Colors by comparison

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The beauty of color is chiefly recognized by comparison.

By comparison we can see that one blue may be bluer than another, one is perhaps greener, one might be more muted. One blue by itself can only say so much.

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Books that give me color inspiration

DSCF1040If you get a chance to go to the bookstore, I suggest you peruse these books. I have really enjoyed both of them. Here are a couple of my favorite pages from Fifi O’Neill’s book, Romantic Prairie Style:

DSCF1042This stained glass door is so nostalgic. The vibrant glow makes the whole room sparkle. Will I have to take up stained glass next?

DSCF1041I was blown away with this color combination. First there are the soft, dusty aqua walls with the antique red curtains, chandelier, and natural wood furnishings. But then she tosses this vintage sapphire blue cloth across the table. I would have never thought this color would enhance everything as it does! Amazing!

Let color inspire you today ~ Karen

An exercise in color

DSCF1002I have been visiting the paint department in our local Home Depot frequently lately, and thought of a color exercise for us to do. Paint chips are wonderful things. In order to have a vision for working with color, not just painting your walls in color, many times you need to have colors that inspire you. Paint chips are a treasure trove of wonderful colors to dream on. Continue reading