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Interoir Design Trends: Gray & White

Interoir Design Trends: Gray & White


As mentioned in several posts prior to this, I have always loved gray tones long before I became fond of bright, bold hues. I will always adore gray and white, which is my reason for choosing this pairing (any excuse I have that will allow me to talk about the two, I will happily take advantage of it).

If I could get away with generously adorning my home in all white, I would. As some find it to be quite boring, drab, old or whatever negative term you would like to use for it, I find it to be rather invigorating and fresh. As for gray, when used on the walls it is amazing, and I believe it's very versatile, as far as decorating goes. It comes across as chic, in my opinion.

Do you think that gray is fun color to work with as well as white?

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Interior Design Trends: Orange & Brown

Interior Design Trends: Orange & Brown


The color combination of orange and brown brings to mind the 70's as well as fast food places, in particular Roy Rogers which I use to love as a little girl (but it no longer exists in my area). Being that orange and browns are used, or were used, in some restaurants makes sense as it is suppose to stimulate appetite.

Some love the two shades combined and some do not. If you are one who does not find this marriage of hues pleasing then maybe the cute items chosen may help to change that.

what are your feeling on the selected colors?

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Colorful Architecture: Shanghai Pavilions

Colorful Architecture: Shanghai Pavilions


Shanghai Corporate Pavilion

Atelier Feichang Jianzhu

The exterior structure is composed of hundreds of polycarbonate transparent recycled plastic tubes made from used CD cases, which will be able to be recycled again at the end of the building’s life. Multi-colored LED lights will be built into the exterior structure and be computer controlled to change the appearance of the exterior.

A 1,600 sq meter solar thermal energy system of heat collecting tubes on the roof will power the pavilion.

A misting system will also add to the structures appearance and help give it a dream like feel. It can be sprayed in various patterns under the entrance ceiling to give the building a fresh and elegant appearance. The mist will also help lower the temperature, purify the air and create a comfortable climate in pavilion.

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Interior Design Trends: Yellow & White

Interior Design Trends: Yellow & White


Yellow is warm, fresh and summer-y, as is the color white. The two can be strong and should probably be used sparingly.  Yellow can irritate little ones when overused, which is not a good thing (I find it to be quiet interesting that when I'm sick I do not like seeing the color yellow). I love white as well as yellow, but I would go crazy if I had to view it in enormous doses on a daily basis. It is good to keep this in mind, and if you feel as though you can't get enough, and can handle an overwhelming amount of yellow, then have fun.

What do you think of the two colors, and how do they affect you?

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Interior Design Trends: Shades Of Grey

Interior Design Trends: Shades Of Grey


Gray is an interesting shade which can at times come across as rather gloomy. Though it can be seen as gloomy, it does have another positive side. The side that is rich, soothing and simply chic. If you have been noticing, gray has been pretty hot for some time now paired along with other colors. It is an absolutely brilliant background color when decorating and great fashion-wise too. What is your favorite shade of gray?

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Interior Design Trends: Gold

Interior Design Trends: Gold


Gold is an interesting hue. It's regal, lively and commands attention. Adding touches of gold furnishings to your home can add a sense of cheerfulness and help to brighten it up like a ray of sunshine would. Show some pride and add the elegance of gold.

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The Colors of Karim Rashid

The Colors of Karim Rashid


The so-called "king of color" - as told by the press release for Gorenje's new line of color changing LED appliances designed by "the king," Karim Rashid (previously named kings of color include Lawrence Herbert & Matisse), has his court split between lovers and haters, but his use of bold, bright colors is enthralling and his influence on our current industrial & interior design environment is undeniable.


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Interior Design Trends: Lime Green

Interior Design Trends: Lime Green


Has anyone noticed how neon type hues have been making their way into fashion and some interior design? It all reminds me of the 80's. I do find myself leaning towards the greens and pinks. Today is about the greens though, love the greens! The lime greens are bright and cheery and when used in moderation look amazing.

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Colorful Architecture

Colorful Architecture


Nakagawa Chemical CS Design Center

emmanuelle moureaux | designboom

Office and showroom for Nakagawa Chemical Inc., a famous maker for their adhesive "colored films" products. Over 1100 different colored film samples are displayed in acrylic furniture making beautiful colors float in the space. Samples could be experimented in large scale with moveable transparent glass partitions and under different lighting conditions using as many as 48 light boxes (incandescent, fluorescent, and LED) installed randomly on the wall.

Inspired by the Japanese traditional sliding screens, Emmanuelle has been developing “Shikiri”, a new concept which literally means “dividing space with colors” in English. She creates spaces using colors, not as a finishing element applied at the end of the design process in order to decorate the space, but as three-dimensional layers, which create the space. By a very distinguish use of colors, she designs new concepts, new atmospheres which give emotions to people.

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Interoir Design Trends: Rainbow

Interoir Design Trends: Rainbow


There are so many different shades of colors that exist, and each one contributes its own effect. While each color has it's own way of affecting us, the combination of the colors in a rainbow is often seen and thought of in a positive light. It's pretty interesting when you think about it, in that variety you have some positive and some negative, but when you bring them all together it creates something beautiful and cheery. Does a rainbow of color leave you feeling cheerful and positive? What are your thoughts?

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