Surrounded by Luxury: Mink, York’s Color of the Year 2015

The design industry awaits, with great anticipation, the launch of the important trend colors that will influence our fashion statements for the new year. With home décor now paralleling runway fashion so closely, incorporating these colors into your wardrobe as well as your home attests to your fashion savvy. In York’s design center we remain attuned to the large space commitment that wallpaper represents in the home, and as such, we have targeted luxurious trend color Mink as the stellar supporting actress to the flash and dazzle of this year’s seasonal bright stars.

Model in Marsala from Vogue.  Marsala branch wallpaper over Mink background - Vertical Blossoms (BR6229).  Leaf design chair from Pinterest.  Fabric Damask

Model in Marsala from Vogue. Marsala branch wallpaper over Mink background – Vertical Blossoms (BR6229). Leaf design chair from Pinterest. Fabric Damask Marsala wallpaper (FD8429) from York. Allie Sculptured Surfaces wallpaper (SS2254) by Ronald Redding Designs. Chevron toss pillow from Joss and Patterned pant model from Vintage brick wallpaper (RB4305) from York.

Pantone is one of the great color authorities, influencing markets at practically every level.  Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015 is Marsala.  Full bodied, intensely rich and multi faceted, it ranges from amber to garnet and is described as hearty and unifying.  In home décor it lends itself to more liberal use than past Color of the Year options and when married to York’s Mink palette, becomes a sophisticated accent befitting its luxurious backdrop.


Dining Table image from Pinterest.  Mink Damask wallpaper by York.  Decorative Pillow from Bookcase wallpaper by Ronald Redding Designs.  Room with bureau from niagaranoviceblogspot.  Scroll wallpaper by York.  Camelback sofa image from the  Grand Medallion wallpaper (EK4209) from Ronald Redding Designs.

Soft gold and warm white continue to build influence in the home décor market.  Pearls and opalescence guarantee an air of refinement that surpasses bolder bling.  Married to Mink’s chameleon nature these mineral hues create stunning new neutrals pleasing to the most discerning of tastes.  Select a warmer version of Mink to pair with golden tones, and a cooler version to accompany whites, or incorporate all three for truly stunning decor. The contrast of matt and shimmer is always a winning combination, as evident in many of York’s artistically crafted wallpaper designs.

Coral Reef painted roomset from Sherwin Williams.  Delicate Floral Branch wallpaper (WB5445) from York.  Coral gathered skirt from Pinterest.  Solid bedspread ensemble from  Franco geometric wallpaper from York. Mink colored skirt from Carolina Herrera.  Leaf bedspread from Bed, Bath & beyond.

Coral Reef painted roomset from Sherwin Williams. Delicate Floral Branch wallpaper (WB5445) from York. Coral gathered skirt from Pinterest. Solid bedspread ensemble from Franco geometric wallpaper from York. Mink colored skirt from Carolina Herrera. Leaf bedspread from Bed, Bath & beyond.

Sherwin Williams Color of the Year for 2015 is a warmly rich and organic hue:  Coral Reef.  “Upbeat and optimistic, Coral Reef celebrates a time for renewal and is the perfect mélange of pink, orange and red that can be used to liven up any space.”  A wonderful accent to many neutrals, Coral Reef is enriched by pairing with York’s Mink.  Achieve a soft glow with an organic wallpaper accent that highlights warm Coral and shadows with Mink on a pristine field, or try a bold splash of Coral balanced with a backdrop of sueded Mink, even an edgy geometric design that divides the balance of power equally between the two shades is stylishly eye catching!

Garden Oval chair from  Teahouse Floral wallpaper (EB2072) from York.  Starburst mirror room set from  Soft Blossoms wallpaper (WT4532) from York.  Geometric wallpaper (ST6079) from York.  Lovebirds wallpaper (WT4557) from Carey Lind Designs.  Runway model from Victor Dzenk Verao.

Garden Oval chair from Teahouse Floral wallpaper (EB2072) from York. Starburst mirror room set from Soft Blossoms wallpaper (WT4532) from York. Geometric wallpaper (ST6079) from York. Lovebirds wallpaper (WT4557) from Carey Lind Designs. Runway model from Victor Dzenk Verao.

