More paint trends - OR - How I learned to love red again
Minutes after I posted an entry on decor and paint trends, I got some amazing shots from Pittsburgh Paints. So naturally, I have to share those as well - it's only fair! One of the trends I latched onto Pittsburgh is calling Avatar — it includes matte shades of green and yellow. I love how fresh and joyful these colours look paired with black and white (see the pic above). I also love PP's new Hacienda colour palette. For this palette, Pittsburgh collaborated with Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr, who just released a new book called Hacienda Style (Gibbs-Smith, US$39.95 Hardcover, May). The shot of the red room below comes from the new line. I added it partly because I recently had an epiphany about red. I was walking out of a decor store in Paris (Yes, I am a glamorous gadabout, am I not? It's Paris, France one day and Joe's Dollarama in Mississauga the next) with stylist and man-about-town Arren Williams,when I announced "I hate red". Not even sure why I said it. But from that moment on, I've been rediscovering red. Bought a dark red chair from Barrymore, a new red (really RED) lipstick from YSL, and a red patterned scarf. I'm sorry, red, I don't know what came over me. I don't hate you - I adore you. I really, really do. It's brown I despise.