# 20 - Al & Aja's Ocean, Sky, Trees & Grass

Name: Al & Aja
Location: Newport News, VA
Type: Brick Rancher/own

Why I use color:

I use color because it is the cheapest and easiest way to evoke mood in a space. We love the colors of Spring and Summer with our trips to the shore and wanted our family room to have the same cheerfulness those seasons encapture, all year long. The blue reminds us of the ocean and sky and green of trees and grass.

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2 Good color tips:

1. Be inspired by the things you adore. Whether it be a silk scarf, a vintage poster, the use of color in a print ad, an element of nature. Whatever it is if you love it surround yourself in it.

2. If you are like us and like change, stick with neutral furnishings and change the look with your accessories. I'll often buy pretty napkins and placemats and make cushion covers to change the look a bit for the seasons. Posters and photography are also great ways to change your color scheme without breaking the bank.

2 good color resources:

1. Mother Nature is the best color resource anyone can have. Mainly because it's free and everyone has access.

2. As I talked about above let the things you love be your inspiration and resource for your decor.

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