Inspiration continued:I was inspired to use a variety of colors in my home to make me feel like I'm in my own private retreat; that's what your home should really evoke. Each color was chosen to represent a specific atmosphere that I wanted it to provide, including romance, quiet sophistication, tropical, serenity, warmth, etc. That means, by having a colorful home, I never have a dull moment. Each room has it's own distinct personality.
Color Tip: The best tip I can provide is, "Don't be afraid of color!". Although different colors affect people in different ways, there's always an affect. If you like hot pink, go for it! If that's the color that's going to inspire you to accomplish great things everyday, then that's the color you need to have in your home. Your home is the one place where you should feel free to express the true you. Instead of worrying about what the next buyer or weekend dinner guests will think about your red, white, and blue living room, worry about who you truly are and what those colors (any colors) mean to you. The added bonus of adding color is that it can easily be changed or taken away.
Welcome, everyone, to our Fourth Annual Fall Colors Sharing & Contest. We're looking for the most beautiful & colorful home in the world and sharing all of the great ideas we get with our readers. This year we're amping things up and hoping to do things better than ever. There are two basic phases, the Sharing Phase and the Voting Phase...
1. Sharing Phase - you comment, judges decide
The 40 best, completed entries will be posted on a daily basis for three weeks. You can view them all at anytime via our new, improved contest pages under ALL ENTRIES. During this time your comments are VERY IMPORTANT as our six judges will be choosing 16 finalists from each region based on comments and their own colorful opinion.
2. Voting Phase - you vote till you drop
Starting October 20th, finalist voting will begin on a daily basis through our new bracketed voting system, which will pit our 16 finalists against one another until only one remains. Sound exciting? We hope so.