R•Home: Living With Color

R•Home: Living With Color


When I’m trying to balance
different colors within a home and especially this project that we’re at today, I try to take one color and kind of weave it through the house like I would a thread. We started on this project in the
room that we’re sitting in and my client bought this purple sofa, she bought the green rug, and then she actually called me because she had a color dilemma. She couldn’t figure out the right paint color for the room and had already chosen a couple different options that just weren’t working. So we came in and came up with a different way to balance the bold tones of the purple and green. And then when we moved into the other rooms, I pulled the purple through into the next room, and then into the next room
I pulled the blue from that room. So it’s kind of like weaving that color through the whole house like you would a blanket. I often have clients who are trying to pick their paint colors early in a project and I always say the best time to pick a paint color is after you’ve already picked your furnishings, after you’ve already picked your fabrics that are going to be in the room. It’s a whole lot easier to change a paint color before it’s on the wall when you’re just looking at the paint wheel. I think color really shows your personality in a living environment. I think that it’s one of the things that strikes somebody the most when they walk into your home. We’re going into a time when the bohemian kind of decor and bohemian fashion is so big that there really aren’t any rules anymore. Use lots of bold colors and infuse the room with a lot of colors, if that’s your personality.


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