How many times have you been asked that question? Perhaps when shopping for clothes, getting your nails done, or even buying a car. And when most people are asked that question, they have a ready answer. Pink! Blue! Green! Yellow! Red!
We are drawn to our favorite colors when selecting the simplest of things -? a notebook, a pen, a box of paper clips. I know that when given a choice of a pen in blue or green, I will always choose green. We often define our style by the colors we wear or in the way we decorate our homes. When helping people make their selections for their home, Ive noticed that sometimes they will identify themselves as a blue" person or a green" person. They are drawn to colors that they love and take comfort in surrounding themselves with these colors.
Color schemes can be monochromatic, meaning several shades of one color; or complementary, meaning shades that are opposite each other on the color wheel. One favorite is the analogous color scheme, which is using colors adjacent to each other on the color wheel, such as blue and green.
You can easily add touches of your favorite colors to brighten up a room by using accent pieces that compliment your decor. If your favorite color is hot pink, are you really going to decorate your home all in hot pink? Probably not! But pink throw pillows might hit the spot. While aqua might be your favorite color and you have 16 aqua shirts of various styles hanging in your closet, a whole foyer painted in that color might be too intense. Instead, consider adding an aqua vase in an otherwise neutral space to inject a burst of color. Or if bright chartreuse makes you happy, how about using it on an accent piece of furniture, like this candlestick table.
At Atlantic Builders, we help you make your selections based on how you will be living in your space, and are always ready to help you find a bright spot of color in your day.
Visit our Chelsey Model at the Estates of Idlewild in Fredericksburg and see how we used touches of color to brighten up this brand new home.