2012 Reflections | 2013 Colors

Pink Fireworks

As we begin our Circle of Colors monthly inspirations for 2013, we take time to reflect on our chosen color selections of 2012 and how these might shape our hues throughout 2013. 

In August 2012, we launched Circle of Colors with the hues of Yellow This was strategically selected as we partnered with Special Olympics Illinois to create our corporate team, The Sunshine Paddlers, for the 7th Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby.  Our corporate initiative, Color Outside the Lines, affords us the ability to go beyond our normal business model to give back to select organizations, businesses and our communities that we live within and value.  We again plan to support Special Olympics Illinois in 2013 with bright shades of yellow in our colorful attire and festive derby hats! 

September 2012 brought about the sharing of colors mid-month, as we focused on the hues of Green and Purple.  We selected Green with our corporate commitment to be environmentally-conscious, eco-friendly and reflective by offering recyclable products and items.  We changed mid-month to Purple with our strong support and advocacy of Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Association.  Ensure your calendars are marked for May 11, 2013 for The Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala, held annually on Mother’s Day weekend at The Hilton Chicago and for October 22, 2013 for The New York Rita Hayworth Gala, held at The Waldorf Astoria.  Both are spectacular Purple events! 

Red was featured for October 2012 in our quest to be non-traditional and to bring awareness to the rich and vibrant color, its vividness and its power.  If you don’t know about The Travelling Red Dress, Google it today and be daring for the New Year!  We hope the color Red inspires you to wear Red often and with great confidence!

November 2012 spotlighted the color, Blue.  While clients and friends suggested other colors, we took the approach to showcase this color uniquely, and in special ways, with all of our events and experiences.  We desired to be bold, different and creatively innovative.  We were grateful and thankful for your many comments and compliments with our events, ideas and offerings. 

The “color of the year” – Orange – was featured for December 2012 to the amazement and astonishment of many!  However, once clients, friends and family saw what we created and crafted, people began to see more of the possibilities of using color to be unique, personal and special.

As we begin 2013, we launched with Pink!  Commonly used for Valentine’s Day and Easter, we hope the “color of love” will inspire you to be bright, bold and alluring for January 2013.  Our signature weddings and events within Purely Personal are sure to delight throughout the year.  One of our favorite flowers to use in our signature wedding bouquets, or with any corporate or private event, is the aromatic peony.  These flowers are romantic, calming, and offer an uplifting spirit to any special occasion.  Their scents are fragrant and sweet as the flower itself, further offering a sophisticated elegance to any affair.  Whether it is the delicate peony or another favorite flower, let us create and design your next perfect event!

Pink Peony Bouquet 1 Pink Peony BouquetWe invite you to stay connected through our soon-to-launch website, www.thehuestudio.com and continue to read our blog and newsletters.  Our goal is to inspire, delight and surprise you with everything we do!

Here’s to creating a wonderful January 2013, with Pink, passion and purity! 

Pink Diamonds

“Almost all words do have color and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone’s eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her too.”

 – Gladys Taber

Happy Holidays with Orange!

Orange is the happiest color.”

– Frank Sinatra

Happy Holidays!

For December 2012, we are proud to announce the color Orange for our monthly inspiration.  Throughout 2012, orange has been called the “color of the year”, but it is probably the most rejected and under-used color of our time.  Clients and guests have responded well to it as it has a degree of youthful impulsiveness to it.  The color has worked wonderfully well in all of our recent events and is a vibrant, bold and bright theme that is sure to delight for the holiday season.

Since beginning our “Circle of Colors” monthly inspiration in August 2012, we strive to ignite new and different thoughts about color, including the way you see various colors daily.  Our color selections are designed to stimulate enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance, so it is appropriate, after five months of color inspirations, that we continue to think and react differently to color selections that go beyond the norm.

Orange, a close relative of red, sparks more controversy than any other hue. There is usually strong positive or negative association to orange and true orange generally elicits a stronger “love it” or “hate it” response than other colors. Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy.  People who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere. I have been told that if a change of any kind is needed in life, just burn an orange candle for 7 nights.

So, “love it” or “hate it”, embrace the color Orange in your life for December if you want to spice things up when you feel time is dragging, to become more involved in something, to increase creativity and joy, and to bring relief from things becoming too serious.

We hope your holidays are filled with the vibrantly colors of sunsets, fresh citrus, zesty fruits and warm flames in winter fireplaces, all with the color of Orange!

 “When life hands you lemons, don’t make lemonade.

Make orange juice because being different is good.”

– Andrea Finical