Friday, November 11, 2011

Color in the Home -- Inspirational Photos to Get You Started

If I You Were to Describe Yourself as a Color,
What Would It Be?
As for your home, do you go neutral because you don't like color or just afraid of picking the wrong shade?

The person who undoubtedly has wrestled the latter sentiment and question to the ground more than once is Maria Killam of Color Me Happy, Canada's guru of color. She gives sound suggestion and advice about color choices here.

In order to keep gray selections crisp and "happy," you need to incorporate enough white into the space, says Maria at Color Me Happy. 
(photo from Color Me Happy)

When I see an all-white house, I always swoon. I want the look. It's light and flirty -- and clean. But the reality is, when it comes to decorating my own, I typically crave color.  My last house was all about blues, greens and whites. (An island.) This time around, I'm surrounded by greens, browns and yellow-golds. (The mountains.)

To answer my own first headline question, I'd say green.

I know some think certain shades denote or encourage certain moods. Calmness and serenity, perhaps. Other hues, "they" say, suggest happiness and peacefulness. Actually, I think all color can evoke positive energy, if you wish.  And as Maria says, everyone can feel uplifted within the confines of any color when you know how to make it right in your home. (OK, so you better go check out her sight -- for the how-to-do-that info.

I have a friend who always gravitates to blues. Another sees red. I think we all have our favorites.  What's yours?

Greet at Belgium Pearls says she's been drawn to violet lately. 
She likes the peaceful feeling it provides -- to her.
 More violet inspiration, go here.
(photo via Belgian Pearls)

   likes mustard and pairing it with grays and black.
 More mustard images, go here.
(photo via Christie Chase)

Glenda over at The Paper Mulberry likes this rust color for its warmth.
For more coppery rust color examples, go here.
(photo via The Paper Mulberry)

Michelle at Zuniga Interiors adores blue. All shades and variations.
 For more blissful and exciting blues, go here.
(photo via Zuniga)

Orange is the rage at Design Sponge.
 They offer more, just click here.
(photo via Design Sponge)

 Interior Designer Miles Redd goes for black in his own kitchen;
shown at Web Urbanist.
Lots of sophisticated black here.  
 (photo via Web Urbanist)

5 Responses to “Color in the Home -- Inspirational Photos to Get You Started”

Maria Killam said...

Thanks for the mention, I linked to it in one of my posts this week!

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