April 30, 2010

Choosing colors to live with and live in is overwhelming…

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and the notion that things have to “match” is limiting.

Look to Nature.

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Greens and blues can go together!

Orange and red often join beautifully!

Take a look at two versions of the same color, like a blue and a blue-green, and in proper scale they meld like sugar and spice.  Mute one to enhance the other and throw in a white or neutral to keep your bolder choices front and center.

Sometimes a room, tablescape or outfit decked in soothing neutrals

can create the most balanced environment and mood.

Start with a color that makes you feel

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….calm and comfortable…

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…expressive and creative…

…or happy and energized…

…and open your eyes to one color

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…and it’s variety of hues.

The color of the object illuminated partakes of the color of that which illuminates it”

-Leonardo daVinci

2 Responses to “Multipurpose…Monochrome”

  1. everydayglamour Says:

    Another gorgeous post!

  2. Who knew grey could look so good? Fabulous!

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