Thursday, July 14, 2011
Fear of Colors
A client loved the color red but didnt know how to use it in decorating her space. I decided to choose a beautiful brick red paint as an accent to the longest wall in the living /dining room , and covered the rest of the walls with white paint. the main furniture pieces were neautrals , except for an arm chair, where the fabric choice was brown and red strips. And then i played around with red and blue accents. The space turned out to be beautiful and cozy. Not flashy like i would've imagined before. I was able to "tame" the bold choice of red paint with the softer colors in the rest of the room.
If you fear colors like i used to , try to experiment around. All it takes is a bucket of paint, some brushes, a tape , and a few accessories like throw pillows , vase and small decorating items.
Start by chosing a color scheme for your entire house. My rule is to use a max of 5 colors and alternate these colors throughout the whole house to create a sense of unity.In each room choose one main color ,one main accent color and up to three smaller accent colors. And the best thing is that if you didnt like something, you can easily change it, so have no fear of the wheel color.
Now when i look back at pix and glance my old spaces, man how boring and lifeless they were. Thank you colors for bringing life to our lives.
Posted by Ruba Almulki at 8:46 AM