Color Consulting

The power of color in your life

Color plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live. Color can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. Color is the key to communicating without words.

 

In the world of interior design, color is one of many things that will help you create a mood for a room. Paint is the most economical way to make a huge impact in your home.  Whether you just want to make a room feel a little cozier, or, you’re ready to create a showcase out of specific area in your home.  In either case, a color consultation is your best first step.

 

In a very  affordable initial consultation, I will help you build a comprehensive personal color and home design scheme that best reflects your family’s style and taste.  As an artist with practical sensibilities, I approach each project as a new creative opportunity; My job is to facilitate an enjoyable process that helps you explore, articulate and develop your own creativity and design style, and reflect it throughout your home. I guarantee that you will be very pleased with the results.

 

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The effect of a color in a room

 

The effect of a color in a room

The feeling of a room can be created by using different combinations or values of color.

 

Monochromatic

For a calm, quiet room, select a neutral color and apply different shades or values of that color to the various elements of the room. This is a popular approach as it allows you to vary the look of the room by changing the accents and accessories. Add interest to the room with the use of a variety of textures on the floor, walls and furniture.

 

Related Colors

For a relaxing effect, select a color scheme composed of related colors: greens and blues or rose and peach are two examples of this approach. Keep the values (strength) similar for a pleasing look. Use a color wheel to help you select colors that are similar (adjacent).

 

Strong Contrast

A stimulating, lively environment is created by using colors that are strongly in contrast with one another. You can select similar colors (as above) in their dark, vivid hues, or select complementary colors-those opposite one another on the color wheel. Either way, the effect you achieve is attention-getting.

 

Once you have decided on a color scheme, bring your samples home. Look at them at different times of the day, and in both natural and incandescent light. As you make decisions on the placement of colors in the room, keep in mind that darker colors will tend to fade over time more than lighter ones. Be sure to take into consideration any existing pieces that will remain in the room as well as the various wood finishes present.

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