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7 Amazing colors from Sherwin Williams Shapeshifter Color Palette and Home Decor to Match

7 Colors of the Universe From Sherwin Williams

There are those of us who always seem a little ahead of their time; visionary and creatively. This year Sherwin Williams create a color palette for those individuals. This color palette was inspired by the cosmos and will being inspiration to any room of your house or office. Check out their atmospheric wisps of beautiful colors from their Shapeshifter 2019 Color Collection and the color matched home decor.

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019 in the Shapeshifter Color Palette and the Home Decor to match
Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019  
From Shapeshifter Palette: Elation Soft Pastel Lilac Purple SW 6827

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019 From Shapeshifter Palette: Extra White SW 7006

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019 Extra White SW 7006 Solid Color Throw Pillows and Patio Pillows
Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019  
From Shapeshifter Palette: Elation Soft Pastel Lilac Purple SW 6827

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019
From Shapeshifter Palette: Elation Soft Pastel Lilac Purple SW 6827

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019  
From Shapeshifter Palette: Elation Soft Pastel Lilac Purple SW 6827 Throw Pillows and Patio Pillows
Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019  
From Shapeshifter Palette: Blue Sky Pastel Aqua Blue SW 0063 Solid Color

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019
From Shapeshifter Palette: Blue Sky Pastel Aqua Blue SW 0063 Solid Color

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019  
From Shapeshifter Palette: Blue Sky Pastel Aqua Blue SW 0063 Solid Color Throw Pillows and Outdoor Patio Pillows
Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019  From Shapeshifter Palette: Nugget Golden Yellow SW 6697

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019
From Shapeshifter Palette: Nugget Golden Yellow SW 6697

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019 
From Shapeshifter Palette: Nugget Golden Yellow SW 6697 Throw Pillows and Outdoor Patio Pillows
Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019  
From Shapeshifter Palette: Celestial Pastel Blue SW 6808

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019
From Shapeshifter Palette: Celestial Pastel Blue SW 6808

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019 From Shapeshifter Color Palette: Celestial Pastel Blue SW 6808 Throw Pillows and Outdoor Patio Pillows
Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019   From Shapeshifter Palette: Endless Sea Blue SW 9150

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019
From Shapeshifter Palette: Endless Sea Blue SW 9150

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019 From Shapeshifter Palette: Endless Sea Blue SW 9150 Throw Pillows and Outdoor Patio Pillows

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019 Dark Night Dark Aqua Blue SW 6237

Sherwin Williams Trending Colors of 2019 Dark Night Dark Aqua Blue SW 6237 Throw Pillows and Outdoor Patio Pillows
19 colors of the year for 2019 from 8 leading color experts

19 of 2019’s Colors of the Year and Decor to Match

19 of 2019's Colors of the Year from 8 leading color experts and Decor to Match

Anyone who has ever painted a room in their home or office knows, color is paramount to the over all design or vision of that location. Pick the wrong color and everything, from the your furnishings to your artwork, can appear unbalanced or incomplete. Meanwhile, the right color can add an extra layer of splendor to each texture and finish in the room or area.

Paint manufacture’s and color experts spend countless hours and days traveling, interviewing and researching every year to bring us their predicted colors of the year; in order to help us “the consumers” make educated decisions when it comes to painting or building our interior spaces.

“Color is an intensely relatable, personal choice that humans interact with everyday,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams.
“It acts as a guide in design, and our role as a paint company is to help educate our customers on what’s out there in the marketplace. That kind of assignment is where color forecasts play an integral role.”


The same guideline apply to the decor that is going to accent the interior spaces. Picking the wrong accent colors or accent pieces diminishes the glory of the area. Personally, I have had several occasions where I was wrong when picking out my decor. I would see throw pillows, window curtains or blankets on the shelves of the large department stores and think to myself “WOW… that is a perfect match to my room colors”…just to come home and see that I was way off base, the items didn’t match at all. Ultimately, I would have to return the items I purchased and look elsewhere.

