Like One Color? Good. Start from there and take subtle differences of the color, then add other color like you would add flowers to an arrangement continuing until it appeals to the eye and makes you smile and feel good. This is a great way to discover what color to use to surround your life. Don’t rush this process as your moods play a role in choices. On Saturday you may love blue and by Thursday despise it. Live with the color and explore the sustainability of it in your life.
Rule of Thumb about color: If the environment is monotonous, dull, lacks stimulation, and no variety it tends to cause restlessness, lack of focus and irritability. On the other hand too much stimulation with strong colors, vivid patterns and bright colors can cause both physiological and psychological reactions causing increase in heart rate to mental confusion and stress.
Weigh-in your results: Is your palette balanced? Do you feel harmony? Have you gone with the latest trend or what really makes your feel comfortable? Could you add a piece of painted furniture to off set wood pieces? Would one wall accented punch the room up to an outstanding view? Can you live in this room?
“Contrast and harmony are the key design principals along with evaluating the quality of light, location, climate, architecture, and the creation of unity and balance. It’s a big job for those interested in having an ultimate living experience where life flows and well-being is maintained. I like to think of color as good medicine for the soul,” remarks Erin Kelly, color/design consultant.
-Kelly Brothers Painting, Inc.