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Travel Palette: Streets of Lisbon – Graffiti Color Palette

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Upbeat, Energizing, Spirited

Spring is here! I am ready to lean into those springtime vibes. This featured travel palette captures a blissful moment while exploring Lisbon, Portugal. In this post, I am bringing you a fun and fresh palette featuring recently launched upholstery from Luna Textiles!

First, learn about the area behind the location of the photograph and where to score a key sunset spot! Discover how the scene inspired a fresh springy palette. Next, learn about the upholsteries from Luna Textile. Featuring the Paradigm collection, Off the Grid Collection, and the expanded Blueprint line. Get insight on how to explore color and textures to create an upbeat and energizing palette for your project or space.

The travel palette series expands creative horizons. It explores the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

Design to Five - Graffiti Color Palette - Pantone Colors, Aqua, Pink, Purple, Yellow DesigntoFive - Finish Material Palette - Yellow, Pink, Purple, Aqua, White

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Blog Posts Color In Review

Color in Review: Urbane Bronze SW 7048 – Color of the Year 2021

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Rooted in Nature, Balanced Energy

Urbane Bronze: classic, moody, earthy. This savage paint color is Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze SW 7048. This color made its way to becoming Sherwin William’s color of the year for 2021. This Color in Review features the 2021 Color of the Year: Urbane Bronze, SW 7048. I took the time to learn from the experts to uncover the significance behind this year’s paint color.

Learn a bit about this paint color, what it evokes, and coordinating paint and decor. In Color in Review, I curate a collection of items from artisans based on a featured paint color. The color-curated collections on the blog are a great resource for inspiration. They provide a curated source for discovering artisans, small businesses, and unique products.

The Color in Review series explores color, inspiration, and decor from black-owned businesses.

In this post, I discuss what paint colors coordinate with Urbane Bronze SW 7048. Then, I share information about each product featured in this color-curated collection. Come check out these lovely items and support Black artists.

Missed December’s feature? Check out the Pewter Green curated collection here.

Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze SW 7048 - Color of the Year 2021 Inspiration

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Blog Posts Montreal Travel Palette

Travel Palette: Montreal Convention Center – Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating Yellow

Designtofive - Pantone 13-0647 TCX Illuminating Yellow Color Palette- Palais des Congres - Inspiration - Blog Post
Reading Time: 9 minutes

Illuminating, Chromatic, Vivid

Here we are, starting the year with the first Design to Five post of 2021. There’s no better way to start the year on this blog than with some inspiration and uplifting energy. This month’s travel palette features Pantone’s 2021 color of the year: Illuminating 13-0647 Yellow.

I’m sorry, not sorry, but I am bringing total eye candy this month. You can thank this stunning scene at Palais des congrès de Montréal for this amazing array of colors. For those not a polyglot wannabe like me, Palais des congrès de Montréal translates to Montreal Convention Center. First, learn about this unique building and its architectural features. Then, discover how the building inspired this colorful and playful palette.

Next, get insight into how I created a color palette around Pantone’s Illuminating 13-0647 Yellow color. After, get the details on these showstopper materials. Learn how to play with color for your project or space.

The travel palette series expands creative horizons. It explores the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

  Pantone 13-0647 TCX Illuminating Yellow Color Palette  Pantone 13-0647 TCX Illuminating Yellow Inspired Color & Finish Palette

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Blog Posts Color In Review

Color in Review: Pewter Green SW 6208 – Green Decor

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Peaceful Greens, Muted Scenes

Well, 2020 is coming to an end. There’s no other way to wrap up a hectic season and whirlwind of a year than with the last Color of Review for the year. Sherwin William’s color of the month for December is Pewter Green SW 6208. Pewter Green fits in with the festive vibes as we wrap up this holiday season. In Color in Review, I curate a collection of items from artisans based on a featured paint color.

As we look into bringing in new habits for the new year, consider shopping habits. I encourage you to continue to make an effort to shop small, local, and uplifting artisans and POC. This series helps you find gems for your next project or gift.  The Color in Review series explores color, inspiration, and decor from black-owned businesses.

In this post, I first discuss what paint colors coordinate with Pewter Green SW 6208. Then, I share information about each product featured in this color curated collection. Come check out these lovely items and support Black artists.

Missed November’s feature? Check out the Canyon Clay curated collection here.   

      

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Blog Posts Color In Review

Color in Review: Canyon Clay SW 6054 – Terracotta Decor

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Grounded Elements, Down to Earth

It is time to wrap up the fall feels and say ‘see you later’ to November. We also have to take a moment to say hello to Canyon Clay SW 6054 for this month’s Color in Review. Autumn energy is not complete without some earthy fall tones. This month, Sherwin Williams gave us just that. Sherwin William’s color of the month for November is Canyon Clay SW 6054. In Color in Review, I curate a collection of items from artisans based on a featured paint color.

We are nearing the holiday season. The color curated collections on the blog are a great source of inspiration for home and decor gifts. The Color in Review series explores color, inspiration, and decor from black-owned businesses.

