If you look to the upper right of this picture you see a flower arrangement that has some orange puffs. While the picture it is under has some orange, yellow, blue, and purple. I try to always make sure that colors repeat themselves some where in the room. And...speaking of color, and my crazy use of it, don't forget that I have two plum floral chintz chairs in this room. Guess what?...there are a few specks of orange, as well as green, purple, and blue. I understand that for a professional designer the approach is probably different from my "free style" start with a few basic items you know will be in the room plan...then look around the house for colors that can play supporting actors in your room drama. I have been using my formula for many years...and it works for me. Let me know what method you use in building a pretty room.
I will probably edit a few things off of this coffee table...so please come back to see what I will be up to in the nest post. Maybe I will bring more blue and white for the coffee table and orange pillows.
I am so loving my new orange velvet pillows...and thinking of different places in the house where they can be used....Maybe the master bedroom with its greens...and muted rust wool rugs. I will be sure to take pictures to show you.
I also think that if a person has a neutral home...it is ok for them to add in simple pops of color for the season. In the end...if it is your home, and you love your colors...that is all that is necessary. Our homes should be places where our souls and bodies recharge and renew. Use the colors that nurture you and your family.
There are studies about the psychology of color...and how it can be used in learning environments. I feel that those applications would be good for family homes as well. Bedrooms should be restful colors. Kitchens might be a good place for brighter colors...depending on how you feel about mornings, etc.
I have learned that we should pick our colors depending on whether the room gets morning light or afternoon light.
And of course...rules can be broken, as I have done. :-)
Are you ready for some orange pillows in your house? If you are using any orange in your house this
summer...please leave a comment and tell us all about it. I hope to hear from several of you!
Have a great week, and thanks for visiting!
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