Sherwin-Williams' 2018 Color of the Year Is Finally Here — And It Doesn't Disappoint. Move over, neutrals: Sherwin-Williams just announced its 2018 Color of the Year pick and it's the opposite of muted and subtle. The company says when picking a hue prediction for 2018, it wanted to speak to the public's growing desire for color that's "both accessible and elusive." The results: a deep and moody shade called Oceanside. "People today have a growing sense of adventure, and it is making its way into even the coziest corners of our homes. We are craving things that remind us of bright folklore, like mermaids and expeditions across continents," says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. "Oceanside is the color of wanderlust right in our own homes."
Why Some Homeowners Really, Really Hate Concrete Countertops. Blame Pinterest, blame Joanna Gaines, blame marble madness overload — but concrete countertops have taken over farmhouses in the past few years. It's easy to see why: Installing concrete counters is a sure way to infuse your home with a rustic yet industrial feel that's at once trendy and unfussy. And the durability of the cement-and-sand mix has some hailing it as a rock solid (we had to) design choice. But after testing them out, other homeowners have voiced some serious concerns which made us wonder: Is concrete all it's cracked up to be? Here are some of the drawbacks we've seen mentioned.
DIY Flower Chandeliers Are Taking Over Dining Rooms. Floral chandeliers are nothing new in the world of weddings — though they are getting more and more extravagant as the years go on. Incorporating them into homes, however, well, that's an entirely different story, but the idea is catching on. Fresh flowers have long been the star of your dinner table, but with this concept, they reach new heights and really transform a room for a special event. Admittedly, these DIY arrangements take some work to create, but once you see the end results and hear the compliments, it will be worth it. To help you get started, we gathered a few of our favorite ideas.
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