As with the arrival of any new year, we are excited about all of the new projects Highlight Homes will tackle, new discoveries we will make, and new relationships we will build with vendors and clients alike. Because there’s no way to know what exciting things 2013 has in store for us, we’d like to dedicate this issue of Shades & Highlights to some of the cool new products and trends that are hitting the market and will likely positively impact the renovation industry:
Pantone Color Report Spring 2013: Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries recently released its fashion color report for Spring 2013. With gorgeous garden-themed hues like Tender Shoots green (PANTONE 14-0446), African Violet purple (PANTONE 16-3520) and Poppy Red (PANTONE 17-1664), it’s evident that color will be in bloom in both fashion and décor over the coming months.
House Beautiful: House Beautiful Magazine writer Mimi Read showcases some exciting, up-and-coming developments in the realm of interior design for her article “10 Home Decorating Trends That Will be Hot in 2013.” We won’t spoil the surprise, but we think she’s right on target with regard to homey kitchens and sophisticated man caves (eh-hem, Highlight Homes can help you incorporate both into your own home!)
enLIGHTenment magazine: Writer Linda Longo “shines a light” on the latest trends in her interview with award-winning Northwest design firm Neil Kelly for her article “Top 10 Home Design & Remodeling Trends For 2013.” Again, we’re not about to steal Longo’s thunder – but we ARE particularly fond of Top Trend #2: Living in Your House Longer. As an Atlanta-based design-build renovation firm, that’s music to our ears.
Benjamin Moore’s Tintable Chalkboard Paint: Benjamin Moore is a paint manufacturer that we use from time-to-time in our renovations, particularly on the interior walls. We are curious about the release of their new tintable chalkboard paint (Product # 308), which is “a latex topcoat that turns virtually any interior surface into a chalkboard. It is easy to apply, dries in a matter of hours to a durable eggshell finish, is easy to clean and fully washable. It also is formulated to minimize any lingering odors, making it ideal for a child’s playroom, bedroom or even the kitchen—as a message center for shopping lists and household reminders.” The best part is, there’s no longer a need for the blackboard to be BLACK. This Chalkboard Paint can be tinted to match all 3,300 hues in the Benjamin Moore collection – and with the ability to color match – the possibilities are endless!
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To schedule a no-obligation consultation with Highlight Homes to discuss remodeling your home in 2013, call us TODAY at 678-873-9234!