Wednesday, December 7, 2011

How to Avoid Being “That House” In Your Neighborhood

Outside Christmas Decorating Tips

By Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG
Color Turners

Carolers are singing, shoppers are busily shopping and the Clark Griswold, want-to-be decorators are digging through their dusty attics. Yes! It’s Christmas again. This one is for the overzealous guy or gal who takes the Christmas a bit too far. Every neighborhood has one; a Clark Griswold like in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Even though we all politely nod and chuckle at their over the top Christmas spirit; we equally think of the excess. I wouldn’t want to be there to see the look on their face, in January when they open their utility bills. Possibly these individuals didn’t get the trend memo that everyone’s using their resources wisely. Now don’t get me wrong. I enjoy “tasteful” and I repeat “tasteful” Christmas decorations as much as anyone.

So, if you’re my neighbor who lives around the corner and three houses up, or an aspiring Clark Griswold, here are some tips to avoid being “that house” for Christmas.

Safety First
Does your roofline make Santa quiver in his boots? Then hire professionals to do the job. Decorating with lights typically requires the use of a ladder and used improperly can lead to injuries. Approximately 2,500 people in the US are injured each year hanging Christmas lights. While we all agree that Christmas lights are beautiful, let’s not forget electricity can cause problems if not used properly. Christmas lights can get hot enough to burn or ignite other decorations. Cords can fray, causing a short.

Get A Plan
Preparation will save you time and reduce unnecessary trips to the hardware store. Measure and count garland, lights, hooks and ect.

Less Is More
Don’t over do it. This means don’t make your lawn levitate with multiple inflatables. Sure little kids love them. But seriously, a giant snow globe, a Ferris wheel, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause, Rudolph and a partridge in a pear tree.

Retro Metal Christmas Trees
The aluminum, 1960’s retro Christmas trees are popular again, but some words of caution. Never hang lights on them! The tree can short out the Christmas lights and cause a fire. The tree can also become charged with electricity and can shock someone. So if you don’t want to be the one responsible for electrocuting Santa Clause, be safe.

Please! No Music!!! Under no conditions is it appropriate to blare Christmas music from speakers out into the neighborhood. This especially means those songs by barking dogs or meowing cats.

Light Placement
Don’t just toss the lights around to shrubs and trees. Seriously! It’s not creative and it’s obvious that you were too lazy to drag the ladder out of the garage. Also use some discretion in deciding how many lights and what colors to hang.

Entry Door
A clear path to your front door is important and it should be obvious. Honestly your guests don’t want to wander over the candy cane bridge and through the Elf’s village in order to get to Grandmother’s house.

If you’ve not seen the 1989, Christmas Vacation, do so. It’s a "Top 10 Favorite Christmas Films" and my personal favorites.


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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Boxers or Briefs?

Men Show Your True Colors
Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG
Color Turners

As an international color and design trend forecaster, it’s always fun to find color hidden in unexpected places. I’ve often thought that my male European counterparts looked so sophisticated in their black and gray attire and that although it might be fine for them, I would never be able to live in those shadow colors. Well…they can’t either and their secret is out!

Believing that there are no mistakes and that everything happens for a reason I managed to end up in the men’s underwear section in Sokos, a must-see department store in Helsinki. Now this isn’t such a far stretch, sense I shop for the men in my life and research men’s neckties for color trends.

Much to my surprise, the classic colorless, boring boxers and briefs that fill my laundry basket at home were nowhere to be found. Instead, the shelves were full of fun, colorful whimsical underwear. Oh sure, I’ve seen brightly colored underwear for the guys before, but they were the cartoon superheroe chonies when my son was three-years-old (sorry Austin). These designs look more like swim trunks, than men’s intimate attire. Women have always dominated the flashy lingerie market. Welcome men.


Here are a couple examples:
http://www.bjornborg.com/
http://www.diesel.com/freshandbright/

So the next time you see a European man dressed in tints and shades of gray, don’t feel sorry for him. Just smile, because you know his colorful little secret.

