#24 - Russell & Katie's Bright Retro Fabulous

#24 - Russell & Katie's Bright Retro Fabulous

Oct 19, 2006

Name: Russell & Katie
Location: San Jose
Type: 3 bedroom/2 bath bungalow. Owned.

Why I use color:

We use color to express our own personalities as well the personality of our 50s-era home. So much of what you see is earth tones and pastels and it is just not in our nature to be "safe" when it comes to decorating. Bold colors not only make our home unique and allow us to express ourselves, they make our home truly our own.

2 good color tips:

1. Find one color you love and then go from there. It's easy for things to unfold once you have your first color "idea."

2. Bright and bold is beautiful, but it's easy to overwhelm spaces with color, start out with one wall and then progress if you feel like you need more. Or balance the bold colors with a softer/subtler version on other walls.

2 good color resources:

1. Behr.com lets you see colors in sample rooms. Lots of fun and a wide range of bold colors!

2. A fabric store or any home furnishings store is a good place for inspiration. Look for that color that moves you and use the piece (whatever it may be) for inspiration.

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