Color 101

February 22, 2016

Why is color so intimidating when it adds so much pizazz to a space? For the last couple of years we've seen very little color in home interiors. Everyone wanted a gray house. Gray furniture, gray walls, gray tile. You get the picture. Now, there seems to be a shift from monochromatic neutral rooms to adding color whether bright or pastel back into our interiors. 


We all learned in elementary art the color wheel-- primary, secondary, tertiary, and complementary colors. No need to be afraid of doing color wrong when you're following the rules of the color wheel!

                    Primary Color Scheme:                                                Secondary Color Scheme:      






















Complementary Color Scheme:

 I recently finished a room for a family in Apex with French inspired flair and love for art and color. This room turned out to be an explosion of color and fits within a secondary palette. Wanting a space different from neighbors and freinds we went on a hunt for fabric that would really make a statement.  Did I mention she loves Chinese vases? Seems fitting that the fabric we found incoporated the blue and white vases, lots of color and of course monkeys... because why not?! Eclectic and sure to give her that statement furniture piece. We reupholstered the swivel chair the family currently owned so as not to exceed the budget. Finding inspiration from an ottoman at Ballard Designs we made a custom one of a kind tufted ottoman. Yes, my people are talented!! The greek key woven fabric counldn't have been a better choice. We upholstered two small foot stools in a solid light blue fabric but added a hot pink welt for a little extra color. We finished up the room by painting the walls Anceint Marble by Sherwin William and adding a bookcase being used to ground an abstract piece of art between the windows. The bookcase also houses the TV equipment because there was no storage prior to the redesign. Functional and stylish! This turned out to be such a great space for entertaining but also a space her little ones can play during the day. 




Does your space need a color uplift or a statement focal point? Call Open Gate Interiors today for an initial consult to get started!



(Color scheme photos are not OGI_ Better Home and Garden, This Old House,)





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