Color Trends For 2015 - They're Hot Hot Hot! & Funfetti Biscotti Recipe (Cont'd)

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House Beautiful invited eleven top designers to share what they're seeing as the 'next big thing,' and, baby, they delivered!

Ranging from olive greens to bright patterns, enjoy the ride as we visit these entertaining color combo's.

Greek Blue is fabulous when paired with grey and pink.

Greek Blue is fabulous when paired with grey and pink. It otherwise may be overwhelming, but its stunningness is perfect in this new and fun color scheme. 

Don't let the strong, strong blue distract from the use here of olive and orange.

In the 1960's the colors olive green and orange were 'groovy,' 'outta sight,' and even 'far out, man!' 
Vogue Cover, 60's Model Twiggy
At right, look beyond an overwhelming and unyielding blue and you will see a fresh presentation of a 60's colors palette: 
  • olive green
  • orange
  • aqua blue
  • sea foam green
  • lime green

This exquisite Monet-esque living room by designer Fawn Galli is as simple as painting your surroundings with a pastel and then adding some NEON sparks!

Now we're touching on the 80's - Madonna, the Go-Go's and your closest mall for neon colored clothing and accessories. However it's toned down with a big pastel, such as this soft green, as shown at left.

Shake it up baby with 80's neons (but contrast it with your Gramma's old living room paint color, a 'decrease the volume,' muted background).

Malcolm James Kutner called his 2015 color trend offering, "Dynamic Pairings."

He wrote, "For 2015, pair the classics with unexpected accents to make the scheme dynamic and vibrant - I love black, grey and white with splashes of red . . ."

To read the entire House Beautiful article and see more color combinations on 2015 color trends, click here.

A 'New Color Scheme Warning:' 

Colors can sometimes be hard for the eye to absorb - and fully appreciate. I'd suggest that you peruse them, then maybe come back and take a look at them again; then, and then only decide if one of these new color trends find a spot in your heart.

How To Use New Color Trends:
  • Enjoy the new colors and new color combinations - if they appeal to you. This is a splendid opportunity to create visual pleasures for the eye (and sometimes tactile pleasures for the feel)
  • Incorporate new color trends but avoid being 'trendy;' embrace what fits in with 'your' look, with your style; this becomes your classic look
  • Don't break the bank to stay up with trends and fashion in your home

Pick color trends that appeal to you. It's not practical nor economical nor true to your own sense of well being to become a slave of fashion. 

Don't buy large furniture pieces in trendy colors. Trends come and go but you can easily expect a piece of furniture such as a sofa to stay for years. Rather, use trendy colors in accents and decor such as trays, vases, mirrors, or even candles.

Maybe change out your wall art from time to time to keep your room looking fresh and to reflect your favorite colors.

Pillows and throws are also an excellent way to introduce a new color in your room and easier on the budget.

Again, incorporating new color trends is enjoyable, like tasting an exquisite, refreshing new cuisine. But avoid 'trendy.'  Adopt what fits in with 'your' look, with your style. In doing so you are creating your own classic and classy look.

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Funfetti Biscotti

Makes 18 large pieces

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon clear imitation vanilla (Yeh uses McCormick)
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • a few pinches sea salt and pearl sugar or sanding sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350.

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oil and sugar. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla.
  3. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and then fold in the sprinkles.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment, divide dough into two equal parts, and then form long rectangles, about 4" wide. Leave a few good inches in between the rectangles because they will spread in the oven. Sprinkle the tops with a few pinches of sea salt and pearl sugar or sanding sugar and then bake for 25 minutes
  5. Remove from oven and reduce heat to 250. Use a serrated knife to cut the rectangles into 1 inch pieces and place them on their sides.
  6. Bake at 250 for 20 more minutes, or until desired crispiness
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