2017 Color(s) of the Year?

It is well known how important color is when it comes to designing a home.  Many of us know the pain of picking out paint swatches just to be disappointed with the shade of blue that we thought would look perfect in the upstairs hallway.  “The natural light really brings out the true brilliance of its tones.”  “It dries lighter, just let it sit overnight.”  We’ve heard it all.  So why do we put ourselves through the exhausting chore of picking out the perfect color?  Well, because we need perfection.  And its not perfect until someone assures us that it is.

At Dirks Furniture, we understand the importance of your home.  And the perfect blend of colors that make up your home can be just as critical as the right sofa or table.  But how do you expedite the process of selecting what hues to which you will trust your walls?  Enter paint industry giants Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams.

Year after year both companies introduce a new Color of the Year to headline their product lines.  So what’s in store for 2017?  Our design staff at Dirks Furniture did some research and were able to shed some ‘natural light’ on the subject.  (Don’t worry it won’t change the colors’ hues. See what we did there?…)

Benjamin Moore 2017 Color of the Year – Shadow (2117-30):

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Allusive and Enigmatic, Shadow (2117-30) by Benjamin Moore is a true master of ambiance.

“It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings it to life,” quotes Benjamin Moore Creative Director Ellen O’Neill.  “Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal,”  O’Neill continued.  The Benjamin Moore representative went on by challenging her customers, “Indulge your mysterious side and let Shadow (2117-30) set the mood for your home.”

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Benjamin Moore VP of Color Innovation & Design, Carl Minchew spoke of the inspiration behind Shadow (2117-30).  “Emotional connections with this color evoke nostalgic memories of light on space and color.”

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(To experience Shadow (2117-30) visit:)

https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/color-collections/color-trends-2017

Sherwin-Williams 2017 Color of the Year – Poised Taupe (SW 6039):

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Described by Sherwin-Williams as a timeless neutral that’s both modern as well as classic, Poised Taupe provides a beautiful balance of warm and cool.  Earthen Brown combines with Conservative Grey resulting in a weathered, woodsy and complex neutral that celebrates the imperfections and authenticity of a well lived life.

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The Sherwin-Williams design team recommends pairing Poised Taupe (SW 6039) with Gale Force (SW 7605), Stardew (SW 9138), Mountain Air (SW 0014), or High Reflective White (SW 7757) for a complete cooling look.

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For a more vintage vibe, the company recommends you matching Poised Taupe with Roycroft Rose (SW 0034), Brandywine (SW 7710), Sheraton Sage (SW 0014), or Alchemy (SW 6395).

(To Learn more about Poised Taupe visit:)

https://www.sherwin-williams.com/painting-contractors/color/color-forecast/2017-color-forecast/2017-color-of-the-year

(Bonus Listing:)

Pantone Color of the Year – Greenery 15-0343:

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Patone Inc. the Carlstadt, New Jersey based corporation best know for its Patone Matching System (PMS), a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries, such as printing and the manufacturing of colored paint, fabrics and plastic, would like to introduce you to Greenery 15-0343…

“A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.  It is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.

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Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attribute of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

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A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.” Proclaimed as “Nature’s neutral, PANTONE Greenery is a versatile ‘trans-seasonal’ shade that lends itself to many color combinations.  It pairs well with neutrals, deeper shades, pastels, and metallics.” – PANTONE.com

(More about Greenery 15-0343:)

https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2017

 

 

The Advantage of Buying a La-Z-Boy Recliner

Since 1929 the La-Z-Boy Furniture Company has produced and patented the world’s most recognized recliner.  Dirks Furniture is here to tell you why the La-Z-Boy brand has been synonymous with quality and comfort for over eighty years.

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Lifetime Warranty

La-Z-Boy has the best mechanism in the world and they know it.  This is why they offer a limited lifetime warranty on all their reclining mechanisms and frames.

