What I love about this time of the year is you can always count on fresh visuals. Every spring certain colors, like Kelly Green, or various shades of chartreuse always return. This year, this illustration from Ruben Toledo for Nordstrom perfectly sums up the season (above). I love the addition of black and white which gives a crisp contrast and makes everything pop. Speaking of black, look at how great this outside slat wall looks painted in black, juxtaposed against the natural beauty of the trees and surrounding nature. (image from Met Home March 2007)Decor8 has a great post all about the many shades of the color green right now, and Design*Sponge recently had a “mini trend” report on Kelly Green too.
And back to Nordstrom and Ruben Toledo- Has anyone checked out the Nordstrom website lately? They have this special interactive flash section for their “designer collections” (last tab on the right) that is set in this “designer avenue” and feature more of the illustrations. It’s really great to look at. Check it out!