Designing With Color

October 5th, 2016

It’s no secret that I love me a neutral color palette! I think that’s part of every meeting I have with a client. It usually goes a little something like this:

Me – “are there any colors you like or don’t like”
Client – “I like blue, don’t like red, like orange, purple, not so much pink…”
Me – “so how do you feel about a neutral palette…”

There is something so warm, soft, inviting yet overwhelming chic about a tone on tone neutral palette filled with varying shades of cream, sand, mushroom, and white. I just can’t get enough. Ever.

However, I wouldn’t be a very good designer if I didn’t listen to my clients. I love to create spaces that my clients comfortable in and reflect them. Which brings me to color. Lots of it. I have a few tricks to help you when creating a space of your home that is full of color.

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1. Choose where you are going to put your color. Is it in the walls? Furniture? Lighting?

2. Once you have that figured out, balance the color with a neutral. If you have a giant solid purple sofa, go with a white wall and neutral patterned chair. This creates balance so your home doesn’t start to feel like a rainbow. Nothing against rainbows, we just don’t need the entire color wheel going in your home.

3. Stick to a few colors that you are going to use with varying intensities. It’s ok to mix pale blue with a saturated green. However, mixing saturated blue walls with a saturated green armoire may prove to be too overwhelming for a space.

Most of all, have fun, there truly are no rules in design!

Dwell in style,

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