Color & Inspiration

Inspiration Gallery

Does your home reflect your personal style? Use our inspiration gallery to help define that style. Posts on color trends, new ideas, paint, wallcovering, and window treatments will point you in the right direction.

Heritance Shutters

Window Treatment Wednesday: Plantation-Style Shutters from Hunter Douglas

What is a plantation shutter? Plantation shutters are wide louver interior window blinds traditionally made from broad slats of wood mounted in a solid frame. They have been used for both decoration and protection from the elements for centuries and are a versatile window treatment suitable for any room in your home. Hunter Douglas plantation-style...
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Bachman's Ideas House 2019

Bachman’s Spring Ideas House 2019

“Everything but the kitchen sink” describes what Mother Nature threw our way this past winter here in Minnesota, wouldn’t you agree? Luckily we have the Bachman’s Spring Ideas House where we are guaranteed a much welcomed dose of spring greenery and cheerful colors. Each season (Spring, Fall and Winter) the Inspiration and Innovation Team at...
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Pink paint swatches

Refresh Your Home for Spring

  As we say goodbye to winter and welcome spring it’s the perfect time to redecorate with a palette of nature inspired colors. Get in a positive frame of mind with a sunny palette inspired by the soon-to-be colorful outdoors; a duo of pinks combines with leafy greens and an earthy brown for a beautiful...
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Kitchen remodel

Kitchen Renovation — Before & After

  Kitchen renovations come in all shapes and sizes! This fun refresh is from one of Hirshfield’s “color call customers.” Kathy Basil, Hirshfield’s Design Resource, was on an in-home paint consultation, and in addition to choosing paint colors, she offered a couple additional decor suggestions which the customer implemented in her remodel. Hi Kathy, I...
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Kravet Color of the Year 2019

2019 Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

  One of the most anticipated days of the year for color enthusiasts falls in early December — that’s when Pantone announces their Color of the Year! Living Coral has been proclaimed THE COLOR for 2019. For the past 20 years Pantone’s COTY has influenced fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product,...
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Treron Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball Introduces Nine New Paint Colors

This is the best time of the year for color enthusiasts — it’s when all the paint companies announce their Color of the Year and Color Trend palettes for the upcoming year and the grand finale in December when international color forecasting company Pantone announces their COTY. It’s a bonus year — British paint company...
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Kasai wallpaper from Thibaut

Paramount Wallpaper and Fabric Collection from Thibaut

Thibaut consistently gives us inspiring collections and their newest book, Paramount, does not disappoint. The Paramount collection offers up wallpaper and coordinating fabrics —  prints, wovens and embroidered fabrics that you will love. High style, glamour and nouveau—introducing the Paramount collection of coordinating wallpaper, prints, wovens and embroidered fabrics. Decorative patterns include peacocks, flower motifs,...
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0144-Film-Noir

October Color of the Month: Film Noir 0144

  Some say brown is back. We say it never left, it simply stayed in the shadows knowing our love affair with gray wouldn’t last forever.  Brown was right.  Renew your fondness for this classic color by filling a room with richness, adding depth with an accent wall or painting a dark backdrop for your...
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