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Local interior designer, Kerrie Kelly, wins national Designer Color Challenge
Local interior designer, Kerrie Kelly, wins national Designer Color Challenge

SACRAMENTO - Kerrie Kelly, a popular Sacramento interior designer, author and educator has been selected the winner of the exterior color palette in the California Paints 2011 Designer Color Challenge. Kelly’s winning color combination will be featured in an online gallery and in stores via color colors this spring. 

Maryellen Mantyla, the Director of Marketing at California Products Corporation described the contest in greater detail.

“The goal of the California Paints Color Challenge was to expose interior designers to our color palettes and color tools.  California Paints offers exceptional color palettes including our industry leading Historic Colors of America and exclusive 20th Century Colors of America collections.  Professional use of these palettes is increasing, and we felt the Color Challenge was a great way to build on the momentum and expose more designers to the versatility and usability of our extraordinary color offerings.”

Kelly’s “English Cottage” palette mimics the style of the English countryside. A Ralph Lauren style and coloration heavily influence the color palette. The lighter neutral tone (DEC772 Nougat) is a perfect body color, while rich brown (DEA161 Wild Mustang) plays as a trim selection. The “pop” of color (DEA180 Deep Pine) aptly serves as the front door or shutter tone.

“I have always been inspired by simple vintage modern style. This exterior palette captures a timeworn elegance while embracing a modern look and feel. Not to mention, it speaks to the look of my own Sacramento neighborhood,” said Kelly, who lives in East Sacramento.

Kerrie Kelly is an ASID certified interior designer  and owner of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, based in midtown. She authored “Home Décor, a Sunset Design Guide” published by Oxmoor House in September 2009. The book is still a defining guide to all styles of home décor. In addition to being a published author, she is a certified aging-in-place specialist (CAPS), a subject matter expert for Pearson Publishing, and the Academic Director for The Art Institute of California, Sacramento.

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