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MOOD: Wisteria Hysteria

MOOD: Wisteria Hysteria
Wisteria Hysteria mood board by Erika Firm
Wisteria vine on Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina photo by Erika Firm with Miss SC
Purple. You must be thinking I've lost my mind. But a few weeks ago, the magical wisteria vines were blooming all over Charleston and I was in awe. I particularly like wisteria purple paired with navy blue and chartreuse (you know I've gotta get a teensy bit of green in there). This Wisteria Hysteria mood board's vibe is bold, powerful, lush, and feminine. Key colors are Violet, Wisteria, White Lilac, Navy, Chartreuse, Orchid, and Olive.
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Color Crush: Marina at Sunset

Color Crush: Marina at Sunset
Color crush on Marina at Sunset terracotta rust blush pink cobalt blue color palette by Erika Firm
Erika Firm for Revel Paper notebook designs
Revel Paper Notebook Covers by Erika Firm for Revel & Co. Colorado
There are just so many good, on trend colors in the Sirocco color palette. I'm particularly loving the Marina at Sunset vibe: rust, blush & cobalt blue, which I incorporated into Revel & Co's latest line: Revel Paper. The notebooks, sketch books, and jotters come in lots of colors, but these three are my faves. I particularly love the copper foil details. Fancy! There are still a few left in stock, available on the Revel & Co. website here. SOURCES | 1. Blush blanket 2. Terracotta bathing suit 3. Blush wallet 4. Cobalt blue purse 5. Blush wedge sandals 6. Cobalt blue x-leg desk 7. Blush linen sheets 8. Cobalt blue poof 9. Rust long sleeve dress 10. Rust and Blue tassel earrings 11. Blush plates 12. Fabulous blanket
Color crush on Marina at Sunset terracotta rust blush pink cobalt blue color palette by Erika Firm
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COLOR: Sirocco

COLOR: Sirocco
Sirocco color palette by Erika Firm Terracotta Rust Sunset Cobalt Blue Blush Clay The colors from the "Sirocco" mood board are warm and intense, yet calming. I've been seeing these colors pop up a lot in fashion, and think they work for all seasons. You know I love a monochromatic color palette, right? Even when it has slight hints of red, like russet + rust + peach. "Quick Dip," with its vibrant blues and warm sand colors, has me dreaming of lounging by a pool, preferably an exotic resort pool. I can smell the sweet scent of chlorine and sunscreen now! "Tapas" is all about casual summer nights: drinks and snacks with old friends. I love cobalt blue, rust, charcoal, sand, and clay together. I can envision an entire restaurant built out in these colors. Dramatic, yet comforting. These are gorgeous colors for a date night outfit. "Marina at Sunset" is the color palette that works best for Spring, I think. I can see a fun sundress in these colors. It has me thinking of brunch with friends in a marina overlooking La Jolla Cove. And boat drinks. Always, boat drinks. Continue reading

MOOD: Sirocco

MOOD: Sirocco
Mood Board Sirocco by Erika Firm I've been dreaming of an exotic summer vacay ... one with lots of poolside lounging, fancy boat drinks, and gorgeous sunsets. Who's with me?!? This Sirocco mood board's vibe is dramatic, exotic, warm, and comforting. Key colors are Rust, Russet, Cobalt Blue, Charcoal, Peach, Clay, and Sand. Continue reading

COLOR: Rainy Day Monday

COLOR: Rainy Day Monday
Color Palette Rainy Day Monday by Erika FirmThe colors from the "Rainy Day Monday" mood board are pulled from nature. I noticed each of these colors popping up in the Live Oak tree canopy at the entrance of Johns Island the other day, especially the "Amazon Trail" color palette, with its pop of saffron yellow and deep Pacific teal. Because they're pulled from nature, all the Rainy Day Monday colors are fairly muted and neutral, which makes them all mix and match beautifully. Really, you could take any two or three of these colors and they'll make a lovely color palette. Some of my favorite color combinations are monochromatic (alllll the greens, please: moss, malachite, lichen), and the romantic Moonlight in the Garden color palette. Darkest Navy reminds me of summer night strolls, Pacific & Lichen greens remind me of garden foliage, and coco cream reminds me of sweet jasmine flowers ... all key elements to a romantic Moonlight in the Garden rendezvous. Lately I've been loving the "Fashion District" color combo: persimmon, blush, saffron, darkest navy, and coco cream. So chic! I predict that my linen persimmon orange shirt/saffron yellow linen pants outfit is going into heavy rotation this year. Continue reading

