The global color authority in fashion and interior design, Pantone, announced (about two weeks ago) their color of the year for 2016. For the first time, they did not choose one, but two shades: Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue. In a news release, Pantone explained that the combination echoed a growing trend of challenging traditional perceptions…

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I always had a thing about precious stones, crystals and geodes, and their colors and mesmerizing patterns. It’s truly amazing how much beauty comes from the guts of earth! Geodes (Greek γεώδης – ge-ōdēs, “earthlike”) are geological secondary structures that occur in certain sedimentary and volcanic rocks. They are of sedimentary origin formed by chemical precipitation. Geodes are essentially hollow, somewhat sphere-like…

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A happy mix of yellow lemon and green lime, Chartreuse is found in cut kiwi,blooming forsythia, button mums, even on a wood warbler, to name a few of its natural sources. Chartreuse (sometimes called Citron) brings a ray of light everywhere you put it, whether soft, vibrant or flashy. Chartreuse has great play in clothing, home fashion, paint,…

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