2021 Color Blends; Bringing Two Colors Together

The end of the year is in our sights and it’s the time I start to think about the next year in color. 2020 has been, how can I say, unexpected to say the least. What can we expect for 2021?

What colors will be popular for 2021? We will see a blending and merging of two colors to recreate a new hue. The new color will be a color that has not been seen in the home before. The blended hues will be welcome for their originality. 2021 is the time to be bright, new, exciting, uplifting, and by blending two hues, highly unique.

 

 

The “Color Blends” are no one particular color in any deck. These colors, or similar ones, can be found in just about any color fan deck that is out on the market. All you have to do is pick up the deck of your choice and find a color that looks similar. There are no wrong choices here, it does not have to be spot on. This thinking is part of “letting go” that we all need to do in 2021.

The “purple” lotus flower that I have here is a combination of red and blue – how fitting for us right now. Color Blends are all about bringing two colors together to create one. I want this thought to be the concept for 2021.  You saw it here first.

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Virtual Color Consultations Now on ZOOM

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How Can Orange Be Your Best Friend?

Strange question, I know, but I will talk to you through my thought. To start with, what you see in this graphic is an Oracle card I designed. They are small, 3.5” x 3.5” but has big messages. The one you see here is about relationships. How does it relate to orange? 

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Are Jewel Tones Good For A Small Bathroom?

Jewel tones are PERFECT for small bathrooms. The rich, saturated hues of sapphires, rubies, and emeralds make small rooms cozy, classic, and intriguing.  Jewel tones are visually appealing and on an emotional level, make you feel like you literally are sitting on a throne.

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When Green Is More Than Just A Color

Is there any color more beautiful than green? Look at all it represents from new grass in the spring, the trees in the woods, the heart chakra,  the luck of a four-leaf clover, and even symbolic for money and greed. It’s a very versatile hue.

How are you growing in your home?

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What Color Should I Paint My Bedroom?

Seems like a simple question right? Still, we want to paint once and choose the perfect paint color the first time around. So what colors should we be talking about for our bedrooms?

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Color Has So Many Faces

I love seeing how color trends change over time. I just saw this photo on the Sherwin Williams site and loved it. Color does have many faces, and like our own expressions, the face stays the same but expressions change.

The many faces of color

This is clearly a historic home, but haven’t we seen this color a million times but in different expressions? I love this spicy orange and had it in my home years ago. Do I have a historic home? No, but that is the great thing about color, you can give it a new expression based on its surroundings.

Color can never be locked into one category, not even black or white. Color has stories, feelings, and emotions. Tap into it.

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I Just Found A Benjamin Moore Neutral That I Love!

Did I just find a neutral that I really, really like? Now I ask you, why would people STILL put gray in their homes when they can have a warm cozy color like this? Lifeless, cemetery gray, or a warm, creamy neutral? People, please stop the gray. Good job Benjamin Moore Seashell OC-120.

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How Can Color Heal Anxiety?

There are so many ways that color can help us in life. From tapping into the Chakra colors, coastal colors, healing color, and holistic colors. Whatever it is that you love, color is right there to make that connection stronger. Today, I’m going to take color yet another step further and SHOW you how it can help heal emotions. Introducing, my Color Cures, self-healing color collection.

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I Don’t Want To Get Used to My Color I want to Love It!

Last week I had a virtual client, well they are now ALL virtual clients, and I just had to share with you what she said. “I don’t want to get used to my color, I want to love it!” I told her I was so stealing her words, and I did!

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Delano Studio – My first job as a Ceramic Decorator

Delano Studio which was located in East Setauket, Long Island, has been a part of my life since 1981. It was my first job many moons ago and probably one of the most influential jobs I’ve ever had – I just didn’t know it at the time.

Delano Studio’s was a very small ceramic studio located in Setauket, Long Island that was known for it’s hand-painted ceramics and china. It was just a few miles from my home in Port Jefferson and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.


I was hired on the spot as a Ceramic Decorator. This was my first stepping stone to a very colorful career. I often wondered why I was always hired so quickly after people saw Delano Studio’s on my resume. I now know why.

Now almost 4 decades later, I’m still in the design field and still have a few hand-painted ceramics that were kept for safekeeping. When you stick with your passion, it sticks with you.

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