Sunday, April 15, 2012

New Home Guide To Color

Just bought a new home? With all the things you have to worry about like unpacking, sleeping arrangements, worrying if the cat will know where the litter box is and where is the nearest Chinese take out, color for your home should be the LAST thing on your mind.

With my Color Recipes to guide you and Benjamin Moore Color Stories, I'm about to make choosing color REALLY easy for you. So sit down, grab a pencil for notes and feast your eyes on a beautiful color palette.

Since I just mentioned Chinese take out, let's use Shrimp Lo Mein as a color inspiration for your home. So from foyer color right to the living room - I'll serve up great color for you! Let's dig in!

I've mentioned before that I choose color mainly for the homes in South Charlotte. These homes are very large and have open floor plans.  See in the photo below, you can see the living room, hallway and some of the upper rooms. You can also see the kitchen from this room to but it's not shown in this photo. It's so very important that ALL the colors are extremely closely related but also, a bit different. Although having beige throughout your entire home is safe, it's also not very exciting.

Come see how the Shrimp Lo Mein color palette can help this room look gorgeous and will be far from boring!  Don't you think these three colors really capture the dish? 

  • The pasta is the foyer color and I chose Short Bread.
  • The shrimp can be the dining room color which is Warm Sunglow.
  • The scallions would be perfect for the living room which  is Lilanna.

 It's that simple!

I would keep the Warm Sunglow, the shrimp color, away from the kitchen because there's a good possibility that your cabinets have the orange undertone which would be way too much for the kitchen.

Here's how you'd place the color (dining room not shown)

These colors would make any home delicious! If you need help choosing color for you new home, contact me, my email is on the right side of this blog. I specialize in choosing color for the homes in South Charlotte, particularly Providence Downs South.