Color Finder Interior Design Interior Paint Colors
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    August 18th, 2016VaughnInterior Design

    Color Finder interior design is all about using the Color Finder to bring your interior design to a new level. Make sure your paint works with the fabrics and the decorations in the room. Here are 3 reasons why we think using Color Finder interior design in your next space works.

    Setting the Mood

    Setting the mood with color is all about understanding how each color affects those in the space. I like to make a kitchen feel light and bright. Especially if you enjoy being in the kitchen cooking a lot.  Most cooks want to have lots of lighting and bright cheerful colors. Creating a romantic master bedroom, try warmer colors that can set the mood with dim lighting at night for a relaxing retreat.

    Make the Space Yours

    Interior design isnt just about what is trendy. Consider your favorite colors and then go from there. Understanding the complimentary and contrasting colors can allow you to take your favorite color and build a palette of colors for your space. From interior paint colors to the upholstery of your sofa to the rug. These items need to tie together through the use of a cohesive color scheme that you get by using the Color Finder. By using your favorite colors the space will feel more like yours and most likely more comfortable for you.

    Inspire Others

    Have you ever walked into a room and just been inspired by the space? When you take color and use it in your interior design correctly you can inspire those that come into your space. From generating conversation to creating excitement a properly designed space can allow for a more vibrant dining room for better parties or a living room that all your guests love. What is better than designing something that in turn inspires someone else to go out and try to design their own perfect space.

    Keep learning about the Color Finder and the way color affects moods and you will be using the Color Finder interior design in your next room design.

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    August 13th, 2016VaughnInterior Design

    We are planning some upcoming interior design projects and wanted to find some inspiration and see what some ideas looked like. Well rather than buy some furniture, paint and reupholster and then realize we didnt like the look we turned to Google Images and Flickr to search for completed projects.

    We wanted to see others attempt at a white dining room set, and look how quickly we got some inspiration.

    Next time you are trying to find inspiration for a interior paint design project consider using a quick image search at Google.

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    August 12th, 2016VaughnColor Finder Chart

    One of the best tools for selecting paint or fabric colors for a room is the Color Finder. Color Finder interior design is all about using color theory to design a home or office effectively. Color speaks volumes when you enter a space and using the information of a Color Finder interior design becomes so much more successful.

    Color Theory Chart

    Sometimes it is hard to remember every detail of the Color Finder, especially for beginners in interior design, makeup or even graphic design.

    The folks over at Paper Leaf have created an amazing graphic Color Finder Chart to help you navigate the Color Finder. From CMYK for printing to RGB for digital design you are covered. This is a great quick reference you should print out stick on your bulletin board, keep in your design notebook or just save as your computer desktop wallpaper.

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    Free Color Finder Chart Download

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    Click to download the pdf that is ideal for printing Color Theory Printout (pdf).

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    August 10th, 2016VaughnBathroom Paint

    When painting a bathroom you need to consider several key factors. Additionally you will also need to consider your personal tastes.

    Determine Size of Bathroom to Paint

    Determining the size of the bathroom you are preparing to paint is important. A small 2-piece bathroom requires different painting than if you were painting a grand master suite bathroom.

    Small Bathroom Paint

    A smaller 2-piece bathroom might call for lighter paint to make the room feel larger and less like a small cave. Consider horizontal or vertical striping with two shades of the same color or a soft blue and a neutral tan.

    Medium Bathroom Paint

    In a medium sized bathroom, probably a shared bath with 1 sink, a toilet and a shower-tub, you have more freedom. You can go light or dark here depending on windows, lighting choices and colors of tiles or cabinets already in place. You want to find a good balance to not be all dark or all bright. If your bathroom is being used by kids consider a bathroom with brighter colors to energize and be youthful.

    Master Bathroom Paint

    In a master bathroom paint can be used to set a romantic or spa like mood. This is your chance to create an escape for yourself or your client. Again you have the entire Color Finder to pick your paint colors from in a large bathroom.

    Best Paint for Bathrooms

    Make sure when buying your bathroom paint that you ask the store associate for the best finish and brand. Some lines offer more moisture controls to protect against mold and mildew in a high moisture room like a bathroom.

