Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Shadow, Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year 2017

Dear friends of mine:

this year has been one of thinking about my life and I haven't been here at all, which I regret. The absence has been good for me to clarify some aspects in my life, and today here I am again. 

"SHADOW", Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year 2017, is to blame for my return. It grabbed my attention today, though it was announced nearly two weeks ago. And I just can say I LOVE this rich, dark, saturated, grayed blue violet.

The following video explains how the colour was selected. Pay attention!

At Benjamin Moore they took inspiration in the Arts, and they mention a certain Museum in Copenhagen... which made me think of the amazing, bold, and beautiful colours in the Amsterdam's restored RijkMuseum. You see, influences can come from anywhere!

They chose this hue because it is regal, connected to royalty by the history of purple. And it conveys a sense of luxury and sophistication. Both aspects can help us to create our own interior artsy world, well protected from so many tragic events happenning in our planet for the last years. And with an added sense of richness to our life just with the help of colour.


This noble colour is surrounded by a perfectly designed palette and four 2017 Colour Trends.

As you can appreciatte, they go from luminous to deep and dark hues, and they embrace earthy and rich and muted ones.


Benjamin Moore's Experts have organized 2017 Colour Trends around the concepts of Light and Shadows, light being a key element influencing the perception of colours as well at home as it is in Art and Design. Shadows change how we see a hue and they give depth and proportion to space. And a  good Space Designer will take into accoun light and shadows - both natural and artificial- when creating a Colour Scheme for an Interior Space.

This four Trends, under the title "THE THEATER OF LIGHT", are:



Light, pale colours as Iceberg, Chalk White, Pink Bliss, Porcelain and Cloud Cover to begin our day in good spirits.



Sun beams come across doors and windows and create a game of light and cast shadows on floors and walls that will add dynamism to daily life. Warm, rich hues are enhanced. Above Dinner Party and Grandfather Clock Brown.



At the Magic Hour light becomes soft and fades towards grays, colours and silhouettes merge and dissolve day into night.



Highligths become matte, violet shadows. And a guilded Old Master Palette keeps us warm in the midst of the night.


Isabel de Yzaguirre,
La Colorista®

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year 2016!!!!

My best wishes to you all for the most Happy Holidays and an amazingly wonderful New Year 2016!

Best regards!

Isabel de Yzaguirre,
La Colorista®

Friday, December 4, 2015

Evidences In Home Design and Products announcing Pantone's Colours of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity, as seen in 2015's Fairs.

As I announced in my previous post, I'm going to analize my Trends Boards and see what products seen in 2015's Fairs support Pantone's election for their Colours of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. I will proceed by Fairs and link to the owners of every image when possible.

Salone del Mobile 2015:

Image by @graziacasa_it in Wbsta.mee

Image by @cryskel in Websta.me

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Pantone's Colours of the Year 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity.

For the first time in recent years and in an interesting and clever turn -at least in my eyes- Pantone has chosen a combination of two hues as the Color of the Year 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. Rose being warm and compassionate and Serenity blue, cooler and calm, together they promote the sense of balance and wellness that is currently felt as so necessary in our stressful days.

About a month ago, my friend Marta Aymerich Mallorca and I were guessing about which colour of Pantone's SS Fashion 2016 Report would be the One for 2016. After analizing past Colours of the Year and a quick sight at Colour Trends and the World's current events, my votes were divided between ... Rose Quartz and Serenity! (Honestly, I also though of Silver Gray).

Saturday, August 29, 2015

News and Projects with Marta Aymerich and some changes in La Colorista®

This year I haven't written much in this blog, and this isn't good at all, at least for marketing oneself... But summer vacation is a good time for keeping in touch and here I go!

Today I'm presenting my good friend  Marta Aymerich, from Marta Aymerich Emotional Comunication. She is a great designer, from head to toe: her designs are fresh, clean and contemporary and so is she!  

Kate Smith  put us in touch in 2011, and from that day a good friendship has been growing between the two of us. Currently we are collaborating in very encouraging projects  and I want to present her to you:

Image by Humberto Pérez Padilla, ARTIST.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy Year 2015!

May it be a Colourful one for you!
Best wishes!!!

isabel de Yzaguirre
La Colorista®

Saturday, November 15, 2014

AkzoNobel's Color Trends for 2015

Since I'm blogging about AkzoNobel's 2015 Color Trends in my Spanish blog, I invite you to read about them there. Of course you have a Google Translator Gadget that will let you understand. I'm writing about this in 10Decoración as well, where I'm their Color Expert, of which I'm very happy.

But in case you want to have a quick view, watch this video and you'll get a close idea:

They are:

Sunday, November 2, 2014

COPPER ORANGE, AkzoNobel's 2015 Color of the Year!

As every year these days, AkzoNobel published their 2015 Colour of the Year, Copper Orange, which is defined as


A deep colour in an emerging spectrum of reds, pinks and oranges, it showcases a globally more optimistic trend.

According to the current protagonism of metallic hues in design, this colour reflects and summarizes the Trends identified for 2015 in this field. These are:
  • A warmer attitude and a desire for sharing.
  • Natural earthy colour palettes, from clay tones to sunlit yellow strokes.
  • And last but not least, skin tones that reflect human interaction and sepia hues from the past. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Christian Dior Spring/Sumer 2015

Dear readers of mine:

I have found this fabulous  video of the presentation that Christian Dior made of his Spring/Summer Fashion proposals, and just had to share it with you!
Pay atention to colour and style, there is something for everybody, even me, who am 57. I would wear some of these outfits undoubtedly!
Enjoy them!

Isabel de Yzaguirre, 
La Colorista.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

My comment on Color Trends World's Forecast 2016 to be revealed at CMG International Summit.

A few days ago, CMG announced the reveal of their World's Color Forecast for 2016, which will be presented in depth at their International Summit next November. If you're interested, gather information here. But if you want a sneak a peek of it, here it goes, and my comparison with what I have been observing about Colour Trends in the net recently. This is the announced World's 2016 Color Palette:

Source, CMG.