Wednesday, January 6, 2016

construction junction

Design coming to life!

Space planning, furniture, and finishes in the works...

Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 color of the year

It may not come as a surprise that the color of the year is...white!  
Sherwin Williams, along with other leading paint company's all agree that white is "it" for 2016.
Sherwin Williams selected Alabaster/SW7008 as their white for this year.  They describe it as, "A straightforward and necessary shift to mindfulness. It provides an oasis of calmness, spirituality and ‘less is more’ visual relief. Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring white.”
Architecture and interior design magazines have featured all-white interiors for quite a while.  A neutral backdrop photographs well and perfectly highlights colorful furniture and artwork.

Sienna Lynn Studio's view: 

Although white walls and ceilings tend to brighten a space, it can also look unfinished or too stark if done without color in mind.  The use of color becomes increasingly important with a primary palette of white.  I do love Sherwin William's off-white "Alabaster" and have specified it frequently as a warm neutral.  However there are also projects where a true, extra white works best. Emphasis your favorite furniture or artwork in residential, and showcase branding elements in commercial spaces. I especially like contrasting white with medium and dark gray tones. 

Residential examples of white interiors by Sienna Lynn Studio:

Classic modern interior using Alabaster white with warm tones.
Contemporary interior using extra white to highlight the clients' amazing art collection throughout and emphasizing pops of bright colors.

Commercial examples of white interiors by Sienna Lynn Studio:
 Marketing firm with brick painted Alabaster, along with vivid company branding colors.

Coffee shop with extra white on walls and ceiling, contrasted with shadowy gray accents.
Clean and crisp.  Whites freshen and brighten interior spaces. I welcome the whites but will continue to incorporate and showcase COLOR into my interiors as well.

-Jodi Kuznia
Interior Design Principal 
Sienna Lynn Studio