Color intimidates us!  Walls occupy the largest area of a room, define its size and shape, and create the background for all the furnishings in the room. Here are some things to consider when selecting a color palette…

 

CHOOSE A COLOR SCHEME PALETTE FROM THE LARGEST PATTERN IN THE ROOM 

Let the color from a rug, wallpaper or a large piece of fabric set the tone and mood for your room. Other sources can be colors from your favorite clothes like a scarf, a dress, or a tie.  

Thibaut Wallpaper

 

 

BRING IN COLOR FROM NATURE…

Mother Nature is the best inspiration for color.  Let creativity be your lead and step out to enjoy the majestic landscapes, beautiful flowers, and spectacular sunrises filled with endless color combinations. Nature is Color!

Veranda Magazine

 

“Colors are the smiles of nature.” ~Leigh Hunt

 

LOOK IN YOUR KITCHEN

The variety of fruits and vegetables found in your kitchen and around the produce department of your local supermarket is a great place to find color ideas. Think apples, oranges, lemons for warmth and stimulating conversations, or get the look with cinnamon and spice hues!

Tobi Fairley, Designer

 

“Each day has a color, a smell.” Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Mistress of Spices

 

FLIP THROUGH DÉCOR MAGAZINES…

Flipping through the pages of home décor and fashion magazines is another way to find color inspiration. Also, go to Pinterest and search for “Color Palettes” where there are endless resources of color inspiration to look at and select from.

 

GET INSPIRED BY ART…

Look at your walls and get inspired with art. Let the Masters such as Matisse and Van Gogh be your color guides, artist understand color and know how to put it together quite well.

Veranda Magazine-Miles Redd

“Man needs color to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water.”Joseph Fernand Henri Léger

 

 

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