Color Science

Rethinking Pastels in Home Decor

Pastel colors are making a comeback in home decor. I know – when I say pastels, it’s easy to think of the saccharine colors of the 1980s. The more modern version, though, is softer and used more as an accent…

Color Showcase: Cool Whites

It’s the dog days of summer so what better time to explore some cool white interiors?  If you’ve been in the paint aisle lately, you have probably noticed the overwhelming number of paint swatches considered “white.” When you look closely…

Color Showcase: Greens for Summer

Sweet summertime!  It’s a wonderful opportunity to freshen up your decor for the season and I love to do this with shades of green.  Green is a color that can function as a neutral or be a vibrant accent color…

Turn Heads with Shades of Blush

Hot on the runway and so cool in home design, all things pink are taking the world by storm this season. Creamy corals and romantic shades of blush pair perfectly with soft grays and vibrant rain forest green—making them the…

Happy Mood Makeover

Color has been shown to affect mood. For example, yellow is associated with feelings of warmth and cheerfulness; green, with nature and tranquility; orange, with excitement and energy. So, if you want to create a happy mood in your home,…

Homes & Gardens that Use Color

Are you confounded by color? Colors evoke emotions, so it’s natural to want to include them in our homes, but too much can be overwhelming. Here are some homes and gardens that use color, without going overboard. Inside Let’s start…

Color Trends: Glacier Gray

Pantone’s Color Report for Spring 2015 is clearly inspired by nature. The colors include warm, bright colors paired with cool neutrals, like Glacier Gray. Cool grays like this have become popular as a neutral in home design, replacing beige or brown tones….