Friday, April 25, 2014

Excellent Contrast Colors

Looking for some versatile paint color Inspiration?

The following colors have been utilized by designers to coordinate entire homes:

One way to test a color that you are not sure of is to cut some large squares of poster board and paint the color onto the board.  By holding this painted board up in the room, one can get a better sense of how the room & furniture will coordinate with the color.

Grecian Green is a very soothing and very neutral color.  Love this color with leather furniture!

Ceylon Ivory coordinates well with organic colors like light olive, earthy greens, and muted shades, used on ceilings, walls and trim;

This picture does not portray the true shade of Vanilla Ice Cream.  It is a wonderful, sunny, happy neutral...a very warm welcome in any room! 

Interactive Cream is a light capturing neutral, a very versatile paint color;

For a drastic change in any room, bring in a pop of color with a bold jewel tone like Blue Lake;

This color has orange in it, forever happy!  Pair this color with blue for a french country look or with grey for a trendier look or keep it as a very happy neutral.

Wheat Grass is spring and summer wrapped into one color. Pair Wheat Grass with reds, oranges, or corals or soften with greys and whites.

Stratton Blue is part of the Historic Color Collection, a timeless color.  Pair with White Dove trim to complete the look.  This color goes well with pinks, roses and corals.  Pair Stratton Blue with Chocolate and creams for quiet eloquence.

I must confess, I painted my family room at least 5 times until I found the shade that best suited not only the room, but the entire home.  A pre-painted color board really helps.  Most paint stores offer sample paint colors for around $7.  The availability of this paint sample makes painting a board super easy.  If the sample doesn't work, move onto another shade! 

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Carla Brooks

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