MOOD: Rainy Day Monday

MOOD: Rainy Day Monday
Rainy Morning Monday mood board by Erika Firm The recent rainstorms here in Charleston have put me in a Rainy Day Monday mood. This vibe is somber, slightly brooding, and muted ... with lots of green (of course). Key colors are Pacific Teal, Moss Green, Malachite, Lichen, Saffron, Persimmon, and Blush. Continue reading

Ultra Violet is Pantone's Color of the Year for 2018

Ultra Violet is Pantone's Color of the Year for 2018
Ultra Violet is Pantone's Color of the Year 2018. Color combination ideas using Ultra Violet by Erika Firm.Y'all. #Designerproblems. Big time. Pantone might legitimately be trying to kill me with their 2018 Color of the Year pick: Ultra Violet. I had a feeling it might be a purple (see my previous post), but I was hoping for Pink Lavender or Almost Mauve if they went with a dreaded violet hue. But I do have a year to try to get used to it. I've compiled some color combinations using Ultra Violet that don't make my eyes bleed, using Pantone's Spring Trend colors for 2018. Hopefully you'll spot some color combos using Ultra Violet that you can use for inspiration. What do you think of the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year? Continue reading

Spring 2018 Pantone Colors Chart

Spring 2018 Pantone Colors Chart

Spring 2018 Pantone Report Color Chart by Erika Firm Wow! The 2018 Spring Colors that Pantone picked for its Spring fashion trends report are lovely, aren't they? Naturally, Arcadia (hello, any shade of green!!!) is my fave ... but I'm also loving Blooming Dahlia, Almost Mauve, and Chili Oil. And surprise ... I mean, this is SO unlike me ... I also really am loving one of the purples: Pink Lavender. Based on what I'm seeing trending out in the fashion and home décor world, I'm predicting Blooming Dahlia, Pink Lavender, or Chili Oil as the 2018 Color of the Year. I'm seeing tons of Blooming Dahlia and Chili Oil and Almost Mauve in clothing stores, and loads and loads of Pink Lavender, Spring Mauve and Ultra Violet (as well as Chili Oil) in interior design magazines. But we'll just have to wait and see.

 

Spring 2018 Pantone Color Combinations by Erika Firm

Blooming Dahlia (Pantone 15-1520) goes with everything! I already own a few pieces in this color for my fall wardrobe, but I'm on the hunt for a pretty Chili Oil sweater. I think it will look great with jeans and an olive coat. My favorite combination is Blooming Dahlia-Chili Oil-Almost Mauve. Stunning, right? I'm also loving Arcadia-Emperador-Spring Crocus together. A little bold for my closet, but it could be fun for a spring dinner party tablescape.

Spring Color Combinations inspired by Pantone 2018 Colors by Erika Firm

Some of my favorite 2-color combos using the Pantone Spring 2018 colors are unexpected color combos like Emperador and Lime Punch; Arcadia and Blooming Dahlia; and Chili Oil and Blooming Dahlia. Emperador and Chili Oil are really growing on me. Rich chocolate browns with a hint of rust or red are pretty hot. Like an Aztec hot chocolate. Do you think brown circa 2005 is ready for a comeback? It really does go with everything. Maybe it's the new grey?

 

Spring 2018 Pantone Report Color Chart by Erika Firm
Spring 2018 Pantone Color Combinations by Erika Firm
Spring Color Combinations inspired by Pantone 2018 Colors by Erika Firm
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