Live in COLOR
Lately I am inspired from my inbox in Facebook. Many friends are asking me about different challenges they face in decorating their homes and I thank you guys for this. This way I know what you would like to read about! I have been asked many times about color combinations and how to use strong colors in decorating your home.
Well color is a very delicate matter. It can make wonders. Although, it can also make your room uninviting, and make you want to run out of it! J
My golden rule is:
WHATEVER NATURE APPROVES, IT CAN BE SAFE USING IT TOO!
What I mean is in nature we find beautiful combinations that we can copy and have a safe result in our own homes.
My other golden rule is:
USE STRONG COLORS IN SMALL PROPORTIONS UNLESS YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL AND CAN PREDICT THE RESULT!Here are some tips for using color and finding complimenting colors. Orange is everywhere we turn, from home interiors to fashion. Look at these ways to make orange compliment your interiors fashionably.
Finding a perfect color balance
Color can be bold, soft, intense, or delicate, and finding the right balance in color is the secret behind you feeling at peace when you enter a room, or on edge. Creating a balance is also about finding colors that work well together, as if in nature. There is nothing that occurs in nature that is only one color. Even an orange, has hues of dark and light, strong and delicate.
Making your interiors pop with orange
In your home, choose a dominant color and then supporting colors that will enhance the palette when placed together in your room. In these bedrooms and living room images, the pops of coral orange color works well with the complimenting neutrals of mushroom grays.
Borrow inspiration from designers
There is a shared love of color between home interiors and the fashion industry in terms of design inspiration. In fact, Pantone color named ‘Tangerine Tango’ its color for 2012. A nod from the design world that orange and variations of this vibrant color are here to stay! Whether you are trying to find coordinating colors for your furniture or your handbag, orange is the go-to color this year. Designers around the world are using orange in textiles, clothing, and pairing it with bold and subtle colors.
See how orange can be brought into your home with these helpful ideas. From your fashionable attire you wear to feel inspired, to your playful corals, peaches, and tangerine color painted walls you use throughout your home, orange is a welcomed color in every home. Remember, how bold or muted you go is up to you. That’s the beauty of design and color; it’s all up to you and your creative imagination!