Recently, I began to study colors and the emotions that correspond to each one. I was somewhat surprised in that my dominant color and my accent color say so much about me. For example, my accent color is all the orange hues. I am drawn to that color. I also, at times, lack courage and confidence… hmmm.. just being real! My dominant colors are blue/ navy….Tranquility and security make me feel safe and taken care of. Which also fits so well with my enneagram type-7. I mean..🤓
As we decorate our homes and choose colors it is so important that we choose what we love, what appeals to us. What makes someone else happy, may not have the same affect on you! 🙂 BE YOU!
Taking it one step further I thought about hospitality. I love opening up my home. My Mom modeled it for me and my sister as far back as I can remember. She did it all with such ease and grace. She could put a meal together in no time flat and somehow pull off a great night, most often on a moments notice. Our homes do not have to be perfect for us to be hospitable. We just need to be willing!! Something special happens around the table, something that touches the heart.
Adding the elements of color to brighten and enhance your space is just another way to love on your guest. Color speaks.. at least thats what I have been learning.
Art is an extension of you. Buy what you love.. something that speaks to your heart. Bonus- ART DOES NOT NEED TO PERFECTLY MATCH YOUR SPACE! It enhances..
Heres my top three decorating/art tips.. I do not claim to have all the answers but through trial and error these three have worked for me.
1- start with a neutral pallet.. if your not sure white is good. (Color and texture is added with pillows, rugs, art, etc.)
2-Never start with a piece of art. Purchase art to compliment a space. Use art to tie a space together or bring an unexpected element. Sometimes this may introduce a new color that is not in your original plan. This is good! Just a touch.. 🙂
3. Purchase art that evokes an emotion/feeling. This could be a painting of a place, a favorite or memory. Abstracts are most certainly a conversation starter… they bring color as well as emotion.. Buy with your eyes..and your heart.
So interesting!!! I cant wait to hear what you think! Here is what I have learned..
Ps/every room needs a touch of black.. (sophistication)
Blue- tranquility, security, integrity, peace, loyalty, trust.
Turquoise- healing, protection, sophisticated
Green- fresh, new, healing, earth
Yellow- sunny, bright, energetic, happy, perky, joy.
Orange- courage, confidence, friendliness, success
Red- love, passion, energy, power, strength
Tan- dependable, flexible, conservative
Brown- friendly, conservative, longevity
Purple- royalty, luxury, ambition, wealth
Pink- healthy, happy, feminine, sweet, playful
Silver- glamorous, sleek, graceful
Gold- wisdom, prosperity, valuable
Gray- security, reliable, solid
White- goodness, purity, fresh, clean, innocence
Black- protection, elegance, classy, formal, sophistication