#39 – Andrea’s “Anti-Cubicle” Whimsical Studio
Location: Dallas, TX
Type: studio/1 Bedroom/owned
Why I use color: Why do I use color? One word: cubicle. I have to come home to a whimsical, fun space! I don’t worry too much about what goes together or if it looks like something out of a design magazine. I’ve made a lot of mistakes when choosing furniture and paint colors. But, that’s part of the fun for me. You can always repaint — it’s not the end of the world. Many people are surprised at the colors I’ve chosen. Even if they don’t like it, they certainly don’t think it’s boring. And they always say that it is totally me. I take that as a compliment! I am like a teenager trapped in the body of a 32-year-old and color is a great way to express my personality.
2 Good color tips:
1. Just pick colors that you like! Look at your clothes and shoes for hints. What colors do you tend to choose? Those are probably your favorite colors. And maybe that’s a good place to start.
2. Don’t be afraid! So many people are so scared to do something “wrong” that they do nothing at all. BORING! Think of something you love and select colors that remind you of it.
2 Good color resources:
1. Music videos and movies have always been a big inspiration for me. When I saw Down with Love, I hated it! But I loved the main character’s apartment. I immediately started thinking about ways to incorporate pink into my home.
2. Art is another good resource. Is there a painting you love? I bought a poster a long time ago of a Paul Klee painting and that’s where I came up with the color palette for my condo. You can always make it your own from there.