#OPIintheHouse: Jade is the New Perfect Accent Shade
Winter is the ideal time to bring a little color into your home, especially as you’re preparing to entertain friends and family this holiday season. Ace Design Expert Julie Richard is here to provide some festive color inspiration using one of her favorite OPI shades from the OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington, a paint line available exclusively at Ace that allows you to to bring your favorite nail shades into your favorite room or space!
When I moved into my house, I immediately knew the kitchen would need a face lift - the space was drab, dark and dated! I knew I wanted to give my space a refresh using some fun and festive color before family and friends arrived for the holidays, so I decided to stop by my neighborhood Ace for paint! Paint offers a wonderful (and affordable!) way to create a very personalized design that reflects your taste and lifestyle (for a fraction of the cost and time it takes to renovate!) – and I’m so happy with how it turned out!
I wanted to create a classic space for my whole family to enjoy that features fresh moments of color, timeless details and pretty elements. My kitchen cabinets are white, and I had chosen brushed brass hardware when I originally started renovating. A pop of color truly adds a clean and dynamic look to a space, so I decided to paint the inside of my glass cabinets with a chic, yet classic, splash of color that would complement my glassware when I’m entertaining guests, as well as give my cabinets effortless depth.
I always choose color with the function of the room in mind, so when it came time to paint, I selected Jade is the New Black NLH45 from the OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington. The deep green shade embodies a timeless green, while offering a punch of sophistication and style that will never be off-trend.
I love to entertain, especially around this time of year, and do so often – therefore, I’ve acquired a large array of glassware and dishes that I knew I wanted to display. I just love how the deep green hue shows off my collection! This area in my kitchen is also the place I often set up flowers, food and drinks for my guests to enjoy, so I wanted to create a beverage bar with my favorite drinks and fresh ingredients underneath the glassware display, for functionality.
Color is a great way to make your home feel more festive during the holiday season, and I definitely recommend adding pops of color into your own home if you’re looking for an easy change or facelift like my kitchen. I thought serving fresh fruit in shades of red and pink for a festive touch looked so great with my new Jade is the New Black cabinets, and I am thrilled with how rich and sophisticated the color turned out! The deep green shade really brings out the warmth of the brass in my hardware. This was an easy project to tackle and it only took a day to complete.
I’m thrilled to use my favorite OPI nail lacquer colors around my home and on these types of projects – the colors are so on-trend and always look fabulous! Jade Is The New Black ended up being the perfect color choice for my home and the holiday season, and I hope my guests agree. Have fun trying this project out in your own kitchen or bathroom with your personal favorite shade from the OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington shade. Cheers and happy holidays!
About Ace Design Expert Julie Richard
Julie Richard is the owner and principal designer for Shelter Interior Design – a Boston-based, full service interior design firm specializing in residential and small hospitality interiors. Over the years, Julie has worked for a number of distinguished high-end interior design firms in the Boston area, working closely with her clients to create fresh, unique environments. Color inspires Julie and paint serves as her go-to recommendation for clients who want to make quick, affordable updates to their home.
The OPI Palette by Clark+Kensington
Ace Hardware, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, and OPI, the world's premier professional nail lacquer brand, have come together to bring OPI's most popular colors to life with an exclusive color palette by Clark+Kensington®, Ace's premium paint line. The alliance between Ace Hardware and OPI is the first-ever collaboration of its kind and combines Ace's expertise in paint with OPI's expertise in color to create the OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington.