Opposite of black is WHITE, another hue that I absolutely love. WHITE is clear, pure and cooperative. I love to use WHITE where the interior has gorgeous architectural details and it can stand alone without the distraction of color. The purer the WHITE, the more beautiful the colors near it will tint. Art is absolutely stunning on WHITE
BLACK is one color that I absolutely love. I most always dress in BLACK-it’s elegant and effortless. BLACK in the home can be a bit more tricky to use. If you use to much it feels morbid and if you use to little, your space may fell like it is floating away! Typically, BLACK used in moderation will ground your room creating a timeless, c
Rare to be found in nature is the color PURPLE. The color of Royalty, PURPLE connotes luxury, wealth and stirs the imagination to fantasy. PURPLE is fabulous in powder rooms. It adds just enough feminine sophistication and luxe to a small space.
YELLOW can be intense and somewhat difficult on the eye, but it is really quite lovely when used in foyers, halls and laundry rooms. Rooms that you pass through quickly receive YELLOW well. YELLOW enhances concentration, hence the use on legal pads. Rooms painted in YELLOW have been known to make babies cry and people to lose their tempe
If you have a room with an east facing window, ORANGE and GOLD hues would be a stunning choice for that space. The colors of dawn; energize, invigorate and stimulate good health.
Easiest on the eye and symbolic of nature, GREEN is calming, healing and relaxing. GREEN is most often used in spas and porches. It brings the outside in and encourages physical and mental balance.
…and then there is PINK. Probably the most underrated color because of its gender association but a great one at best. PINK lifts one’s spirit, flatters the skin tone and can spark romance. We all look a bit more attractive in a PINK surround! PINK has been used in opposing locker rooms many times as it has been known to drain the opposi
BLUE is the single most popular of all colors. BLUE has proven to be calming, peaceful and symbolic of loyalty. The body, when in a BLUE space, actually produces calming chemicals. These chemicals encourage creativity and expression thus increasing productivity. All of these reasons make BLUE an excellent ch
RED is powerful, intense and exciting. Makes one wonder where exactly is the best way to use such a bold color. Have you considered using RED in your dining room? RED is known to increase the heart rate, to encourage lively conversation and to stimulate the appetite. It is no wonder why RED is used time and time again in restaurants and
I’ve shared in my previous blogs and on social media that I will always be a moderate minimalist. Most, if not all, of my inspiration comes from the simplicity of the Japanese design aesthetic. How do I keep my interiors interesting, from falling flat or washing out? Texture, texture and more texture! However, jus