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Marrs Green is the world’s favorite color, according to G.F. Smith & Son London Ltd., UK’s leading specialist paper merchant.


The World’s Favourite Colour from G . F Smith on Vimeo.

According to Wallpaper

Submitted by survey participant Annie Marrs, who was inspired by the landscape that surrounds her home in Scotland, the teal shade now joins G . F Smith’s Colorplan range as the 51st shade, and is available for use by designers, brands and individuals via the G . F Smith website.

‘I’m absolutely delighted to have picked the World’s Favourite Colour!’ said Marrs. ‘The colour was inspired by the landscape that surrounds me at home in Scotland and that deep green hue with a tinge of blue has always been a favourite of mine.’

Marrs Green is an intensely deep blue-green, very much different from Pantone’s color of the year 2017 Greenery, the very first post in this blog.

See the palettes below to find out Boysen’s closest color matches for Marrs Green.

 

 

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Have you ever considered using a grey palette for your baby room? If not, then keep on reading because you may find it a welcome change from the usual pink or blue.

There are those who want to be gender neutral and have chosen yellow, and others who have chosen something safe like white. But what if you wanted a different look, something more sophisticated yet calming?

Let’s usher in the greys!

 

How Do You Choose the Right Kind of Grey

If your baby room is lacking in natural light, then choose a warm grey because the hint of yellow or pink in it gives a warm and welcoming glow to the space. Have light-colored furnishings to highlight that airy and fresh feel.

If you want to have a luxurious and serene ambience, then go for a cool grey. Choose furnishings with natural materials like wood to create that cozy quality, much like the Scandinavian hygge.

The best thing about grey is that it is like a blank canvas on which you can experiment with bright hues like yellow, salmon, pink, or lavender.

 

 

Realm is that Boysen palette that speaks of heaven and stars, a palette that symbolizes dreams and aspirations to be better human beings.

There is violet, the color of royalty, majesty, even nobility. It’s intensely deep color is balanced by a pink, the color of compassion and love. Then comes a vibrant orange, the color of strength and endurance. Yellow completes the palette, the color of wisdom and illumination.

For this post, I will concentrate on two colors – Imperial Force and Star Princess. These colors can stand alone but can also be a great color combo.

Realm is a palette of hope. There is a movement that is gaining momentum. People are awakening and becoming more aware of what our role is in how our future on this planet will pan out. There is an ever-increasing flirtation for many, for some it is an outright dedication, to break boundaries in our way of thinking – to transcend what divides us and instead focus on what binds us as a species.

Man’s dawning realization is that the answers to the challenges we face can be found only in ourselves.

More palettes are available here.

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There are some things that belong together, like ham and egg, needle and thread, song and dance, hugs and kisses. I’m sure you get my drift. The same is true with colors. There are just those two that belong together, and we’d like to expound about those color pairings one by one (or is it two by two 🙂).

The color pairing of orange and blue just works. It’s a failsafe color combination that proves opposites attract. That’s what colors at the opposite sides of the color wheel do, they just go together, which is why they’re called complementary colors.

Orange & Blue Color Wheel

Orange is a warm color, even hot, and it is associated with energy, stimulation, joy, and enthusiasm. Blue, on the other hand, is a cool color, the color of the earth and sky. It symbolizes peace, trust, depth, and loyalty. Combining both in one room creates a balanced vibe. It’s a happy combo, used in many interior styles.

Orange & Blue Collage

Feast your eyes on the possibilities of the color pairing of orange and blue in your room interiors and even your home exteriors.

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If you’ve stared at the ocean or looked down on that vast expanse from an airplane, your eyes will tell you that the sea is not one color but a seething, heaving, breathing mass of different blues. Depending on where you are in the world, how bright the sun is, what time of day it is, what the seabed is, or how deep the sea is, the blues range from a light turquoise to inky black.

To the sea lovers out there, this palette is for you.

Palettes for Rooms Inspired by the Blue Ocean
Disclaimer: These colors are for viewing references only and may not exactly match actual paint.

The Filipino and the Sea

1       This year a list of the 30 best islands in the world outside the U.S. according to Conde Nast readers, has three Philippine beaches at the top 3 — 1) Boracay, 2) Cebu and Visayan Islands, and 3) Palawan.

2       At the heart of the Coral Triangle (the global center of marine biodiversity) in the middle of the Sulu Sea, lies the 10,000-hectare Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1993.

Rooms Inspired by the Blue Ocean

3       “The country remains to be the world’s top source of seafarers, with around 229,000 Filipinos on board merchant shipping vessels around the world at any given time.

Filipino seafarers comprise more than 25 percent of the 1.5 million mariners worldwide, making them the “single biggest nationality bloc” in the global shipping industry according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
 
In a study made by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), 358,898 Filipino seafarers were deployed last year [2015], infusing about $5.575 billion to the country’s economy through their remittances.
 

