How Are You Painting Your Environment?

How Are You Painting Your Environment?As I was thumbing through my latest edition of House Beautiful,
a page on paint colors caught my attention.

We have just finished a three-year
redecorating project and I was curious
to see the 2019 Paint Forecast.
Don’t panic Ezra–I am not changing anything we did!

But I was a bit shaken when I realized that
General Eisenhower planned and
executed the D-Day invasion
in approximately 18 months,
almost half the time as our project.
Nonetheless, throughout our process,
I learned patience, persistence and
the power of believing in your vision.

But back to paint–
The paint colors selected for the upcoming year
reflect an antidote to our current environment.
The trends represent peace, calm
and a respite from noise and chaos.

Benjamin Moore’s rep said,
“We all need a little cocooning.
People want a break from the chaos and noise out there.”
Earthy, warm tones are trending
because of their soothing effect.

Referring to one of their colors, Sherwin Williams’s color marketing director
says, “Painted on the walls, it’s like an embrace,”
Behr’s Blueprint color brings to mind a calm sea blue and
PPG’s newest green “represents that meditative state of being in nature,”
says their senior color marketing manager.
She sums up, “Right now, we could use a bit of peace and quiet.”

Environments are powerful. They reflect what we take in
and influence what we put out to the world.
We create relationship, thought, physical, financial
and health environments to name a few.
Our environment can be a place that reflects, nourishes and supports us.

  1. What do you want your environment to represent?
  2. What do you need in it to support you?
  3. What, if any changes can you make?

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