Color of 2018: Ultra Violet

After the Rose Quartz & Senerity of 2016, the Greenery of 2017, now comes the “Ultra Violet” to rule 2018. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride and independence. Historically, there has been a mystical, spiritual, magical quality attached to Ultra Violet. Continue reading “Color of 2018: Ultra Violet”

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Home Is!!

I grew up in a city in Uttarakhand and back in my school days at home, I was allowed to customise my room in any way I wanted. Paint on the walls, nail boards and accessories, posters and murals, just about anything that I wanted and I did a very good job at it back then. So, when I got to move out and come to Hyderabad for my first job; I was pretty ecstatic to be living in a new city and for the opportunity to create a new pretty space of my own. But that never happened!

My dream housing situation was to live in a Studio Apartment, with all my friends in close proximity and like go crazy with the decor and style of the apartment to reflect my personality & feelings, keeping it homely and comfy at the same time. Sadly didn’t work out cause you are living in a rented apartment and tempering with the walls in any way is like a strict no no. I feel like that’s a very common Indian thing. To top it all off, I have lived in 4 different houses during my stay in Hyderabad and trust me all had this weird creamy, yellowish colour on the walls (why don’t people pick some other colour 😦 😦 ).

I have come to realise that you should be in a space that reflects you, comforts you, inspires and aspires you. You are going to be in your house/ room for a good 12 hours if not more everyday and so it should be a place that you come back to and feel comfortable and cozy in. Creating a home away from home can’t be possible without your own sweet touches and I have finally decided that I am going to take that step to do what I have always wanted to – “Paint my room in the shades and textures I LOVE” and don’t give a S**T about anything else.

So the process began last night when I narrowed down to 2 colour options to paint the walls of my room: Lush Meadow(PANTONE 18-5845) and Sharkskin(PANTONE 17-3914) and for texture a little bit of grainy, concrete wall look or the watercolour effect. And thats when the adrenaline and excitement filled me again and I decided to write this blog to share my final picks with you all. Might be of some help to those of you who have always wanted to do something like this or even to those who are in the mood to redecorate or just go crazy 😉 .

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You know you have reached a certain level of adulthood when you start listening to your heart and taking these little steps towards living a fulfilled life. Really excited about this little dream project of mine and will keep you posted with the updates. And yeah, let me know what’s your pick!! 🙂

See you soon
XOXO!!
SoulStrokes…

Color of the Year 2017

For all the boys who struggle to remember name of colors and the girls who love to stay updated with the latest, the name is “Greenery”. Pantone chose it’s shade Pantone 15-0343 aka Greenery to be the color of 2017, which means that this color is going to popup everywhere possible from architecture, interior decor, to fashion, food & travel (I mean literally everywhere).  Continue reading “Color of the Year 2017”

5 Must Have Colors For Fall

A thing about change is that it’s permanent, and there is no better example of this than the changing fashion trends and colors. Now that fall is here, all of you girls/guys are going to rejoice in some shopping. And with shopping comes the confusion of what colors to pick. Sure there would always be some pet colors that you would want to keep in your wardrobe but wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a little cheat sheet to pick the trendiest colors for this fall and be a proud fashionista flaunting them. 😀 Continue reading “5 Must Have Colors For Fall”

Colors of the year 2016

Pantone: the world-renowned authority on color and provider of professional color standards. The name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. While choosing the color for 2016, experts at “Pantone Color Institute” shifted their angle from warmer hues to gentler tones(Last year’s “Marsala” was a deep red hue). And in the process they selected not just one but two colors “Rose Quartz” (pale pink) and “Serenity” (light blue). Continue reading “Colors of the year 2016”