The "New" Neutral Palette
This palette is a reaction to all the color cues that we have noticed popping up in the home furnishing industry... textiles, carpets, wallpapers, tabletops and pottery, as well as color schemes that emerge in landscape design, the auto industry, fashion, and graphics.
As color rarely exists in isolation, we have designed a palette of 23 colors that work well together. There is harmony among the colors. There is an art to sequencing color from one room to another—hallways are the arteries of the house, rooms radiate off the hallways and this palette helps the transition because the colors flow seamlessly. Read More Here...
Complementary colors add energy to a room and, at the same time, make us feel comfortable and complete.
We’ve always heard that opposites attract, and nothing could be more true about interior decorating colors. Using opposite colors (also known as complementary colors) adds energy to a room, yet at the same time, makes us feel comfortable and calm.
Complementary colors are the hues that are opposite on a color wheel:
- Red and green
- Orange and blue
- Purple and yellow
For some reason, colors that are opposite on the color wheel look fabulous when they’re used together. We even see these complementary color duos in nature: golden sand next to the blue sky and sea, vibrant red roses with their bright green leaves, and petite pansies with their violet and yellow petals.Read more
Light - and the light fixtures you select - bring beauty to a room and its elements. At the same time good lighting is essential for functionality. One type of lighting isn’t enough for most rooms; layering lighting and thoughtful placement will help your rooms look beautiful and work optimally.
1. Start with ambient lighting.
Also called general lighting, this type of light washes over a room in a non-focused way – and even includes natural sunlight coming through the windows.
Ambient lighting includes ceiling light fixtures and chandeliers, lights on ceiling fans, track lighting and recessed ceiling lights that are not sharply directed, and torchiere lamps.Read more
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It's clear that glass will make your interiors sparkle.November 2013
Glass is a clean, fresh look that adds interest, without too much bling or glitter.
The interesting thing about glass is that it almost disappears into a room to make the room seem more spacious and open, while it adds a beautiful design element that people do notice. Because light shines through most glass interior elements or light reflects back from light fixtures and the sun, they appear almost invisible and don’t seem to take up space. You can see your other interior design elements even more clearly; just think about a glass table sitting atop a beautiful rug. You can see the beauty of the rug much more clearly!Read more