For as many years that I have been a color consultant and color designer, I never tire of talking about color! Never. I know that sounds cliché but it’s so true. Just the other day, I had three separate conference calls scheduled with consultants that had graduated from the ColorIQ course and were at various stages in their businesses. They wanted to discuss project designs and get my feedback before presenting them to their clients. I realized that each of them had taken what skills they learned in the ColorIQ course and implemented them into their designs. Not one color plan was ordinary or expected! Though they each executed their designs with clarity of design goals, sophistication and amazing placement strategies, all I could think of was how lucky their clients were to have hired them! Continue reading
Have you ever looked at a beautiful room in a design magazine and immediately wanted that color? Or, your friend painted their master bedroom and you just had to have that color in your home? We’ve all done it, but as you can see above color can be quite deceiving. Yes, each of these rooms is painted the same color! Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. What looks one way in your friends space can look totally different in your house. Continue reading
Looking to nature to inspire. Here the pink clouds and purple sky dominate the color palette. The charcoal, brown and gold warm it up. Remember to look at proportion because nature always gets it right!
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There’s a lot of people searching for the magic answer to easily select color for their homes, and even more people telling them how to do it. The problem is that all this free advice is based on generic color theory which has little to do with architectural color! While some of it is correct (in a sense) trying to apply basic color theory to architectural color just doesn’t work because there is another component. The paint itself. Continue reading
Nothing excites me more than unexpected color combinations. I’m inspired by this one because it’s moody, elegant, and tells a story. Here, I extracted colors from the photo and played with the color combinations that could be used to design a color palette for the room.
Below are some great examples of this unexpected (and dramatic) color palette. Enjoy!