So this year, we created a “man cave” for hubby and I was in charge of finding the textiles for the room. After several trips back and forth to a variety of stores I was frustrated and stuck. Meanwhile, he had the walls painted and he was setting up the furniture and entertainment system (his favorite part).

I decided to try and make the decor to match, what do I have to lose? I already create designs for home decor, so why not try with specific colors from the paint manufactures. I researched the colors we were working with and found their hex value code (the hue blends) to create solid throw pillows and a few designs in Photoshop for accent pillows and window treatments. The result: I was complete happy with the turn out; I was extremely close to the colors we was working with….like 97% close. I would have to say the difference between the finishes of the material was the only thing that altered the appearance of color at different angles.

So for the last 3 months I’ve been working on helping people reduce the stress of finding decor to match their interior paint colors. It has been going so well in my Society 6 shop for PIPA Fine Art , I start a new shop dedicated to solid colors called Simply Solids. I figured I would start with the colors of the year and forecast colors from 8 paint manufactures and color experts. Now, I would like to present to you the first batch of colors we are releasing in our new shop that match the colors of the year from the 8 leading color experts.

Behr Paint: Blueprint

“BEHR’S COLOR OF THE YEAR IS A BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE OF COLOR.”

Warmer than denim and softer than navy, Blueprint signifies optimism, authenticity and confidence. It is poised to be a classic for years to come.

“An honest, approachable color that conjures up the blueprints builders rely on to bring architectural designs to life, Blueprint creates a space where you can build your own re-imagined life—where awareness of what we want to build for ourselves can transform into action. ” – Behr Paint

Behr Paint Blueprint S470-5 Color of the Year 2019 - Solid Color Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Blueprint S470-5 Color of the Year 2019 – Solid Color Throw Pillow by Simply Solids and Society 6

Benjamin Moore Paint Metropolitan Gray

“Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan AF-690 exudes beauty and balance,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Design Intelligence. “It’s a color in the neutral spectrum that references a contemplative state of mind and design. Not arresting nor aggressive, this understated yet glamorous gray creates a soothing, impactful common ground.” – Benjamin Moore Paint

BM Metropolitan Pastel Gray Color of the Year 2019 - Solid Color Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Metropolitan Pastel Gray Color of the Year 2019 – Solid Color Throw Pillow by Simply Solids and Society 6

Dunn and Edwards: Spice of Life

“Dunn-Edwards 2019 Color of the Year, Spice of Life, is inspired by a celebration of what makes life interesting and exciting. It’s warm, inviting, adventurous and life-affirming. This strong, enticing, spice-market blend adds a complex, flavorful seasoning to design palettes. The elements of orange in the hue give a grounded, substantial feeling to design.” – Dunn and Edwards

Dunn and Edwards 2019 Spice of Life Color of the Year (Rich Muted Red) DET439 Solid Color Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Dunn and Edwards 2019 Spice of Life DET439 Solid Color Throw Pillow by Simply Solids & Society 6

Glidden / PPG: Night Watch

“Night Watch is born out of community, luxury and nature. In an ever-disruptive world, we want to escape to a quieter place – one that’s protective and beautiful. Night Watch gives us that pathway. It’s a black infused green that can be used as a neutral or statement accent. Night Watch can make you feel healthy, grounded and calm, allowing other coordinating decor colors or interior plants to be showcased against its luxe backdrop.” – PPG / Glidden

Night Watch PPG Glidden Paint Color of the Year 2019 Solid Color Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Night Watch PPG Glidden Paint Solid Color Throw Pillow by Simply Solids and Society 6

Pratt & Lambert Paints: Earthen Trail

“Earthen Trail taps into our constant quest for self-improvement as a means to a more satisfying life. It’s a calming, elegant soft terracotta, yet when combined with delicate neutrals, it has a second personality, reminiscent of sherbet. Then it becomes fun and vibrant and can be combined with bold colors, patterns and shapes in every room in the house. ” – Pratt & Lambert

