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  1. Simple Home Décor Tips

    November 25, 2013 by admin

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    Blair Stover has put together some ideas to help you createand design you home.

    When working with design and décor of the modern day, here’s a thought plenty of people have often had serious issues with: choosing the right color for your home. When a piece of furniture, cushion, paint color or lamp is chosen, it is not always easy to find the right color that will fit in perfectly with the decor of the room. The task can be even harder when you’re starting from scratch.

    So how do the experts decide what color goes on the inside? Interior design experts say, “When in doubt, go dark.”

    Many first time homeowners tend to choose lighter, less risky choices when choosing an interior color. But this is where risks can really help you with décor. Being less risky will limit the personality that is given to a room and, in the end, you can really end up regretting your choice.

    Never hesitate between beige and taupe, between dark and light gray, taupe and chocolate between brown and black. The rule that most designers have set is that when you doubt between two colors, go with the darkest. It often happens that the darker is the most elegant, the classiest, and the most daring.

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  2. How to Choose a Color Palette

    June 13, 2013 by admin

    Català: Contrast de complementaris.

    Català: Contrast de complementaris. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Colors affect our mood and well-being, especially in the design of living spaces we tend to spend a good portion of our time. In fact, our perception of temperature can vary up to four degrees depending on the color that surrounds us! The power of color has not been lost on interior designers, and is something even an amateur decorator can turn to in order to help those certain rooms be all the more inviting.

    We’re big fans of color theory here on Blair Stover Interior Designs, so take a look at a few points we turn to when considering color palettes for certain rooms.

    Color Theory: Color and Effect

    What color for which room? Blue soothes and is often used in bedrooms. Yellow acts stimulating and is an ideal color for vibrant places like the dining area or kitchen. Red also stimulates, but should be used sparingly because of its strong luminosity. Green represents freshness and vitality. Colors bring to mind certain emotions and moods, and can have these affects whether on the walls or present in accessories or décor.

    Tone in Tone

    The safest and easiest method of color combination is the tone-in-tone solution. In this case choose a color and use it in different brightness levels. Accessories such as pillows, blankets or flowers in contrasting tones create invigorating accents. It is more difficult to select different colors of the same brightness level and has more chances of clashing than using the same color in different brightness levels does

    Design: Three Colors

    Coming back to the color theory: the combination of three colors can be used with colors that are next to each other like yellow, lime green and yellow-orange. Secondary colors should be mixed with white or black or pure complementary colors and should be introduced only with small accents.

    Light and Surfaces

    Light changes colors. Choose a color depending on the angle of incidence and other effects. The influence of artificial light is also great: in incandescent light appears warmer with reds, yellows, greens, blues, blue-violets and grey-ish tones.

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