Tips for using color in your home!

1. Paint trim same as wall if you live in a traditional house but want to have a modern look:- this brings attention to the form of the architectural details-

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2. Have less contrast between wall and trim for a more peaceful feeling.

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3.Paint window walls ( with special view you would like to show off) in a darker tone- this will bring attention to the view

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4.Start with buying art/ or identifying an item you love in the house- then proceed to create a backdrop for it- the art piece is the star of the show, not the walls.- As Don has done here :)

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5. If you are going to do white walls/white trim in your home , take a leap on getting strong pieces of furnitures and mixing textures.

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6. Be brave! Choose the actual color you like on the paint strip. If you go up the wheel to the lightest version you will not be satisfied with the result- If you are not feeling brave enough to paint this rich color- go ahead and paint the walls a neutral or warm white and buy your furniture in the color you love-

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7. Paint your ceiling! It’s an accent wall!- come down one wall with it also!- you will always enjoy seeing this transition- particularly in bedrooms- the “one wall” accent color falls flat because you are not surrounded by the color-

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8. Paint either side of a small hallway different colors- it becomes expansive- less of a ‘tunnel’ feeling.

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Room & Board , University Village- Color Talk

Join me for this discussion! A panel of color nerds ( me included:) will chat about tips for using color in your home- July 31st at 6:45- RSVP on their website   Room & Board

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This fireplace was in drastic need of an update. It was stuck in 1990, what a travesty considering it exists inside the most lovely West Seattle Mid Century home with an amazing view of the water. The homeowners are very savvy with design and collaborated along the way along with the contractor.

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