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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Here’s an example: A good friend recently approached me for advice on finding shag carpeting for her son’s bedroom. She was searching for the absolute perfect shade of navy blue. Why that blue? She explained that her much-adored older brother had a navy blue carpet in his bedroom, and she associated the color with stress-free Saturday mornings watching cartoons and just being a kid. It wasn’t so much that specific shade of blue that was important, it was the positive feeling that went with the memory of that blue. If you search your own memories and childhood, you may find some color inspiration, too.
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...