“Earthen Trail taps into our constant quest for self-improvement as a means to a more satisfying life. It’s a calming, elegant soft terracotta, yet when combined with delicate neutrals, it has a second personality, reminiscent of sherbet. Then it becomes fun and vibrant and can be combined with bold colors, patterns and shapes in every room in the house. ” – Pratt & Lambert

Pratt and Lambert 2019 Color of the Year Earthen Trail 4-26 Solid Color Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Pratt and Lambert 2019 Color of the Year Earthen Trail 4-26 Solid Color Throw Pillow by Simply Solids & Society 6

Sherwin Williams: Cavern Clay

“Cavern Clay, embodies renewal, simplicity, and a free-spirited, bohemian flair; it is an easy way to bring the warmth of the outdoors in. Envision beaches, canyons, and deserts, and sun-washed late summer afternoons—all of this embodied in one color,”
Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2019 Canyon Clay 290-C6 Solid Color Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Sherwin Williams Cavern Clay 290-C6 Solid Color Throw Pillow by Simply Solids & Society 6

Pantone: Living Coral

“Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.” – Pantone Color

Solid Color Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral 16-1546 Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral 16-1546 Throw Pillow by Simply Solids & Society 6

Valspar America  12 Stunning Colors

Because Valspar is celebrating a decade of color trends they chose 12 mood inspiring hues this year instead of one color. “From shades that evoke stability and strength to those that spark introspection and growth, each color represents an opportunity for people to feel empowered in the spaces where they live.” – Valspar America

Valspar America Wood Yellow / Homey Cream / Glow Home Colors of the year 2019 Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Valspar America Wood Yellow Aka Homey Cream and Glow Home 
Rosy Mauve Pink / Blushing Bride Pink / Cathedral Morning Pink Colors of the year 2019 Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Valspar Rosy Mauve Pink / Blushing Bride Pink / Cathedral Morning Pink
Valspar America Natural Olive Green / Martinique Dawn / Asian Silk Colors of the year 2019 Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Valspar America Natural Olive Green / Martinique Dawn / Asian Silk Throw Pillow by Simply Solids & Society 6
Valspar America Illuminated Violet / Twilight Mist / Carousel Purple Colors of the year 2019 Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Valspar America Illuminated Violet / Twilight Mist / Carousel Purple Throw Pillow by Simply Solids & Society 6
Healing Aire Blue / Angelic Blue / Soothing Blue Colors of the year 2019 Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Valspar America Healing Aire Blue / Angelic Blue / Soothing Blue Throw Pillow by Simply Solids & Society 6
VA Lime Green / Lime Mousse / Bright Cactus Green / Celery Heart Green Colors of the year 2019 Throw Pillow
by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Valspar America Lime Green / Lime Mousse / Bright Cactus Green / Celery Heart Green Throw Pillow by Simply Solids & Society 6
VA Fringe Orange / Orange Slice / Fiery Sky Orange / Heirloom Tomato Orange Colors of the year 2019 Throw Pillow
by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple
Valspar America Fringe Orange / Orange Slice / Fiery Sky Orange / Heirloom Tomato Orange Throw Pillow by Simply Solids & Society 6
VA Bright Marigold / Spring Squash / Pure Joy / Just Ducky / Colors of the year 2019 Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Bright Marigold / Spring Squash / Pure Joy / Just Ducky Throw Pillow by Simply Solids & Society 6
VA Primary Blue / Wishing Well Blue / Amazing Sky Blue / Blue to the Bone Colors of the year 2019 Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Primary Blue / Wishing Well Blue / Amazing Sky Blue / Blue to the Bone Throw Pillow by Simply Solids & Society 6
Valspar America Sea Green / Green Water / Zinc Blue Colors of the year 2019 Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Valspar America Sea Green / Green Water / Zinc Blue Throw Pillow by Simply Solids & Society 6
Valspar America Hazy Blue / Seattle Haze Blue Gray / Twinkle, Twinkle Blue Colors of the year 2019 Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Valspar America Hazy Blue / Seattle Haze Blue Gray / Twinkle, Twinkle Blue Throw Pillow by Simply Solids & Society 6
VA Mystical Purple / Metropolis Lilac / Dried Lilacs - Colors of the year 2019 Throw Pillow by Simply Solids - Solid Colors For Those That Like To Keep it Simple

