Now that I'm working from home, I'm realizing how uninspiring cream can be. Our walls are cream. Our trim is white. It's a nice neutral color treatment. Alt was awash in bright beautiful colors and has me dreaming of non-permanent ways to add color to the walls of The Station.
I love color. As a child I had a room where each wall was painted a different color. One was blue. One was green. One was yellow. One was pink. So, I was excited to hear Sherwin-Williams talk at Alt about their 2013 color of the year and 2013 color palettes before Katie Sokoler of Color Me Katie gave the closing keynote.
Jeanetta | Braid | The Cuisinerd | Paper and Stitch | Ampersand Design Studio | BtanJerine | Fabric Paper Glue | Weathermob | Whitney English | My Invisible Crown | Crafterhours | Second Street East Interiors | The Style Hatch | Sweeter CPA
The color palette that best captures her energy is aptly named High Voltage. I love the mix of bright pinks and oranges.
For their color of the year, Sherwin-Williams picked Aloe, "fresh, fluid, ... spirited, optimistic." I'd love to paint just the alcove next to our fireplace in Aloe (I'll have to call a local Sherwin-Williams store to find out if they have removable wallpaper in Aloe; the search on their website was less than helpful).
Even better than the pick? The palette they showcased it with:. Vintage Moxie means "Flirty Accents, Retro Glamour, ... Free-Spirited, ... Bold Pastels."
Wanderlively | Impossibly Imperfect | La La Lovely Things | Walking with Cake | Oh, What Love | Ciera Design | Striped Cat Studio | Moxi Blog | A Fabulous Fete | Hideous Dreadful Stinky | Foxtrot Press | Call Me Cal | Art Social | Ashmae
The last color palette of the four Sherwin-Williams presented that I liked and that I could see in our flat was Honed Vitality.
Blogging It Forward | One Bunting Away | Squirrelly Minds | This Little Street | Naturally Ella | Alexandra Pagar | Bunny & Dolly (relaunched as A Girl Named PJ) | Ringo's Girl | The Cottage Mama | Audrey's | The Artful Desperado | A Golden Afternoon | Angela Grayce
I found a lot of hand applied details in this group of cards. From bunting created with glitter to bunting created with stitching to envelopes created with washi tape to squirrel paper clips and kraft stickers.
I'm really loving bunting right now. What do you think of bunting above a headboard in a master bedroom?
How are the Alt business cards inspiring you?
To see more business card details, check out my Alt Summit SLC 2013 Business Cards on Flickr.