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Raise your hand if you are afraid of adding color to your home 🙋♀️
Have you settled on a comfort zone of neutrals, to avoid the challenge of adding the right color combination to your space?
Have you started to tell yourself that if you just keep things neutral, your home design will remain timeless?
Well, I hate to break it to you, but there is a very significant time stamp on even the most neutral home designs. You know, the before pics of 90s beige on beige on brown on taupe interiors?
Neutral is not always timeless, but personality, personality is timeless!
Are we turning a mindset corner yet?
We’ve purged through the excess. We’ve started purposeful collections. And now we are adding color?!
Color doesn’t have to mean unicorns and rainbows.
Color is one of those things that you can 100% embrace all at once OR ease yourself into for your home.
There is no rush to call a painter and coat every surface in your home with a different color of the rainbow, although there is a confidence that I need to instill in you to never be afraid to add color to your home.
We’ve made it to the next step of my Top 20 List, and this gem is worth focusing on all by itself…
#12 Punch things up with color in 3s.
Let’s get cozy for our key tips on this one 👇🏻
✅ When I say “add color in 3s”, I’m simply pushing you past your comfort zone of 2s. A color scheme of 2 is something anyone can accomplish, including every human who has started a sports team, a school, a holiday, etc. Adding in a third color not only pushes the personality of your space a step further each time, it also differentiates your space from something everyone has seen somewhere else.
✅ Use the color skills you know. You can always reference complimentary colors to start your color scheme. Two colors on opposite sides of the color wheel will always feel compatible. Tone them down from the distinct base colors you learned in art class to a bit more subtle value as you ease into adding color. The key is to then introduce a touch of the unexpected.
✅ There are a lot of neutral tones found in color. Sure, you have white, creme, gray, and taupe neutrals, but do you ever think of navy and olive as neutrals? Maybe blush and aqua? There are plenty of pigmented colors that I see as neutrals in a palette. They coordinate well with endless other colors, and they tend to tone even the most bold schemes down to ease your eye across a room.
✅ Full color spectrum representation. I’m talking warms to cools, reds to blues, and everything in between. This is not a literal assignment to get a rainbow in every space. This is an awareness that as you add warm tones of wood, you need to balance them with cool tones of metals. As you add in blues and greens, you incorporate a bit of soft pink or poppy to offset and provide fully thought through interest.
✅ Don’t overthink color. I mean, think about it A LOT to understand what you gravitate towards, and then stop thinking about the nitty gritty details. Test your ideas. Start with a neutral base of varying values (dark to light) larger scale items that are less likely to be swapped out over time. Add to them with colorful accessories. Some may be bold, some may be subtle, all the better through layers that you love.
👉🏻TAP REPLY with your current “color scheme”. Are you Neutral Nancy? Blue & White Whitney? Green & Gray Grace? Every color under the sun Sally? I’m desperate to know!
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I love the hunt for diamonds in the rough, the art of styling unexpected combinations that speak to you, the process of curating a home that basically gives you a massive hug as you walk in the door. Thanks for being here, so I can guide you through the glorious process of making your house feel like HOME!