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Has Lighting Switched-Off Your Money?

Designing with Color & Light
By, Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG
Color Turners

Prior to my keynote presentation, this week in Helsinki at LOHAS Pack, I had the pleasure of meeting leaders, in the food manufacturing and packaging industry. In reviewing their packaging, the majority of them had a common challenge…color and light.

While their product’s designs were perfectly fine, the lighting in the grocery stores where their products were on display was not. This article meant to help businesses wrestling with the same challenges.

Have you ever designed a package, applied cosmetic or dressed yourself under one lighting condition and everything looked perfectly fine? But when you looked at the same colors in a different lighting environment they looked horrible? Most likely you experienced a color and light phenomenon, called Metamerism. This happens when two colors appear to match one light source but not in another. This is due to applying different light energies to two colors with different components or pigments.

Light Sources
When selecting colors it’s imperative that you consider the light source, in which the design will ultimately be displayed in. Natural daylight (morning, noon, sunset and the time of year) fluorescent, incandescent and LED affect colors differently. Be sure to view your package designs in their intended position, because colors look vertically and horizontally.

Lighting Conditions
Fluorescent Lighting have rapidly replaced incandescent, saving consumers a bundle on their utility bills. But they’re not all are created equal. The lighting industry has been making great strides in improving the quality of fluorescent lighting, however there’s still work to be done.

LED
LED (Light Emitting Diodes) are lighting the way of the future. Everyone’s on the cut cost-cutting and saving the planet band wagon. It’s important to use our resources wisely. It’s equally important that quality lighting isn’t sacrificed in the process, because poor quality lighting will adversely impact your sales.

CRI
Light quality is measured by CRI (Color Rendering Index).The higher the CRI number for a lamp, the more it renders a “true” color in an environment. The CRI measurement for outdoors is 100. If quality lighting with a higher CRI than CFL is your priority, LED are for you. LEDs have a longer life span than and fluorescents and emit more light per watt. But here’s the catch. To replace your standard light bulb, with an LED will put a dent in your pocket book (about $69.00 USD each). On the up side, you won’t have to replace it for years.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Martha Madrigal-Awesome Personal Trainer!

Martha Madrigal Transforms Bodies & Lives
Martha is a phenomenal Certified Personal Trainer and highly respected leader, in the health and fitness industry. Martha (right) has more than 9 year’s professional experience as a Certified Personal Trainer. She takes her client’s health and wellness personally and works alongside them to help them achieve their fitness goals.

As an international colorist, speaker and author, who works in an extremely competitive industry, it’s critical that I look my best. Thanks to Martha’s efficient and customized personal training I’ve lost inches, increased strength and my body fat is now replaced with lean muscle.

If you’re serious about your health and ready to kick it up to the next level, contact Martha Madrigula. She’s the only Certified Personal Trainer, I trust with my body. I http://www.getfitwithmartha.com/

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Denise Turner-Keynote, LOHAS Pack, Finland, 11.30. 2011

When: November 30th 2011
Where: Design Factory, Aalto University, Finland
Time: 9:00–15:00
http://www.ptr.fi/lohaspack/


Colors Unveiled
The Truth Behind Color
& How It Drives Sales
COLOR is the primary reason for purchase more than 85% of the time. This seminar focuses on the LOHAS consumers, with an emphasis on packaging.Colors Unveiled is a fusion of Color Physiology, Color Psychology, Cultural Color and marketing. You’ll gain a greater understanding of what is going on inside someone’s mind, (including your own) just by studying their color choices. Additionally you will see the 2012 European color trends and learn what’s driving them.

YOU WILL:
• Gain insight into the LOHAS phenomenon and how it’s changing color and design trends.
• Through a sensory experience, feel the difference of color’s light waves in your     electromagnetic field and use it to your business’ advantage.
• See how colors affect your emotions, behavior, energy level and health.
• Gain knowledge on the financial impact of cultural colors and which ones are taboos.
• Learn how CMG (Color Marketing Group) Color Forecasters track colors and trends; see how they turn their knowledge into sellable goods.

Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG is an award winning international colorist, Certified Interior, color & design trend forecaster, speaker, author and president of the Color Turners.




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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Do You Love To Design?

Then join us for the first annual “I LOVE TO DESIGN” 2-Day, action-packed interior design symposium, that’s dedicated to You, the professional, the student or the aspiring designer.

You’ll learn cutting-edge tips and techniques taught by expert leaders in the field of interior design. Plus you’ll be participating in a community project, because all of the proceeds are being donated to purchase of art supplies for children at the Maryvale Orphanage in Los Angeles, CA

Who Should Attend?
Students who want to jump start their chosen career. Classes will be taught by volunteer professionals, who are leaders in the field of interior design. Designers and students will have the opportunity to network with other industry partners to expand their social networking.

When: January 20 & 21, 2012
Where: Los Angeles

Topics
  • Color Trends
  • Window Treatments
  • Space Planning
  • Feng Shui Color
  • Furniture Selection
  • Flower Arrangement
  • Landscape Design
  • Marketing for Interior Design
For more information & class schedule contact: Info@galaxy-design.com 
RSVP: 213-624-2120

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Donna Marie Mushinskie’s First Blog

Allow me to introduce you to my friend Donna Marie Mushinskie, a phenomenal interior designer and a new blogger.                                                                                  

Donna Marie DeGravina Mushinskie is a Certified Interior Designer, ASID Allied Member, NKBA member and the principal and founder of D M Designs. D M Designs is a full service interior design studio focusing on client satisfaction. This is accomplished through open communication between D M Designs and the client to assess the client's needs and wants, then taking the process to the next step to design a space that is pleasing to the client and reflects their personality.

Donna Marie Mushinskie, CID
D M Designs
donna@dmdesignsinteriors.com
http://www.dmdesignsinteriors.com/
http://www.blogger.com/goog_421976428
http://dmdesignsinteriors.blogspot.com/

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Color & Nutrition

Mother Was Right
Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG
Color Turners

We’re all aware of the importance of color for interior design, fashion and its sheer beauty. But did you know the colors of the food we eat can have a powerful effect on our physical and emotional state?

“Homegrown” is the new trend. Farmer’s markets are springing up in every community. Lawns are being torn out (even at the White House) to be replaced by vegetable gardens. If you’ve considered planting a vegetable garden, this is your time and here’s why. The natural colors of purple egg plant, red strawberry, yellow squash and the dark leafy greens, deliver goodness, healing and vitalizing energy.

When selecting produce, we’re drawn to the brightest colored fruits and vegetables. We intuitively know these are the best. This comes to no surprise. Scientists have proven that brightest foods have the highest nutritional value. By eating the appropriate colored foods, it can rejuvenate and balance the system, making you feel brighter and more alive. For this reason, Registered Dietitians suggest we consume a rainbow diet.

RED FOODS: support the body by increasing levels of vitality, with foods that are rich in minerals and a good source of protein. Possible signs if someone has red deficiencies: lack of stamina, anemic, weak and light-headedness.

EAT RED:
Vegetables: beat, red cabbage, radishes, red chili peppers, red bell peppers, tomatoes, red onions
Fruit: cherries, strawberries, raspberries, watermelon,
Other Foods: nuts, meat, fish

A diet rich in lycopene, found in large quantities in cooked tomatoes, reduces a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer by 45%.

ORANGE FOODS: support the body by containing antioxidants, which protects us against serious diseases. It supports the reproductive system, encourages creativity and keeps us alert. Orange has excellent detoxifying properties. Possible signs if someone has orange deficiencies: stiffness in joints and problems in the reproductive organs.

EAT ORANGE:
Vegetables: Carrot, pumpkin, pepper, rutabaga, potato, butternut squash
Fruit: orange, apricots, peaches, persimmon, kumquats, mango
Other Foods: oats, brown rice, shellfish, egg yolk

YELLOW FOODS: support the body, by taking on the warm vibration of the sun. Most people working long hours indoors, with minimal sun exposure tend to deplete their yellow energy. Possible signs if someone has yellow deficiencies: exhaustion, restlessness, tension, poor nutrient absorption, digestive problems, lowered immunity, depression, hot flashes, inability to make decisions and poor memory.

