Embrace the Rainbow
Pink is the sweetest of all the colours. It is the colour of happiness and of femininity.” I love red, it is the color of life.” Christian Dior
Photo by: Sandra Maddox
I love this quote by Christian Dior…Like him I’m always inspired by pink or red roses or flowers in a garden. Like he states they exude happiness and femininity
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. – Pablo Picasso
The colors of your everyday life have a profound effect on your moods and emotions even when you’re not aware of them. You associate just about everything you do, the places you occupy, what you wear, and what you own with particular colors and each of these brings with it feelings, moods,memories…excitement or calm, energizing or restful, pleasant or unpleasant.
While perceptions of color are somewhat subjective, there are some color effects that have universal meaning. Colors in the red area of the color spectrum are known as warm colors and include red, orange and yellow. These warm colors evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility.
Colors on the blue side of the spectrum are known as cool colors and include blue, purple and green. These colors are often described as calm, but can also call to mind feelings of sadness or indifference.
Photo and design by: Sandra Maddox
Your home should reflect the things you love…not what is trendy, but what makes you feel comfortable. For some it’s a traditional design for others it’smodern, ecletic or maybe even everyone’s hand me downs.
So with so many different styles how do you chose a color? Your walls should be the blank canvas used to create a feeling and to receive your furniture.
Color is God’s idea. Look at nature, animal, birds and fish. God created them to have vibrant colors mixing and matching every color in the rainbow. So I say, do what God does and stop fussing over color.
Tip: In color mixing for painting, the fundamental rule is that there are three colors that cannot be made by mixing other colors together. These are known as the primary colors.
Don’t be afraid of color! Paint your walls! Do accent walls…. Don’t keep them white. It can make such a huge difference in the way a room looks and feels….one of my (trade secrets) favorite colors is Cochise from Dunn Edwards or even Inside Passage by Dunn Edwards…I call them my chameleon color….it changes with what you put next to it. Both are beautiful neutrals and you can’t go wrong with a neutral wall.
White should only be used for relief and black well it’s a anchoring color….a touch of black makes things just pop! Using a darker shade of the color your using can create a great accent wall.
Happy painting…grace your home with a beautiful canvas of happiness and joy!