Everyone loves the teal family.  Over the last few years we’ve been engaged by true turquoise, teal, sea glass and now Peacock.  Rich and almost jewel-like, Peacock has depth of character that insists upon an equally grand and rich compliment, making it the perfect accent to York’s Mink tone. This well received pairing provides many design style options from organic wildflower motifs to renewed classics to cutting edge geometrics multi layered with intricate lattice and ogee designs.


Green fashion grouping from  Chandelier from  Camden Passage wallcovering (RRD0759N) by Ronald Redding Designs Uptown collection.  Green and Mink evening gown from Pinterest.  Runway image from  Green Wonderland wallpaper (WS8060) from Walt Disney Signature by York.

Benjamin Moore’s Guildford Green (HC-116) is their 2015 Color of the Year. “A neutral color that is a natural. A silvery green that works a wide range of color combinations – from neutrals to daring shades.”  As a green with subtle silver highlights it has a sheen that marries well with the luxury of Mink.  Soothing and sophisticated, this pairing is the epitome of graceful good taste. Like York’s color of the year, Guilford Green also has a chameleon quality; this picks up and absorbs the earthier tones of Mink, shifting the green into a more yellow base that is delightfully deep.

Whatever your design style or accent color preference, take a closer look at the various shades of Mink that York offers; wrap your walls with a wardrobe of soothing luxury and be prepared to be impressed!

Home is Where the Hearth Is

Warm and inviting – next to the quintessential Christmas tree, the fireplace mantel is a favorite focal point for holiday decorating, inspiring a plethora of design styles made especially sumptuous for this very special time of year.

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Fireplace mantel design by    Christmas crackers from Pinterest.  Charleston Damask wallpaper (HS7956) from Ronald Redding Designs 18 Karat II collection.  Decorative holiday spray from

Classic Amber Glow.  The richly ornate blending of copper and bronze melded with the deep tones of amber exude luxurious warmth that pays respect to the classics while establishing a design style that is distinctly today.  Blend together touches of nature such as oak leaves, wheat sheaves and dried flowers, softly gilded with touches of bronze and add the distinct sparkle of ornate glass and filigree holiday decorations to perfect your mantel décor.   Surround your fireplace wall with luxury wallcoverings that set the stage for holiday décor; and remain a fashion statement that lasts all year long.

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Christmas crackers from  Fireplace mantel design from  Manuscript wallpaper (RX6698) from Ronald Redding Designs Sculptured Surfaces III collection.  Candles from  The Birches wallpaper (LL4759) from Ronald Redding Designs Urban Retreat collection.

Luxury Lodge – Your Urban Retreat.  Winter white, classic black, and touches of evergreen.  Sometimes the simple things in life are the most creatively beautiful!  Escape the urban crush of the holidays and find joy in surrounding yourself with décor that is inspired by organic elements from the purity of birch bark to the richness of balsam.  Twinkle with little white lights and streamlined wrought iron lanterns and subtle touches of frosty weather such as an iced pinecone.  Your holiday mantel will look completely at home against a backdrop of stately birch trees wallpaper that will continue your theme long after the holidays are gone.

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Nutcracker from Pier 1.  Fireplace mantel design by Christmas crackers from  Granville wallpaper (DD8354 red, DD8350 gold) from Ronald Redding Designs Designer Damask collection.

Regal Red and Gold.  Traditionalists at heart have long loved the bright gleam of gold and the rich hues of red against the backdrop of emerald evergreens.  Its a winning combination that never gets old.  This style speaks to red velvet, shiny gold, ribbons, candles and Nutcrackers, with tasteful typography updates shimmered in gold like “Joy” and “Peace” to make them timely.  In keeping with classic good taste, wrap your walls in an archival inspired wallpaper, beautifully rendered for today’s taste, for a décor statement with a lasting impression.

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Karma wallpaper (CZ2489 white/silver, CZ2488 gold) from York’s Candice Olson Modern Nature collection.  Fireplace mantel design by Ballards.  Wreath from Pinterest.  Christmas crackers by

Bling – the favorite new color!  Beads, pearlescent, shimmer, metallic, glazing, glitter and shine; this group of luminous choices is great individually and outstanding when combined. Layered with a creative artist’s eye it becomes so subtly sophisticated you’ll soon be wearing it on both yourself and your home.  It allows for décor that is just a bit edgy so select your stockings and mantel décor with a bit of whimsy that brings out your personal style, reassured that by its very nature, bling will establish it as breath taking.  Your wall wardrobe for this look should include a little bling as well and York has hundreds of patterns to select from including glass beads, pearls, crystals and glitter.

