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5 Fashion Trends You'll Love in 2017 (& We Can Help You Find Them!)

It's a new year, which means it's time to go through your closet and throw out all those clothes that aren't working for you anymore. Trends come and go, but you don't want them hanging around in your closet after their expiration date. It's time to update your closet and find new trends that will have you looking fresh and feeling your best. Learn three of the hottest trends in fashion for 2017 and how our color matching tool can help you find them!  The Hot Fashion Trends of 2017 Yellow and fuchsia are everywhere. The two hottest colors of 2017 are going to be bright, sunshiney yellow and bold, powerful fuchsia. These two colors aren't for the faint of...

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Understanding Color Theory

Color is all around us, yet many people tend to take it for granted. After all, most of us experience it each and every day! It usually takes looking at a photo in black and white to really appreciate the beauty surrounding us. In order to improve your understanding of color and use it in the best ways possible, it’s important to understand the basics of color theory. Color Doesn’t Exist This sounds like it doesn’t make much sense, but it’s true! Color is created when our brains process the light signals it takes in from the outside world. Without our brains, we wouldn’t be seeing the color all around us the way we do now. Three Color Receptor Cells...

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How Color Affects Your Mood - and What That Means for Your Interior Design Projects

Whether you're a professional interior designer with an art school degree or just an HGTV fan who likes to dabble in Pinterest-worthy projects, choosing the right color for your space should be at the top of your list of design priorities. Decorating trends come and go, but there's a science behind the psychology of color. Choosing the right shade for your room depends a lot on the mood you want to create: A restful bedroom, an energizing kitchen, and a cozy den all require a different color to create the feeling you're looking for. No matter what color you are looking for, be sure to use the COLOR MUSE color matching tool today!  Color Basics With the exceptions of pure white and black, all colors have...

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Designing an Office With Comfort and Productivity in Mind

  Whether you need a space for a whole team or just need to revamp a room in your home, designing an office requires a careful balance of form and function, comfort and creativity. Your office should be a pleasant, inspiring place, but also one that encourages you to keep alert and makes it easy to stay productive. Here's how to create an office that will make you love going to work.   Get in the Zone   Consider exactly what kinds of work you need to do in your office — and how you like to do it. If you do a lot of research, do you prefer to sit at a desk or kick back with your laptop? Do you need...

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Furniture, bedding, flooring, wall colors - where do you start designing?

  You have many different options when it comes to decorating a room – do you start with a color palette, a favorite piece of bedding or just wing it? Taking the time to discover the style you like and determine which color schemes really appeal to you makes it easy to pull a cohesive design together for any room. Collect What You Love Whether you use a Pinterest board, scrapbook or traditional cork board, spend a few days or weeks collecting images of rooms and spaces you love. Tear pictures from magazines, print them out and take snips of fabrics you are considering and add them to your boards. Over time, you’ll start to see some clear trends emerging....

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