Fall Colors – Inside and Out

 

 

September holds a special day, the first day of Fall. We love the change of the weather and especially the colors! Pantone has released their beautiful collection of Fall Colors for 2016. The deep gem tones are simply stunning.

 

 

 

Cover Fall Colors

 

 

 

From blue hues to muted neutrals and bold gem tones, this Fall palette is full of gorgeous color. Warm Taupe, Riverside Blue, Airy Blue, and Sharkskin are beautiful together and they can also stand on their own. Here are some of our past projects using these pretty tones:

 

 

 

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BLUES GRAYS AND WARM TAUPE 1

 

 

 

BLUES GRAYS AND WARM TAUPE 3

 

 

 

BLUES GRAYS AND WARM TAUPE 2

 

 

 

The gem collection features Spicy Mustard and Lush Meadow. We love these two colors together. They are the quintessential colors of Fall foliage, which is just too pretty to keep outside. Bring in the colors of the season – which are beautiful year-round, with an accent wall, accessories, and original art. Bold colors can sometimes be hard to commit to. Accessories, art, and pillows are wonderful solutions for bringing in color.

 

 

L. SPICY MUSTARD LUSH MEADOW

 

 

 

LUSH MEADOW AND SPICY MUSTARD

 

 

L SPICY MUSTARD

 

 

 

 

Three variations of red are the reds of the season. First is Dusty Cedar, then Potters Clay and Aurora Red. Each evoke a different mood and richness. Together, they remind me of the varying shades of a rust colored leaf or flower petals. These tones mirror the color of Fall.

 

 

A DUSTY CEDAR A POTTERS CLAY AURORA RED

 

 

AURORA RED + POTTERS CLAY

 

 

 

The last color is perfectly named “Bodacious.” It can be powerful when paired with Spicy Mustard, or muted when placed alongside Warm Taupe or Sharkskin Gray. Below is a collection of when we used this color, and how pairing this Bodacious Pink with different colors makes for completely different looks. We love it!

 

 

BODACIOUS B WARM TAUPE BLUES AND GRAYS 6 L. SPICY MUSTARD

 

 

 

BODACIOUS HENE FLOWER BODACIOUS 4 with SPICY MUSTARD

 

 

 

BODACIOUS 3

 

 

 

BODACIOUS AND SPICY MUSTARD 2

 

 

BODACIOUS AND SPICY MUSTARD 1

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What’s It Made Of? Fixture Finishes

 

 

In our last blog post we gave a quick-glance list of the pros and cons of the many different metals and options to choose from when selecting your bath or kitchen fixtures. All of the things you don’t see matter. Now, we move on to the many number of finishes to choose from and which options are the best.

 



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image sourced from jago designs

 

 

Durability and Beauty can go hand-in-hand, literally, when selecting the best faucet and fixture finishes for your bath and kitchen. There are several different metals and looks out there. From brass, copper, nickel, bronze, and chrome to then choosing whether to have a polished or matte finish, the combinations can seem endless. But which one should you choose?

 

Here’s a quick-glance list of the pros and cons of each:



BRASS

    POLISHED BRASS
    Durable
    High-maintenance
    Must polish to prevent tarnishing
    Shows fingerprints and water spots
    Reasonable price


    SATIN BRASS
    Durable
    Easy to clean
    Reasonable price


BRONZE

    OIL-RUBBED BRONZE and SATIN BRONZE
    Durable
    Easy to maintain
    Hides fingerprints and water spots
    Reasonable price

    
    Bronze Tip:
    Select PVD coatings which bonds the finish to the metal to help minimize  corrosion and scratches.


COPPER


Less durable
Antibacterial properties
Shows fingerprints and water spots


NICKEL


    POLISHED NICKEL
    Durable
    Higher cost
    Warm tone
    Shows fingerprints and water spots


    BRUSHED NICKEL
    Durable
    Higher cost
    Warmer tone than polished nickel
    Hides water spots and fingerprints


CHROME


Durable
Lowest cost
Scratch-resistant
Chrome protects only the surface of a faucet
Shows water spots and fingerprints
If not a brass body, the faucet can still corrode or crack from within




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image sourced from sfc belgium

 

 

Mixing Metals is a fun way to bring individual style to your space. You CAN choose a polished nickel faucet with black or bronze pendants. You CAN choose a satin nickel fixture / faucet with polished nickel pulls or vice versa. You CAN choose a copper sink with an oil rubbed bronze fixture / faucet. Mix it up and have fun! This space is YOURS.  

 

 

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