EAT YELLOW:
Vegetables: Yellow pepper, squash, grains, nuts, yellow lentils
Fruit: Grapefruit, bananas, lemon, pineapple, mellon
Other Foods: oil, fish, egg, butter, food rich in fatty acids

GREEN FOODS: support the body as detoxifiers. Green foods tend to be high in vitamins and minerals. Possible signs if someone has green deficiencies: Difficulty breathing, negative emotions and feeling of being trapped.

EAT GREEN:
Vegetables: Broccoli, cabbage, kale, sprouts, peas, green beans, leeks and dark leafy vegetables
Fruit: Pears, avocados, apples, green grapes, kiwi and limes
Other Foods: most culinary herbs

Green has beneficial effects on stomach acidity and blood pressure. If you are under great stress, you may need green- energy food.

BLUE & VIOLET FOODS: support the body with antioxidants; they support communication skills, glands and organs of the neck; blue & violet energy. Possible signs if someone has blue & violet deficiencies: inability to relax or sleep, respiratory problems, feeling confused

EAT BLUE-INDIGO:
Vegetables: Current, mushrooms,
Fruit: Black berries, bilberries, blueberries, cherries, prunes
Other Foods: Black olives, fish, yeast

EAT BLUE-VIOLET:
Vegetables: Oats, eggplant, shell fish, red cabbage, beats, purple onion
Fruit: Figs, dates, plums
Other Foods: kelp and all seaweed products

Eat your veggies!

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Monday, October 3, 2011

LOHAS Consumers

The Trend That’s Shifting Consumer’s Consciousness
By Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG
Color Turners

LOHAS is becoming one of the hottest new trends and is rapidly changing the way we do business. So what’s LOHAS and what’s it all about? LOHAS is the acronym for (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability), a market segment focused on health and fitness, the environment, personal development, sustainable living, and social justice.

Who Are Their Consumers?
LOHAS describes an estimated $290 billion U.S. marketplace for goods and services focused on health, the environment, social justice, personal development and sustainable living. The 41 million American consumers (approximately 13-19% percent) attracted to this market represent a sizable group in this country, but their power as a consumer market virtually remains untapped. Additionally LOHAS is an international trend. http://www.lohas.com/

What’s driving the LOHAS Phenomenon?
Consumers are evaluating every aspect of their life, in doing so; they are making more mindful decisions and prioritizing spending behaviors. Today’s consumers are demanding a greater value from products and services. The driving force behind this is to make the most of out of everything. More than ever before, there is a desire to conserve our natural resources, be self-reliant and to buy American made. Farmer’s markets are springing up in every community. Lawns are being torn out, to be replaced with vegetable gardens. Choices as small as taking public transportation to work instead of driving, cooking dinner rather than going out and growing foods instead of buying from the store are some examples of trends that are catching on. Although these changes may appear small to us, collectively they are changing the way companies approach green business strategy.

How LOHAS Is Affecting Color & Design Trends?
As consumers, we want to be surprised and delighted again, but not by artificial hype. We are looking for a personal connection and authentic brand stories. More than ever before, we want to understand how products and food sources were created and their origin. We are gravitating towards nurturing colors, tactile materials and products that evoke a sense of authenticity. Colors that mimic organic produce and vegetable-died textiles are hot. We’re adding splashes of accent colors on less expensive home décor items such as paint and accessories. For long-term investment items such as furniture and cabinetry we’re opting for neutral colors, for their versatility and staying power.

Adam Barry
Allow me to introduce you to Adam Barry, a phenomenal young man whose philosophies are in alignment with the LOHAS. Adam became a student at San Antonio High School, two and a half years ago, where he immediately became active in the Food Justice & Gardening Program. Adam is passionate about Organic Agriculture and Sustainable Living. He believes that we have a lack of respect for plants and animals.