    Choosing Your Color

    There is no right or wrong color for a bathroom. The bathroom paint should connect to the surrounding spaces so that you feel like you have a cohesive home. However light or dark, warm or cold, neurtal or bold, your bathroom paint can be any color you choose. Consider your cabinet and surface finishes then find coordinating colors that you enjoy. This is a space you and your guests will use regularly. Once you find the predominant color you want grab your friendly Color Finder to start finding complimentary or contrasting colors to finish off the decorating with fabrics or flowers in your bathroom.

    Bathroom Paint Inspiration

    Consider using the HGTV galleries or Flickr for inspiration. Here is the link to HGTV,

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    August 7th, 2016VaughnColor Inspiration

    The use of flowers in decorating is the perfect way to add fresh lively color to any space. This image below, Kelly Gunether, demonstrates exactly how flowers and plants can take a clean room and add an amazing splash of color to liven the room up.

    From the bold and the beautiful, to the washed out and sun-bleached, I LOVE COLOR.  Perhaps more than any other design principle, color guides my choices and can easily dictate the overall feel of an entire floral event.

    Read more at Design*Sponge

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    August 6th, 2016VaughnInterior Design

    In our last post we talked about color and its effect on the mood of a space. I want to continue with that topic and start talking about how specific colors will impact a room.

    Find Your Colors

    Red is a color that will increase the energry and enthusiasm in a room. It is a great color to generate excitement especially in an evening party setting.

    • increases energy and enthusiasm
    • excitement
    • confidence
    • works well as an accent due to its intensity
    • could make it harder to concentrate
    • a bold stroke can encourage attention to detail

    Orange is an adventurous, bold and daring color choice for a room.

    • cheerful, daring, bold, adventurous, spontaneous
    • confident and independent
    • raises creativity and enthusiasm
    • reported to stimulate lung, respiration and digestion in young children
    • tauted to increase milk production in new mothers
    • shown to raise IQ up to twelve points
    • consider it for an exercise room or playroom

    Yellow is the most visible color and captures the joy of sunshine and happiness.

    • encourages optimism, enlightenment and communication
    • stimulates mental activity and memory
    • may assist in concentration and memorization
    • research in some cases has shown babies cry more in yellow rooms
    • further studies found couples argue most in yellow kitchens

    Green is considered to be the most restful and refreshing color for your eyes.

    • peaceful, restful, hope, comfort, balance and harmony
    • sense of safety and security
    • good color for preemies
    • strengthens eyesight
    • can help alleviate depression and nervousness

    Blue is a constant, representing the sky and ocean, and is often used to create a tranquil and peaceful setting.

    • soothing, calming, peaceful
    • encourages trustworthiness, commitment and dependability
    • can help decrease heart rate
    • darker blues might invoke sadness

    Purple is a rich and uplifting color that brings about sophistication.

    • sense of calmness
    • promotes inner strength
    • creativity and artisitic
    • associated with royalty, respect and authority
    • may calm colicky babies
    • can provide soothing for ears, eyes and nervous system.

    Pink is often associated with femininity and innocence.

    • sweet, calming, innocence
    • youthfulness, softness, kindness
    • helps to heal sadness
    • encourages individuals to be in touch with their feelings

    Brown is tied to the earth and represents nature.

    • very grounding color
    • natural and organic
    • feelings of order and reliability
    • stability and wholeness

    Black is a grounding and submissive color.

    • makes room smaller for cozy feeling
    • strengthens focus
    • small black accents can help ground other colors

    White is a pure and joyous color.

    • cleanliness and new beginnings
    • clear thinking and clarity
    • balance and harmony
    • commonly used to treat depression
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    August 4th, 2016VaughnInterior Design

    Impact the mood of your home with color. Before you select a wallpaper, carpet, furniture upholstery and paint think about the Color Finder. The Color Finder can help your home interior design be pulled together more effectively. Find colors that complement, contrast and that make your house feel more like home.

    Color Finder Interior Design

    To find harmonious colors you will look at adjacent colors, such as blue and green. Harmonious colors will create a contrast that is visually pleasing.

    Complementary colors such as green and red are opposite on the Color Finder. Using complementary colors in interior design can often being unpleasing and leave a space feeling uncomfortable. Successfully using complementary colors requires that one of the colors be used in a lighter value such as an small accent.

    That is just a start in how to use the Color Finder when choosing paint colors for your home.

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