Thursday, March 14, 2024

COTY24 for Pantone: PEACH FUZZ



Pantone's Color of the Year 2024 is the warm, welcoming shade Peach Fuzz. "In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance," Leatrice Eiseman, executive director at Pantone Color Institute, said in the brand's announcement. "A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless,"

The bright but gentle shade can add softness to any room, helping you create a space that's ideal for relaxation and reflection. It also has a modern edge to it, lending itself well to contemporary design styles.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

COTY24 for Glidden: LIMITLESS



Glidden's color of the year is a warm, nearly-yellow neutral that can be paired with almost any color scheme. The color experts at Glidden call Limitless an “anything-but-yellow honey beige," and say it was designed to blend with both warm and cool tones—though they're embracing the warm-tone trend. "This modern neutral is as adaptable as its name implies and is taking the place of cool neutral tones that are so last year,” said Ashley McCollum, color expert for Glidden, in a press release.

If you've been thinking about gray paint for your next DIY project or room refresh, consider Limitless instead. “Warm neutrals are here to stay, replacing cool tones like gray in 2024 and beyond,” McCollum says. It's versatile enough to be used on large surfaces, such as kitchen cabinets and walls, but McCollum suggests using it for smaller areas like baseboards and ceilings as well. Since the hue is both light and warm, it can make spaces feel larger, brighter, and more welcoming.

Friday, March 8, 2024




Behr's color of the year is Cracked Pepper (PPU18-1), a deep almost-black charcoal hue. The moody shade adds sophistication to any space. "We recognize the growing desire for using darker colors throughout spaces," said Jodi Allen, global chief marketing officer at Behr Paint Company, in a press release. "Adding a soft black like Cracked Pepper evokes a sense of confidence and individuality that we want all of our customers to feel after completing a project."

Cracked Pepper is neutral enough to adapt to any design style, from midcentury modern to rustic farmhouse. It also plays well with a variety of textures. Pair it with plush furniture and a soft shag rug for a cozy gathering space, or incorporate metallic accents and exposed architectural elements for an industrial aesthetic.

“It truly feels very organic," says Sarah Fishburne, The Home Depot’s director of trend and design. "And it feels like it definitely blends in with the landscapes and the plants. I think it’s like a really inky soil-y color, which is nice.”

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

COTY24 for Benjamin Moore: BLUE NOVA



Blue Nova by Benjamin Moore is a rich, grounded blue that works just as well on an accent piece as it does covering a color-drenched room. The color was chosen to represent the blend of modern and traditional styles that are popular in home interiors right now. “Blue Nova 825 is an alluring mid-tone that balances depth and intrigue with classic appeal and reassurance,” Andrea Magno, color marketing and development director at Benjamin Moore, said in a press release.

For more inspiration, the brand has also released a 2024 color trends report with other colors that complement the mix of modern and traditional. Creamy gray, muted orange, pewter gray, deep green, and hazy purple are all featured.

Monday, March 4, 2024

The Importance of Curb Appeal


Understanding the “Appeal” of Curb Appeal

They say it’s all about what’s on the inside that matters, right? True, but when it comes to selling your home, your curb appeal can make or break buyers’ decisions. Homes with an exterior that doesn’t look well taken care of likely will not get as many potential buyers as homes with good curb appeal. After all, curb appeal is what gives buyers a first impression of a property before they even step inside, so you’ll want to make sure it’s a good impression!

Unfortunately, many homeowners overlook this important step in preparing your home for sale. Continue reading to learn what curb appeal is and why it’s a necessary step to prepare your home for the market.

What is Curb Appeal?

The curb appeal of a home refers to the general appearance of the exterior of a property to a prospective buyer. Curb appeal allows potential buyers, or just anyone walking past your house, a sneak peek at the quality of home that could possibly be inside.

The more attractive the exterior of your home, the more curb appeal it has. However, the exterior of the home goes past just the architecture — things like landscaping, paint colors, porch decor, door frames, mailboxes, and so much more can affect your home’s curb appeal.

Some easy ways you can improve your home’s curb appeal are:

  • Plant fresh greenery and flowers
  • Mow the grass, rake leaves, and pull weeds
  • Paint your front door
  • Replace outdoor light fixtures
  • Get a more stylish mailbox
  • Power wash your driveway, porch, and walkway

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Happy Leap Day, February 29th from Team Hoffmann


2024 is a Leap Year! Let us explain why we have Leap Years and some fun facts and folklore about Leap Years and leaplings.

What Is a Leap Year?

Simply put, a leap year is a year with an extra day—February 29—added nearly every four years to the calendar year.

Why Are Leap Years Necessary? READ MORE

Thursday, February 22, 2024




C2's 2024 color of the year is Thermal, a mid-tone blue reminiscent of crisp fall skies and cozy winter scenes. "C2 Thermal reminds us of a vast blue sky and the infinite array of blue hues nature offers to help restore and redefine our mood," Philippa Radon, interior designer and paint color specialist for C2, said in a press release.

The color is bright yet calming, making it an excellent choice for large spaces. Use it throughout the kitchen for a relaxing hang-out spot, or color-drench your bedroom with the hue to create a soothing space. "This bespoke pale yet punchy blue is poised for adventure and brimming with hope, evoking feelings of loyalty, trust, and confidence," Radon says. "Its contradictory nature has the dual ability to uplift us and provide a sense of calm and tranquility."

To complement their color of the year, the paint experts at C2 created a 2024 color capsule that includes a soft, warm neutral and a moody, deep green. Radon says the brand wanted to provide color palette inspiration with hues frequently seen together in nature. “Color is never seen in isolation," Radon says. "Our annual capsule tells a story where our colors become the characters: the lead being Thermal, with Brulee and Marshland as support roles.”