Thursday, March 29, 2012

Earth Hour

This Saturday - March 31 at 8:30 pm WWF's 2012 Earth Hour will begin. Last year in 2011, hundreds of millions of people from 135 countries worldwide turned off their lights in efforts to support the world's largest campaign for the planet: EARTH HOUR. What can you do while your lights and electricity are off? Here's 9 fun things to do during EARTH HOUR.

We here at Oliveira Textiles will be turning our lights out as well in support of our planet on March 31 at 8:30pm. Our shop will be dark in support of a brighter future.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's Springtime in Bristol

Custom Tunics, Hats, & Shifts - all from our organic fabrics.
Visit our website for a selection of patterns and colorways. Click on 'Products', then 'Fabrics', then choose a color thumbnail for more details. Call or e-mail for pricing.  Also, We'll be decorating our store-front with lots of daffodils for the local "Daffodil Days" event coming in early April. Stay tuned for some fun photos.
Thank you!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Come in and chat about custom color for any of our patterns. If you have a favorite wall color or brand new area rug and you would really love to pull those colors out for your draperies or upholstery, we can help. Stop in any day between 9:30am and 5:00pm Monday through Saturday. We're here to inspire!

Oliveira Textiles   219 High Street   Bristol  Rhode Island   02809  401-396-9194

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More Sun / More Color….

Did we mention that we love color here at Oliveira Textiles? As this weather of ours has been so lovely lately, and the sun is shining through my shop windows for a longer stretch each day, I am wanting everyone to welcome more color into their lives so here is an excerpt from the High Point Market's Color Trends for 2012 Interiors.
Soak it in!

"Into the blue
Intense blues are strong this year. While blue always has been a favorite among consumers, the look as been updated to a richer, more true blue. For example, the PantoneHome + Interiors 2012 Indigo Effects is inspired by the celestial blues and deep blue indigos of the twilight sky. Sherwin William’s 2012 Colormix features “a pair of functional and treasured blues: denim and water. It explores the darkest indigo to faded-jeans hues, some with violet undertones, as well as the calm, shimmery shades that reflect rivers, lakes and seas.” Finally, Benjamin Moore’s Fluid Blues palette covers a range, from gray-blues to aquas to deep-sea navy.

Emerald waves
Sherwin Williams’ Colormix casts aside the yellow-tinged greens of the past, instead focusing on “greens that are lush, moody and complex. It showcases the depths of the sea and forest; leafy motifs; rustic natural textures; and organic elements such as algae, moss and seaweed.” Benjamin Moore’s Elemental Greens palette also evokes nature, “from spring’s yellow-greens to the blued grays of woodland shadows.”

Purple reigns
Purple still is one of this year’s hottest hues. What makes this color so popular is its versatility. Pantone’s Back to the Fuschia palette calls attention to the bright, bold purples, while Benjamin Moore’s Violet Twilight palette features hues from the “deepest amethyst to a dream-like pale violet,” and purple’s “beautiful blue-tinted variations.” 

Fiery orange
Another versatile hue is orange. Go tropical with citrus, warm with terra cotta or cozy with pumpkin hues. The reddish orange Tangerine Tango, Pantone’s color of the year, is “sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, with a lot of depth to it,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy."

Monday, March 12, 2012

OT in March Issue of Rhode Island Monthly Magazine

Always love local press!
Very Nice to see our brand new patterns, Kelp Me and Kelp Me Grande (with fish) - tangerine colorway, both on our hemp/org cotton twill. Thank you writer Steve Slosberg and art director Jamie Coelho.

Also comes in 'Ultramarine Blue' to coordinate with our mystic blue Anemone pattern

And 'Moss' to coordinate with our seaweed green Anemone
Just call to order swatches. 401-396-9194, Dawn