Filipinos are the most preferred seafarers in the world because they are better trained and proficient in English, according to the DOLE.”  Source: William Depasupil, TMT, The Manila Times

We’re island people, living viva la vida or maybe la vida loca, here in Perla del Mar de Oriente. 

Discover more shades of this color in Boysen Blues in Color Trend 2017.

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If you’re the type of person who spends a pretty good amount of time every single day planning (read: plotting) her OOTD, chances are you usually zero in on a single piece of clothing or accessory that would be the icing on your full outfit, in other words, a fashion accessory that would make great eye candy.

Imagine that socialite in an all-black ensemble, elegantly clutching that It Purse in deep velvet red…or what about that celebrity in a baby pink dress that she matched with ruby-toned stilettos? Your eyes will definitely be drawn to the purse and shoes, because, well, their colors pop.

So what’s the point in all these? If you can spend a considerable amount of time visualizing your OOTDs, then it actually makes perfect sense to seriously strategize how you want to create dramatic looks in your own home, that is, by carefully choosing an item in your home’s specific area, painting it dramatically, and turning it into a stand-out accent piece.

Try these painting DIYs for those eye-catching interiors.

Statement Doors

Seeing beige, brown, and white doors can be a daily occurrence, so why not level up your entry’s welcoming powers and color it bright! Orange, red, green, yellow, or a lively kind of blue will certainly increase the attractiveness of your  entrance or exit. In the past, I recoated my ordinary-looking white back door using excess red paint, and what a difference that made. From a shy, self-effacing door, it made a loud statement, “Come through me, there’s so much more to see!”

Happy Chair

In a room filled with muted tones of neutral-colored walls and furniture, a cheerfully colored seat can be a welcome sight for weary souls. Check out which area of your home needs a quick facelift, without necessitating repainting of walls. Repainting a plain-looking chair with a vivid color can work wonders.

Cupboard Drama

Skip the whites and light-colored hues, and be bolder with your kitchen cupboards. Play up your kitchen cabinets by experimenting with adventurous colors. The kitchen after all is no place to be meek and timid with the visual vibe. A lot of cooking happens here, so let your dramatic cupboards complement the flurry of activity.

Vibrant TV Wall

Remember the time we used to place our TVs on humdrum racks or tables? Well, gone are those days. Boost the experience of TV viewing by providing your telly with eyecatching and buzz-inspiring backdrops.

Kid-magnet Study Table

Ever wondered how else you can make studying more exciting for your child? Just like that automobile bed you bought your son, where he gets his oh-so-lovely naps, why not add some pizzazz to his place of study by splashing his table with his fave color? Your daughter currently in love with pink? By all means, treat her to a pink study table. She will thank you for it. Who knows, the thank-yous might even come in the form of better report cards.

These are minor color transformations that do not require too much cost nor time. Amazing how a little color change can go a long way, and be pleasantly surprising.

Feature image: Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

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If you are someone who loves to walk in nature, climb mountains, traipse in forests, or love to putter around in your garden or terrace, chances are you also would like Nature’s colors in your home. Green and brown would be obvious color choices for nature lovers, and such a Boysen palette does exist for those people who would like to have organic colors around them.

We call it Naturist.

Even the paint names – Brunswick Forest, Granny Orchard, Rich Peat, Turkish Marble, Raw Silk, and Thimbleberry – roll around the tongue, bringing associations of rich earth, verdant surroundings as far as the eye can see, and lush life.

Our cities in the Philippines are so built up that it is difficult to find an expanse of greenery where we live. Parks do not seem to be a priority in our urban spaces. So what most of us do is to go malling, which as all of us know, does not appease our thirst for Nature either.

But you can have a reminder of nature in your home by painting your space with the Naturist palette, and by using organic materials like wood or stone. If you have a garden, that’s a great way to extend your living space. But if you live in a condo, you can add some indoor plants and you can enjoy the living things around you. Greenery at home really does soften the look of your interiors, and make it more welcoming.

 

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SM Home collaborates with Boysen to bring you five room vignettes using the palette Technology from the Boysen Color Trend 2017.  Feast your eyes on how top talents in architecture and  interior design create a fantastic ambience in  five rooms that you could find in any home (it could even be yours)–a living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and home office. The exhibit is at the bridgeway in the 5th floor of SM Home in Makati until the end of July.

The brain child of SM Home’s AVP-Marketing Tom Castaneda called Complete Your Home, offers inspiration on how to combine furnitures, home accessories and colors to make a living space you’d be proud to call your own.

It’s not only the Boysen’s palette Technology that is showcased by SM Home, but also the color Tinderbox from the Minimal palette.

Read about the room vignettes by clicking on each one:
Glow with the Flow in Your Gorgeous Living Room
Tinderbox Dining Room for Warm and Intimate Feasts
Your Comfy Bedroom Space Encounter
Techy Romantic Meets Space Encounter in Your Home Office
Glow with the Flow for Your Cheerful Kitchen

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