In hot midsummer, color is on my mind. In the room above, those juicy raspberry pillows and hydrangeas add just the right amount of color. Around here, we live with neutral walls and white slipcovered upholstery. Color can pop in at any time but never the "Hey, look at me!" colors in the pictures below. It would take a certain amount of courage to add such bright colors to my rooms, but don't you love the idea of a big splash of color? Let's take a look at some "popping"
Have you seen Pantone's Color of Year? For 2017, the color is called "Greenery" and it's about as fresh as any color could be. As you might know, green is nature's neutral. In a room, hitting the right shade can be tricky. Maybe that why Pantone's Greenery is such a hit as it's a clear bright green. Imagine it paired with blue&white, hot pink, navy, or gray. Let's see some rooms using this delicious color. nellhills.com Framed ferns in a bathroom awash with white linens
"Ultra Violet" is the 2018 Pantone "Color of the Year." Could this dark, dull grayish purple be a new neutral? As Pantone describes, "Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets." Whew! That's a lot to expect of a color. Let's take a look at how we can incorporate "the color of the year" into