Mar 06, 2013
Lets Talk Color: 5 Things You Need To Know About Color
Purple room from FlickrStart designing with a color emotion. What do you want your room to feel like? I know, it's a tough question. Do you want it to be relaxing, passionate, energetic, happy? Every color evokes a feeling, so once you pick your emotion, design around it!
Colorful doors from HouzzPick colors that compliment each other. Remember the color wheel we learned about in school? It still applies! Complementary colors are pleasing to the eye, so when looking for accents pick colors that you KNOW will work! If you look at the color wheel, colors next to each other are also attractive.
Color wheel from HGTVCreate a color story. It's great to have different color themes in different rooms but what makes a great design is carrying one color through an entire home. You can do this is SO many ways...through accessories, furniture pieces, and accent walls. Use your imagination!
Colorful accents from House BeautifulDon't forget about neutrals! When we think of color we often forget about neutrals like white and black. They are SO important in design. Your eyes need a place to rest after looking at lots of colors. Be sure to add a bit of neutral in your designs. You can do this in artwork, pillows, tables, or lamps!
Room with neutrals from Home EditRemember, it's your home. You have to create your own fabulousness! You can use color any way you want as long as you make it YOURS! Have color questions? Fire away, I'm ready to answer!