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The Boysen Color Trend 2017 has many blues – all bold, buoyant and beautiful. For this month’s SM Home’s Complete Your Home, Tom Castaneda, AVP Marketing, chose three: Rebel Yell Rebel Yell belongs to the palette Maximal. It has the bright, intense blue of lapis lazuli. Rebel Yell was used to paint the kitchen vignette, giving energy to the space, which is very fitting for a place where food is prepared, food being the fuel required by all of us to keep living full lives. Designer Denim Used in the living room vignette, Designer Denim is even deeper in color than Rebel Yell. It is a bold color, dark in hue but not sombre.  Paired with light warm greys and a muted orange, the living room becomes a place where you can relax and find your balance. Space Encounter Space Encounter, the lightest blue in the trio, has a tinge…

Kitchens are wonderful, magical places where homemade goodies are created, so what better color to paint it with than Glow with the Flow, a cheerful, sunshine yellow that welcomes the day and brightens the night. Glow with the Flow is one of the colors of the Technology Palette of Boysen Color Trend 2017. The kitchen vignette was designed by multi-awarded Chef Miko Aspiras, in partnership with interior designer Dagny Madamba who works for Real Living. Because a kitchen is arguably the most functional part of a home, the design philosophy was that form should follow function. Food is a kitchen’s raison dêtre, so the layout as well as the furnishings and appliances were chosen to make sure that creating a meal and tidying up could be done easily and efficiently. The kitchen is one of the five vignettes of Color Your Home, a brainchild of SM Home’s AVP in Marketing…

Architect Angelo Siochi chose Space Encounter, a blue-grey color from the Technology Palette of Boysen Color Trend 2017. The hue is subdued but quietly luxurious, which is fitting for a couple’s bedroom. It’s also a sophisticated color that gives an androgynous vibe where masculine and feminine characteristics are finely balanced, and therefore gives a couple their very own harmonious space to come together as equals and enjoy each other’s company in private. This is one of the five vignettes commissioned by SM Home’s AVP for Marketing Tom Castaneda SM Home’s Complete Your Home which you can find in the bridgeway at the 5th floor of SM Makati. Visit the exhibit on or before July 31, and steal some sweet inspiration from Architect Angelo Siochi’s bedroom design. Other vignettes: Glow with the Flow in Your Gorgeous Living Room Tinderbox Dining Room for Warm and Intimate Feasts Techy Romantic Meets Space Encounter in Your…

Who wouldn’t want to have a gorgeous living room where you can hang loose, enjoy family time, or entertain guests? There’s that huge, inviting, grey sofa where you can plonk into after a tiring day and maybe catch some ZZZZZs, or where you can lounge around in comfortable, ratty clothes while having a quiet conversation with a loved one, or play board games with friends who’ve dropped by. Then you have that bright yellow wall that just pops, a witness to all that joy in living. It’s a room that holds memories, secrets, exciting stories, or even boredom. Glow with the Flow from the palette Technology of Boysen’s Color Trend 2017 is painted on the accent wall. The yellow and grey combo is a modern and edgy one, with the patterned black and white area rug and the cheeky spatial tilt of the sofa adding to the dynamic feel of the…

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…

“Wait for us!” I helplessly called out to my younger cousins who were already lost in the maze of colorful blocks, which, up until then, they had only seen on iPad screens while playing Minecraft. Who could blame them for being so eager? Against the pale whites of the mall’s walls and floors, the vibrant fortress that was the Boysen Mix and Match Color Play set-up drew kids and grown-ups alike into a playground of blocks and paint, a free-of-charge opportunity to have some fun and to showcase creativity. A post shared by Boysen Paints Philippines (@boysenpaintsphilippines) on May 30, 2017 at 9:53pm PDT Awaken the Child Walking into the color maze, you’ll find large glass cubes filled with shapes of different colors; once you’ve chosen four, you’ll be lead into an open space with stations of paints and brushes at your disposal. If you’re looking for a way for…

If I were to choose my favorite palette in the Color Trend 2017, my vote would go to Technology. I love the pastels and the way the colors look, so young, fun, lighthearted, bright but soft. This palette was inspired by the use of digital filters in photography. The internet is full of visuals where diffusion and saturation changes the feel of the photos. An example would be this video of the Spring-Summer 2017 Ready-to-Wear Chanel Collection. The production design with its pastel colors is young, current, with familiar elements like cactus, geometric patterns on the walls, even that pineapple on the fruit tray. As for the clothes, classic Chanel is there in the tweed jacket or the rows of faux pearls. However, the modern influence is evident with the trims and finishes updating the jacket, or the pairing of the pearls with a boys cap worn sideways. My take…

Technology’s iridescent pastels give off the summer feels that most of us anticipate. Although I’m dreading the oppressive heat, I’m also looking forward to the things that summer promises. My favorite summer vacations are fun-filled days at the beach, two scoops of ice cream piled on top of a sugar cone, yummy fruits that are fresh and juicy, a nap on a duyan under a shady tree, flip-flops (and they don’t have to be Havaianas), the coconut smell of my favorite sunblock, the thrill of watching life underwater, and most of all, the stories and laughter shared by family and friends. If you could take the colors of the beach and make it the colors of your room, what would it look like? Well, it could look something like this. What does summer mean to you? Let us know in the comment section below. Or you could send your own…

Technology is one of the four new palettes of the Boysen Color Trend 2017. It is a palette of bright pastel colors saturated with light. You have yellows, blues, oranges and pinks that expand the perception of space and makes it feel lighthearted but also sophisticated at the same time. Inspired by digital photo filters that have taken the world by storm and refracted light penetrating new materials with varying degrees of transparency, Technology’s colors make a space feel happy and carefree in a very 21st century kind of way. There are no jarring notes, only a palette with a gentle touch which allows light to reflect softly. There are four palettes in Color Trend 2017 – Tradition, Technology, Maximal and Minimal. Click the link to find out more about Color Trend 2017, or download the brochure.