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Interior Design Trends: White

Interior Design Trends: White


Here's a bit of white to get you in the winter mood. What's not to love about white, it's serene, chic and angelic. Try adding some white accents throughout your home, if you haven't already, to help give a calming and airy feel.

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Color & Design: 60's & 70's Brazilian Album Covers

Color & Design: 60's & 70's Brazilian Album Covers


Color inspiration by way of Brazilian album covers from the 60's and 70's during the popular Bossa nova movement.

This selection of album covers is part of a larger collection on the site sabadabada which recently celebrated its four year anniversary. sabadabada is run by Peter who has been collection records from Brazil for over 15 years.

"My reasons for building this site were simple. I set out to build the site that I wished somebody else had built before I started collecting. I wanted to post some information, without opinion or commentary, and to share some of the music that I thought was worth collecting."

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Color & Design: Postage Stamps

Color & Design: Postage Stamps


Color inspiration from some recent stamp designs. Two series by graphic designer Gavin Potenza entitled 'A Field Guide to: the Stamps of the World' and 'Homage to the Stamp'. Along with a New Zealand heritage collection of the alphabet of cultural icons.

AtoZ of New Zealand

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Colorful Economic Indicators: The Lipstick Index

Colorful Economic Indicators: The Lipstick Index


Now that most experts have dropped the 'R' word in regards to the U.S. economy, we thought we should take a look at one of the more colorful economic indicators, the Lipstick Index. Which is this: the purchase of cosmetics - mainly lipstick - is inversely correlated to the health of the economy. The idea being that during troubled economic times women are less likely to buy items such as dresses, bags and shoes and will go for a less expensive item for a quick consumption high. The term is credited to Estee Lauder chairman Leonard Lauder who first used the term to explain the rise in cosmetic sales after the September 11th attacks. And according to the New York Times lipstick sales have risen 40% in the last few months. So, here are 18 of the recent most popular colors of lipstick.

What do women want when they aren’t allowed to want too much? Traditional lipsticks in more-sheer neutral shades; the bright reds of days gone by have been replaced by pinky browns and rosy taupes.

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Pur Minerals lipstick in Raspberry Quartz, $15 at Ulta stores.

Mally Beauty lipstick in Zooey Doll, $15 at henribendel.com.

Vincent Longo Lipstain SPF lipstick in Americana, $23 at vincentlongo.com

Michael Marcus lipstick in Jenifer, $24 at michaelmarcus.com.

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Color Trends: Grey

Color Trends: Grey


Our good color loving friends over at Etsy are all about gray at the moment and sent along this post to share. Along with their grey fashion trends we'll take a look at some website designs, and palette inspiration from the CL library.

Earl Grey. Grey Gardens. Gray's Anatomy. Besides these many varied instances, grey (or gray, depending how you spell it) is quite the trend as of late. From clothing to accessories, grey captivates the imaginations of fashionistas the world over. Maybe it's because it's a midway point between black and white, or maybe just because of its neutral qualities — grey just seems to work with everything (and doesn't have to be thought of as gloomy to get the job done). Here's to our new favorite color!

roselabicheLolitaVintage
decadesPrettyRaccoon
HendeHarmonyWear
TresChicVintagelarimeloom
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17 Blog Color Palettes That Work

17 Blog Color Palettes That Work


Most blogs tend to rely on white, grey or black as their main color, and while many of the best blogs, and my favorites, do just that, some go beyond the norm into a realm of bold and unexpected color...

A blog should never be judged by its color palette alone, but here are 17 blogs that use slight variations and bold departures from the color norms and do it well.

spacecollective.org grainedit.com

treehugger.com inhabitat.com

design*sponge thinkingforaliving

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Gorgeous Greens

Gorgeous Greens


When thinking of the color green we always tend to think of money, calmness and nature. For the most part, green is a pretty positive color. Who doesn't love having money, the idea and sense of being at ease and the beautiful greenery of nature?

The color green is also the most noticed color out of any other in the color spectrum. The variations of this color are amazing; starting from a soft pale seafoam green all the way on up to the darkest of greens, hunter green. So... basically there  pretty much is a shade of green that will make us all happy. What is your favorite shade of green?
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Vintage Color & Design: Record Sleeves

Vintage Color & Design: Record Sleeves


Here's some color inspiration from vintage record sleeves collected by artist Kavel Rafferty, who has some nice work of her own as well. This collection takes us through a selection of sleeves from some of the most prominent international record companies of the time, and gives us an idea of their focus on design even behind the album cover...

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polskie_nagraniaRCA
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Color Trends: Navy Blue

Color Trends: Navy Blue


Our good color loving friends over at Etsy sent along this post to share with our community. The post highlights current fashion in the maritime color of navy blue. Along with Etsy's fashion update, we'll take a look at some other navy blue trends in website design, and palette inspiration from the CL library.

Etsy Spotlight on Navy Blue

I've got kind of a "thing" for the color navy blue. Like the classic song by Diane Renay, I've been thinking a lot about the color, sailors, ships and all things marine. This collection of navy blue clothing salutes the origin of the color's name, as well as all the great fashion on Etsy.

Katies Hates Couture

EDOR 7

Ramona West

Lily's

Lucha Workshop

Peta Pledger

Oh Kirby Vintage

Erinliz

dalena vintage

Tres Chic Vintage

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A Graphic History Of The Color Pink

A Graphic History Of The Color Pink


No other color in modern history has carried such gravitas when it comes to associations with masculinity, femininity and politics. The color pink a vessel for weighty subject material, indeed. Especially when you consider the fact that it has only been around in its proper form for less than 500 years. Who knows what the future for this light shade of red will hold, but this info graphic created by Voltage Creative covers the last hundred years of politics and pop culture in all things pink.

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