Adam’s Solutions to Our Food Problems:
• Create more farms; have fewer freeways.
• Grow your own food.
• Support locally grown farmers and buy in season- Note: The further the food ships the more chemicals are needed to preserve them.
• But if you want to make this calmer than a cucumber farmer, angrier than a honey bee whose hive was robbed, just ask Adam about (GMO) Genetically Modified Foods and how scientists are manipulating and mutating our foods, all in the name of money.

Adam graduates from San Antonio High School in two months. Then he will begin at Santa Rosa Community College, where he will earn his degree in Organic Agriculture and Sustainable Living. While attending college he’ll be working and living on the farm. Keep your eye on Adam, this 16-year old dynamo who’s changing the way we think about food and the way we produce it.

San Antonio High School Food Justice and Gardening Program
San Antonio High School, in Claremont, CA, is an alternative education high school. The city of Claremont is a considerably wealthy community, however, a significant portion of the students at San Antonio High School are racial/ethnic minorities, come from low socio-economic backgrounds and receive free or reduced school lunches. Many of the students enrolled in this high school have had contact with law enforcement and are thus considered at-risk youth. Additionally, numerous students have had trouble passing state standardized tests. As a result, the pairing of teachers, high school students and college interns in the food justice and gardening program has been incredibly pivotal for these students. Our work in the construction and maintenance of the schoolyard garden, the outdoor classroom, lectures and more are all designed to improve the health, work habits and self-worth among these students. http://www.dosomething.org/project/san-antonio-high-school-food-justice-and-gardening-program

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Denise Turner-Speaking at WCS, Oct. 2011

30th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium

AS THE COLORS TURN
2012-2013 Color & Design Trends
Monday, October 24
 
10:25am - 10:55am
The Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas

COLOR is the primary reason for purchase more than 85% of the time. Colors turn every six months to a year; based on world events, such as wars, elections and even the economy? If you are business owner unaware of these turns, it can adversely affect your bottom line. This seminar will provide accurate, tangible insight on future color and design trends to help turn your paint chips into profit.

YOU WILL:
• Receive insight into consumer’s spending habits and how they affect manufacturing practices, sales and marketing.

• Review the fundamentals of Color Theory & Color Physiology and use them to gain insight into your customer’s color preference.

• Learn how Color Forecasters track colors and trends; see how they turn their knowledge into sellable goods.

• See examples of the 2012-2013 architectural color trends and learn what’s driving them.

COLORS UNVEILED
What Your Favorite Color Says About Hue
Tuesday, October 25
3:03pm - 3:35pm
The Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas

Everyone has a favorite color. They also have a color they dislike and will grimace at the mere thought of it. But do you know why? Colors Unveiled demystifies color’s hidden meanings and is a fusion of Color Psychology, Cultural Colors and Color Physiology. You’ll gain a greater understanding of what is going on inside someone’s mind, (including your own) just by studying their color preferences, saving valuable time.

YOU WILL:
• Through a sensory experience, feel the difference of color’s light waves in your electromagnetic field and use it to your business’ advantage.

• See how environmental colors affect your emotions, behavior, energy level and health.

• Gain insight into specific markets, and learn how to use colors that drive sales and which colors are taboos, causing adverse effects.

• Learn the best colors to use for individuals with autism, ADD/ADHD and ageing eye.


MORE COLOR PROGRAMS
Turn Your Paint Chips into Sales & Profit©
In-House Color Certification Program for Paint Professionals

This is an entinsive, 8-hour in-house color training program, designed to give your employees the competitive edge in today’s market. It is specifically customized for non-colorists who work in the Architectural Coatings industry. “Turn Tour Paint Chips into Sales & Profit” is ideal for new hires, Property Management, In-Store Members and Architectural Sales teams.

OBJECTIVE: To better familiarize your employee’s with your paint color system, to provide them a safe environment where they work outside their color comfort zone and learn color fundamentals.

