USING A CLASSIC COLOR IN EVERY DECOR
Color trends for home decor come and go. Trends seldom come back again because, well, they were trendy! Overdone and often a tad boring. Designers who have been in the industry as long as we have don’t like trends. We’d much rather see our clients create homes to reflect their personalities, are in sync with the architecture of their home and use classic colors that can be timeless.
One Of These Timeless Colors Is….
“The color between blue and yellow in the spectrum; colored like grass or emeralds.” – definition
Yes, it has also been called the color of money although that may mostly be specific to the US. It is also the dominant color of all the veggies we are supposed to eat more of each day. Broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale and all of the lettuces. However, as much as we like to get inspired by food, this list is not doing it for many. What about mint? Hum. Maybe.
So many things can trigger inspiration to a designer. Our brains don’t look at anything without analyzing and thinking about it can relate to our homes. Food is no exception. More than not, it can be the norm for testing color combinations. Much more fun to eat a color palette than paint swatches on the wall. (stop doing that and talk with a designer!)
A fellow blogger we follow, Patrick at Looney For Food (love any one who uses the word looney!) always promotes foods that are healthy. So when we saw the photo of this “green” recipe we immediately began dreaming of all the ways to use the timeless hues of green in our homes. Thanks, Patrick!
It’s Friday and here are some of our Favorites!
Can you see yourself cuddled up in any of these inviting spots?
Talk about the perfect mix of styles and color.
Be bold. Look at this wood floor in the same color as the walls.
You know we love our signature color in this combo!
Want to use the “trending” gray’s? Add a little green and see if your friends ask who your designer is.
Got some stained woods? Guess what color is a natural compliment?
What about cooking and entertaining in these areas?
How charming is this vintage kitchen with it’s mix of soft green tiles?
A great kitchen made so much more fun with these lime rickey chairs!
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Irregular hand thrown tiles…ooooh!
A new traditional with panache.
Wow! Take the chance with a big payoff.
Can’t find the perfect chair? Recover what you own.
Where else can we sneak in some green?
Make my “laundry” day!
Painting ready made items make them custom.
Add your green with portables.
What’s a portable?
Basically anything that is not attached to your home.
Think of pyramid when designing a room.
Larger furniture like a sofa, harder to move and change out, is at the bottom. It’s an anchor to the design and should offer some flexibility with the balance of the decor. Case goods, or the “hard” pieces in a room are next. A wood console under a wall tv, a wardrobe, a dining table are all pieces that often stay in a decor change. Leather or fabric chairs are next. You can have a little more freedom for color and pattern. All these pieces should compliment each other and work well with the backdrop color palette of your space.
Now the fun begins!
Continuing up the pyramid, the medium and smaller portables are truly pieces to play with. Area rugs, large art, occasional tables will all fall into the middle. Oh there is nothing more exciting than when we help a client “shop” in their own home and show them how to switch up pieces they own to change their decor completely. Having a life plan for your homes furnishing allows for so much flexibility throughout the years.
At the top of the triangle are my favorite portables, more commonly known in the design industry as accessories. They can make or break a decor. We prefer to help our clients choose items that not only balance and enhance their decor but offer use as well. Lamps, storage items, pillows, throws, family photos and smaller art that have meanings. Our homes need to be able to evolve with us. So if we get in a “Green” mood our rooms say “Bring it on’!
Remember this past post…The New Heirlooms.?
A what a lovely color it is. Green is a color than can be added into most designs so easily. Traditional and modern decor. Paint a piece of furniture, recover some upholstery, add window treatments and other textiles, choose art and accessories that offer any numerous shades of this glorious color. Don’t forget the use of plants! Incorporating greenery is as easy as a trip to a local nursery!
“A home is not a shelter. It’s your soulmate.” –laurel bledsoe