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Fireplace mantel from  Decorative mason jars from  Christmas crackers from  Optic wallpaper (WH2682) and Diamond Oasis wallpaper (WH2668) from York’s WallpapHer collection.   Caning wallpaper (EB2011) from York’s Carey Lind Vibe collection.

Trend:  Teal and Chartreuse.  Turquoise/Teal has a new BFF – Chartreuse!  Inviting and oh so livable, turquoise when married to sophisticated chartreuse is elevated to a whole new level that is totally Diva worthy.  Start with basic white for the mantel and add a stylized antler mount above it and frame with touches of glistening silver for a glimmer effect.  Get creative with a mason jar and fill it with shiny decorations in your new color duo, or try turning them upside down with a miniature tree accent inside.  Always remember, your guaranteed resource for transforming your room is to surround your walls with wallpaper and with so many beautiful choices in teal and chartreuse by York, the most difficult thing will be making up your mind!

Liquid Metals

From an early age the shimmer of precious metals attracts our eye; its a beautiful obsession that wonderfully adorns whatever surface is lucky enough to wear it.  This year metals are fluid, the sheen just a little shinier as if the metal has just been poured by a careful craftsman.

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Sterling silver bangle bracelet from Filigree paneled Venetia wallpaper (SL5724) from Ronald Redding Designs Silver Leaf II.  Oscar de la Renta resort runway silver ensemble.

Silver still tops the charts both on and off the runway.  New traditions emerge from their classic roots into breathtaking works of art; a subtle scroll, a gentle curve, but with a river of liquid metal that gleams as it reflects the light and polishes the surfaces it covers.  Adorn your walls with Ronald Redding’s new tradition wallpaper; softly ornate paneled scrolls on gleaming silver metallic, and have your home looking runway worthy.

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Mid century wing chair from  Evening gown from Jade green and gold oval ogee Malabar wallpaper (SL5602) from Ronald Redding’s Silver Leaf II collection.

Fashion salutes tradition with classic gold. Deep golden tones in simple contemporary motifs beautifully blended with on trend colors for a look that is classic yet forward in style.  Pair fluid gold with colors such as sea glass or milky jade for just the right amount of contrast to be intriguing.  Clever artists capitalize on the fluid movement that gold creates, successfully distinguishing everything from ball gowns, to jewelry, chairs to wallpaper.

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Brushed nickel floral Bella wallpaper (SL5672) from Ronald Redding’s Silver Leaf II collection.  Gown from Pinterest.  Avebury chest from Joss & Main.  Hand forged knot napkin rings from Restoration Hardware.

Enamored with metallic shine, yet prefer the subtle approach?  Brushed nickel is going to be your best friend.  There is something undeniably attractive about the understated elegance that goes hand-in-hand with glowing surfaces, lightly textured, in a design that defines liquid fluidity.  Keep it soft with gentle curves and touches of texture.  Brushed nickel is a beautiful choice to adorn your home from accents to major wall spaces and everything in between.

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Chandelier from  Gown from Imgend.  Mylar Catalina wallpaper (SL5691) from Ronald Redding Designs Silver Leaf II collection.

Glint!  The best compromise ever made in the world of glamorous living. Blending the best of gold and silver elevates this precious metal to a whole new dimension in luxury.  Beautifully in the middle, Glint pairs perfectly with both deep and rich, or soft and subtle; its versatility contributing to its success.  It wins every time its used making it a fail safe option and fashion favorite synonymous with luxury and good taste.

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Chanel watch from Chanel.  Table top from Mylar circle geometric wallpaper Debut (WS8004) from Disney Signature collection.

Deep gleaming gold; the dramatic choice.  Want to stop them in their tracks?  Try the dynamite duo of rich fluid gold paired with the sophistication of tuxedo black.  This “no holds barred” approach to your fashion statement will be the envy of all who see it.  Show stopping in evening wear, and equally eye catching in home décor like table top or striking wallpaper motifs.

Find the perfect liquid metal décor for your home in Ronald Redding’s new Silver Leaf II wallpaper collection, available this November.