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Fashion and interior design have always had a connection but never have they been more in sync than in the past few seasons. Fashion colors and silhouettes change seasonally whereas, traditionally, interior colors are updated every 4 years. This is all changing now – the modern consumer is used to, no make that expects, immediate gratification and sees interior choices as another facet of his or her lifestyle. For example if gold is in fashion right now, replacing silver in jewelry (and it is!), then it is simultaneously sought after in chairs, tables and finishes for the home. In the next couple of posts I am going to look at what is happening in fashion and it’s crossover into interiors
Feeling a little ho hum? Tired or running on the treadmill? Have you overdosed on energy drinks and you are still not feeling energized? Try adding orange to your home design. What is the meaning of the color orange? Orange evokes excitement, enthusiasm and is an energetic color. Don't worry about being jolted by the color orange since it also creates a feeling of warmth. In ancient cultures the meaning of the color orange was used to heal the lungs an increase energy levels.
Often people choose white room designs thinking it is a safe and effective route to go when in actuality they don't really know what color to pick. White can be perceived as a neutral and a “safe” pick but it actually can be a strong and definite color choice with a lot of impact! White can highlight specific items in a room[Details]
I thought that today we would talk a bit about past interior color trends to propel us forward. Did you know that we are unconsciously influenced by the times we live in when it comes to color? What am I talking about? In every time period there is a collective consciousness in art, music, etc and color is no exception. In the late 50’s and 60’s, blue (think TWA uniforms) was a big influencer so many colors have a blue cast – neutrals were very peachy, oranges were more rust and pinks were cool![Details]
Welcome Back! Are you ready for tip #2 - Painting Ceilings and Painting Trim? Hopefully at this point you have decided what the room color should be and are ready to pick a trim and ceiling color. Picking white is not always the best idea, and there are 100’s of shades of “white” you could choose from anyway. You wouldn’t wear the same shoes or belt with everything in your wardrobe would you? …. would you?? Of course not! The trim in the room is also a color that should carefully be considered, not an afterthought to finish up the job.[Details]
Choosing paint colors can be a tricky proposition for many people but it doesn’t have to be as daunting as you may think. With a few tips from yours truly and a confident approach you can create an atmosphere and refuge tailored to your specific lifestyle. Color is a backdrop for what is in the room, a canvas if you will and not necessarily the major statement. Always consider what is going to be in the room and what kind of activity will take place there. Will the room contain art that you would like to highlight, a backdrop for plants, a dining environment or a creative think tank?[Details]