Thursday, January 31, 2008

Choosing Color: Create a Foundation Color Palette

Choosing color for your home is one of the most important aspects of decorating; it's what makes your living space inviting, happy, beautiful and uniquely yours. Through the process of choosing colors you begin to consciously create a home that nurtures everyone who lives there, creating a rich and beautiful life for yourself and your loved ones.

Yet this decision-making process is also one of the least understood aspects of decorating - and one of the most scary. I've written several articles about the role of color in interior design that will help you think about color in new ways. Sundrenched or Subdued What's a Latina to Do? is a piece I first wrote for Latina Style magazine. Though the title is spun towards the Hispanic market, my color and design advice works no matter what your social or cultural influences.

Bringing color into your home brings beauty into your daily surroundings and opens your mind to the richness of the world around you. Something as simple as painting a wall can open a door in your thought processes. The more you look at a variety of colors in the changing light of the day, the more sensitive you become to beauty. Become practiced at recognizing beauty in the simplest of things and soon you’ll notice that you’re living an abundant colorful life!

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