size: ss9 – BLUE ZIRCON AB Size: ss12 LT AMETHYST AB Size: ss12 – CITRINE Size: ss12 INDIAN SAPPHIRE Sizes: ss9, ss12– LT. AMETHYST Size: ss9 MONTANA AB Size: ss12 – SHADOW CRYSTAL Size: ss12TANZANITE AB Size: ss12 – SMOKED TOPAZ AB Size: ss12 SUNFLOWER Size: ss16, ss20 – CRYSTAL SILVER Size: ss16, ss20 ROSE SATIN Size: ss20 – JONQUIL SATIN Size: ss20
LT SAPPHIRE SATIN Size: ss12