Mystical Purple / Metropolis Lilac / Dried Lilacs – Colors of the year 2019 Throw Pillow by Simply Solids & Society 6

All of these colors as well as other 2019 trending colors are available on more than throw pillows for your decorating needs, please visit our new online shop at: Simply Solids. 

If you don’t see the colors you’re working with, please contact us. We will gladly get it added to our color library for you.

Building Your Photography Skills: The Exposure Triangle

There are three major concepts that you’ll need to develop or build upon; technical skills, artistic skills, and personality. Today, we’ll discuss the technical skills you’ll need as a photographer.

There isn’t very much to the technical skills needed of a photographer, it simply revolves around what settings you choose on your camera when you’re about to create a photograph or a series of photographs. That includes: being familiar with your layout of your camera and changing settings for the correct exposure, focusing a sharp photograph, getting the right color of the screen… etc. These are the things you need to understand in order to make your images sharp and properly exposed.

Understanding The Exposure Triangle

The exposure triangle is made up of three components, hence the name. These three components are; aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Learning to control these three camera settings is vital to producing high quality photographs.

photography exposure triangle

Diagram from Photography Life

Aperture

The aperture is simply how big or small the opening of your lens is going to be. It works similar to the pupil of your own eyes. The aperture will open and close to adjust the amount of light you want or need to come through the lens and hitting the sensor when you’re taking your shot. If your scene is dark you’ll need to open the aperture up so more light comes through the lens. When your scene is bright you’ll need to make the aperture smaller in order to reduce the light pass through to the sensor of your camera.

The aperture controls two things; first the amount of light. The aperture also affects the DOF (depth of field) this is the amount of your photograph that is in sharp focus. We’ll discuss DOF in depth later in another posts.

 

Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is just like it sounds, it’s the speed that the shutter will remain open in order to let the image be recorded. Typically the shutter speed is measured in fractions of a second. For example, 1/200th,  1/100th or 1/8th  of a second and so on. However, there will be times when you may want to allow your shutter to be open for seconds or even minutes at a time…this is called long exposure. Extremely low light photography, shooting light trails, making object blur (motion photography), or capturing photos of the stars are just a few examples of where this might need a long exposure.

ISO

The third component of the exposure triangle is often the most frustrating to new photographers primarily because it’s easy to visualize like the other two components. With aperture, you can imagine an opening of the lens and with shutter speed, you can visualize it moving faster or slower. ISO on the other hand is a measure of sensitivity of your sensor is to the light.

When you increase the ISO setting on your camera what essentially you’re doing is you’re telling the sensor of your camera that it needs to be more sensitive to light. That means that for the same size opening (aperture), and the same amount of exposure time (shutter speed), you capture more light, and thus achieve a brighter image.

One of the down sides to a higher ISO is that with the higher sensitivity to light you also have a chance of generating what is called digital noise (unwanted grain or speckles of color) in your photographs. Camera manufacturers have greatly improved on this and many new cameras are capable of shooting at very high ISOs with minimal noise, however it is still worth mentioning.

It’s easy to talk about each of these three components of the exposure triangle individually, but when you’re out on location taking your photographs, it’s not good enough to only know or think about just one of them. The key is to learn how each one affects the other two and how to balance out all three at the same time in order to create the exact photograph you envisioned.

One thing that I found helpful while out shooting are these reference cards, they came in especially handy when I couldn’t get a WIFI signal in whatever location I was photographing.

