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?
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.
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.
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’!!!! 😉
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 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.
My signature color…my signature pool!
So, do you, my dear readers have a signature color?