September 27, 2011
Aside from my love of painting while crafting, I also enjoy painting my nails. OPI released their new Fall 2011 nail polish colors collection called, Touring America. The colors in this palette were inspired by American cities. The colors featured very creative clever names inspired by some of OPI’s favorite American spots. Some of the colors’ names are: Are We There Yet, I eat Mainely Lobster, My address is “Hollywood”, Color to Diner for, and Honk If You Love OPI. Which color from the new fall line would you paint your nails with?
We created this color palette using FolkArt Acrylic paints, #2248 Turner Pink, #636 Red Violet, #443 Night Sky, #425 Medium Gray, #479 Pure Black, and #689 Pure Magenta.
September 20, 2011
Whenever you feel that you need a change to any room, why not try adding a pop of color to it? It may seem a bit odd to some, but believe me it is a very hot trend right now. This trend can be seen in many different design houses and publications. Why not try this trend out for yourself. If I was going to add a pop of color to the room of my choice it would be to my bedroom. Ideally I would like to try something similar to this room. This room was found on a website called, New York Spaces. The hot pink wall really adds some punch to this room. It is modern and chic. This color palette is very unique and interesting. I love that bright hues, and paired with the classic colors of black and white. Have you ever only painted one wall a different color than the rest?
We created this color palette using FolkArt Acrylic paints, #901 Wicker White, #634 Hot Pink, # 925 Wrought Iron, and # 503 Yellow Citron.
August 16, 2011
During the summer, I become easily inspired to mix and match colors together, that at first glance may not have been thought as a good fit. Turquoise and orange is certainly not a go to pairing, but looking at these colors together definitely put a smile on my face. These colors together can lift the energy in any room. It can be used in so many different design styles, as you can see from the living room above. Adding a pop of color to any living room can instantly alter the vibe. The palette below has such a summertime vibe. It is energetic yet soothing at the same time. What do you think of the turquoise and orange color pairing?
We created this color palette using FolkArt Acrylic colors, Tangerine # 627, Calypso #542, Wicker White #901, and Sunny Yellow #509.
July 27, 2011
Last week we were very excited to announce the new partnership between Plaid and Martha Stewart. This innovative brand new line of paints, tools, and accessories, premiered on HSN and received a great reception by viewers in the U.S. Well now it’s your turn Canada to get an exclusive first look of this new line on The Shopping Channel. The Martha Stewart Craft Paint program will debut on The Shopping Channel, July 27th at 11pm EDST and July 28th at 11am, 5pm and 8pm EDST. This new line has been manufactured by Plaid Enterprises. The Martha Stewart Crafts™ Decorative Arts Paints Program debuts, exclusively in all U.S. and Canada Michaels stores in late August. We would love to know what you think about the new line after you watch on The Shopping Channel. Please be sure to leave us a comment here on our blog or Facebook page to let us know your thoughts. For additional information on the new line from Martha Stewart click here.
Alex Perruzzi will be introducing a variety of kits in Canada for home decorating including:
Beginner Stenciling Kit
Home Decor Kit
Adhesive Stenciling Kit
Painting Tools Kit
Spray Gun Kit
4, 6 oz. Paint Mediums
Multiple 2 oz. Paint kit Assortments including:
18 Satin Colors – Brights and Muted
12 Glitter Colors – Brights and Iridescent
12 High Gloss Colors
12 Metallic/Pearl Colors
July 26, 2011
With summer in full effect, one thing you can’t miss are all the bright colors. In the summer you can see bright colors in every place and space imaginable. From a delicious cool treat like a snow cone, to a gorgeous colorful summer dress. Colors are everywhere in the summer, and not hard to spot. That’s how we felt when this porch caught our attention. Check out this fabulous summer themed porch. We stumbled across this burst of brightness from Traditional Home, and could not take our eyes off it. The idea of taking normal interior decor, and using is outside is very lovely. It really creates a very comfortable, homelike environment. The color palettes used are brilliant and cheerful. How could you not smile with colors like these surrounding you? Use this bright summertime porch as inspiration to update your own porch, or another space in your home.
We created this palette using FolkArt Acrylic Colors, Bright Baby Pink 223, Turner Pink 2248, Red Light 629, Pumpkin 225, and Sunny Yellow 509.
July 13, 2011
by Holli Long
I have a secret addiction. There are only a few people who know about this secret of mine… until now.
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July 12, 2011
When I was a little kid my mom decorated my bedroom from top to bottom in pink. I hated it. I was too young to know it at the time, but when I look at pictures of the room as an adult, all I can think is “Pepto Bismal.” (In fact, my mom took a picture of me in pink overalls, holding a doll wearing a pink dress, standing in the middle of the pink room. The look on my face is crazed. I still tease Mom about it.) Had it not been the early ’80s and had my mom known about Traditional Home magazine back then, she might have designed a slightly cooler room for me, like the one shown here. The room includes all the traditional girly elements: pinks, toile, flowers and fancy pillows. But I would never walk into this room and think “Pepto.” I would probably walk in, smile, crank up the stereo and get comfy on that armchair.
We created this color palette using FolkArt Acrylic colors Vintage White, Ballet Pink, Graffiti Pink and Licorice.