Hey hey, more paint chat.
What is your favorite color? Does it change from time to time, maybe with the seasons? Or do you stick with all white and or Neutrals? Maybe all of the above. if you are like me, one thing I always try to do, is stick to colors that are calming, and serene. That doesn’t necessarily mean only pastels, lets dive in and chat a bit.
I don’t know about you, but does it seem like everyone these days is dealing with some kind of anxiety. I am not sure if it was always like that and people didn’t talk about it before, and now they do. But I read about anxiety, and how it effects every aspect of our lives. I for one, have noticed that even the way I decorate, can make me feel a certain way. I think the trick is choosing Harmonious colors.
Of course the soft watery colors of pink, violet and blue, are serene and calming, that is a given. The color Blue in particular is known to give your space a feeling of calm and stability. Did you know that, Blue is also the most recommended color to wear on a job interview, if you are going for a position where your calm demeanor would be an asset. Be careful when choosing your blue, not to pick a sad blue, unless that is what you are going for, you will know if you pay attention. I actually really enjoy a grey blue room, so moody and comfortable, and great for nap taking. Anyway……..my favorite colors are the cool colors for sure, but that is not for everyone.
Lets look at even more ways to incorporate Harmony with color. I feel….., and this is just my taste, that Harmonious Colors are the easiest on the eyes and the spirit. Does that make sense, I hope you get that. These colors are those that sit closest together on the color wheel, so they have another color in common. So Blue with purple and pink, and so on. However you could choose any color on the color wheel and one on each side of that color, and have a Harmonious Color Palette, pick what ever you love. You don’t necessarily need to paint with those colors, they could be the colors you add through accessories or pillows.
Another way I have played with color over the years, in order to keep my spaces from feeling jarring, is to find a color I like and then get it in a few variations, in a tint, shade and/or tone, of the same color. This way you know that all the colors match perfectly, because they all start with the exact same color. A room with these colors, is a very calming place to experience.
I think the most important lesson to learn is this, choose you color pallet, considering all rooms, at least on one floor. Don’t go color crazy, Red in one room, gold in another, blue in another, and so on. This type of home, has no harmony, or anything in common. As a result, every time you go from one room to another, you feel it in your spirit, a literal jarring. It would be best to paint every room the same color, and all the moldings the same color, if that is the easiest. It is a no brainer for sure. Then when you decorate those spaces, keep in mind the above. If you want harmony, avoid adding red to one room, and blue to another. Instead, add your color and carry that one color into the next space, and add in a new color, one beside it on the color wheel, then that new color into another room and adding another new color, keep things seamlessly flowing, so you don’t notice the shift. So in other words, keep things coordinating so there is an even flow, calming and serene, easy on the spirit.
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