3 ways to bring spring color trends into your home

  This year the spring colors are mixing brilliant brights with novel neutrals. Combining them however, is a balancing act. Below are 3 great ways to bring these colors into your interior. #1 Monaco Blue and Alloy, two of Pantone's spring color trends along with crisp white make this bedroom a very dramatic and luxurious place to rest your head. The mercury glass lamps and mirrored nightstands add that va va…
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Orange isn’t just for Thanksgiving

apricot, amber, brass, burnt orange, citrus, copper, peach, pumpkin, salmon, tangerine, terracotta, vermilion Often overlooked, orange, a happy cheerful color can be considered bright and bold and too brilliant to use in our homes. However peach, vermillion and apricot are a tint of orange that are quite common. A warm and inviting color, it is both physically and mentally stimulating, so it gets people thinking and talking. The color psychology of…
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Using Color in Your Home Interior: Gray

So what is a non-color? A color that compliments any other color is considered a non-color or neutral. Gray is a neutral and can be combined with almost any color and will help to neutralize colors that in their full intensity might be too much. Think of a bright yellow, potentially too much on its own but when paired with gray works. Gray can be both contemporary and traditional whereby suiting…
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Using Color in Your Home Interior: Green

Nature shows us that green is the ultimate neutral color. Any possible color you can imagine is shown in combination with green in the plant world. Think of your local florist and how spectacular their windows look teaming with the multitudes of colors, red, yellow, blue, etc. all supported by one shade of green or the other. apple, aquamarine, chartreuse, emerald, firn, forest, grass green, jade, kelly green, lime, mint, moss, olive…
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Contemporary living room with bright yellow accents

Using Color in Your Home Interior: Yellow

banana, cadmium, chartreuse, chiffon, cream, golden, goldenrod, khaki, lemon, saffron, topaz, ocher We have covered red, blue and now yellow, all know as primary colors, meaning all colors can be created by mixing these 3 colors and adding white or black to make them lighter or darker. Whether contemporary or traditional, yellow can really brighten up a room making it friendly, warm and welcoming. Yellow makes me think of sunshine. On…
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Navy and white bedroom with crystal lamps

Using Color in Your Home Interior: Blue

Colors are so much more than just their pigment combinations of red, yellow, blue, white and black. They are non-verbal communication, each having an effect on our psyche. Colors evoke emotion which can be both positive and negative depending on how much, where, and the intensity of the color used in your interior. On the color spectrum going from warm to cool, blue is considered to be a cool color.  azure,…
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3 ways to bring spring color trends into your home

  This year the spring colors are mixing brilliant brights with novel neutrals. Combining them however, is a balancing act. Below are 3 great ways to bring these colors into your interior. #1 Monaco Blue and Alloy, two of Pantone's spring color trends along with crisp white make this bedroom a very dramatic and luxurious place to rest your head. The mercury glass lamps and mirrored nightstands add that va va va voom glamor. #2 The warm brown wooden bookcase works as a backdrop for the white rug, dining table and Bertoia chairs pictured below. In addition, the seat cushions and accents in the bookshelf of Pantone's african violet, add just the warmth this modern dining room needed to not…
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Orange isn’t just for Thanksgiving

apricot, amber, brass, burnt orange, citrus, copper, peach, pumpkin, salmon, tangerine, terracotta, vermilion Often overlooked, orange, a happy cheerful color can be considered bright and bold and too brilliant to use in our homes. However peach, vermillion and apricot are a tint of orange that are quite common. A warm and inviting color, it is both physically and mentally stimulating, so it gets people thinking and talking. The color psychology of orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating our spirit. Orange brings spontaneity and it helps to keep us motivated and looking on the bright side of life. Being around orange raises our enthusiasm, helping to rejuvenate us by restoring balance to our physical energy. While not as excitable as red…
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Using Color in Your Home Interior: Gray

So what is a non-color? A color that compliments any other color is considered a non-color or neutral. Gray is a neutral and can be combined with almost any color and will help to neutralize colors that in their full intensity might be too much. Think of a bright yellow, potentially too much on its own but when paired with gray works. Gray can be both contemporary and traditional whereby suiting everyone's taste. Gray can create understated elegant spaces that are easy to change by changing accessories.  ash, battleship, cadet, charcoal, dove, gunmetal, mousy, oyster, payne's gray, pearl, silver, slate, taupe Gray is a reassuring, comforting, subtle color that subconsciously helps ward off mental strain, creates the feeling of stability and…
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Using Color in Your Home Interior: Green

Nature shows us that green is the ultimate neutral color. Any possible color you can imagine is shown in combination with green in the plant world. Think of your local florist and how spectacular their windows look teaming with the multitudes of colors, red, yellow, blue, etc. all supported by one shade of green or the other. apple, aquamarine, chartreuse, emerald, firn, forest, grass green, jade, kelly green, lime, mint, moss, olive , pea green, pine, sage sea green, seafoam, spring green It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility; it suggests stability and endurance. The cool, tranquil effect of green makes time pass more quickly and it can help you sleep. On a subconscious level green is a restful color for…
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Contemporary living room with bright yellow accents

Using Color in Your Home Interior: Yellow

banana, cadmium, chartreuse, chiffon, cream, golden, goldenrod, khaki, lemon, saffron, topaz, ocher We have covered red, blue and now yellow, all know as primary colors, meaning all colors can be created by mixing these 3 colors and adding white or black to make them lighter or darker. Whether contemporary or traditional, yellow can really brighten up a room making it friendly, warm and welcoming. Yellow makes me think of sunshine. On the color spectrum it is one of the warm colors that, like all colors, has conflicting symbolism. On the one hand it denotes happiness and joy but on the other hand yellow is the color of cowardice and deceit. The subconscious effects of yellow are numerous, it stimulates digestion…
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Navy and white bedroom with crystal lamps

Using Color in Your Home Interior: Blue

Colors are so much more than just their pigment combinations of red, yellow, blue, white and black. They are non-verbal communication, each having an effect on our psyche. Colors evoke emotion which can be both positive and negative depending on how much, where, and the intensity of the color used in your interior. On the color spectrum going from warm to cool, blue is considered to be a cool color.  azure, baby blue, cerulean, cobalt, cornflower blue, cyan, indigo, midnight blue, navy, Prussian blue, robin's egg blue, royal, sapphire, sky blue, slate, steel blue Consider the colors of the sky to the various shades of water, blue a nature inspired color, is known for its calming effect.  The subconscious effects…
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