Your own collections may guide you in a color choice.
A family silver collection seemed the perfect inspiration for the iconic shade of Tiffany blue. The color story repeats itself in the chair fabric, the draperies and an assortment of pillows. Pillows are a wonderful way to achieve color and pattern without having to make such a financial investment.
"I never thought of using aqua blue until Pat mentioned, 'What could be better then a Tiffany box?' I couldn't be happier," the client told us.
As illustrated, there are many ways to incorporate color into your home. Art, accessories, fabrics and paint are all tools of the trade.
Do you consider yourself a conservative, conventional person? You may find yourself a bit more timid in your approach to color. What about the risk-takers? Those individuals who always seem to be dressed in the boldest styles? Are you one of these more-daring people?
These personal nuances are what make a designer's job so much fun: helping individuals realize theirs and their home's true potential within the realm of personal style.
As I mentioned, chartreuse is my personal style. I have teamed it with the new "it" color for 2014, lavender, to make an antique loveseat sing with my favorite shade of green.
No matter your style, color makes life, well, more colorful. As we look toward the months ahead, take a moment to reflect on your space and look for areas in your home where just a pop of color is needed or perhaps a brand-new palette to help define your new look for spring.
Either way, have fun.
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Next week: Chuck and Connie Hamsher, of The Purple Moon, offer advice on how to mix periods and styles in your home décor.
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