MODA = New Pantone Colors & How To Use Color Trends (Cont'd.) & Bonus Recipe Sex In A Pan Dessert

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Pantone Home + Interiors has introduced a number of style, substance and color major trends and directions for 2014, this one is entitled MODA. 

Red dahlia interacts with Blackberry Cordial and Wood Violet all accented by Amber Green. Corsican Blue meets with Magenta Haze and an expressive Linden Green, while Rich Gold waits in the wings for the appropriate moment to add a glimmering finale to any of the combinations.

At left we see Blackberry Cordial and Rich Gold.

Below right, check out the visa versa doors both in
color and design detail, left one is Red Dahlia, right door is Blackberry Cordial.


Left, Rich Gold is as gold as it gets in this embellished, oversized, ornate mirror. Wall, Corsican Blue, upholstered furniture Blackberry Cordial. This is fun - the art deco lamp with a green base and shade in a blend of Red Cahlia and Blackberry Cordial.

How To Use 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.

 Sex in a Pan Dessert Bonus Recipe

Yield:  10 Servings


  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
Cream Cheese Layer
  • 1 8-oz. package cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (use 1/2 cup for less sweetness)
  • 1 cup whipped cream or cool whip
Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 package of instant vanilla pudding (5.1 oz)
  • 3 cups milk (use 2 cups if you want a firmer pudding)
Chocolate Pudding
  • 1 package of instant chocolate pudding (5.1 oz)
  • 3 cups milk (use 2 cups if you want a firmer pudding)
Last Layer
  • 2 cups whipped cream or cool whip
  • shaved chocolate
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish or pan with cooking spray
  3. In a mixer mix all the crust ingredients together and press the mixture into the prepared baking dish
  4. Bake it for about 20 minutes
  5. Prepare the vanilla pudding as per the instructions on the package
  6. Prepare the chocolate pudding as per the instructions on the package
  7. In a mixer add the cream cheese, powdered sugar and the cup of whipped cream. Mix until light and fluffy
  8. Let the crust cool. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust evenly. Spread the chocolate pudding over the cream cheese, then the vanilla pudding. Top with the whipped cream and sprinkle with the shaved chocolate
  9. Refrigerate for a couple hours so that it sets

Recipe from JoCooks

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