Spring Shades

The term “spring cleaning” can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For some, it’s a time of obligation. Heavy sighs, dirty hands, and the long-postponed dread of winter’s worth of procrastination culminated in a dumpster’s worth of finally-gotten-rid-of junk. And for others, spring cleaning means rejuvenation, revitalization, and rebirth. Sure, you’ve got to get the obligatory first part out of the way and clean out the clutter that’s been plaguing your house for months, but after that it’s all fun fun fun fun. The perfect chance to redecorate and refurbish your home for the new season.

Looking for a little inspiration to spark your home’s spring makeover? Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazines Home and Style sections have a few ideas. According to Melinda Nelson, editor of Swatch (MSP Mag’s home Style Watch section), it’s time to Think Pink.

“When I was in New York recently, I was thrilled to see that hot pink is the color of the moment. Boutique windows are filled with pink clothes and paper peonies—even artist Will Ryman’s 25-foot Park Avenue roses are pink! I was reminded of Funny Face, the 1957 Audrey Hepburn movie, where fashion editor Maggie Prescott sings, “Think Pink!” Back at home, I was even more thrilled to find a luscious pink chair at Gabberts. Every editor needs one, don’t you think?”

Considering Pantone selected the slightly more subdued Honeysuckle as their 2011 Color of the Year, Nelson’s obsession certainly makes sense.

Pink a little too, well, pink for you? Pantone also lists Beeswax, Peapod, Blue Curacao, Russet, Silver Peony, Lavender, and Silver Cloud among the other hot colors for spring.
Still not seeing anything you like? Give us a call. We’ll help you pick out the best palate for your home, no pink included.


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