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Color in design evokes emotion and is very subjective.  Color Theory explains how colors interact and can influence each other.  Color Theory divides color down into their primary shades of red, yellow, and blue; these three colors are “pure” since they are not mixed with any other colors to achieve their effect.  Secondary colors are formed by mixing together one or more primary colors; secondary colors are orange, green, and violet.  Tertiary colors are formed by mixing two or more secondary colors; examples of tertiary colors are blue-green, red-violet, yellow-orange, and blue-violet.

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To better understand color, the Color Wheel can visually explain how the various colors interact.  As you can see below, the Color Wheel visually illustrates warm versus cool colors.  The colors red, orange, and yellow are associated with warmth (located on the right side of the color wheel), such as the sun’s yellow color. Cool colors such as blue, green, and violet can remind us of the pale blue sky.

monochromatic color schemes by Kate's Home StagingMonochromatic Color Scheme

analogous color scheme room designs by Kate CaseAnalogous Color Scheme

complementary color room designs by Kate's Home Staging and RedesignComplementary Color Scheme

Analogous colors are a palette of colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel; they tend to blend easily together. (To learn more about Analogous Color Schemes, please see guest blogger Charisse Colbert’s  post below.)  Complementary colors are on the opposite side of the color wheel; these colors generally enhance and intensify each other.  Complementary colors can create a sense of enthusiasm and excitement based off their contrasting tones.  Monochromatic colors use variations in lightness and saturation of a single color; this color scheme tends to be very soothing since there is only one color being used in the space.  There are more color schemes which will be discussed in a future blog – so please check back.

Today, we are focusing on Complementary color schemes and how they work together.  Complementary color schemes work well when you use a warm color against a cool color. This color scheme offers a higher contrast than the analogous color scheme.

complementary color wheelThis color wheel is highlighting how the Complementary Color Scheme works; to create a room design using this scheme you must select a color on the opposite side of the Color Wheel. For example, you can create a room design with a blue/orange color scheme or a yellow/violet color scheme.

violet and green room design by Kate Case, owner of Kate's Home Staging and Redesign

Violet and Green Room Design by Kate Case.

blue and orange room design by Kate Case, owner of Kate's Home Staging and Redesign

Blue and Orange Bedroom Design by Kate Case.

yellow and violet room design by Kate Case, Orange County top home decorator

Yellow and Violet Girl’s Room Design by Kate Case.

Color can have a huge affect on our emotions and it can influence how we see things.  I hope you enjoyed my Complementary Color Room Designs and check back soon for more color schemes designs.

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Guest Blogger Charisse Colbert discussed the  Analogous Color Scheme.

Analogous schemes are hues which are adjacent on the color wheel creating a harmonious scheme. Look to nature to discover analogous color schemes abundantly displayed in plants and flowers.

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OB-Orange and Yellow

Orange and Yellow room design by Charisse.

OB-Blue Green and Yellow Green

Blue Green and Yellow Green Room Design by Charisse.

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Kate Case, owner/designer at Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign, to schedule your design appointment please call Kate at  (845) 538-3623.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the home decor items displayed in the above room designs, please just click on the pictures and you will be taken to my Project Decor Design Shop.

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Picking the right paint color for your walls is never an easy choice.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I paint my home’s walls once every five to ten years.  So, before I start painting a room there are a few simple steps I like to go through first:

1.)  Evaluate all the natural light sources that are available in a room.  Sunlight can change the look of the color scheme selection used on your walls.  For example, a lighter colored paint will reflect more sunlight than a darken one.

2.)  Evaluate all of the homes architectural features.  For example, in a living room you would want to pay close attention to a fireplace with a mantle, windows with custom molding, hardwood flooring, and heating system.  These are the features of the home that you cannot change easily and will most likely be working around.

3.)  Take into account the overall size of the room.  To make a small room appear larger, you would want to paint the walls a lighter color.  A lighter paint color will make the walls appear to recede.  Of course, you would do the opposite in an extremely large room.  You could paint a huge bedroom, a dark blue paint color with crisp white molding on the ceiling and the floor.

4.)  Evaluate the furnishing and accent pieces in the room.  Since we are staging this home to sell, any extra furniture (that do not serve a purpose) should be removed from the home.  A chair’s fabric can be used to help determine a color scheme for your room’s walls. 

I would even recommend taking a piece of fabric with you to the paint store to help in your paint selection process.  I am drawn toward warmer paint colors and like to recommend sage greens and tans to my clients.  These colors are “safer” choices for a home that is going to be placed on the market. All window moldings should be painted a high gloss white to draw your eye to them.  All ceilings over 9 feet tall should have some sort of crown molding painted a high gloss white paint as well. Of course, the paint color scheme of one room of your home needs to compliment the rest of your home.  For example, your living room should not be a warm terracota paint color and run into your kitchen that is a bright violet shade of purple.

Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign offer color consultations as a service.  If you are having a difficult time picking out your wall colors, we can help.  We will bring our Benjamin Moore Color Kits to your home and help you decide on the correct wall color choices.

– Kate

Kate’s Home Staging and Redesign servers the Rockland County and Orange County areas of New York and Passaic County and Bergen County areas of New Jersey, please visit http://www.kateshomestaging.com or call 845-538-3623 for more information.  We also offer home staging, home decorating, interior design, redesign, custom wood signs, window coverings, virtual shows, and home designs.

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