Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Paint Inspiration and Color Transformation

Looking to choose paint color for the inside of your home?  Need some inspiration? Begin to look around your home at some of the accessories you may have and enjoy.  This could be an area rug, a painting a vase or even a floral arrangement with bright beautiful colors.

Recently I was hired by a client who purchased a floral arrangement to show me when I initially arrived at her home.  Her living space was empty and although she had some pieces of furniture to possibly use in the space, she wanted to begin new and use the colors in the floral arrangement to incorporate in her new space.  I knew this was going to be easy.  We had something to work with – inspiration - multicolored flowers!

I went right to work. I needed a wall color that would serve as a soft backdrop to vibrant purples, blues, and gold’s and fuchsia colors.  Woodwork being white, I chose to go with a soft butter cream in tone. The color chosen was Benjamin Moore's 923 French Vanilla.  The fabric on the sofa would be a gold damask pattern, and opposite the sofa would be two chairs in a floral pattern in colors to match the floral arrangement.  An accent chair of celery green would sit next to the sofa.  Two contrasting pillows on the sofa would be of the floral fabric from the chairs and one celery green.  In front of the fireplace would sit a round button tufted box pleated ottoman in the same celery green fabric as the chair.

Now because the living space was open concept incorporating an eating area flowing into the kitchen, was necessary.  A round glass dining table with fabric covered parsons chairs would fit the space nicely.  A collage of fabrics was used on the chairs – a vibrant floral on the body of the chairs and a multi stripe for the chair skirt.  This would allow the colors to flow from the eating area to the living area with ease.

Sometimes all it takes is something as simple as a vibrant color floral arrangement to set the decorating scheme for your space.

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