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Color-Love

How can you have more color-love?

You have to wrap your heart, mind, and soul around pure, vibrant hues, and look to nature and artists who see life as a beautiful place for inspiration. And you have to trust your intuition when selecting colors for your personal color palette. Don't look at fashion trends or be guided by what's displayed in showroom and stores. So-called experts may try to convince you that bland, artificial, "neutral" tones are calming, whereas in reality they are more likely to shut down, not soothe, the human spirit.

The human eye can distinguish approximately ten million colors. Why have dreary colors that make you think you're drowning in the murky, muddy, polluted waters of Alligator Alley? How do these light absorbing, flat colors make you feel? How long can you sustain your energy and optimism in these artificially dark, draining atmospheres? There's a reason cheerful, inspiring people live with fresh colors. They recognize instinctively the powerful, emotional feelings colors evoke.

There is naturally plenty of brown in the rooms of your house. You probably have wood floors, paneled doors, and brown-stained furniture. It is easy to be passionate about antique wood, caressing your antique pieces as you wax and polish them. What interior spaces cry out for is clear, unmuted tints of color, to contrast with and highlight the natural beauty of wood and counterbalance the graying down of their freshness because of all the unavoidable shadows.

Go to the heart of a primary color, red, yellow or blue, and tint it up to divine light with white. The beauty of a space stems from architectural correctness combined with a cheerful eye for color. You feel the divine energy within when you are in a yellow room because of the pure white mixed with chrome yellow.

 You absorb all the vitality from the wavelengths of energy as though the primary color were the sun or fire. Every five years you can repaint to recreate the freshness of your confident vision. Far better to have a pale, fresh tint than a heavy dull color. Age naturally tones colors down, but you should always start out fresh.

Here are some examples of how to get more color in your life:

interior designs by Ashley Whittaker:

fresh dining room design with vivid colors; dining room decor ideas

fresh dining room design with vivid colors

dining room fragment with masterfully arranged botanical prints on the wall; love the fresh colors

dining room fragment with masterfully arranged botanical prints on the wall

blue and green living room design; cozy arrangement; living space with tropical flare

cozy arrangement; living space with tropical flare

What an inviting living space! Vibrant yet calming at the same time; green living room disign; love this wall decor

What an inviting living space! Vibrant yet calming at the same time...

powerful red; living room design with red wall

the power of red


Full of color and life, inspirational interiors by Gary Riggs Home

colorful room decor

gorgeous design; fresh colors

dining room with gorgeous architectural details; dining room ideas

dining room with gorgeous architectural details

colorful living room decor
colorful living room decor

expressive living room design

expressive living room design

 
           
       
how to choose interior colors

choosing colors that right for you
Think of color as a mystical force that can enhance and stimulate your non biological self or depress it. While certain colors elevate your personal vital energy, others darken your spirit. Think of yourself as an alchemist capable of transmuting base colors to radiant, golden light. In color you have a magic wand that you can use in hundreds of ways every day to create more joyful moments where you feel you are living in pure light...... more on how to choose interior colors >>
color and home decor ideas

expressing personality with color
Each color has own personality whether it was happy or sad, old or young. Dusty colors are sad, because they make us think of old, feeble people living in dreary, dusty rooms because they can't see well enough to keep things from looking run down. But so many people willingly choose to live with these dirt-camouflaging colors because it is safer for them to have no clear colors than to expose their inner world. If you really like dusty, musty colors for your rooms, you must understand how much your mood and energy will be influenced by them... read more about expressing personality with color >>
 
 
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