April 17, 2012
By now I am sure you have heard about the hottest color of the spring, Tangerine Tango. It is everywhere, especially when it comes to clothing and home fashions. For many it may seem easier to wear this hot color, than to decorate your home with it. This orange hue is a bright, vibrant color that can scare people to use in their home. Don’t be fearful of experimenting with bright non-traditional colors in your home. There are several ways you can add a color such as tangerine tango to any room, without going overboard. Take this bedroom pictured above; it uses tangerine tango in a chic way. I found this image on HGTV. They give several other ways to decorate with Tangerine Tango, which can be found here. The bedroom above pairs this hot color against a soft blue, and neutral white color. By adding tangerine tango to these less vibrant colors, it creates a nice balance. This is something that can easily be recreated in your home, by adding colorful accessories. The next time you’re concerned about playing with color, try adding a small accessory like a pillow or chair. Are you excited or nervous to decorate your home with vibrant colors?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 2252 Blue Mist, # 628 Pure Orange, # 429 Winter White, and # 452 Raw Sienna
March 20, 2012
It is officially the first day of spring. Yay . This is absolutely one of my favorite times of the year. I love seeing the trees and flowers in bloom, and I love all the hot new spring fashions. One huge trend you will see with spring fashion, is color-blocking. In case you are not familiar with this term or trend, it is very simple. Color-blocking is when a garment or outfit is composed of finite blocks of color. This trend was first seen in 1960s and again in 1980s. This is a fairly simple trend to create, and wear. This is a great trend during this time of year, because of all the vibrant colors one can use. Take the images above. These are all great exmples of how to color-block. Have you tried this trend lately?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: Apple Spice #951, Aqua #2580, Parisian Pink #2233, and Peach Fuzz #2489
March 13, 2012
What do you use your home office for? This may sound like a strange question, but believe it or not many people do not use their office as an office. Some use this room as an extra storage space, an extra bedroom, or a hobby room. Many people who craft take their office, and convert it into a craft room. Depending on the extent you craft, you may or may not need your own room designated to your hobby. However if your craft supplies are exploding throughout your home, then you may want to think about housing all your supplies in one place. In case you are looking for some creative ways to design a craft room, we can help. Take a look at this lovely room from Better Homes and Gardens. I love how it is so bright, and organized. Everything has its own place, and many items are color coordinated. To see more craft room design inspiration check out our Pinterest board.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #633 Baby Pink, #2586 Buttercream, #513 Cayman Blue, #684 Medium Orange
February 7, 2012
Gasp! That’s exactly what I did when I first laid eyes on this gorgeous table. I stumbled across this table first on Pinterest. The original source was from a blog called, The Inspired Bride. Although the creators of this amazing table decorated it with a wedding in mind, I see this table fitting in nicely at a Valentine’s Day dinner party. I love the mixture of colors used on it. There is little red hues in this design, which to many is the required colors to decorate with during Valentine’s Day. I feel that people often times forget about pink. I am such a girly girl so I love pinks, and purples for that matter. They are such feminine colors, that I love to decorate with. This table is soft, yet very chic. It is not overly mushy, but quite tasteful. Hopefully soon I can throw a dinner party for friends. I will definitely use this table design as inspiration.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 2574 Brilliant Pink, # 462 Burnt Umber, # 2495 Gilded Oak, and # 932 Calico Red.
January 24, 2012
I often times wonder who likes Valentine’s Day more? Kids or adults? I am leaning more toward kids, because they have less pressure on this day of love than us adults. They look forward to more simple gifts such as candy, and cards. They are excited by these little things. But what if a child was really into this day of love, and wanted to decorate their room? I stumbled across this bedroom, and immediately thought that this is the perfect example of what a little girl’s room would look like if she was given the chance to decorate it on her own. This bedroom is so precious. If I was once again a little girl, I would love the chance to have my bedroom look like this. Use this image as inspiration to get some decoration ideas for Valentine’s Day. As you can see, there is very little red used throughout. The main colors are pink and purple. Red is known and used as the traditional main color for Valentine’s Day, however many prefer to use more pinks and purple hues. What is your favorite color to wear or decorate in for this day of love?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 518 Peony, # 413 Pink, # 480 Titanium White, and # 633 Baby Pink.
January 17, 2012
Valentine’s Day is about a month away, and there are several ways to decorate to celebrate this day of love. I thought it might be interesting to take a look at a Valentine’s Day inspired bedroom. The image above was found on a site called, Home Design Trends. This room is very soft, and not too overpowering. Normally when one thinks of a pink room, it can at first seem overwhelming. This is a pleasant surprise. If pink is your favorite color then this may be your dream room. I am not sure this room would’ve looked as good with red tones in place of the pinks. It just goes to show that although red is the main color for Valentine’s Day, explore some other hues. Would you ever consider decorating your bedroom for Valentine’s Day?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #2485 Seashell Pink, # 940 Coffee Bean, #438 Ballet Pink, and #412 Magenta.
January 10, 2012
The beginning of the year is the most popular time for people to want to organize their lives. For many people one of the biggest things they want to organize is, a room in their home. If you are crafter, more than likely you craft room could use some organization. All month here on Paint Me Plaid, and www.plaidonline.com, we have been posting projects and articles to help give you suggestions on how to organize your crafts. Here is another great example of how to organize your craft room. I recently stumbled across this image online. I love how this basic bookshelf was turned into a creative storage space. It also doesn’t hurt that the color scheme has a Valentine’s theme to it. This would be a very simple way to get organized. Have you recently organized a room in your home, if so leave a comment telling us what you did.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 611 Barnyard Red, # 462 Burnt Umber, # 431 French Vanilla, and # 2575 Deep Tomato Red