GOAL: To enhance employee’s color knowledge base, provide them with an overall color foundation, hands-on practical experience. The final goal is to give them the confidence to successfully create color schemes from your companies’ paint color system. Having your teams color savvy, will help you obtain your final objective, to increase profitability.“Turn Your Paint Chips into Sales & Profit” program was created and is presented by Denise Turner.

For more information on this comprehensive color program, contact Denise Turner denise@colorturners.com




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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Comex Group Book Launch

2012 Inspiring Cultures

By Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG
Color Turners

Two days ago Comex Group launched their newest Inspiring Cultures Trend Book for 2011/12, in heart of Las Angeles’ Interior Design District. I was there to support my Comex Group clients and friends and to network with fellow professional interior designers.

This is Comex’s forth issue in their series of Essential Guides Inspiring Cultures. It was based on trends and nuances for the USA, Canadian, Central and South American. The Mix team worked with Comex on the creation of this trend book, helping with trend research, hosting an interactive design and architecture meeting and designing the book and its color tools. Comex partnered with Arkitip on their most recent issue edition. The artists used Comex’s paint and the theme of color to create whatever they desired. Each guest received a large, hard bound color book, bag of inspirations and color tools.

That’s me on the left with my dear friend Joe Esquer, National Technical Support Manager at Frazee Paint / Comex Group and interior designer Alycia D. Enciso.









From left-Todd Guarnieri, National Vice President Architectural Sales, Comex Group and Josh Kern, Executive Vice President Commercial Sales, Comex Group.









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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Any Color But Beige

“Color can change your life! Just ask Cat Larose, international color-marketing expert and author of “Any Color but Beige.” This brilliantly written, yet hilarious book takes you through her tints, shades and sometimes off-color dating experiences in search for love, in the perfect hue. A must read for single women.”

Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG
Color Turners
Get your copy of “Any Color but Beige” on Amazon


Catherine Larose, CMG-is the author of the Cafe Girl Chronicles blog: www.cafegirlchronicles.wordpress.com. When she isn't traveling the world for her job as a color marketer, Cat enjoys life in Montreal, Canada. Any Color but Beige is her first book, and she is busy working on a second. mailto:www.cafegirlchronicles@wordpress.com












Thursday, August 18, 2011

As The Colors Turn- 2012 Color & Design Trend Forecast

2nd Annual ProSource Color Trend Tour
By Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG
Color Turners

FREE” CEU & Lunch

COLOR is the primary reason for purchase more than 60% of the time. “As The Colors Turn” will provide you with accurate, tangible insight on future color and design trends and help turn your memos into money. This seminar is for fashion-forward interior designers, who want be ahead of the curve and improve their bottom line.

YOU WILL:
  • Learn how to use cutting-edge, color branding techniques to improve your visibility and increases your sales.
  • Receive groundbreaking insight on future trends and sales and marketing practices to make your company more financially successful.
  • Review the fundamentals of Color Psychology; see how it affects consumer’s spending behavior and use it to your benefit.
  • Learn how Color Forecasters track colors and trends; see how they turn their knowledge into sellable goods.
  • See examples of upcoming trends so that you don’t spend valuable time, creating designs or products out of discontinued colors.
ProSource of North Orange County
2342 East Valencia Dr.
Fullerton, CA 91831
714.773.9331
DATE: September 7th
TIME: Lunch 12:30-1:00 PM, Seminar 1:00-2:00 PM


ProSource of North Hollywood
12625 Sherman Way
North Hollywood CA 91605
818.764.3944
DATE: September 8th
TIME: Lunch 12:30-1:00 PM, Seminar 1:00-2:00 PM


ProSource of Las Vegas
7350 Dean Martin Dr # 303
Las Vegas, NV 89139-5947
702. 798. 9802
DATE: September 13th
TIME: Lunch 12:30-1:00 PM, Seminar 1:00-2:00 PM


PLEASE RSVP: info@prosourcecalifornia.com



Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG is an award winning international colorist, Certified Interior, color and design trend forecaster, speaker, author and president of the Color Turners.

