Week 4: Easily Changeable Color

Week 4: Easily Changeable Color

Maxwell Ryan
Aug 26, 2011

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Welcome to week four of our August Color Cure. This week I want to touch on how to inject color into your home in easy and changeable ways. This is lower commitment stuff for those who want to tread lightly, but it's also for great for those who like to make changes often or seasonally. So, watch the video above and then experiment with tips in this lesson for the rest of the week. Want to get this in an email as well? Sign up on the Color Cure Home Page.

This Week's Assignment

This week I want you to try changing or injecting color into one room in small ways. It doesn't mean that it won't have a big impact either, as adding color through bedding, bathware, pillows and accessories can make a big statement. It's just a lot easier than painting a wall, and for those of you who like to shop, it's got some fun retail therapy packed in too. I did promise good sources as well, so here they are: BEDDING
Best Bedding Stores - this list is our most exhaustive on the bedding front and every shop has some great color to offer along with their traditional whites. Of particular note for the color inclined are • John RobshawDwellStudioThe Company Store - great colorful flannel for winter • MarimekkoAll bedding stores in our curated Marketplace BATHWARE Most bedding stores also feature bathware, from towels to bath mats to shower curtains. Therefore, in addition to the shops above, I'd also recommend looking at: • Matteo - deep, rich colors • MatoukChristy TowelsTurkish TowelsAll towel stores in our curated Marketplace CURTAINS I like the cotton and linen drapes at the following two stores: • Pottery BarnRestoration HardwareThe Silk Trading CompanySmith & NobleAll shade stores in our curated Marketplace THROW PILLOWS Best Throw Pillows 2010 - this is our most up to date list of great, stylish throw pillows from all over. Of particular note to the color savy: • Jonathan AdlerJudy RossAmy ButlerMichelle VarianAll pillow stores in our curated Marketplace RUGS Rugs are a great place to add color and easy to add, particularly when small. This list has a bunch of good choices. • Best Rugs & Carpet Stores 2010 - This is our biggest list. Of particular note for big color: • Angela AdamsFlor Carpet TilesDash & AlbertMorris EtcThe Rug Company Enjoy your color!
"Nothing you do for your home is ever wasted."

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Week One: Color FamiliesWeek Two: Warm and Cool Colors Week Three: The 80/20 Rule

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