April 11, 2013:
Coco Chanel said, “The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!
I could not agree with her more, and believe we should have the same confidence with color in the fashion of our home!
Here’s an exercise for you:
Close your eyes [yes, really].
Answer this question in your mind: Where do you feel most inspired, most alive?
[Go there with your imagination…picture this place]. (Is it a field of lavender in France? The barn down the road? Your Grandpa’s favorite diner?) Don’t over think it. It doesn’t even have to be a place you’ve ever been before. Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of going to Costa Rica…
Ok…have you found the place? Stay there
What colors do you see? (Purple from the flowers? Red from the barn? Turquoise from the diner?) What color from that place jumps out at you?
Now open your eyes. THIS color you have in your mind…it clearly inspires you. Why not make this color part of your home? No matter where you live…we need to bring inspiration into our homes, where we dwell. There is a psychology behind color. Colors reflect moods, personalities, emotions. Your home is an art canvas – a place to tell a story about who you are and what makes you tick.
We are all artists, so stop being afraid of color. This year, be bold…most importantly, be yourself!
You might be surprised how much fun taking risk with color can be…it’s actually quite liberating! The best part…? It’s not permanent. Color can be changed, just like our moods. So, next time, go confidently to the color wheel.
Be inspired, Kim Lewis