Colors of the Year Offer Bold Choices

The Colors of the Year in 2018 offer a variety for everyone. Whether you like spicing up your color palette with a rich, red color, such as Benjamin Moore’s Caliente, working with a rich blue/green hue such as Oceanside from Sherwin Williams or want more ethereal feel with a space-inspired Ultra Violet from Pantone, there is a range of bold colors to choose from.

Earlier this fall, Benjamin Moore announced its Color of the Year 2018 as Caliente Af-290, a vibrant, charismatic shade of red.

“Strong, radiant and full of energy, Caliente AF-290 is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate and makes people feel special, like ‘red carpet treatment’,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Design Intelligence. “Whether used as one note or on four walls, the spirited personality of red turns heads signaling surprise and adventure. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes.”

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Benjamin Moore announced it’s Color of the Year 2018 is Caliente AF-290. Here the bold, red color is showcased on a signature wall in a bedroom design. Photo by Benjamin Moore.

The color leader also unveiled Color Trends 2018, a curated palette of 23 highly influential hues that enliven any room by adding depth and energy. The palette incorporates a full spectrum of reds, from hints of blush to deep oxbloods, while ensuring seamless pairings with a carefully selected range of whites, neutrals, and complementary bold hues.

To learn more about the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year and Color Trends 2018 palette, or to find the closest Benjamin Moore retailer, visit www.benjaminmoore.com/colortrends

Holzman Interiors works with their clients and partners to create a design and pick colors that represent their taste and style. Bold colors can be used throughout a room or as an accent color for furniture, pillows or decorative items.

Sherwin Williams 2018 Color of the Year

A collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green, a color that is both accessible and elusive, Oceanside SW 6496, is the Sherwin Williams 2018 Color of the Year. According to the Sherwin Williams, the shade is a complex, deep color that offers a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown. “Oceanside bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens that can be found in what’s old and new.”

The color blue evokes a multitude of moods and associations depending on hue, shade and application. Despite this variety, blues are universally perceived as intelligent, honest and interesting—making blue the most beloved color worldwide.

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Sherwin Williams Color of the Year is Oceanside, featured here in a modern home office design. Photo by Sherwin Williams.

Oceanside’s multi-dimensional, marine-inspired look can create a welcoming statement as a lively color for a front door, according to Sherwin Williams. Its green-meets-blue tone can also boost creative thinking and clarity of thought in a home office, or invite meditation and introspection into a bedroom or reading nook.

Read more about Oceanside and other popular Sherwin Williams colors at

www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-collection/color-forecast/color-of-the-year

Pantone Picks Purple

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future, according to Pantone.

“Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now,” according to the Pantone website. “The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.”

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Pantone highlights Ultra Violet as its Color of the Year 2018. Pantone’s chosen color can influence fashion, home design, and home products.

“The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today,” said Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

The Pantone Color Institute is a consulting service within Pantone that forecasts global color trends and advises companies on color in brand identity and product development, for the application and integration of color as a strategic asset. Recognized around the world as a leading source of color information through seasonal trend forecasts, custom color development, and palette recommendations for product and corporate identity, Pantone Color Institute partners with global brands to leverage the power, psychology and emotion of color in their design strategy.

Find out more about Pantone’s color forecast and ways to use it at: www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2018

Let Holzman Interiors help you choose your colors for the new year! Contact us for a free design consultation and see our photo galleries for more examples of our work.

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Showroom Highlights Many Design Options

When designing a new kitchen or bathroom, it can be hard to visualize what types of cabinets or finishes would work best in your home. Holzman Interiors welcomes clients to their new showroom in Stamford, Conn., to see many options in Dura Supreme cabinetry.

Visitors to the showroom can see different styles of cabinets for kitchens, or vanities for bathrooms, as well as a wide selection of faucets, tiles, sinks and countertops. The showroom, located at 63 Harbor View Ave., in Stamford, features Tile America backsplash options and tiles.

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Visit Holzman Interiors showroom at Tile America in Stamford, Conn. It features a model kitchen and many examples of different cabinets, backsplash options, countertops, faucets and more.

To help keep your kitchen organized, Dura Supreme offers different drawers, such as ones with dividers for silverware or kitchen tools, or knife blocks within a drawer. A new option is a toe-kick drawer, designed for installation in the toe space of any straight cabinet, adding additional storage space. A touch-latch mechanism is included, so a simple touch of the toe will open the drawer.

The wide drawer can be used to store cutting boards, baking sheets or table linens for example. This type of solution can add more storage space without adding more square footage.

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A kick drawer can offer more storage space in a usually unused spot. The latch easily opens with a touch of your foot. Photo credit: Dura Supreme Cabinetry

New colors and finishes

Dura Supreme Cabinetry has recently introduced several new finish options. The new cabinetry finishes include six new stains and two new paint colors, along with new options for specialty finishes Stain/Glaze, Paint/Accent, Paint/Glaze, Patina and Heirloom finishes. Overall there are 40 new color options being added to the Dura Supreme finish palette.

New stains include rich browns and grays. New finish colors include Toast stain, Cappuccino stain, Cider stain, Java stain, Smoke stain, Shell Gray stain, Linen White paint and Cashmere paint. With different tile and countertop options these stains can match beautifully with stainless steel appliances.

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Dura Supreme Cabinetry offers many different colors and finishes for their cabinets, which can be used in kitchen, bathroom or living room designs.

Weathered collection

Reminiscent of softly weathered wood, Dura Supreme’s Weathered collection of finishes looks as if it has been exposed to years of sun, wind and rain. Like an old drift fence, tumbled driftwood, or seasoned barn planks, each of the Weathered finishes portrays wood that has been exposed to the elements. The Weathered Finish collection includes an array of colors that evoke images of sun-bleached driftwood, charred campfires or time-worn dock planks.

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This is an example of a Weathered finish on an island with Dura Supreme Cabinetry in our Stamford, Conn., showroom.

Glass cabinets trends

Dura Supreme also has recently updated its cabinetry glass to target trends in kitchen and bath cabinetry. New updates include white and black back-painted glass options, leaded glass doors, and a new collection of mirror options for both framed and mullion cabinet doors.

The largest update to Dura Supreme’s glass program is the new mirror section. Choices now range from beveled mirror, antique mirror, gray mirror, bronze mirror and standard mirror.  Mirrors have been used as a decorative accent in home interiors for a long time, however, incorporating the reflective and airy look of mirror within cabinetry as an emerging trend.  Mirror used within cabinetry doors (behind mullions or simply in place of a glass door) is another wonderful way to add light within a kitchen.

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A bathroom vanity and mirrored storage cabinet shown in our Stamford, Conn., showroom.
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Open shelves and a glass cabinet door are contemporary kitchen options on display in our showroom in Stamford, Conn. Come visit to be inspired in your design choices!

If you are looking for inspiration, make an appointment with Holzman Interiors and we can show you the many different options available. We can schedule a free consultation. Contact us at 212-685-5797 or e-mail julie@holzmaninteriors.com

Our showroom is located at Tile America, 63 Harborview Ave., Stamford, Conn. Stop by and visit to learn more about what we offer. To contact us there, call 917-837-9948.