My dear readers, do you have a favorite color?
Let’s talk color! I love color!
Color choices go way back to early school days. Which crayon color did you repeatedly reach for in the crayon box? And just for grins and giggles….how many crayons were in your first crayon box?
How about your favorite childhood memories…was there a color associated with those memories?
As I work more and more with staging houses and picking out paint colors, I am finding that I am being a little daring in color choices….more so, than when choosing colors in my home…or so I thought!
Many times, I have to make almost instantaneous color decisions or decorating decisions….and if I don’t “think” about it too long….it is pretty easy. Below is the kitchen of Flip 4.
Note the pale turquoise in the back splash of the Flip 4 house….subtle, but definitely “going out on a limb” for me.
Now, that I look at the pic of the kitchen area of Flip 4….the gray bar with turquoise place mats… combined with the hutch colors, I may remove a bit of the turquoise. Thoughts, my faithful readers???
According to designers….one usually has a favorite color ….or signature color.
A Signature color is a hue that is usually associated with you, whether it be in your clothing choices or the color of the walls in your home.
Friends might be reminded of you when they see “your” color. (You have heard them say…that color is so “you”)
I have also discovered that you may not be aware of “your” color, that it just happens accidentally. (Just take a look in your closet and see if a color is repeated in several items of your clothing).
If you need further inspiration, take photos of anything that catches your eye. You never know where you might notice a particular color that calls your name: flowers in your garden, a display in a shop window, a picture in a magazine…or just nature, such as sunrises, sunsets and turquoise water.
Architecturally, our home is more of a Mediterranean or Spanish design and I tend to go for neutral colors. The dark beams and woodwork lend itself to beige, taupe, off white, and chocolate brown.
However, when I repainted a guest bedroom, I used a very pale turquoise for the walls. I then started adding bits of turquoise throughout the house. Nothing big and bold, but more subtle…like a single piece in the more traditional rooms.
Co-incidentally, the colors I reached for in the crayon box were green and blue and sometimes yellow…and guess what colors make up the turquoise color? Just sayin’!!!! 😉
As you can see, Kitty Kitty is choosing colors too! 😉
I had assumed that this “new-found” love of turquoise had to do with living in Florida! Everything light and airy and well,…. tropical looking. Now, I am not so sure!
I came to the conclusion that your signature color can change whether intentionally or unintentionally.
As I stage the houses that the Captain and I are flipping…I have noticed a definite turquoise trend.
My outdoor kitchen has become the perfect lighting for picking colors.
And as I pick colors for the pool decks and tiles…I see a definite trend towards shades of blue. The above wavy tiles are the colors I chose for the tiling around the top of the pools. The surrounding tiles show various shades of this same pattern.
(I don’t think Kitty Kitty likes that particular tile edging….I believe she is showing her disapproval)
I also see a trend of laziness….you see, once I picked out all the necessary colors for pool edging, pavers, tiles and the pool lining “stuff”…I decided those would be the same choices for each and every pool we add to a Flip house.
Perhaps you remember the above pic from Flip 1’s pool? (I did a double take until I realized there was blue trim painting tape on the top of two of the tiles) haha
But turquoise is definitely visible.
My signature color…my signature pool!
So, do you, my dear readers have a signature color?
Keep it special; a touch here and there should do it. Put that color to work in your home or wardrobe and see how your signature color can change your mood.
I’ll bet you smile! Oh! and there were only 8 crayons in my first crayon box!
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