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Color Your Home Presentation

  1. 1. Presented by Wendy Albee & Master Builders Association Speaker’s Bureau Member of MBA of King & Snohomish, NKBA, NW Eco Building Guild Winner of Best of 425 Magazine 'Best Interior Designer' 2012 Winner of Remodeling Excellence Award -- Remodeler Choice 2012
  2. 2. What are the professionals saying?
  3. 3. Wythe Blue #HC-143 “Because of the influence that blue has in our world today.” “It's a beautiful, calming hue that has an element of heritage and offers grounding rootedness, providing comfort and stability.”
  4. 4. Wythe Blue
  5. 5. Pantone 17-1463TangerineTango “Dance into the new year with this vivacious and appealing reddish orange.” “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive,TangerineTango is an orange with a lot of depth to it.”
  6. 6. TangerineTango Products Fashion
  7. 7. Sherwin Williams 2012 Color Forecast
  8. 8. Surround yourself with…… Colors that you LOVE!  They should be rewarding both visually and emotionally.  Don’t worry about the latest trends and what’s in or out.  Everyone has their own natural color palette !
  9. 9. My Office Color should Inspire!
  10. 10. My Office
  11. 11. • Overwhelmingly a favorite • Serene, classic, conservative • Nautical • Sky , heaven, infinity • If you like it, you love it!
  12. 12. • Exciting and energetic • Power and strength • Hot, seductive, passionate •Aggressive and dangerous
  13. 13. • Happiness, light, sun • Friendly, joyful, open •Warms a space • Lifts spirits • Its sister Gold conveys wealth & success
  14. 14. • Strong associations: juvenile, pumpkins, warning • Radiant, vibrant, friendly • Harvest and autumn • Spiritual color in other countries
  15. 15. •Refreshing, tranquil, and calm • Pervasive in nature makes it a natural backdrop for interiors • Relaxes retina •‘Institutional color’
  16. 16. • Balances blue & red • Regal, sophisticated, rich • Dignified, spiritual • Mysterious and exotic
  17. 17. ColorWheel
  18. 18. •Value •Temperature •Intensity
  19. 19. ColorWheel
  20. 20. The shinier the material, the more intense the color
  21. 21. Yellow is too intense
  22. 22. • Taupe, beige, creams, grays • Adds flexibility • Chameleon -- depends on what colors are adjacent •Undertone
  23. 23. Green Undertone
  24. 24. VaryTextures
  25. 25. • Nature, fabric, area rug, pillow……. •What do you want your home to say to guests? • How do you want your home to feel? • Remember the ‘Language of Color’
  26. 26. Artwork
  27. 27. Artwork
  28. 28. New Chair Fabric
  29. 29. • Monochromatic basically one color, add texture and/or accent color for interest
  30. 30. • ComplementaryColors opposite sides of the color wheel
  31. 31. • Analogous Combinations common colors and temperature
  32. 32. • Complex Color Schemes balance temperature, value & intensity
  33. 33. Support the natural focal point • Fireplace • Kitchen Island • Bed wall
  34. 34. Dramatic Entrance
  35. 35. Help guide guests through your home
  36. 36. Make a room feel taller
  37. 37. • Natural vs. Artificial light • Incandescent light – intensifies warm colors • CFLs – amplifies cool colors • Halogen – very bright light • LED – closest to natural light
  38. 38. Colored glass adds a hint of that same color when lit.
  39. 39. • Color changes as day progresses •Weather can change the appearance of colors • Direction of room (east, etc.) effects color
  40. 40. • Use paint swatches or paint boards •View colors in various light • Darker values and warmer colors come toward you • Lighter and cooler colors recede
  41. 41. • Don’t forget floors, ceilings, window treatments, counters, backsplashes • Mix textures to modulate your color palette & add interest • Support the natural focal point • Use pillows, throws & similar to add flexibility in adding color
  42. 42. Thank you! Have fun experimenting!

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