From Fine Lifestyles, Winter 2011/12 edition:
Do you spend thousands of dollars renovating and decorating your home to ensure it looks and feels the way you want for the holiday season, yet often end up disappointed? Or do you want to start 2012 with a new feel to your decor? At Saskatoon’s Blended Jive, owners Brandi and Joline want you to know just how much of an impact new interior colors can have on your space – and its usually the most inexpensive renovation one can undertake.
“Winter color trends are soft greys, smoky taupes and dark, bold colors,” explains Brandi. “Introduce them throughout the home by using a monochromatic scheme, or by incorporating dark, bold rich hues with neutrals through color blocking – an easy, sophisticated way to highlight a feature, or simply dress up an empty wall.”
“You can apply the technique in your home with paint, or by adding textures and patterns with wallpaper,” continues Joline. “Bring a chic look to your bedroom space with one bold accent wallpaper pattern to emphasize the headboard wall. For a soft subtle nursery or dramatic wall space in the living room or dining area, create your own look with textured paintable wallpaper.”
“The trend for interior doors this season is painting in a dark contrasting color to the casing and moldings, bringing life to the entryway to each space within the home.” says Brandi. “By incorporating a few new paint colors, whether in an accent area or an entire room, a fresh coat of paint remains the most economical way to enhance and modernize your interior.” Quite simply, paint is the homeowner’s ultimate decorating tool, altering the appearance, impression of size and even the perception of temperature for as little as $50, and less than an afternoon of your time.
Bold hues or neutrals, Blended Jive know these paint color trends will have you reaching for your brush and roller…
PARA Paints key colours for Winter 2011:
Trendsetting Style P5220-24, Coin Silver P2146-04, Snappy Dresser P5221-24, Stoneware Tint1 P2062-01, Weathervane P2139-03, Teeter Totter P5161-75D, Fresh Avocado P5174-85 and Her Majesty P5149-85.
All shades of purples, from the smoky mauves of Big Shot P5195-44 to fruity Grape Hyacinth P5099-63. Darker burgundies shine with a hint of raspberry in shades like Truly in Love P5143-75D, or smolder with one of the darkest purples in the Para palette – Little Black Dress P5195-85. Other trends include optimistic yellow hues of Sun Flowers P5058-52, Absolutely Beaming P5052-52 or the dramatic Saffron P5055-73.