COLOR TURNERS turns the art of color into profit

As a high-energy, result-oriented speaker, Denise is passionate about inspiring her audience, so that they quickly grasp the importance of color and how it affects their businesses’ bottom line. As a media spokesperson and seminar leader, Turner speaks on behalf of: ASID National, CMG Expert Speaker’s Bureau and is the Contributing Color & Design Trend Editor for idS Magazine, Malaysia.


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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fashion & Architecture

Retro Color & Design Trends
By, Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG
Color Turners

Historically trends in clothing fashion, architecture, home décor, transpiration and even music occur simultaneously. Wars, elections and the economy affect colors and trends.
For example, roughly between two world wars (1920-1939) we were seeking stream-lined elegance; we were enthralled with transportation and movement. From this the Art Deco period emerged. Designs and motifs of this era mimicked, stream lined ships and planes. This period affected architecture, furniture, sculpture, clothing, jewelry, graphic design and the entire fine and applied arts.

The post war of the 1950s propelled conformist ideals, for a better life in suburbia. We were content living in our little cookie-cutter pink houses with white picket fences and having role model families like Ozzie and Harriet, and the Cleavers. There was a chicken in every pot and fresh baked cookies for dessert. Life was simple; everything finished on a positive note. History continues to repeat itself. Although the 1950s was much a façade, we still hold the nostalgic ideals of a happier time in our countries’ history. For this reason there is a huge retro 1950s. When trends repeat themselves, they come back with a new spin. Just look at the “new” movies, tv shows, clothing, cars, clothing, home décor and colors; they are retro-1950s and retro-1970s.

The nostalgia trend continues to gain in popularity. We are gravitating to optimistic, feel-good colors and familiar designs that lift our spirits. Colors that represent escapism, nostalgia and fantasy are crucial to our wellbeing. Gone are the days of the highly polished glitz and glam. We now prefer down-to-earth authentic colors and textures that mimic nature and our past.

By in large, we are adding splashes of accent colors on less expensive décor items such as paint and accessories. For long-term investment items such as furniture and cabinetry we are opting for neutral colors, which are versatile and have staying power.

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COLOR TURNERS turns the art of color into profit
We help businesses and manufacturers make the best decisions where color choices are critical, by providing accurate and tangible ways to significantly reduce their business and manufacturing risks. http://www.colorturners.com denise@colorturners.com

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Denise Turner’s August, 2011 Seminar Schedule

NADFD 2011 Conference- Contract Fabric Network

Location: The Hotel Terra, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Day: August 4, 2011
Time: 9:45 am

AS THE COLORS TURN
2012 Color & Design Trend Forecast

COLOR is the primary reason for purchase more than 60% of the time. Colors turn every six months to a year; based on world events, such as wars, elections and even the economy? If you are business owner unaware of these turns, it can adversely affect your bottom line. This seminar will provide accurate, tangible insight on future color and design trends to help turn your memos into money.

YOU WILL:
• Receive insight into consumer’s spending habits and how they affect manufacturing practices, sales and marketing.
• Review the fundamentals of Color Theory & Color Physiology and use them to gain insight into your customer’s color preference.
• Learn how Color Forecasters track colors and trends; see how they turn their knowledge into sellable goods.
• See examples of the 2012 contract color trends and learn what’s driving them.


Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG is an award winning international colorist, Certified Interior, color and design trend forecaster, speaker, author and president of the Color Turners.
 
COLOR TURNERS turns the art of color into profit

As a high-energy, result-oriented speaker, Denise is passionate about inspiring her audience, so that they quickly grasp the importance of color and how it affects their businesses’ bottom line. As a media spokesperson and seminar leader, Turner speaks on behalf of ASID National, CMG Expert Speaker’s Bureau and is the Contributing Color & Design Trend Editor for idS Magazine, Malaysia.

Turner is a California Paint’s Color Challenge winner. Her redesign of an ADA-compliant master bath won the HGTV Designer’s Challenge. She is an ASID professional member, former ASID chapter president, Certified Interior Designer, CMG Chair Holder and UCLA graduate. http://www.colorturners.com/