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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fashion Forward Feel to Home Decor

With fashion's biggest week in New York has come to a close, the industry's most recognized designers have defined the trends that consumers can expect to see (and fall in love with) in 2015. These trends don't just impact fashion across the country - other aspects of our lives, including our home decor and beauty choices, are influenced by what we see walking the runway.

To help homeowners give an on-trend, fashion forward feel to their home decor, Ace Hardware has tapped its team of Design Experts to provide consumers with home decor and color tips that are inspired by the top trends seen during fashion's most buzz-worthy week.

With more than 30 years of combined interior design and color selection experience, Ace's Design Experts -- Julie Richard (Boston, Mass.), Katie Reynolds (Dallas, Texas) and Nathan Fischer (Orange County, Calif.) -- have selected their top home décor tips based on the most popular trends observed on the runway, along with a coordinating color palette from Ace's exclusive Clark+Kensington® paint+primer in one.

"Fashion leads the way when it comes to style trends and the home is one of the best places to bring the looks of the runway into your everyday life. The mix of bold graphics, billowing silhouettes and striking colors can easily translate into home décor," said Richard. "Just as the fashion industry's designers update their looks every season, consumers can now breathe new life into their homes by utilizing our fashion-inspired tips and paint color recommendations."

The following décor tips and Clark+Kensington color recommendations from Julie, Katie and Nathan will add a fashionable touch to any home this season.  If you're looking to bring these trends into your home, below are a few good style tips to help get you started.
  • Classic black and white were threaded together through many top designer collections this season. Incorporate this graphic pairing into the home with a bold wall pattern such as stripes of varied width. Try it with Clark+Kensington Chalk CW-C2, a bright white, and Clark+Kensington Midnight Stroll N-C16, a deep, cool black.
  • Models walked the runway in billowy, flowing silhouettes that evoked an effortless and ethereal mood. These same principles can be applied to freshen up your space at home. Try slipcovered furniture and puddled linen drapery with soft pastels such as Clark+Kensington Carefree Days 08C-3, a lovely blush hue, Clark+Kensington Summer's Night 30B-2, a fresh mint green, or a lavender like Clark+Kensington Happily Ever After 41C-2.
  • Olive Green graced the catwalks of numerous designers and established itself as the "new neutral" for spring. This color pairs well with many different colors in fun and unique ways, but if a neutral palette is preferred try Clark+Kensington Chopped Sage 23B-5 alongside grays, whites or blacks for an updated take on this classic look.
  • Some designers opted for bright colors and graphic patterns in hues of emerald and persimmon. These shades work best in the home as accents and can be used to freshen up anything from a vintage chest or side table to the front door for a daring statement. A lush green like Clark+Kensington Swiss Chard 29D-5 or an orange-red such as Clark+Kensington Chilled Gazpacho 09C-7 in a high-gloss finish are ideal hues to bring this color trend into the home.
  • Shades of blue ranging from navy to teal to the palest sky blue graced runways all over the city. These hues are perfect for a bedroom or bathroom -- create a calming atmosphere with Clark+Kensington Morning Mist 34B-3, a soft sky blue, or a teal like Clark+Kensington Seaside Manor 31C-4. For a more intimate feeling, try Clark+Kensington Midnight Oil 36B-7, a dark navy. Pair any of these blue hues with a crisp white for a modern designer look.
  • Monochromatic palettes also made a statement across New York City this week and can easily be incorporated into almost any room of the home. For a cheerful look, try Clark+Kensington Cocktail Hour 39B-6, a bold purple, with a complementary accent such as Clark+Kensington Second Chance 39B-2, a light and airy lavender. 
Clark+Kensington, a premium line of paint+primer in one, is available exclusively at the new Paint Studio at Ace. Its semi-gloss finish was recently ranked #1 for the second year in a row by a leading consumer magazine in tests of interior paints. The paint line features designer-selected hues that cover the entire color spectrum, providing homeowners with a selection of beautiful, livable colors.

Designed to help homeowners find the perfect paint color, The Paint Studio at Ace features eye-catching color racks, unique pullout drawers and easy to use color cards to simplify the color selection process. Paired with the helpful service and knowledgeable advice customers can expect from Ace associates, The Paint Studio provides a world-class paint experience right in consumers' neighborhood hardware stores.

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