Decorating with Color Schemes
Shared Bedroom Decorating Ideas and Storage solutions
Shared Bedroom Theme Ideas for Boys sharing
Shared Bedroom Theme Ideas for Girls sharing
Shared Bedroom Theme Ideas for Girls and Boys sharing
Shared Bedroom Decorating and Theme Ideas for Baby
psychology of color...the book covers everything color. And as bonus useful decorating tips.
Creative Color Combinations
Great book on color harmony and how to apply color to
Decorating with Feng Shui
Asian Theme Bedrooms
Color Schemes Made Easy
color ideas with paints, fabrics, and accessories. Color basics. how-to for every room in the house.
Color in Your Home
color guide for home decorators. Shows best schemes for every room in the house, and how to create a color storyboard.
Color for Your Home
colors and how to work with various colors, patterns and fabrics, written in layman's terms
Natural Palettes for Painted Rooms
colors inspired by nature and how they work on the interior walls
Color Healing Home
book focuses on individual colors and how their use in a home can create different moods.
Showing Our True Colors
identify personality styles, tips for understanding, appreciating and relating to each style - useful
methods for resolving conflicts, opening lines of communication, and enhancing personal effectiveness. Color character cards included for easy determination of your True Colors spectrum. The end result is a celebration of the uniqueness in yourself and others. Useful for all ages and both genders.
Choose Your Colors, Change Your Life
Understand how you relate to your, your kids, siblings, parents - shop for your home, select colors that project the real you
Decorating Ideas for
Decorating Ideas for
Best Colors to Use in Your Home - combination of color works to create wonderful effects
Color Scheme Bible
Home interior palette ideas for accents, highlights, balance, contrast.
Pick the perfect palette - Color Decorating Ideas for Teens - Kids - Adults
Once upon a time ..... there were dull boring walls.....
Color Scheme ideas
Color Scheme ideas
Color Scheme ideas
Know your colors
Primary colors are red, yellow, blue.
Secondary colors are orange, purple and green - these are composed of equal parts of the primary colors. Orange is made up of equal parts of yellow and red;
Purple is made from equal parts of red and blue; Green results from equal parts of blue and yellow.
Tertiary colors: yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple,
blue-green and yellow-green - these colors are created by mixing equal parts of a primary color and its closes secondary color.
Their home furnishing names put in decorative terms: yellow-orange becomes an apricot hue, red-orange becomes a terra cotta when darked with grey, red-purple becomes a mulberry in a dark tone or dusty rose in a light tint, blue-purple becomes a lavender with the addition of white, blue-green becomes turquoise or a teal hue, and yellow-green becomes a chartreuse.
Wood tones are generally composed of orange hues to which either grey or black have been added. Since most rooms include wood tones, in furniture, flooring or molding, you should include them as you develop your scheme.
Neutral colors include greys, whites, browns and black
Draw inspiration from things you like -
select a theme that inspires a color scheme.
Such as the colors of a rainbow, nautical colors,
flower beds, kites, cartoon or movie themes,
prints and posters, crayon colors or a bed linen design or fabric motif.
Vary textures to create more color excitement.
A blue may be boring all in one texture but can be enriched when used in high sheen window blinds, a matte finish on walls, corduroy fabrics on beds and a plush throw to take hard edges off a chair.
Be creative with paint.
Use different hues on different walls.
Now go and color your world!
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How to paint a room
Prepare - prime - base coat - painted finish - top coat
- always work from the top down - paint and finish ceiling first
- repair and sand all surfaces to be painted - ceiling, walls, trim, doors and floor.
- prime all areas that have been repaired and any raw surface - wood or drywall.
- paint base coats and painted effect on walls
- paint trim and doors when walls are completely dry
- paint or stain the floor last.
Monochromatic color schemes are the easiest to develop, since only one color is used and variations are created with accents by adding texture, patterns and shapes.
Restful monochromatic schemes include totally pink rooms, totally blue rooms or totally neutral rooms.
Related color schemes - side by side neighbors on the
color wheel. Another easy combination to achieve.
For a cool combination, you might choose a pale blue
and a seafoam blue-green and forest green for accent
colors. A popular combination for a little girls room is
a blended mixture of fuschia, violet and blueberry.
Triadic color schemes - often used with traditional furnishings, such as a patriotic scheme of red, white and blue with brass or gold accents. Countless nurseries are decorated with pink, blue and yellow..
Toddler bedrooms with primary red, blue and yellow.
Contrasting Schemes - achieve this by using one color and accenting it with its exact opposite on the color wheel. Variations in tint and hue will bring this scheme to life.
Complimentary Color combinations
Lemon and Lime with a punch of white or black will bring the room together
Blue and Yellow will work for a celestial theme bedroom or a country cottage style room
Red and Orange Jewel tones look great in an exotic bohemian style bedroom
Warm colors are inviting, reds, oranges and sunny yellows are in the warm group.
Cool colors are soothing and restful - blues, greens and neutrals are all cool colors.
Quick tricks with color schemes
Small Rooms: seem larger by selecting a cool, neutral color scheme. Keep the wall colors a lighter tint than that which you finally want. Include low light colored furniture to create the illusion of more space.
Use mirrors in childrens rooms to make them appear larger. Mirrors also can be used to create the impression of a window in an area that has none - dress the mirror with curtains!
Dark Rooms: Use warm, pale colors, such as yellow and pink to brighten rooms. Position mirrors to reflect as much light as possible. Cover the windows with simple sheer panels.
Overly large rooms: Make a big room seem cozier with warm, rich tones. Bold and or large print wallpaper.
Dark colored ceiling appears lower, also visually drop the ceiling by bringing the ceiling color down on the side walls or by adding a visual border at plate rail height, in addition to chair height.
Light colored ceiling appears higher.
Vertical lines have a heightening effect
Horizontal lines will make the room seem wider.
Combine Colors into schemes