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Singing the Blues

It was interesting to learn the history of the color but more importantly the symbolism and psychological effects it has on people when they see this particular hue. What do you think of or feel like when you see the color blue?  Blue has been shown to be a color of loyalty and fidelity, it’s the color of water and air therefore it leads consumers to

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Color Inspiration for Making Your Bedroom Pop

If the thought of impending winter blues is already getting you down, you may be interested in a little bedroom color inspiration. I wanted to share three ideas for bedroom color from Houzz.com to get you motivated. Poppy Red + Mink Grey. Poppy Red works well with shades of grey and you can also throw in the occasional saffron accent too. This color combination is sophisticated

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How Do Colors Affect Behavior? Choosing Paint for Kids’ Rooms

When you begin searching for color inspiration for your child’s room, it can be a daunting challenge. With a nearly unlimited palette, I personally find it intimidating to choose the perfect color to make the room feel just right. Fortunately, a little color psychology can help you the way it has helped me. Source: AMDG Architects via Houzz High Energy The warm colors include reds, yellows, oranges and

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Colorful Sinks Make a Big Impact

Source: Elad Gonen & Zeev Beech via Houzz Whether large or small, subtle changes in your bathroom’s decor can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of this small, yet essential room in your home. For a fresh innovative spin on bathroom decor, without a complete overhaul, consider a colorful sink. Source: Brookstone Builders via Houzz Colorful sinks masks undesirable areas.  Instead of a white counter top

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Five Tips for Working With Color Consultants

As a color consultant, I have found that when I am contacted by people about their plans for décor color choices they are often filled with fantastic ideas, but unsure of the steps to implement their bold desires. And that is where the fun begins! Keep these five tips in mind: We will be working closely with one another to develop the color palette that matches your dreams.

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Pantone Color Fashion Report for 2014

Pantone is already thinking ahead with the introduction of their Fashion Color Report for Spring 2014 and these colors are spectacular! Released during New York Fashion Week, it made quite the splash; and included ten separate colors for both women and men along with wonderful designer sketches.   The ten top colors of women for Spring 2014 are: Placid Blue Violet Blue Paloma Hemlock Sand Dazzling

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Vivid Colors Take Center Stage at Maison & Objet 2013

Maison & Objet, Europe’s largest design exhibition, wrapped up in September and it seems that color is once again a major trend. Bright primary colors can be difficult to work with so I thought I would share some great ideas on how you can incorporate these bright color trends into your home design subtly or with bold abandon. Bright Color Trends for the upcoming Season Mixing

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Blues and Purples Make a Big Splash This Year

While Pantone may have chosen Emerald Green for the 2013 Color of the Year, High Point Market’s Style Report claims, “Blue is the new emerald.” I’m noticing blues and purples everywhere this season and the effects are brilliant. Here are ideas for bringing the new blue and purple color trends into your interior design. Furniture. Different shades of blues work nicely together such as this living room

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Filling Out Empty Corners

Have you ever thought what do I do with this corner in my home?  A corner can cause a hiccup for home designers and in a small space, corners can seem even more daunting because there isn’t enough room to place a piece of furniture with a standing plant or lamp behind it. This Houzz.com article has great tips for filling empty room corners with style, even

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Reviving Your Porch or Patio with Color

We’re known for our colorful culture, music and art here in New Orleans, so why not bring some of that pizazz onto your porches and patios this summer? Bright colors will revive your outdoor space in time for summer cocktails and social gatherings. To revive your porch or pation with color, try… Waking up with your coffee. The vibrant hue of this Green Landon Coffee Table

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