There are also a few other key technical settings you’ll need to know and understand before heading out to go shooting. In the next article we will discuss White Balance and why it is so important.

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How Your DSLR Camera Works(1)

How Your DSLR Camera Works

A digital camera may sound complicated but they are actually very simple mechanical devices which are comprised of a few parts. For a standard DSLRs, there is the camera body with a lens that attaches to it. Your camera body contains all the parts needed to capture and process a photograph right inside; the lens is a simple canister with the optional glass which you use to focus your photograph onto the sensor in the back of the camera body.

 

These two simple components, the body of the camera and the lens, work together like this:

Light comes through the opening in your lens and glass. When you are looking through the viewfinder you are seeing a reflection from a mirror and prism inside the camera body.  The mirror reflects that light up through a prism (similar to a periscope) at a 45 degree angle and through the viewfinder to your eye, so you can see the scene that you’re about to capture and record on to the camera sensor.

When you press down on the shutter release button to take your shot, the mirror will flip up out of the way and the lens adjusts to the chosen aperture. The shutter flaps in the back of the camera body then opens allowing the light to shine through to the camera’s sensor in the very back of the camera body which creates your photograph.


At the same time the camera is saving the photo to your SD Card. Once the shot is complete the mirror returns back to the original position and it’s ready to shoot again. This can all happen in less than a millisecond depending on what you have your setting on…the longer the exposure time the longer the shutter stays open to record the image.

Mirrorless cameras work a little differently, obvious from the name, they do not have a moving mirror system.

Instead, what you see when looking through the viewfinder is a live feed of exactly what the image sensor is processing. This allows you to see things like DOF (Depth Of Field), exposure, White Balance and more, before you even take the shot. When you press the shutter release button of a Mirrorless camera, the lens adjusts to the chosen aperture, the shutter opens and the photograph is saved to your memory card.

Now that you have a better understanding of how your camera captures an image for you. There are three major concepts that you’ll need to develop or build upon; technical skills, artistic skills, and personality. In the next article we’ll start developing your technical skills as a photographer.

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12 Beautiful Gingham Patterns Home Decor

Is your home or office a one-dimensional decorated spaces? Meaning, uniformly bland painted walls like you see in an elementary school or high school, or the boring and unappealing walls of a hospitals. We all know the reason schools and hospitals are painted this way, to avoid drawing attention away from studying, focusing on other things or relaxing your brain. However, painting your home this way may be a bad idea for so many reasons. We all spend a good amount of time in our homes and of course we all want our homes to be a place of relaxation however, we also need our homes to show our personality. If you have solid colored wall and need a quick fix add some patterns to your textiles. Some thing as simple as adding throw pillows could change the look and feel of the room in a matter of seconds. Here are 12 Gingham patterns that I found interesting. Each photo is directed back to the arts who create them.

Moroccan Dice Throw Pillow by David Kent Collections

Moroccan Dice by David Kent Collections

Olive Green Gingham Throw Pillow by Melissa Fague

Olive Green Gingham by Melissa Fague

4th of July Skinny Gingham Throw Pillow by Anne LaFollette

4th of July Skinny Gingham by Anne LaFollette

Blue Vichy by SEAFOAM12

Blue Vichy by SEAFOAM12

Spoiled Grid Throw Pillow by Bitart

Spoiled Grid by Bitart

Very Berry Gingham by C'EST LA VIV

Very Berry Gingham by C’EST LA VIV

Watercolor doodle gingham - yellow Throw Pillow by: Angela Minca

Watercolor Doodle Gingham – Yellow by: Angela Minca

AFE Tartan Pattern 2 by AFE Images (Amalia Ferreira-Espinoza)

AFE Tartan Pattern 2 by AFE Images (Amalia Ferreira-Espinoza)

Panted Gingham - Mint Throw Pillow by Jess Phoenix

Panted Gingham – Mint by Jess Phoenix

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