Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Genevieve Gorder's 2011 Color & Design Predections

One of my favorite HGTV designers is by far Genevieve Gorder...and not because she is just as beautiful and fabulous as her designs...or that my high school French class name was also Genevieve.

But because her effortless style is something you can't fake and is ridiculously hard to emulate...it also doesn't hurt that her legs are longer than my entire body.

Two examples are her chicer than chic engagement ring...it's in the shape of an emerald cut, but it's all metal? I am actually dying to know what it is made out of and have searched endlessly online to no avail. I also love that in her show intro she is carrying her super cute baby Bjorn-style. It's so refreshing to see a fabulous city girl, with her own TV show, rock motherhood too!

But I digress...

According to an interview Genevieve gave to The Star, she forecasts the biggest interior design trends for 2011 including a palate of oyster, cream and blush colors replacing the world of neutral and beige....how lovely do these words sound? Oyster, cream, blush...

Genevieve also thinks bold, Ikat and Suzani folk prints will be prominent on everything from wallpaper to linens and china....I AGREE!

Valspar, which you already know is my favorite paint line ever, has partnered with Genevieve to create her Spring paint palette. Genevieve has selected eight Valspar colors that make up her Spring palette. They are Plumberry, Green Tea Leaves, Swiftly Green, Sage Morsel, Ancestral Haze, Golf Infusion, Channel Seal Gray and Promenade.

Valspar Green Tea Leaves 5004-1C

Valspar Plumberry 1004-3A

Valspar Promenade 7006-3

Valspar Sage Morsel 5005-1C

Valspar Swiftly Green 3008-5C

Valspar Ancestral Haze 1004-10C

Valspar Channel Seal Gray 1009-C

You can get free samples by liking Valspar's Facebook page. The free 8-ounce samples will come with a roller, a paint pan and coordinating paint chips—everything needed to make choosing the right colors easy. The kit also includes a coupon for $5 off a gallon of Valspar at Lowe’s stores nationwide for when consumers are ready to start their paint project. (NOTE: I think this is first come first serve, so if the contest ends before you can get your free sample, just head down to Lowes...I think the samples are $2.95--I literally buy about 5-10 samples to test and live with for a couple days before I "commit.")

More reasons to love Valspar...

Valspar is the National Paint Partner of Habitat for Humanity International and by 2012 will have donated more than $45 million in paint and cash.  Your purchase of Valspar branded products in 2011 supports Valspar’s donations to Habitat and helps low-income families benefit from the transformative power of color.

1 comment:

  1. I think Genevieve's ring may be from designer Mitchell Whitney Turnbough. He used to have a site where he sold rings in various metals with those amazing metal stones. Sadly, his site has been taken down and from the research I've done it appears he does home design now, rather than jewelry.