Leslie Moore - Interior Paint Color and Design Consultant
Each year brings fresh, new color themes into our homes and lives through fashion, interior décor and accessories. Pantone is the color forecaster for the fashion and textile industry, while Sherwin Williams is the color guru for the Interior and Exterior Paint Color Industry creating new paint color palettes each year which represent the world around us.
If you follow social media trends through Instagram and Pinterest, then you will certainly see forecasted trend colors popping up. I love keeping up with trends and observing what colors are being shown as this gives me inspiration for paint color schemes for my clients.
Pantone Forecasted colors are often more bold than the paint palettes produced by Sherwin William Paints. Sherwin Williams paint palettes are often more muted than the forecasted Pantone Colors, though, they are in the same color family and have the same tones as the forecasted Pantone Colors, because most people prefer interior and exterior paint colors which are more muted and soft for everyday living in their homes and on their walls.
Pantone colors make wonderful accents in a home. They work splendidly with the Sherwin Williams paint palette colors to add pops of color in wall décor, home décor, and textiles. In addition, they can be used on the exterior of a home for front doors and exterior trim and as accent walls to create a dramatic backdrop for wall art.
a calm oasis of relaxation created with paint in a bathroom:
Here is a paint color scheme created using Sherwin Williams Paint which creates a “spa” like feeling in a bathroom. Perfect for a bathroom with a bathtub as you can feel like you are floating on a sea of calm.
White and gray accents work perfectly with this color. Viewing the Color Palettes below the Sherwin Williams Paint Color Charming Pink could also be incorporated in towels, bathmats and textiles creating a “seashell” of a room… soft, soothing colors which you see when you go to the beach.
Or you could create a more vibrant, sunny and warm feeling by incorporating the Sherwin Williams Paint Color Friendly Yellow with your accessories.
If you want your bathroom to be more rich and intense in color than you can incorporate the Pantone Fashion Color Rose Quartz in your accents creating a more dramatic effect.
I often layer with colors when working with a client, using a monochromatic color scheme with colors in the same tone which adds depth and dimension to a room.
This shows how the trend colors forecasted by Pantone and Sherwin Williams can work together in order to create a complimentary color scheme.
shades of gray create dramatic rooms with depth:
Using layers of gray creates depth and dimension in this room. The room appears larger than it is when you layer colors as it makes the rooms feel more expansive. It also makes the room more interesting. Creating more interest in a room with paint color is an affordable way to add life to a room that otherwise is uninspiring.
Less expensive than doing a remodel, taking out walls or adding walls, replacing furniture or buying more art and accessories which often, instead of making a room have more life, makes it feel more cluttered and overwhelming.
When I go visit a client they often want to create rooms that have more energy and life. A revitalized room without having to make expensive changes or having to do changes which creates construction or remodel chaos.
I always recommend considering using paint colors first to change your rooms to see if that will fix the feeling of “being bored with your rooms”. Amazing what Paint Color can do!
A 3 dimensional art masterpiece can be created in your home using paint.
I love to help my clients choose paint color schemes which create rooms they want to spend time in transporting them to where they would like to be everyday.
Color can create the illusion of being in another place: in a different country, on a tropical beach, in a garden or a feeling: the warmth of the sun, the peacefulness of water, the majesty of the mountains.
Where ever my clients like to be is what I help them create with color. Color is also a wonderful way to accentuate your art and wall décor and make tired rooms look alive.
The most economical way to transform your rooms is with paint color.
Contact me for a paint color consultation: Leslie Moore 707-529-3195
More of my Interior Redesign and Paint Color Consulting Work can be viewed on my gallery.
I will help you to successfully create spaces you want to live in and that serve as an oasis for your soul.