If you’re looking for a fun twist on classic egg decorating, these design-inspired Easter eggs are the perfect DIY weekend project — and if you’re lucky, delicious egg salad come Monday.
Gold Leaf — Paint boiled eggs evenly and let dry (try two coats of craft paint or spray paint for a smoother finish). Using a gold leaf kit, apply random strokes of glue for an abstract look, wrap egg in a sheet of gold leaf, rub away any excess and voila!
Contemporary — Boil cleaned avocado pits and skins to create your desired pink hue and mix black ink with 1/4 cup of water for the grey shade. Carefully dip boiled egg into one color and let dry before dipping into the second dye, overlapping for a graphic pattern effect.
Ombré — Mix one color of dye and create different shades by leaving boiled eggs in colored water for different amounts of time. Start by dropping the first egg in for 30 seconds, try one minute for the next one, then a minute and a half for the third and so on until you achieve the variety of shades desired.
Pantone — Stand boiled eggs vertically in small cups of dye, type up and print labels on temporary tattoo paper (remember, text backwards) and apply to the white area. If perfectionism is your thing, match the color numbers using a chip book.
Marbled — Mix food coloring for desired palette of dyes, color boiled eggs and let dry. Blot egg with rubber cement and dip it into the dye for a second coat. Once it dries, gently wipe away rubber cement and repeat until you’ve reached your desired aesthetic.
Wax-and-Dye — The traditional Ukranian pysanky technique calls for hollowed-out eggs, a kistka (styling tool for drawing with melted wax), dyes and beeswax. Use the kistka to draw a design with the heated wax and allow it to fully harden before dipping into dye for five to 10 minutes. After the egg has fully dried, carefully remove the wax, wipe clean and seal with shellac.
Keep in mind that despite their beauty, some designs require non-food safe materials and should not be consumed.
Pantone®recently unveiled its Color of the Year, which it describes as “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade” that “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”
This year’s color selection? Pantone 18-3838, otherwise known as Ultra Violet.
Described by Pantone as “complex and contemplative,” Ultra Violet “symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries though creative outlets.”
Embrace your creativity and personalize your space by adding this blue-based purple shade throughout your décor.
1. Le Creuset® Enameled Classic Tea Kettle in Cassis – $99.99
This classic whistling tea kettle is made from ultra-strong enamel-coated steel and features a heat-resistant handle. Plus, it’s safe for use on all heat sources, including induction!
2.Cashmere Lounge Chair and Ottoman –$2,489 This Mid-Century modern-style chair is functional artwork for the home. It’s hand-stitched and made from the softest cashmere for relaxing, comfortable seating.
3. Moroccan Purple Runner –$43.99 Brighten up any long space with this colorful Moroccan-style runner. Measuring 2’6″ by 14′, this richly colored rug is a no-brainer way to add some color to your home.
4. Violet Glass Table Lamp – $117 Add some whimsicality to your space with this eye-catching table lamp. Use it as an accent piece on either side of a room to add depth and a pop of purple.
5. Stemless Flute Glasses, set of 6 – $34.95
These stemless flute glasses are a fun and unique twist on classic stemware. Plus, they are dishwasher safe and feature a chip-resistant rim.
6. Tocca Voyage Marrakesh Candle, 3 oz. – $22 This patchouli and amber-scented candle is rich, spicy and reminiscent of exotic bazaars. Transport your senses or gift it to a friend with a serious case of wanderlust.
Pantone®recently unveiled its Color of the Year, what it describes as “a symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”
This year’s color selection? Pantone 15-0343, otherwise known as Greenery.
Described by Pantone as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade,” Greenery is reminiscent of the outdoors and is supposed to inspire consumers to “take a deep breath, oxygenate, and reinvigorate.”
While it’s never a bad idea to decorate your home with fresh plants, here are some alternative green options that will bring life into your décor.
1. Modern Green/Chrome Dining Chairs – $110.99
These modern dining chairs feature a forest-themed cut-out and are a great way to bring fun and functionality to a dining area.
2.Interlock Greek Key Pillow Cover – $129 This 100 percent cotton pillow cover features a classic embroidered key pattern. Use it to instantly add a hint of brightness to any seat, sofa, or bed.
The color experts at Pantone recently revealed their choice for Color of the Year for 2016. And, to our surprise, they chose TWO – Rose Quartz and Serenity. Expect to see these colors make serious statements in the fashion and home industries.
“Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
The color experts at Pantone recently revealed their Color of the Year for 2015, Marsala. As with every color honored with this recognition, you can expect to see Marsala pop up just about everywhere in the coming year. Here’s how the people at Pantone see the color working its way into your home…
“Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.”
It looks like some of our sellers are ahead of the curve this year! Check out the spaces in which this beautiful color is already being utilized.
A new year means many things, new resolutions, new fashion trends, new home trends, and a new Pantone Color of the Year.
Last year, Pantone dubbed Emerald as the color of 2013, a stunning hue of green. For 2014, Pantone has chosen Radiant Orchid, a rich and vibrant mix of fuchsia, purple, and pink. Their yearly color tends to be an indicator of future trends across all kinds of industries
To show you how Radiant Orchid might be incorporated in your home, we gathered the above inspiration. We love the color and the fact that it is very versatile. It’s just one more reason to get excited about the year ahead of us! Thanks for catching up with OTD!