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It‘s More Than
Barbie’s Anthem Color.
Pink hasn’t always been a “girl’s” color. Earnshaw’s Infant, a trade magazine, published an article in the early 1900s that said pink was for boys because it was a “stronger” color as a derivative of red.
Blue, “the delicate color,” was then proclaimed to be for girls. Years later, the switch happened in the girl/boy color choice. The culture changed; pink became for girls and blue for boys.
When Barbie was launched by Mattel in 1959, pink was nowhere to be found. It wasn’t until the late 1970s that Barbie claimed pink for its packaging, Barbie’s furniture, and Barbie’s clothing.
And we all know what a hubbub occurred this summer when Barbie, the movie, premiered.
There was pink EVERYWHERE: décor, clothing, fashion accessories. That movie has caused such a stir (pun intended) that one European paint brand ran out of pink paint.
Pink has a long, vibrant history of being popular.
In the 1920s, pink was paired in Art Deco design with black, gold, and silver to create a very glamorous look.
The glamour continued in the 1930s and 1940s when pink was for the rich and famous, promoted by Hollywood.
Then MCM hit in the 1950s, and the pink bathroom, kitchen, and accessories came. Dusty rose sofas and vibrant workout clothes hit in the 1980s.
Over the last 10 years, pink has become in vogue again.
Pink is now for everybody.
Ease Back Into Neutrals.
Neutral design can be very exciting and challenging at the same time. There are many ways to utilize neutral color pallets in your design project. Shades, tones, and tints create layers in the room or can be the backdrop of a variety of accent colors.
Choose a monochromatic room setting. That is the use of one color with different values of the color used throughout the room.
Or perhaps, use many shades of neutrals and mix those elements together in the space to add interest: a cream, a beige, with a dash of white.
Don’t forget a personal favorite: black. Black works with everything! Touches of black in a room accent any and all other colors. The new maximalist trend finds the walls painted black for a dramatic look.
Texture. Texture. Texture. When using a neutral palette, look to texture to add dimension to your design project. Texture can be added with fabric, finish, or organic elements, such as wood.
Grey entered the scene about 10 years ago, evolving into “greige.” Greige is a warm grey that combines grey and beige. Or can go the other way, a warm neutral with an emphasis on the brown undertone paired with grey. Coming full circle, Now we are seeing the resurgence of beige as the neutral of choice.
Neutrals are in a stage of evolution. Going beyond the white, cream, and grey, today’s neutrals have an undertone of other colors. Green. Pink, Blue, Lavender, and more.
Regardless of your style, remember to have fun!!!
Adding a touch of personality to your windows can elevate the overall aesthetic of your home.
Whether it’s through bold patterns or soft textures, your window coverings can be a reflection of your unique style and taste.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match different fabrics and materials to create a look that’s both functional and beautiful.
With a little bit of imagination and a lot of passion, your windows can become the centerpiece of any room in your home.
So, don’t hold back – let your windows bloom with color and creativity today!
Elevate Your Home’s Look with the Right Window Treatment Design.
Windows are the key to bringing in natural light and air circulation and offering a view of the outside world. However, to fully harness their potential, you need to bring your windows to life with a beautiful window treatment design. A well-designed window treatment not only enhances your home’s look but also serves a practical purpose.
The first step in designing the perfect window treatment is to consider your goals. For instance, a bedroom might require a treatment that ensures privacy and blocks out light, while a living room might require something that allows natural light to flood in.
Next, you should select the right materials for your design. Your material choice will depend on various factors, such as the amount of privacy and light control you desire, the style you’re after, and the function of the room.
Finally, your window treatment design should complement the overall feel of your space, whether you prefer a minimalist approach or a more ornate look. By keeping these factors in mind, you can achieve a window treatment that enhances your home’s value and adds a touch of sophistication to your windows.
There are numerous options available when it comes to window treatments.
Some popular options include blinds, shades, and shutters, each with its own benefits.
Blinds are a timeless choice that offers excellent light control and privacy. They come in a variety of materials, from wood to faux wood and aluminum, so you can choose the one that best suits your style and budget.
Shades are another popular choice that comes in a wide range of materials and styles, from Roman shades to roller shades. They are easy to operate and provide excellent light control.
Shutters are a more permanent option that adds a touch of luxury to any room. They come in various materials, such as wood and vinyl, and can be customized to fit your windows perfectly for a seamless look.
No matter which option you choose, the key is to find a window treatment that complements your style, provides the functionality you need, and adds value to your space.
Use A Professional
Window treatments are just like other elements of design. They are an investment.
When you seek the services of a design professional, you avoid costly mistakes.
A design professional helps create a space you will love. Ask for credentials and a portfolio to ensure you are dealing with a reputable business.
Dream It. Design It. Live It.
There are many choices. The process can become overwhelming, but you must take the first step and call us!
* Some photos are courtesy of Hunter Douglas.