Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2014 Color Trends

Over this past year I have been noticing the different trends in color. I have been looking to see what is in the forecast for next year.  Since we have been seeing the bright and bold colors over the past few years, slowly the muted colors are becoming more and more popular in fashion and home décor.
Now the more earthy natural colors are making there way back on to the scene. It reminds me of the 70's trends, except more subtle and sophisticated tones.
The color palette includes lavender, olive green and grey and silver to name a few. However yellow is still a popular bright color to look for in fashion and home décor.

I like to look at these colors for inspiration in some of my pieces of home décor. Even if it is a small amount of a popular hue in my art. I definitely don't want to be a stick just to what is popular, but I think it is good to keep up with some of the trends in some of my products.

As I was researching this I read that even in cars people are picking more neutral colors. My family just purchased a new car  a few months ago that is silver. I had noticed before, but I am amazed as to how many silver cars are driven by others now that we have that color.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Clouds

No my head is not in the clouds, but for some reason I had this desire to paint them. Probably because this entire summer has been so rainy and cloudy. Our weather goes from sunshine to dark menacing clouds, back to bright sunshine again. Even though at times it is good to have a cloudy fall or winter day to curl up on my couch with a good book. It simply was not what I was expecting during the summer months. I am thankful we are no longer in our drought we had experienced for several years. I do look forward to the fall season to hopefully dryer months ahead.

When I was a child I used to think that clouds were like cotton candy. Oh, how I wish I could reach up in the sky to grab a piece of cloud to eat. I know that sounds silly, but that is what I thought at a young age.

Whenever you are out take a look at the beauty of the clouds at different parts of the day and enjoy God's beautiful creations! Be blessed.