Studio Alchemy

kdb

Designer/Artist

928 Middle St.

Bath, Me 04530

 

Phone 207.653.9334

Email k@kdbstudioalchemy.com  

COLOR CONSULTING & THEORY
Color is an amazing tool. It sets the tone for room, a space and the entire home. Reds can make you hungry and excited, Blues and Greens are calm and serene. The vibrant shades of the entire color wheel are always considered uplifting, cheerful and bright. What experience would you like to be reflected in your home? Be it the Kitchen and Dining Room, Living Room, Bedroom, your child’s Special Room or the family Great Room color tells a story and sets the mood. Often times you can have a neutral palette for the walls and floors and create the stroke of color with furnishings and/or accessories. The opposite works just as effectively. It is fun what we can do with color. Give a call and let's walk you through a palette of colors that you will be excited to integrate into your home and into your life. kdb can consult on one room or an entire house.

 

Color: Be brave, and have some fun!
I love color. Paint is a really fun component to decorate with. Jewel tones of bold reds, bright greens and beautiful blues can really make a room sing. Color can set a tone and a mood.

I think one of the best tricks in my designer toolkit is color. Some of us certainly are more comfortable with a muted palette and I agree taupes, paler mossier shades of green and gray can be lovely. However you can then use bright accents of color on a wall and totally change the look, feel and mood of your home. I think often times a room that is painted a bold shade is not only memorable but inspiring. I am a fan of paint because if it is too overpowering

(is that possible? Yes.) or has too much personality it is easy to paint over. With a flick of a brush a room can change its tone, its mood and the message it gives to the person or people who live in the space. Did you know some colors can make you hungry others can make you calm and relaxed. The color palettes offered by Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore are absolutely wonderful. Both companies also have line of Eco-Friendly paint check that out when you are choosing your colors and types of paint. Also did you know there are different types of sheens to paint? I like a satin finish because it is slick and reflects the light just enough to make it interesting. It also has a higher resistance to fingerprints and showing every bit of wear so it looks fresher longer. If you want to see some bright colors in action go to the Pottery Barn web site. You will be inspired by example and can actually see how to use these colors to your advantage and in a style you are comfortable with. Go ahead color up your world, after all life is short, the brighter the better.

 

A few color facts and tricks...

I love color. Paint is a really fun component to decorate with. Jewel tones of bold reds, bright greens and beautiful blues can really make a room sing. Color can set a tone and a mood. I think one of the best tricks in my designer toolkit is color. Some folks certainly are more comfortable with a muted palette and I agree taupes, paler mossier shades of green and gray can be lovely. However you can then use bright accents of color on a wall and totally change the look, feel and mood of your home. I think often times a room that is painted a bold shade is not only memorable but inspiring. I am a fan of paint because if it is too overpowering (is that possible?Yes.) or has too much personality it is easy to paint over. With a flick of a brush a room can change its tone, its mood and the message it gives to the person or people who live in the space. Did you know some colors can make you hungry others can make you calm and relaxed. The color palettes offered by Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore are absolutely wonderful. Both companies also have line of Eco-Friendly paint check that out when you are choosing your colors and types of paint. Also did you know there are different types of sheens to paint? I like a satin finish because it is slick and reflects the light just enough to make it interesting. It also has a higher resistance to fingerprints and showing every bit of wear so it looks fresher longer. If you want to see some bright colors in action go to the Pottery Barn web site. You will be inspired by example and can actually see how to use these colors to your advantage and in a style you are comfortable with. Go ahead color up your world, after all life is short, the brighter the better.