Color Me Inspired
Sometimes color inspiration for your home can be found in unexpected places. Get Color! expert Jane Lockhart shows you where to look.
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If the thought of choosing colors for your home makes you flustered and frustrated, you’re not alone. Standing in front of the rainbow of colors at the local hardware, paint or DIY store can be a complicated and intimidating experience. The same goes for furniture, window treatments and accessories. If you don’t have a color in mind, the choices can be overwhelming. The solution to this predicament is to have colors in mind when you walk in the store. But what colors? That’s where the inspiration comes in.
Color inspiration can be drawn from many sources, such as personal memories and emotions, environmental influences and even everyday life. A positive experience, such as a summer vacation, a cherished childhood toy or even a favorite item of clothing can lead you in a great color direction.
A little bit of basic color theory, a color wheel and something called the 60-30-10 rule will have you combining colors like an...