Tag: colour

Winter Blues

Well, it’s that time of year again, the days are short and the holiday season is over. Many people tend to feel a little down this time of year. Have you been keeping up with your New Years resolutions (come on Susan you’ve only been to the gym twice, you can’t quit now).
This is the perfect time of the year to spruce up your space. As many people are working from home right now, why not tackle your home office? It’s time to take control of that seasonal depression and start fresh.
This time of the year, I recommend a couple of different colours to brighten up your space. I recommend decorating with yellow, creams or your favourite colour. Why not give your space a touch of sunshine? I don’t know where you live reader, but here it’s been quite grey recently. Whether you want to go full bright tropical art, or simply a soft yellow, try to add some colour. After all the whites, greens and reds from the holiday decorations, it’s about time you chose something different.
Next, try to rearrange your space. I know this might sound really simple, but even small changes like shifting your lamp to the other side of the desk can really make an interior feel fresh. Take some time to make your work space a little more productive and new. Home offices don’t have to be boring, you can a little more playful with them. Now, stop reading this post and please clean up that pile of paper that’s been sitting on your desk for the past month.

Am I Bold Enough With My Art Choices?

Happy Tuesday dear reader, how has your week been (that bad huh?). This week’s topic is a little bit abstract. Making bold art choices can be hard for anyone (especially you Susan, you really need to stop buying more desaturated ocean paintings).
Art is one of those strange indefinable things that everyone can appreciate, but no one can agree what is considered “art”. I would argue that “Fountain” by Marcel Duchamp is just a urnal (if you blissfully never took art history, please save yourself from googling the Dada art movement). Now, there is a strong line between a ripping a urnal off the wall and a bold and fresh piece of artwork.
 Everyone’s home decor is different, so the art in your space is going to vary depending on your own taste. If you’re wondering if your art is dramatic enough, ask yourself several questions: first, are you buying an adventures piece of art just to say I have modern taste in artwork? Secondly do you want this piece of artwork to blend into the environment to be a statement piece? Finally, what type of art do you gravitate towards? Many people will make the mistake of investing in a daring print because they think their space is a little boring, but the bright red abstract isn’t even something they particularly like.
In general friend, I will recommend to you if you want your artwork to stand out, try to use a complimentary colour to your decor or a bright and saturated piece to really stand out. A bold piece of art can be something that is colourful, patterned, political or an eye-catching design. Being an adventurous art collector simply means that you own artwork at draws the eyes and stands out.

Mood and Vision Boards

If you’re anything like me, you love to scroll through Pinterest and pin all those aesthetic moodboards. To put it simply, mood or vision boards are like digital or physical scrapbooks. Whenever I start a new interior design project, my first step is to browse Pinterest to find the perfect vibe for my room. My next step is to create a moodboard.

Putting A Moodboard Together

I find the easiest way to start a moodboard is to center it around a specific colour palette or aesthetic. Say you want to create a room with lots of plants and neutrals, the first step is to grab some colour swatches. If you’re doing this in person, maybe grab some paint chips from the local paint store, or if you work digitally, feel free to use photoshop. Secondly, have lots of photos and tape. This is the fun bit, use tape to stick up a bunch of photographs that inspire you and fit into your moodboard look. Lastly, feel free to accessorize, this is the final step where you add bits and bobs that fill the space and fit the overall look (for example dried flowers, newspaper clippings, postcards or art prints). The next time you start and interior design project, I recommend this easy and quick step in the planning process.

 

Warm Vs Cool Colours

Hey friend, you might this subject is pretty obvious but I would like to talk about the difference between warm and cool colours for a moment. Choosing a colour temperature for a room can make a huge impact on the overall vibe or feeling of the space.

Warm Colours

Wether you’ve gone full earth muffin and made your whole house shapes of browns, oranges and creams, or you’ve got a more boho neutral space, warm colours can make a space seem really inviting. Now warm tones don’t all have to be red or orange, you can have a warm grey wall that will still give you that cozy feeling. Warm greys tend to be white and black mixed with more red and yellow, instead of the cooler blue tined greys. Some very popular current warm tones include rust, terra cotta and ochre.

Cool Colours

The colder end of the colour wheel is great for more modern, clean or sleek interior design. You don’t have to have only white walls to make a space cool toned. For example, having deep blue or hunter green walls would also be considered having cool toned walls. Trending cool tones include grey, mint, and denim.