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Make a Wish...

I wish I'd thought of this! Looks like it's a decal, but I could make stencils... I see this image on large piece of board, a set of them each configured differently, a set with different background colors for each piece, a dark brown, navy, black, or eggplant walls with shading at the edges and this image stenciled across a whole wall... Make a Wish Color Palette (with complementary accents, of course!): [caption id="attachment_4597" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Almost Black- shading on the wall"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4604" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Warm, pale gray for the wishes..."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4596" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Brown Charcoal- main wall color"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4601" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Blue-violet- deep as an Iris- for a sofa or rug..."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4598" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Yellow...

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Final Complements...

We've been talking about complementary colors this week and how to use them in your home. Not belabor the point, but we haven't actually talked about exteriors yet. Are you still with me?! One of the best ways to choose your exterior house color is to start with any natural materials on your home or in your landscaping. Brick, stone, wood, plants and landscaping... all offer clues to finding colors that will help your home look it's best. Let's just peruse the internet, Flickr, and Houzz.com to see what we come up with shall we?... Ahhh, I feel so peaceful, not one tan or beige or gray house to be found. All color, beautiful, complementary, delightful color... all seems right...

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Taking the Complement

Let's say you're considering this sofa... Now that you know about complementary colors (see yesterday's post, people!), you can conjure up the magic color wheel in your mind to figure out the opposite color for this sofa... How to translate that to your sofa? If you held the color wheel up to the sofa fabric, you'd see that it's reddish violet (at least on my monitor-but don't get me started on that)- more of a reddish purple than a bluish purple. [caption id="attachment_4495" align="aligncenter" width="182" caption="From top to bottom, these purples are; red-violet, violet, blue-violet"][/caption] The fabric color is very dusty and muted, so even though the color might be described as dove gray, dark taupe, dusty plum... but you'll...

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Color Theory Complements

Okay, this is going to sound dorky, but, I'm going to say it out loud anyway- I LOVE THE COLOR WHEEL! Even more embarrassing is the fact that whether I'm admiring a painting, sitting in a restaurant, or flipping through an interiors magazine, I'm analyzing the color scheme and debating the changes or adjustments I'd make if I were in charge. Of course, my favorite moments are those when I see a perfect color combination- my senses fill with awe and all is right with the world. May sound dramatic, but see if you don't feel that same thing when you look at these rooms created with complementary color schemes (opposite colors on the color wheel). It's the most dynamic...

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