Adding Color to Your Home

Home Stager with Final Touch Designs, Inc.

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There is something magical about color.  Color is the single most important design element in creating spaces that reflect mood and style.  Today we have so many tip, articles, books and TV shows to help you learn how to use color in your home.  In fact, some of the books you can purchase are filled with so many beautiful photos, we wish we could just climb right into them and take possession of the room's beauty.  So why are so many people fearful of putting their colorful ideas into motion? 

For many years decorators have instilled in our brains that their ideas and conceptions are the only sure-fire way to go.  Their tastes should satisfy your personal need and express who you are and how you should feel about your home.  But your home is not a decorator's showcase, but a place where you and your family retreat to each day to relax, entertain, and enjoy.  Your home is not only a place for your body to enjoy, but also your psyche.  Color is very personal and should reflect who YOU are, not who someone else is.

This is where color comes into the picture.  Colors can evoke many emotions within us.  They are the catalyst for feelings, molding moods, and enhancing our lives.  No matter you are or how you live, colors move you and affect your physical, mental and spiritual selves--setting a perfect foundation for your mental balance. 

In this 10 part series, I want to open your senses to color and how we can use them effectively and fearlessly within the walls of our homes.  For some of you, it's time to begin exploring your feelings about color; why we react so negatively to some colors, and why we embrace others.  I want to discuss how colors can be used in decorating, but also in preparing a home to be sold.  The old white walls are a thing of the past - color has taken its place.

Journey with me through the magical world of color as we explore colors one at a time.   You'll see how you fit into the eight color moods:  whimsical, nurturing, tranquil, traditional, contemplative, dynamic, romantic, and sensual.  You'll also learn more about your "colorful" personality.

Please join me on Living with Color!

Part One:  Feel the Excitement of Red


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Lynn Crawford
A Different View - Olney, MD
Staging DC & Maryland

Cathy - Great blog topic! I love the idea of color "moods". I enjoyed meeting you at our recent teleconference.

Feb 23, 2009 01:08 AM #1
Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

Thanks for the great blog.  I'm new to Active Rain and I am finding so much useful information.  I will definitely think more about color when advising sellers.

Feb 24, 2009 08:47 AM #2
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Cathy Dick

Final Touch Designs, Inc. in Roanoke VA
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