Name: Elizabeth Ingrid
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Type: 2 Room Apartment (half pink, half green), Rented
Why I use color:
Color is such a heaping-big part of who we all are. For me, it's about springtime and all of the cheerfulness the palette of that season brings with it. I design girls' toys, invent and write sparkly craft books for a living so I really need the colors in my apartment to stimulate my creativity…and in my case, pink and green do the trick!
2 Good color tips:
1. Don't be afraid of looking ridiculous! I'm sure plenty of people think I do with that gigantic, pink Cupid-girl above the mantelpiece and dresses hung as art. But I really love them, so what's to hide?
2. Try using many variations of one hue, in a tone on tone fashion; it will add visual richness to your design. For example, a wall of apple green next to nothing but more apple green furniture and accents will make it seem as if a robot designed your room (not that robots are a bad thing!) But apple green with some olive, pistachio and teal added to the palette will tickle your eyeballs.
2 good color resources:
1. Favorite Artists and Designers (mine being Mary Blair and Enid Collins)
2. Paint Swatches…and lots of them! That way you can play with many different color combinations and their nuances.