50 Shades of Green

The seasons are changing and the green of spring is on everyone’s mind. From bright summer’s shades to misty moors and even ever-present blue tinged springtime mint, whatever your choice, green’s organic beauty is a real force-of-nature for 2016.

Grass
Top pattern: Lovely Lattice WP2498; Bottom pattern: Jardin MS6448. All other images found on Pinterest.

Spring Green: Symbol of new beginnings, balance and rebirth, shades of spring green can both relax and stimulate the senses. Nothing says organic like green, so why not join the “green party” this spring? Did you know; green is the most common color in the natural world?

Emerald
Top pattern: Banana Leaf AT7068; Bottom pattern: Malachite RK4503. All other images found on Pinterest.

Emerald: The emerald isle and the gem itself are iconic to a hue as saturated and intense as to conjure images of “green-eyed-monsters”. This former color of the year can dominate a space or partner well with similar colors of equal depth. Did you know; in certain cultures green is a sacred color and symbolizes eternal life?

Jade
Top pattern: Scallop EB2068; Bottom pattern: Open Trellis AP7493. All other images found on Pinterest.

Jade: So closely associated with China that it is synonymous with Asian culture, beautiful gemstone jade comes in a glowing range of shadings.  Jade is associated with wisdom, balance, peace, and this year; hot new trends. Did you know; the Chinese consider jade to be crystallized moonlight?

Mint
Top pattern: Franco YS9319; Bottom pattern: Aquarella ST6027. All other images found on Pinterest.

Mint: A green thumb will grow garden-fresh mint, but the new mint movement takes this spring standard pastel to its retro roots for an edgy new look worthy of a second glance. Did you know: menthol is the main ingredient which gives this common herb its flavor and aroma?

We’re giving this organic primary color the “green light” for spring, and we beg to differ; it’s easy being green!

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YWC color of the year 2016: Metallic Gold

York has chosen gold, the new star of interiors, as our color of the year. The balancing touch of brilliant shine which began as an accessory obsession has grown to incorporate subtle finishes and updated past incarnations to become home décor’s newest neutral.

Combine gold with everything, transitioning from trend through traditional in warming finishes of brushed gold, rose gold and translucent iridescent. Gold brings a soft welcoming edge to modern and an elegance to everything it touches, so this year why not go for the gold?

GoldWhite
York Wallcoverings patterns top to bottom: “Light as a Feather” and “Charma”, “Haven”, “Modern Marble”. All other images found on Pinterest.

Simply White

Although “Simply White” has created a furor as this year’s choice from Benjamin Moore, partner it with gold and watch simple turn sophisticated. Still clean in its fundamental nature, use brushed finishes for warm casual and brass for new contemporary.

GoldSage
York Wallcoverings patterns top to bottom: “Luxury Paisley” and “Kaleidoscope”. All other images found on Pinterest.

Paradise Found

This year, ever elegant Farrow & Ball chooses “Paradise Found”; a silky, dusky hue whose matte-finish presence evokes images of misty moors and shadowed green glades. Enter glimmering gold and watch as ripples of shimmer dance across this shade’s deep pool of saturated sage.

GoldPantone
York Wallcoverings patterns top to bottom: “Dotted Paisley” and “Oasis”, “Modern Marble”. All other images found on Pinterest.

Rose Quartz and Serenity

Leave it to Pantone to combine pink and blue in a mix whose partnership is anything but childlike.” Rose Quartz and “Serenity”, while both soothing and translucent, are blended for tones more subtle and interesting that either alone. Here, rose gold’s subtle yet coppery overture glows with the gentle blush of a candle, warming and soothing in complimentary counterpoint.

GoldMink
York Wallcoverings patterns top to bottom: “Tullerie” and “Great Expectations”. All other images found on Pinterest.

Mink

York Wallcoverings choice for 2015, Mink, the warm blending of taupe and grey, pairs perfectly with metallic gold. Every shade from rose to brass and iridescent sheer can keep up with the diversity of mink, paring easily with the most organically earthen browns to the sublimely complex velvety greys.

So partner gold’s luxurious depths with all the colors of the year for 2016. And remember, this year as every year, it all starts with the walls!

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High Point Market: Behind the Design

York Wallcoverings wallpaper line will be premiering at High Point Market Oct. 17th in the Salon at Market Square (Booth #7044).  This very prestigious address is often regarded as THE hottest location at market, curated to feature innovation, craftsmanship and leadership in style and design.

York’s focus will be color and trend, showing a beautiful array of innovative wallpaper specialty products and fresh new patterns with the interior designer in mind. Here’s our thinking behind the design.

Top Left to Right: Arabesque, Georgia, Modern Marble, Metallic Cork.  All lifestyle images found on Pinterest.
Top Left to Right: Arabesque, Georgia Mural, Modern Marble, Metallic Cork.  All lifestyle images found on Pinterest.

Color: Blush, Grey, Brushed Brass for soft sophistication

Trending: cork, marbles, soft smoky patterning

Concept: The mural as oversized art

Top Left to Right: Flourish, Onyx, Vintage Tin, Wild Poppies.  All lifestyle images found on Pinterest.
Top Left to Right: Flourish, Onyx, Vintage Tin, Wild Poppies.  All lifestyle images found on Pinterest.

Color: Indigo, Gold, Copper for glamour with a workaday counterpoint

Trending: Dandelion, Geodes, Industrial Metals

Concept: Organic patterning as textural modern geometrics

 

 

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