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Interior Design Trend: Concrete


Concrete is a strong, eco-friendly and affordable substance and has uses that can be traced back to ancient times.  It’s also the most widely used man-made material (tonnage wise) in the world.

Many structures,  including famous ones like the Hoover Dam and Roman Pantheon, are made from it, and some not-so-famous structures, like our homes, usually start with it.  It’s always been a part of our lives, in ways seen and unseen, and we probably haven’t given it much thought.


In recent years, though, this tough and durable substance has emerged as an indoor design trend.  No longer considered something that needs to be hidden, walls and floors are being exposed to make a design statement.

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Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year – Marsala


Each year Pantone announces it’s color of the year – the color it predicts will be at the forefront of interiors, fashion and more for the next 12 months – and this year the color is Marsala!

Here’s what Pantone has to say about it:

“Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors.  Whether in a flat or textured material, or with a matte or gloss finish, this highly varietal shade combines dramatically with neutrals, including warmer taupes and grays. Because of its burnished undertones, sultry Marsala is highly compatible with amber, umber and golden yellows, greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range.”

It seems that some years we as consumers are in sync with Pantone’s choice and sometimes not, so it will be interesting to see if Marsala is a hit.  The reviews I’ve seen so far are mixed.

I’m not a super big fan of the color itself, but can see how it could be great when paired with the another great color or two.


Will you be a fan of Marsala?  What has been your favorite Pantone Color of the Year to date?

2014 Interior Design Trend: Indigo/Navy

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Blue is a favorite hue for many people when it comes to decorating, and this year the deep, moody shades of navy and indigo are taking center stage.  While there is a difference between the two, you will find most are calling anything in this rich hue Indigo.

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Indigo is a classic, timeless, and very versatile color.

It looks great paired with the still so popular grays or with other shades of blue, and using it with it’s compliment, orange, definitely works.   I’m loving seeing it paired with turquoise and, as you can see from just the small sampling below, there really isn’t much that it won’t work with!

Examples of indigo with other colors
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One of the simplest ways to incorporate indigo into your home is through accessories. Add it as an accent to your existing color palette, or use an accessory that has indigo + other colors to jump start a whole new color scheme.

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We’ve already seen that this hue can be paired with almost any other color, so it works as a great neutral on upholstered pieces. At Schneiderman’s, many of our vendors offer the option to custom order upholstery in the fabric of your choice.

You can sit on the various frames in our showroom to decide fit and comfort, and then make your way to our fabric room to design a unique look for your space!

Schneiderman's Furniture Indigo Upholstery 1

If you’re thinking that you may want to try out this hue on your walls, Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy seems to be a popular choice.


What do you think of indigo? Will it be just a fun word to say, or will you incorporate it into your home in some way?


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