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Pantone Contrasts 2020 & 2021

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For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.

To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles and socio-economic conditions.

Pantone could never have predicted the Covid-obsession that would overcome America in 2020. However, when they choose Classic Blue for the 2020 color of the year, they were prophetically spot on.

Suddenly, we were living in a world where we didn't feel quite as secure as in years past.

2020 Color of the Year - Classic Blue - TLK Luxury Custom Homes

 

Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the company’s Color Institute, believes that “Blue, from an emotional, psychological standpoint, has always represented a certain amount of calm and dependability. It’s a color that you can rely on.”

"There are many different blues in the Pantone system, but Classic Blue really gave us that feeling of confidence and stability,” Eiseman says.

Once in her yearly speech to the nation, Queen Elizabeth II referred to 1992 as Great Britain's "Annus Horribilis." Without fear of contradiction, 2020 could be called America's Annus Horribilis.

As time dragged on, 2021 was looking pretty darned gray as well, but now we're coming back. We're back at work and we're back at play. Weddings and birthday parties are being booked and our masked days are disappearing.

2021 Colors of the Year - Illuminating Yellow and ultimate Gray - TLK Luxury Custom Homes

 

To recognize this emergence into the light, Pantone chose two colors of the year for 2021...

gray and yellow and called them Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.

Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation.

 


 

Grandmillennial Style

Grandmillennial Style

House Beautiful recently carried an article by Emma Bazilian announcing the rise of the "Grandmillennial" style. Grandmillennial is the new favorite of the young, Instagram-posting, décor aficionado with a passion for floral chintzes and antique wallpaper. Some people are affectionately calling this new decorating trend "Grandma Chic!"

The core decades that Millennials are drawing from seem to begin in the 1920s and range all the way through the 1960s.

Grandmillennial Wallpaper

Designer, Meghan Hopp describes Grandmillennial Style as "stepping away from the sort of Modern, Minimalist, white-wall, clean-line design and hearkening back to more traditional kinds of shapes and styles. A lot of color, a lot of pattern mixing, it's really a much richer aesthetic." Hopp, a Grandmillennial herself, is fond of matching classic floral prints over several pieces, hanging vintage wallpaper everywhere and loves the combination of old and new."

TLK Luxury Custom Homes - Grandmillennial Dining Room

Millennials are becoming more comfortable displaying their own individual style and rejecting the high-pressure move for everyone to be minimalist. Ms. Hopp calls it returning to authenticity, coming back to what they really like without feeling the need to always be "young and fresh and, you know, of the moment." Millennials are saying, "No. This is what I actually, really like and I'm not going to wait until I'm 85 years old to live my truth!"

"I think color and pattern have started to make a comeback," Hopp continues. "We're really in this age of sort of like Maximalist design and I think it's going to go even further in 2020. We started off with Millennial Pink and now we're going the whole hog; we're all in!"

TLK Luxury Custom Homes - Grandmillennial Bedroom

Designer, Lilse McKenna says that Grandmillennial Style is “Classically informed". The look is so vastly different from the social media accounts that are clearly just so trend-based. Those of us who are drawn to this style are trend-averse at our cores."
 


 

Colors of the Year 2019

TLK Luxury Custom Homes - 2019 Paint Colors of the Year

Every year the major paint manufacturers announce their Colors of The Year and every year, those colors are fabulous!

BEHR’s paint color of the year is this beautiful blue called Blueprint. BEHR's Larayne Boaz suggest that you "reimage and dream a new mood or feeling in your home with Peaceful Blue S470-3, Blueprint S470-5, and Deep Breath S460-7." Larayne adds that "These livable blues are soothing and provide a sense of coziness. They are all very versatile and easy to imagine in any room."

TLK Custom Luxury Homes - Behr Paint Color of the Year 2019

This beautiful, neutral gray pictured below, called Metropolitan was Benjamin Moore's Color of The Year for 2019. How could we use this color in your home? Oh, let me count the ways!

Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore's Director of Strategic Design Intelligence says this of the color,“Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan AF-690 exudes beauty and balance. It’s a color in the neutral spectrum that references a contemplative state of mind and design. Not arresting nor aggressive, this understated yet glamorous gray creates a soothing, impactful common ground.”

TLK Custom Luxury Homes - Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2019

PPG Paints announced that a delicious green called Night Watch to be their Color of The Year for 2019. Night Watch is a dark, neutral, jade with a malachite undertones.

Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager, says,“Night Watch is about bringing the healing power from the outdoors into your home through color. The dark green hue pulls our memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria we feel when in nature."

TLK Custom Luxury Homes -PPG Color of the Year 2019

When Pantone announced Living Coral to be it's 2019 Color of The Year 2019, it spawned a frenzy of of coral love all over the globe. This bright and cheerful color, with its warm, playful presence is not only available as interior paint, you can also get it in everything from fabric to nail color!

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains  ”Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color."

TLK Custom Luxury Homes - Pantone Living Coral

Like everything you add to your home, what's really important is how it makes you feel when you see it or touch it. Everything about your luxury home should extravagantly express both your unique style and lifestyle. Paint accents are just one of the many ways TLK Custom Homes does that for your luxury home.
 


 

Mixing Magnificent Metals

TLK Luxury Custom Homes - Mixing Metals Interior Decorating - TK Kneedler, Rockwall, TX

Although mixing your metaphors is a definite no-no, mixing gorgeous metals when decorating your luxury custom home is very much in vogue. This inclination has been growing over the last couple of years and we predict that metal mania will continue trending well into 2018 and beyond.

Mixing metals can add character and an intriguing contrast to a room. For instance, mixing warm metals like rose gold or copper with cool metals like silver create a particularly sophisticated look. Brass and chrome used together with black lacquer is another chic combo popping up right now. Blending different finishes like matte gold and metallic gold is another sleek way to go.

TLK Luxury Custom Homes - mixing metals in bathroom - Rockwall TX

Adding a few mixed metal pieces to your current interior design is a great way to see if this design trend works for you. Try adding a brass lamp, a nickel vase and a copper tray as accents to see how the combination grabs you before you buy large pieces that could become an expensive regret. Metallic fabric is another great way to test the waters on your mixed metals adventure.

TLK Luxury Custom Homes Rockwall TX - TK Kneedler - brass black and gold fabric

You might find that you like brass and chrome together, silver and polished nickel, or antique brass and oil-rubbed bronze. As luxury home builder, TK Kneedler always says, "Free your imagination!"

TLK Luxury Custom Homes - Kitchen - mixed metal kitchen

Like everything you add to your home, what's really important is how it makes you feel when you see it or touch it. Everything about your luxury home should extravagantly express both your unique style and lifestyle.