#22 Rosie's Warm Dwelling

Name: Rosie
Location: Phoenix
Type: Renter

Why I use color: I have always chosen to use color in furnishing and accessories, because I want the warmth of the color to make my family and guests to feel comfortable and stimulated. I love to add to the areas unique pieces in lighting. Wall art is framed in monochromatic colors and textures to create a dramatic wall display. Furniture is uniform in style with a wing back shape, dining chairs are a mixture of colored leather, and sofa/chair have colorful fabric with a soft feel, dining table and end table are metal and glass. I also have a wood/glass cabinet, and the cherry color of the finish gives the additional warmth of color. Color on walls has always been a finishing touch that is an important asset when decorating. However, when living in a rental, painting the walls is not always an option people such as I take. When we purchase a home next year, I will paint the living and dining walls to accent my existing furnishings and art in the following Sherwin Williams colors. Gambol Gold, Funky Yellow, Nankeen

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2 Good color tips:

1. I suggest to my friends and family in order to add color to the walls. I suggest choosing a color, and pinning or taping a paint sample onto the wall, and looking at the color in the morning, afternoon and evening light.

2. I suggest choosing colors in existing furnishing that you like and could live with on the walls.

2 Good color resources:

1. Great source of color/design are magazines such as, Dwell, Metropolitan Home and Elle D├ęcor.

2. My favorite source of color is my Sherwin Williams paint strip sample book.