It’s been quite some time since we’ve posted anything in our blog – I mean months. We just got busy. Busy with work, projects, family, soaking up the last few days of summer, winterizing our house… you know, the typical normal “to do” list that on some level we all share. But we here at Ciao need to get back into writing our blogs. It’s a way for all of our Ciao lovers to gain design insight into this crazy, hectic and equally wonderful design world without spending a dime. And, what better way to get back into writing our helpful hints than to share what we are crushing on right now – FALL COLORS!
A couple of weeks ago we were at the High Point Market in North Carolina. This market is the largest furnishing industry trade show in the world. Thousands of designers, manufactures, and industry businesses showcase at this market twice a year. The who’s who of the industry was there including some of our favorite designers that we carry in our showroom: Lee Industries, Kalalou, Vanguard Furniture, Light and Living, etc. While we came back with oodles of new showroom pieces (make sure you stop by and see all the new items we are unwrapping), we also came back with insight into some of this year’s hottest trends: Oranges and Reds.
Because of the season, right now is a great time to incorporate the bold color of orange into your home. You may already be doing so with the fall wreath hanging on your door, or in the pumpkins you still pick up at the store even though the carving days are past us. You can add this hue to your design even further. Bring in a pop of orange in your throw pillows, place ginger stained glass jars on your entryway table, or bring in the terracotta planter from outside to add some of this rustic shade to your space. The opportunities are endless! Phenomenal color pairings can be found with blues, browns, creams, and turquoises.
While in the last couple of years we have started to see orange creeping its way into the design industry, its hue counterpart (red) has been taking its slow time to gain traction. You see, red use to be the “it color” in the 90’s and since then has majorly served an accent color, not the main stream. But as of late, red is booming. It can be used all over – from the wall and/or furniture colors to accent pieces. The key with this color is to mix and match with varying shades of red, patterns, and textures. In the design world, you can see the color paired with blues, golds, and light browns.
Particularly, since we are on a fall kick, we are loving red mixed with natural hues like that of the outdoors: browns, oranges, tans, and yellows. Bold pieces mixed with grounding pieces. To incorporate this color into your own home, pair a crimson red accent lamp with a rustic wooden sideboard, incorporate a couple of bold fabric chairs around your dining room table, or add a red patterned styled wall paper to a wall you’re “just not sure what to do with.”
What’s wonderful about these colors is they will liven up your home without going overboard. If you are not brave enough to paint the entry room a bold hue, try incorporating these hues in small doses. Do what inspires you and makes you feel at home – after all, that is what interior design is.
Take a look through the photo slideshow above for ideas on how to decorate your own space. And of course, please comment and tell us what you think – we always love your feedback! How have you used these colors in your own home?