Avant Palette’s Mastermind, Margarette Johannes
Avant Palette takes the blahhh out of your ordinary space and creates a WOW! wall. We offer exemplary faux finishes, Venetian & decorative plasters, and custom murals. Do you have WOW factor?
The brain child behind Avant Palette Custom Walls, Margarette Johannes, LEED AP. Innately creative, headstrong, honored student & designer, leader, motivator, gigglely, happy, Aries. Whatever she touches turns to gold!
2014 COLOR TRENDS. WHAT’S HOT. WHAT’S NOT!
Aloha Everyone. Check out Avant Palette’s fall newsletter, highlighting 2014’s new color trends and what colors you should run away from. If you need update your commercial or residential space, a repaint w/ or w/o custom finishes can do the trick!
Ring In The New Year With 2014 Color
With the holidays quickly approaching, fall is the perfect time to consider your 2014 colors. New Year’s is a time when people commit to a fresh start and positive changes. Your surroundings can greatly affect your mood and actions. With a refreshed interior you’re ready to jump forward into 2014 with a new and improved lifestyle.
Changing the paint color takes time and planning and you ultimately want to avoid holiday crunch time. Color selection is no easy process. Make sure the paint you use will compliment your existing furnishings. I suggest gathering paint swatches from the local paint store, in fact, many stores have “tester” size portions you can paint on poster board. Let them dry and view them in different light (i.e. daylight vs. artificial) to determine which color really does enhance your room’s furnishings. A color that looks great during daylight hours can run gray, green, or pink under artificial light.
2014 Color Trends. What’s New, What’s Next
Home decor trends are constantly evolving, and one of the most obvious aspects fo changing style is color. An easy, cost-effective way to instantly modernize your space is to update the walls to a posh hue. The housing crisis, ongoing war, historic election and economic downturn have combined to shape American’s color tastes. “We’re searching for the color equivalent of mac and cheese: safe, traditional and comforting”, says Denise Turner, ASID, founder of Color Turners. Neutrals are now, especially in larger purchases like cars, sofas, or carpet, from rich gray to carmel. Trendier colors like acid green or amethyst are better as accents. Brown is still the go-to, although chocolate brown is fading in popularity. Stepping in are lighter browns such as spice colors such as mocha and cinnamon. Pearlescent accents are wildly popular while green continues to gain strength with its eco-consciousness association. During unstable times, Americans are seeking out soothing, dependable, constant, and peaceful colors.
What To Look For
Oh Boy! Teenagers are still locked onto the Goth colors especially purple and black. For the past few years now, Europeans have been accenting with black and whites. Watch for this trend to jump the pond and emerge more in America. What’s not hot? Sunny yellows, bright oranges, and lavenders.
Keep this in mind for the upcoming months. Let Avant Palette help coordinate your painting projects from the color selection to the modern custom finishes before the holidays are here!
Del Mar Racetrack Takes A Beating. Avant Palette Returns Second Year In a Row.
Every race season undoubtedly delivers winners, hangovers, and sometimes losers! Del Mar Racetrack’s grandstand has wall-to-wall faux and artistic finishes. Race goers are just too busy to notice. Regardless, win some, lose some, the track takes a beating.
At season’s end one will notice holes in the walls, doors, and yes, the columns. The one below took a low blow. It’s up to Avant Palette to wave the magic wand and repair the shape and faux finish on the columns throughout the grandstand.
Key Lime Cafe, St. Michaels, MD delivers Key West flair.
Earlier this summer Avant Palette had the opportunity to work out East in St. Michaels, Maryland. In this adorable little town, a film location for Wedding Crashers (very cool!), a sorbet colored restaurant named Key Lime Cafe resides. Avant Palette turned the establishment upside down with Jimmy Buffett type, Key West, colorful finishes and beach worn appeal. We used the same found decor as the pre-existing establishment and refinished the surroundings with color washed walls, peeling paint mirrors, and aged barn wood/tropical trim.
I like my Margarita on the rocks, no salt, please!
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A Neck Breaker Of A Project
We all wish we could get a daily massage. Well, this project was nothing short of the most neck breaking work we’ve had in a long time, Wishes for those daily massages was a constant. Many artists and hours later, the tin ceiling of the demo kitchen in the Rancho Bernardo Inn was finished. Each and every ridge of the pressed tin was hand painted with two metallics, a silver and a black pearl. The extra hard work, neck rolls, bug out eyes, and very sore shoulders/necks paid off. Voila! Intricately finished ceiling tiles, border, and crown molding. Off setting the stiffness, Avant Palette also finished the cabinetry.
Anyone want to be our on site masseuse next go around? We can use you!
Avant-palette.com has been from Coast to Coast waving the magic faux finishing and Venetian Plaster wand, creating more one-of-a-kind finishes. Like, really, really, cool ones this summer! Take a look over the next many days at some of our newest creations. Feel free to contact us @ http://www.avant-palette.com or toll free at (877)651-8495. ALOHA!!
Below: Key Lime Cafe & Restaurant, St. Michael’s, Maryland.
A complete interior makeover from the walls to the decor. We started with this mirror. It was very dark, dated, and blah. After a good beach-like, “Key West” finish, it’s lively and full of character.
Antique beach look, faux finish, on mirror frame by Avant Palette. (
Antique beach look, faux finish, on mirror frame by Avant Palette. (before)
Antique beach look, faux finish, on mirror frame by Avant Palette. (detail)