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hand-painted cabinets and chests
hand-painted cabinets and chests
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Venetian glass lamps
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folding screens
Venetian glass accessories
Venetian glass accessories

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.

If you want to be less cautious, less afraid, now is your chance to sparkle. If you found yourself in a dark room with orange and black napkins on the tables after a carefree day at the beach, filled with the colors of the sea and sky, it would seem unconscionable. House paints have a full range of muted shades many people think are appropriate for room interiors.

Who, in the clear light of a sunny day, wants to be in an atmosphere that is clouded over? Just by being inside, you are deprived of ninety percent of the light of brilliant sunshine. You need clear fresh colors and lots of white to counteract the partial darkness cast by your walls that diminishes the energy from light. Americans are most comfortable in a spic-and-span house, yet they accept dirty colors on their walls, floors, and furniture that dampen their spirit.

One of the serious decorating traps people fall into is ignoring the opportunity for sunshine, choosing a dull beige-gray palette because they feel it's safe or creates a presumably sophisticated look.

The burnt-earth pigments - ochre, umber, and burnt sienna - are the very colors that daring Impressionists abandoned in their depiction of nature, escaping the somber, pompous aesthetic of the Academy. Organic objects that are naturally earth-toned are energizing, such as butcher-block counters, antique furniture, marble top tables, and cork floors.

You must gather the hues and tints that give you the most pleasure, inspiration and, ultimately, life. If you are a city dweller and work in an artificial atmosphere, you'll want to bring ecological elements into your interiors so you will benefit from nature's energy.

Here are some examples of how to express personality with color:

I absolutely adore and admire these lively living space design by Jenna Buck Gross of Colordrunk Designs.

elegant yet fun living room that whole family will enjoy; bue and orange living room decor; living room design ideas

elegant yet fun living room that the whole family will enjoy.

blue and orange living room design ideas


Bright colors of this dining room for sure will guarantee an invigorating dining experience; pink and green dining room; dining room decor; colorful design ideas
Bright colors of this dining room will surely guarantee an invigorating dining experience


this fresh and soothing color is perfect for the kitchen and butler's pantry; kitchen design; kitchen dessign ideas
this fresh and soothing color is perfect for the kitchen and butler's pantry;

a little boy's room; kids room design ideas; blue and green

a little boy's room

Gorgeous living room design; pink living room with gold and green accents; colorfull design ideas

Gorgeous living room design by Andrea Brooks; pink living room with gold and green accents

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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 >>
decorating with color

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... more on decorating with color >>