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I still can’t believe I finally witnessed Super Junior live on stage when they brought their World Tour here last month. They’re almost every K-Pop fans’ first love (me included) and I was reminded why after that one night. Aside from their unmatchable stage presence, the boys are well loved because they always make sure to bring their fans something new every time they come back after a hiatus and this year isn’t any different.  The Colors of Latin America Recently, they released the music video of their newest track, Lo Siento, a first of its kind Korea-Latin America collaboration and it easily became a hit. But what captivated me the most aside from their visuals and power vocals was the striking and successful depiction of the rich and colorful artistic heritage of Latin America, adding a little bit of this and that, but without going overboard. And I thought;…

For years I loved the minimal or neutral look for home interiors – the black and white combination, that changed to dark grey after a few years, to greige because I fell in love with the word first, then to Scandi white with organic touches. Even my clothes were mostly black and white or light and dark neutrals. Then, a few years back I had a change of heart and embraced bold colors like emerald, mustard, deep purple, fire engine red, bright orange, teal, blush… Change of heart does not mean though that I have turned my back on the neutrals. For me neutrals are as basic as breathing. I cannot imagine painting my home with rainbow colors because that’s just not me. I like the neutrals to be the dominant color in a space. I wrote about my easy two-step method for choosing your palette using flowers. I’d like…

Wes Anderson completely immersed the viewers into a whole new world where the colors are the narrators of the film. They do not speak yet they are eloquent in letting viewers know the mood in every scene and the nature of the characters in the film.  Yellow and Blue: The Mood Drivers of the Film Muted yellow is the dominant color in the film, yet it speaks loudly to indicate warmth and security. It is the color of young love between Sam and Suzy, and it is the color of the tent where they felt truly loved and comforted. Both of them have family problems so they seek for a “real home” and they found it in each other.   Extremely dark hues were rarely used in the film. It only used high blue contrast once to indicate danger, specifically, in the bell tower scene where Sam and Suzy almost…

Green is a color we seldom see in a city like Manila or Cebu. What pockets of green you can see are getting smaller and smaller as they make way for construction sites that would in the future become hundreds or thousands of homes for urban dwellers. Think of the Ayala Triangle which has now morphed into a rhombus. A few days ago, I read that Manila’s ‘last lung’ which is Arroceros Forest Park is under threat again. Read those two links if you want to know more. If your condo has a terrace, you are in a luxury position. You can use that space as a pocket garden of sorts. So when you’re indoors, you can see that beautiful green out there. So soothing to the eyes. That is if you stop staring at the screen of your laptop, tablet or mobile phone (note to self). But for most of us who…

Are you faced with the task of DIY house painting? What’s one of the easiest ways to choose a color palette? Believe me, you don’t have to climb the walls to know which colors to choose because there’s a trick I’ll share with you here. I’ll call it the easy two-step. Step 1: Know Your Favorite Colors There are colors that we gravitate to and very early on in life we are already making such decisions. Maybe you are not even aware of it but you do make choices. As a kid, it happens when you choose a toy or pick up a crayon. As an adult, your color preferences come into play when you buy your clothes, choose a car, or select a fabric for your sofa. If you feel clueless, just go to your cabinet and see what colors stand out. Or go to a fabric store and…

Did you know that the color of your kitchen, or any space for that matter, can significantly affect your mood? This phenomenon has to do with what is known as color psychology, in which it has been proven that certain colors and hues can incite a corresponding emotion or behavior. That’s why you hear of idioms like “green with envy” and “tickled pink”. Kitchen Mood The kitchen being the center of the home, you may want to give a lot of thought on how you decorate it. Careful consideration should be given not only to your personal style, but also to the effect it will have on your well-being and that of others. Whether you want your kitchen to radiate energy and cheerful vibe, stimulate everyone’s appetite, or exude warmth and tranquility, you will find that a simple touch of color can make all the difference.  Check out these kitchen…

The Be Bold palette of Color Trend 2018 comprise bright and cheerful colors which are perfect for summer. The palette has three warm colors, two cool ones and a light neutral. This is a balanced palette which gives a space color and energy. It can really create a happy room. A post shared by D&A Designs LLC (@dadesignsllc) on Sep 15, 2017 at 6:19pm PDT A post shared by Apartment Therapy (@apartmenttherapy) on Apr 26, 2018 at 9:02am PDT A post shared by domino (@dominomag) on Apr 18, 2018 at 8:06am PDT Summer Photos for Inspiration As Pinoys, we are experts at “summering” (I made the word up). There are the trips to the beaches, eating, island-hopping, eating, climbing mountains, eating, playing in the outdoors with friends, eating, Flores de Mayo, eating… The bright sun of summer makes the hues more intense. So while you are going about your day, be…

I’ve said it before and I say it again. Wall paint really changes the look and feel of a space. And all for such little effort and for less money, relatively speaking. And the best thing of all is there’s hardly any down time compared to structural changes like knocking down a wall to make the space look bigger. You can use light neutrals to open a space, or a dark color to provide depth. Wall paint can also be used to liven up a space or to give it a relaxed vibe. If you don’t like your first choice, then change it. You don’t have to overthink it unless you’re the overthinking type. Are you the type to have a flavor-of-the-month kind of style? Paint. Or do you want to try different personalities like you would with fashion? Paint. Of course, you’d have to make sure that your furniture…

Looking to liven up the spirit in your kitchen? Nothing compares to the ambiance that a freshly painted room brings, right? But in order to set the mood, it can’t just be any paint – it has to be in the right colors. So if you’re looking for novel paint ideas for your kitchen, Let it B has some nice ideas for you! This week, Let it B’s kitchen paint idea features the Fresh Colors of Bali! This color palette will surely make your kitchen homier, with its warm and light shades of white, brown, gray, green, and blue.  Bali’s Culture of Color Before, we discuss the colors of Bali as a kitchen paint idea, let us first look at Bali as a source of inspiration.  The island of Bali is a hotspot for tourists from all over the world. The captivating beauty of its beaches and landscapes is just…

Are you open to more inspiration on color and living spaces? We’ve put together our top 10 Instagram posts since we started. A post shared by Boysen Paints Philippines (@boysenpaintsphilippines) on Apr 10, 2018 at 3:02am PDT A post shared by Boysen Paints Philippines (@boysenpaintsphilippines) on Apr 22, 2018 at 3:43am PDT A post shared by Boysen Paints Philippines (@boysenpaintsphilippines) on Apr 3, 2018 at 3:31am PDT A post shared by Boysen Paints Philippines (@boysenpaintsphilippines) on Apr 29, 2018 at 3:05am PDT A post shared by Boysen Paints Philippines (@boysenpaintsphilippines) on Apr 27, 2018 at 3:15am PDT A post shared by Boysen Paints Philippines (@boysenpaintsphilippines) on Apr 24, 2018 at 4:05am PDT A post shared by Boysen Paints Philippines (@boysenpaintsphilippines) on Apr 26, 2018 at 5:11am PDT A post shared by Boysen Paints Philippines (@boysenpaintsphilippines) on Apr 18, 2018 at 3:10am PDT A post shared by Boysen Paints Philippines (@boysenpaintsphilippines)…