Become a Connoisseur of Color

Choosing colors for your home can be very intimidating. (That’s why beige is so popular; it’s safe.) Colors can be like people: Some play well with others. Some prefer to stand out. And some look even better when combined in the right group. So, how do you assemble the right palette?

To help people make the move from beige, the folks from Pantone, a design company considered the global authority on color, created nine no-fail color palettes for 2013. Each has an array of colors that work well together; colors that you can combine or use alone.

We’ll highlight each palette separately, and first up is the palette called Connoisseur. Celebrating the finer things in life while paying respects to a sense of history and elegance, the colors of this palette are sophisticated and refined, and have a touch of understated drama. The Connoisseur palette includes monochromatic violets and orchids, liquid pink, deep mahogany, alyssum white and beechnut green, all reflected against champagne beige and silver.

If the colors in Connoisseur speak to you, Art Van Furniture can help you bring this palette home. Take a look:

Yvette Steel Sofa at Art Van
Yvette Steel Sofa at Art Van

Start with the Yvette Steel Sofa, in light charcoal. This elegant upholstered piece has modern lines and its dark wood exposed legs ground it in sophistication.

Brand Collection at Art Van
Brand Collection at Art Van

Add one or two armless chairs from the Brand Collection. With a sleek, exposed wood frame and tufted upholstered seat, it evokes luxury and style.

Rectangular End Table at Art Van
Rectangular End Table at Art Van

Now add the Rectangle End Table with its dark walnut finish and sleek nickel accents, making it a beautiful addition to a Connoisseur-inspired living space. Tasteful and refined, it works well with this palette.

Two-Drawer Nightstand at Art Van
Two-Drawer Nightstand at Art Van

Another option is our Two-Drawer Nightstand, which can be used as an end table. Covered in pearl ivory alligator-embossed vinyl and embellished with beveled mirrored fronts and crystal knobs, the piece will add drama.

Bed Bench at Art Van
Bed Bench at Art Van

Bed Bench used as a coffee table or as a seating area, adds a splash of delicate color. Its light pink button-tufted design also adds a touch of glamour.

And finish the room with a rug. The dark wood of the furniture will look perfect against the simple elegance of the Orian Louvre Camel Rug.  Or choose the clean look of the Bliss Ivory Rug, a versatile addition to your living room.

Orian Louvre Camel Rug at Art Van
Orian Louvre Camel Rug at Art Van
Bliss Ivory Rug at Art Van
Bliss Ivory Rug at Art Van

If Connoisseur isn’t right for you, stay tuned. Next, we’ll show you the Glamour color palette, which is described as paying homage to the “polished sexiness of the Art Deco era.”


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