Color Story: Cognac

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When it comes to fall colors, there’s one that is almost always in our homes, on our feet, and dominating the landscape. We’re talking about a neutral that goes with almost everything, and imparts an undeniable classic flair: cognac. The color is like its namesake; woodsy and warm with a hint of masculinity.  Cognac Glasses by Rikke Hagen for Normann Copenhagen | Serving | Vertigo Home

 

 

 

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2014_10_19_DamselinDior23-159-EditCognac is the perfect shade of brown for leather accessories like bags and boots. A pair of cognac boots and skinny dark-wash jeans are a match made in heaven for fall.

 

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Leather Sofa LoveWant to make your home feel cozy, rugged, and also somehow luxurious? Enter the cognac leather couch. This warm color makes your home inviting, especially when used on such a statement piece in the room.

indoor reception - photo by Next to Me Studios - ruffledblog.com/san-diego-loft-wedding/While cognac may seem to take a backseat to other fall wedding colors, don’t be fooled! This beautiful brown makes its way into wedding decor through leather and wooden accents.

Color Story: Fuchsia

2014 was the year of Radiant Orchid, a cool toned medium-pink that captured the fashion, decor and beauty world by storm; but today we want to give a nod to one of Radiant Orchid’s close cousins: fuchsia. Fuchsia is a bright reddish-purple that takes its name from the equally beautiful fuchsia flower. This color would look beautiful in any season because it’s vibrant enough for summer, but rich enough for winter.

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A fuchsia dress is one way to liven up a room! It’s as dramatic as red, but a little more modern and playful.

 

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946a0a6b838a111e0c78b874c2adf852A popular choice for bride, this bold color is perfect for accenting more muted colors.

 

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And don’t forget about home decor! Adding fuchsia to your room is a fantastic way to make any room more lively!

 

Color Story: Coral

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This week we’re highlighting a color that screams summer to us! One you’ll find in your brightly colored fruit smoothies, the toes of bikini-clad beach-goers, and dappled on the skin of your summer peaches. We’re talking about coral, a color inspired by the vibrant reef!

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277aea0b1301ee1741b5842eb024bbc4A bright color like this is perfect for celebrations, making it a go-to for wedding and party planners.

 

 

a30d5fb7374216c77ed6b79fe1d54156The lace overlay lends a little demure mystery to a bold coral dress! It’s the perfect color for the warm summer months.

 

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156634421d2f3000cadfbcb7259c7cace7d9c311a66362c064b1a5832dc06cca This vibrant shade is great for adding personality to your home decor. It looks fantastic when paired with blues and green, just like it does in the ocean!

Color Story: Lemon Yellow

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Yellow doesn’t really get a lot of love, even though it deserves it! It’s a bright and sunny color that can immediately make you smile. Lemon yellow, specifically, evokes the warmth and fun of spring and summer. It’s the perfect color for both decor and clothing.IMG_9712w

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5b05ce1916dcb513fb04b97a61125fdfWhen it comes to decor, this shade looks stunning with cool neutrals. Pair it with gray, taupe or even black for a chic yet sunny style. It’s also perfect for infusing personality into any room. Notice how stunning that piano looks when painted yellow?

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NF8C84271Lemon yellow is extremely wearable, especially when paired with a sun-kissed glow. It looks beautiful in a more modern style, or a loose and carefree vintage dress!

Color Story: Radiant Orchid

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As you may well know, Radiant Orchid was announced as Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 this December. This cool pinky-purple has been seen on the runway in almost every iteration, and is making its way into your home in the form of throw pillows and special edition kitchen appliances. But in 2014, you’re going to see a lot more of it in every aspect of design, fashion and even beauty. If you aren’t sold on this color yet, take a look at some of these inspirational photos that are bound to ignite a passion for this fun floral.

Radiant Orchid Walls

A fantastic choice for any bedroom, Radiant Orchid is cool, calming and modern.

Japanese Blossom from Stylesight

This beautiful look really embraces the Color of the Year. Our favorite aspect of the shot? The gorgeous flowers in the model’s hair of course!

Radiant Orchid Feathered Coat

Radiant Orchid Eye Makeup

Last year’s Color of the Year was Emerald, a tough choice to parlay into the beauty realm. But Radiant Orchid can easily be adapted for the face!

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One way of deciding the Color of the Year is to take a cue from the catwalk, and see what colors are popping up from show to show. The looks above use that enchanting shade to make two totally different dresses. The versatility of a color makes it a good pick for the Color of  the Year.

Pastel Tulips

When it comes to Radiant Orchid, we’re completely excited about the change. The color is modern, cool, airy, and a even a little intoxicating. We love it so much that we want you to get addicted too! Check in tomorrow for a special offer involving this gorgeous shade.