Independent Reclining Action

Ever want to recline without kicking your feet up?  How about rocking while you recline?  La-Z-Boy recliners feature an independent reclining action that allows you to do both with your feet set firmly on the floor.  This makes for a great advantage to finding that perfect level of comfort after a long day.

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Adjustable Reclining Tension

Who says you can’t customize how a chair sits?  The adjustable reclining tension of the La-Z-Boy recliner allows you to increase or decrease the tension of the chair’s backrest to customize the amount of effort it takes to recline the back of the chair.  This is done by tightening or loosening two wingnut mechanisms located in the base of the chair.

Locking Footrest

Tired of a sagging footrest?  With the La-Z-Boy recliner’s locking footrest you can be assured that your legs will be supported at all times and your feet will not sag when comfort, and more importantly, safety matters most.

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4 Sided Unibody Box Frame

Everyone hates a wobbling chair.  La-Z-Boy recliners are crafted using a four sided unibody box frame.  This mean that instead of an open front behind an extended footrest, La-Z-Boy has taken the extra step in constructing a fourth side to all its reclining bases to give their chairs a sturdy non-tip base.  The four sided base also prevent the chairs frame from bowing over time.

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Seat Tilt Ratchet Mechanism

If you are someone that has trouble finding that perfect reclining position, you will love La-Z-Boy’s patented Seat Tilt Ratchet Mechanism.  This allow you to adjust the seat and footrest to pitch into eighteen separate angles.  Maximizing the comfort level for every lounging occasion.

 

Simply Amish Furniture

Amish furniture is arguably the best made and highest quality of any on the market today.  Whether it’s dining, bedroom, entertainment or office, Simply Amish produces each piece worthy of heirloom status.  It’s all about attention to detail.  Each piece is built specially for each individual customer, not on a production line.  Hand-sanded, hand-stained and polished by artisans who have been in the furniture business for generations.  Not only are the tops and sides of these pieces finished, the undersides on them are finished, as well, to guard against cracking or warping.  On top of that, every piece is signed by the individual who produced the piece.

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Simply Amish is so proud and confident in their work that they place a lifetime guarantee on all of their furniture.  If your furniture fails during normal household use in the lifetime of the original owner due to problems with workmanship or materials, Simply Amish will repair or replace it for free.  Your furniture is tracked by your name, so each craftsman knows precisely who they are building for.  In the event that your furniture needs warranty work, it will be returned to its original maker and restored to the way it looked when it left his shop.  That’s a warranty!

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When customizing your Simply Amish pieces you may choose from seven popular hardwoods: Red Oak, Quarter Sawn White Oak, Soft Maple, Hard Maple, Cherry, Hickory, or Walnut.  With dozens of stains available, standard soft-close drawers and doors, you can truly make your furniture fit your taste.

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To take advantage of this great heirloom quality brand, stop by the Dirks Furniture Showroom or visit   http://www.simplyamish.com/index.cfm

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Quality Matters

104 years ago August Dirks picked up a pen and made a swift swipe, imprinting his name at the base of a single sheet of paper.  There was confidence in that swipe.  A proud dream of what life could be for a small town furniture store.

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In that same swipe a promise grew.  It wasn’t one of mere reassurance or lip service, but a true vow a man makes to himself.  This vow gave birth to the philosophy that has stood side by side with the Dirks name for generations, Quality Matters.

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It’s a strange concept right? Quality.  It’s what we all strive for but many of us settle for less everyday.  A quick burger from the drive through, a cup of instant coffee, we all seem to sacrifice quality in favor of time, and sometimes, money.  Now, a mass produced burger or a small cup of instant brew every now and then won’t hurt you, but what happens when we let low quality invade our furniture?  One trip to the local landfill could tell you wonders.

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In an industry that is forever changing, we at Dirks Furniture stand behind our cornerstone philosophy.  This is why we only carry the best in quality furniture, flooring, window coverings and HDTV’s.  From the moment you step through the door, you will notice what we mean by the Dirks Difference.

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