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The Evolution of Color Trends

Many Interior Designers and Design lovers follow yearly color reports released by prominent companies like Pantone and Sherwin-Williams, but few of us know where those color trends originate from. Today on the blog, we explore the genesis of color trends: where they come from and how they tend to evolve.

A User’s Guide to Trending Shades of Yellow

The color yellow conveys energy, optimism, and warmth. In this article, we explore three trending shades of yellow and the color palettes they ensue.

Yellow is one of those colors that can instantly liven up any room. Even if you’re not the biggest fan of it, there’s no denying that yellow grabs attention like few other colors can. One thing to keep in mind about yellow is that it can be incredibly polarizing; while some people might find it to be cheerful and uplifting, others might find it aggressive and visually strenuous. 

“The radiant color of yellow promotes happiness and optimism in the observer. Yellow is said to promote happiness more than any of the other major colors. Believed to have an influence on the left side of the human brain, yellow helps foster strong analytical thinking.” – David Kelly via Medium

Yellow in the Home

Bedroom

The color yellow tends to bode well in the realm of interior design. According to HGTV, yellow can serve to activate memory, stimulate senses, and promotes communication and creativity. This being said, overuse of it can lead to visual fatigue. If you plan to use yellow in a big way within your home, opt for a spectrum of shade of yellow, which will increase the versatility of the color.

Photo via Lulu & Georgia

Yellow Trend Watch

Golden Yellow

Golden Yellow is a rendition of the color that errs on the side of subdued. Golden Yellow signifies luxury and luminosity and is best suited to nurseries, home office spaces, bedrooms, and living rooms. Pictured below: Golden Fleece SW 6388

*Spicy* Yellow

If you’re drawn to the warmth of Golden Yellow, you might find shades such as mustard, ocher, curry, and walleye to be similarly appealing. In addition to the compliments shown below, these rich and spicy shades of yellow also pair well with gray. Pictured below, Sherwin-Williams: Curry SW 6671
  • HEX D88F32
  • HEX C98227
  • HEX E39A33
    • Sunflower SW 6678
  • HEX D69835
    • Trinket SW 6685

Lemon Yellow

Lemon yellow lends energy and cheerfulness to any room it’s used in, making it the perfect color for a child’s playroom. For adults, lemon yellow can be used strategically in the kitchen or even in a workspace to instantly refresh the space and foster feelings of creativity and positivity. Lemon yellow combines well with a variety of other colors, including pale pink, light and bright blues, and magenta. Pictured below, Sherwin-Williams: Lemon Twist SW 6909
  • HEX FED95D
  • HEX FAD97A
    • Daffodil SW 6901
  • HEX FEDF94
    • Sunny Veranda SW 9017

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Trend Alert | Patterns Galore

Here at vishion, we understand that adding patterns to your home can be a little scary. Overwhelming your home with too many patterns is a common mistake but today’s blog is going to help take away the stress. This post discusses how to add patterns to your home while still maintaining a sleek, beautiful design! 

A Very Brady Renovation

When we think of Interior Design, we often talk about designing a space to update it, but sometimes a home renovation means restoring a space back to its glory days. Find out how HGTV worked with the Brady Brunch to recreate the iconic 1960s house

Photo courtesy of HGTV

A Very Brady Renovation on HGTV took the country by storm throughout its four-episode mini-series.  The HGTV show was about the total renovation of a home to restore it back to the beloved Brady Bunch house. The whole renovation took around six months to complete and more than 9,000 working hours. Thanks to the help of the six Brady kids, the transformation is almost a complete replication.

Exterior

Photo courtesy of HGTV

Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott worked with Peter Brady (Christopher Knight) to recreate the exterior of the Brady home. This dynamic trio matched and updated the exterior paint to the original “Brady Beige” color. Thanks to a surge in popularity of mid-century modern home decor, the exterior of the Brady home could fit in many neighborhoods today.

 Dining Room

Photo courtesy of HGTV

The living room, dining room, and the staircase were designed with the help of Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick) and Cindy Brady (Susan Olsen). The television sisters and Property Brothers worked hard to make sure the sofa designs kept the vintage vibe throughout the entire room. The mix of green and brown fabrics and dark woods brings that mid-century feel to the entire space.

Kitchen

Photo courtesy of HGTV

The design team says that the reconstruction of the famous avocado green orange kitchen was one of the most enjoyable parts of the renovation. The green paint chosen for the kitchen chairs, cabinets, and refrigerator all resemble the classic look from the Brady Bunch show, even the orange laminate is spot on. The Brady siblings who worked on this kitchen said this part of the reno brought back the most memories. The actors say they spent the most time throughout the show in the Brady kitchen.

 Living Room

Photo courtesy of HGTV

The recreation of the family room shows off the 60’s style wood paneling throughout the space. Daybeds featuring bold, plaid patterns, are a nod to the trends of the time. Adding a pop of color, the light brown leather chairs were added to compliment the red table. The cast says they wanted this room to stay rustic and have a very vintage feel to it.

Backyard

Photo courtesy of HGTV

The final renovation of the Brady house was the backyard. Greenery was brought in to compliment the classic swingset that was used in the original show.  A teeter-totter and doghouse were also built alongside a mini garden to add color throughout the backyard.  The cast says they loved how the backyard came together as the last part of this amazing renovation.

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Creating A Cohesive Color Story For Your Home

When it comes to decorating a home, cohesion is key. Today on the blog, we explain how color can be used to create continuity and flow throughout a home.

The colors in your home should tell a story. They should set a tone, evoke emotion, and make an impression about the person or people who live in the home. But picking out paint colors that represent you and your preferences is only half the battle. The other half: making your home’s color story flow.

Something you might notice about homes that have been professionally designed is that they have a sense of color harmony from room to room. If you’re paying attention, you might find that they’ve used a consistent color or color grouping throughout the homebut it’s not always that simple. If you’re interested in learning more about creating cohesive color flow in your home, we’ve got some professionally-endorsed tips and tricks below.

Photo via Bree Leech

Pick a Flow-Through Color

One simple way to lend a sense of cohesion to the rooms in your home is by using a consistent paint color from room to room. The flow-through color you choose can err on the side of neutralbut it doesn’t have to. This color should appear, in some capacity, in every room of your home. In particular, your foyer, hallways, and any other connector rooms/spaces should be painted in this color.

Pare it Down

One common mistake homeowners make when decorating is using too many colors. This can come off looking busy, interrupting any sense of cohesion. On average, the color scheme for a whole house should incorporate between three and five paint colors: a primary (or flow-through) color, a secondary color, and a tertiary color. Anything beyond those are accent colors and should be used sparingly. You should aim to use your primary or flow-through color for about 60 to 70 percent of the area you’re planning to paint. 

Understand Sightlines

As its name suggests, a sightline refers to what you see from any given point in the room. For instance, if you’re standing in your kitchen, you might have a direct view (or sightline) of your living and dining rooms. As such, the colors used in the spaces that have sightlines in common need to work well together. You can achieve this by using the same color, complementary colors, or colors with a similar undertone.

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St. Patrick’s Day Green That’s Lucky All Year Long

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Vishion team! Decorating for the holidays is always fun when you love interior design, but taking it down can be the worst. At Vishion, we want to know why holiday color palettes have to leave when the celebration is over. This week on the blog we explore how to make St. Patrick’s Day green look good all year long! 

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