Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Imagine This: Tango Tangerine

Wow, check out this vibrant color—Tango Tangerine is one of the season’s hottest shades, both in fashion and the home. In fact, it was just named Pantone 2012 Color of the Year. Personally, I love this photo, especially since I just got back from Argentina, as well as the fun nature of this tone. Here are some of my favorite ways to use this unique home accent color.

Pillows are a great way to bring orange into your home. They are an easy way to update your look without making a major investment. These pillows will be at my shop next month, At Market in the newly opened DeCOR:

The orange in the dining room of this West End home is grounded by the blue walls. The shade looks tasteful and elegant when combined with the right complements:

This color is a great way to spice up your decor and have fun with color.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Mediating the Mix: Great Colors

Meditating the Mix:  Color Issues

Every major shelter magazine starts spring with an issue dedicated to color. Their “color issue” makes many of us think about our own color issues—how do you select the great paint colors for your home? Here are some of my favorite shades.

For cool tones, I love what I call “what-is-it colors?” that look different as the light and seasons change. For example, with these Benjamin Moore shades, at first glance you see grey, then green, then blue, even sometimes tan.

I used the gray-green palette in this open floor plan. The lightest
tone is in the kitchen, and the darkest is in the living room.

This tone, Sisal by C2, looks green in some lights, but tan in others.

I used it in this office in the Richmond Symphony Designer House:

If you have a lot of antiques, I suggest a gold palate or blues.

My last suggestion is to use bold colors on your front door—always high gloss.

If need more assistance, I offer a complete paint-color selection package. It’s a fixed-rate package where I’ll come to your house, help you select colors for up to six rooms, and provide you with a list of paint colors complete with vendor information and sheen recommendations. Together, we'll create the perfect color scheme for your home.

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