Decorating Tips Using Color

Hi All,
Now that I am IN my NEW HOME (Whoa ) and getting situated  (No matter how well I thought I planned we still have to wait for things to be delivered) I have been “taking the house in”.  Seeing how & where the light comes in.  How it changes the color of the walls every few hours.  I want add some color.  Make it POP!   With intention though.  So over time I have learned and used these basics to make it all flow and work together.  Plus little bursts of color won’t break the bank and can be changed up for the season and current trends!  Think Panatone color of the year.

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. If you want to overcome a color-commitment phobia, think about what you like: Do you have a favorite hue? Are you drawn to a certain style or era? Let your personal choices–such as your wardrobe–influence your decorating decisions. Chances are, if you’ve never liked chartreuse, you really won’t like it on your bedroom walls.

TAKE BABY STEPS. Craving color, but not ready to cover all four walls in chocolate brown? Paint just one wall in your living room the shade you’re eyeing this season.

TREAT NEUTRALS AS EQUALS.  All hues (yep, that includes soft beiges and creamy whites) deserve a fair decorating chance. Not all transformations need to be bold and bright.

ACCESSORIZE WITH INTENTION. Sticking with white walls? Work color into the space with accessories such as bold geometric throw pillows, abstract artwork, and brightly patterned fabrics.

LOOK OUTSIDE. Flowers do have power. Enhance a tablescape with a low, tight arrangement of fresh blooms. If you don’t have a green thumb, stick with hard-to-kill houseplants, such as aloe or jade.

GO WILD (BUT NOT TOO WILD). Have fun playing with prints, but be sure balance the leopard with natural hues, such as chocolate brown and wheatgrass.

BREAK THE RULES. Who says turquoise and tangerine can’t live together? If you’re inspired by a certain combination, go for it. My favorite part about decorating is that you can always redecorate next season.

Turquoise “pop”

Love the bright pink here and there…
Great way to add color 

Calming color choices, subtle but not boring

Ciao Bellezze – Happy Decorating

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