Using Color to Connect

Using Color to Connect

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Adrienne Breaux
Oct 29, 2010

Color serves many purposes in a home. It brightens up an otherwise boring space. It sets the tone for the mood of a room. It acts as an energizer and a soother. But don't forget about that other power color has in a home: to connect differently designed rooms.

I finally got the chance to photograph the founder of Mod Green Pod, Nancy Mims', home for a House Tour (coming in November!). And while there were a million things to catch our attention and delight us about the design of the home, there was one subtle yet noticeable thing we paid attention to: one color that cropped up in each room, in a tiny amount, that tied the rest of the house together.

Nancy's home is boldly decorated in a way that each room has its own color palette, tone and feel. But even though they differ greatly, you don't feel like the home is a bunch of different rooms that don't relate; the open floor plan affords you views into rooms from other rooms, and I saw the deft way in which Nancy brought in tiny pops of the same magenta pink in each space. Never the main color, and always surrounded by plenty of other colors and textures, this pink serves its job well: it makes the home feel cohesive and pulls your eye from room to room.

Do you use color as a way to tie together different color palettes or styles in your home? If so, what color is it that you use? If color plays a part in connecting all your spaces, is it intentional or accidental? Let us know!

Images: Adrienne Breaux

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