In this post, I first discuss what paint colors coordinate with Canyon Clay SW 6054. Then, I share information about each product featured in this color curated collection. Come check out these lovely items and support Black artists.

Missed October’s feature? Check out the Mystical Shade curated collection here.

Sherwin Williams - Canyon Clay SW 6054- Canyons Earthy Clay Rock Inspiration  Clay & Terracotta Home Decor - Canyon Clay SW 6054 - Curated Collection.

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Blog Posts Travel Palette

Travel Palette: Streets of Seville – Spain Inspired Color Palette

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Charming, Natural, and Sun-Baked

Oh, how romantic. and charming are these narrow streets of Barrio Santa Cruz in Seville, Spain? They were the inspiration for this Spain inspired color palette. I may have a long wingspan (ahem 6′-0″ ), but these streets are narrow. This week’s inspiration captures me walking through the winding narrow streets of Spain. Seville is full of character, color, and sun. Learn about this charming city and how it inspired this fresh color palette. Learn ways to create a playful, natural, and earthy palette for your project or space.

The travel palettes series expands creative horizons. It explores the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

  Spain Inspired Color Palette - Wandering Down Narrow Streets in Seville- Spain - Sevilla  

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Blog Posts Color In Review

Color in Review: Mystical Shade SW 6276 – Gray Decor

Mystical Shade SW 6276 - Inspiration Collage - Moon, Foggy Forest, Hazy Mountains, Misty Dock
Reading Time: 6 minutes

Ethereal Energy, Soft Shadows

Halloween hits different this year. That’s for sure. Channeling some spooky vibes with this inspiration for October’s color: Mystical Shade. This month, we are featuring Sherwin William’s color of the month for October: Mystical Shade SW 6276. In Color in Review, I curate a collection of items from artisans based on a featured paint color. Need to spruce up your space or need color inspiration? This series is made to inspire you to discover new color palettes and decor inspiration while showcasing items from black-owned businesses. 

Missed last month? Check out the Rock Candy curated collection here

In this post, I first discuss what paint colors coordinate with Mystical Shade SW 6276. Then I share information about each product featured in this color curated collection. Come check out these lovely items and support Black artists. 

  Mystical Shade SW 6276 - Inspiration Collage - Moon, Foggy Forest, Hazy Mountains, Misty Dock 

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Blog Posts Designer Spotlight

Designer Spotlight: Art By Dina D Interview

ArtbyDinaD - Blue Abstract Acrylic Painting
Reading Time: 5 minutes

I am excited to continue the series: Designer Spotlight. Designer Spotlight features different artists and designers on the blog. Towards the end of summer, I had the opportunity to interview Dina, owner of Art by Dina D.  Dina is a painter and photographer based in the DC area. She makes abstract contemporary acrylic paintings that would spice up any kind of project. Dina can be found on Etsy at ArtbyDinaD and her photography site at dinadeephotog.com.

Dina’s art was featured in August’s Color in Review: Touch of Sand SW 9085 – Neutral Themed Decor. Check out the post to see her neutral artwork and the coordinating color scheme and decor. 

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Blog Posts Travel Palette

Travel Palette: Sagres Portugal Inspired Color Palette

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Coastal, Textured, and Mystical

Taking it to the coast and reminiscing about these stunning views. This week’s travel palette is inspired by this breathtaking vista at Fortaleza de Sagres in Sagres Portugal. In life, sometimes you have to live on the edge. In this case, on the southwesternmost edge of continental Europe! Read on to learn about this prime sunset-watching location, and how I created this Sagres Portugal inspired color palette. After that, learn how this scene inspired this palette and how you can bring these dynamic yet relaxing vibes into your project or space.

The travel palettes series was created to expand creative horizons and explore the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

  Sagres Portugal Inspired Color Palette Sagres Portugal Inspired Material & Finish Palette 

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Blog Posts Color In Review

Color In Review: Rock Candy SW 6231 – Gray Decor

Sherwin Williams Rock Candy SW 6231 -Inspiration - Ice, Frost
Reading Time: 6 minutes

Icy Grays, Fresh Neutral

We say goodbye to summer as we wrap up September with another Color in Review. This month, we are featuring Sherwin William’s September Color of the Month: Rock Candy SW 6231 and gray decor. In Color in Review, I curate a collection of items from artisans based on a featured paint color. Color in Review may provide you that unique decor solution from black-owned businesses. 

Missed last month? Check out the Perle Noir curated collection here

This series highlights Black artists, creatives, and designers. Take a look to discover items from talented individuals and find some cool items to enhance your space and various projects!

In this post, I first discuss what paint colors coordinate with Rock Candy SW 6231. Then I share information about each product featured in this color curated collection. Come check out these lovely items and support Black artists. 

  Sherwin Williams Rock Candy SW 6231 -Inspiration - Ice, Frost   Light Gray Curated Collection - Home Decor Rock Candy - SW 6231

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