Colors of the Rainbow

Color - the decision to use it or avoid it is a considerable one when addressing our homes.  Some people embrace color fearlessly, regardless of current trends or accepted norms.  Others handle color as delicately as they would fine crystal - with kid gloves and only in special spots.  Designers, as a whole, generally are great lovers of color.  They know when to add little accents of color to make a room pop and when to dive right in and literally paint the walls in big, bold color.

To get us started on our journey let us walk through an exploration of color and maybe help you see it a little differently.  First, let's talk about my favorite color, blue.  Incidentally, this is also the most common favorite color.  One of the three primary colors, blue is a color of trust, responsibility and honesty - the color of truth.  Blue is reliable, it likes order and reduces stress.  Blue is a restful, relaxing color; it induces calm and peacefulness.  This is may be why you so often see blue in spas.  The color blue calls to mind oceans, bright skies, and warm, sunny days.

As in all colors, there are great varieties of blue one can achieve.  However blue, unlike many other colors, is the 'only color which maintains its own character in all its will always stay blue' 1.  That is to say, no matter what shade of blue you choose, while you may see hints of other tones underneath, the overall color will always show blue.

In Practice...

  Houzz  - Pineapple House Interior Design - Florida

Houzz - Pineapple House Interior Design - Florida

Soft blues create a calm oasis in this Miami guest room.  Adding a variety of tones, keeping them all soft and quiet, gives this room character.  The added touch of the blue on the inside face of the headboard helps ground the room.

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