Color of the Year?

December 1st, 2013

The buzz at the beginning of December in the design world is what will the Pantone Color of the Year be? Last year the announcement was Emerald and we all went crazy for it, it was wonderful to have such a rich jewel tone step into the spotlight.

pantone color of the year emerald 2013

In late 2011, we saw Tangerine Tango named Color of the Year for 2012 and subsequently it popped up in so many textiles and home accessories.

tangerine tango color of the year

Here is the history of colors that came before them, ranging from vivid reds and oranges to softer shades of blue and even a neutral.

pantone color of the year history

Some designers have taken a guess at what they think/hope the Color of the Year for 2014 will be, you can read that here. 

What about you? Is it time for a shade of purple? Will it be another red? A lighter version of green? A subdued neutral like we saw in 2006? There were a lot of opinions shared on Facebook yesterday. I’d love to see a paler pink shade like apricot or blush be named, and I’m always a fan of any shade of blue. What about you? What color do you think or hope it will be? 

Follow the Pantone Color of the Year 2014 hashtag on Facebook and #coloroftheyear on Twitter to find out the announcement coming this week!

image sources: pantone / plenty of colour

Weekend Reading

November 29th, 2013

Hello! I hope you enjoyed the feast yesterday, we spent ours with family and stayed up late talking and playing games, it’s tradition! We have family in town right now so I’ll be spending the weekend with them acting like tourists in San Francisco and Sonoma, and trying to squeeze in a little bit of shopping and decorating too.  

dining room table scene


I haven’t been online much this week due to the hustle and bustle this time of year, but I rounded up a few links I enjoyed, also my articles around the web. 

20 inspiring kitchen renovations

Why simple websites are scientifically better

State to state migration – where the people go.

Portraits blending family members.

Beautiful snowflake images taken with an ordinary camera

I scored 10/12 on this Seinfeld quote quiz, what about you?   


black white bathrooms


art inspired by nature

Black + White Bathrooms

Art Displays Inspired by Nature

gold glam

blue gold christmas

Golden + Glamorous Lighting

Get the Look: Blue + Gold Christmas

Enjoy your holiday weekend !