#7 Kat's Expressive Austin Living Room

#7 Kat's Expressive Austin Living Room

Oct 10, 2006

Name: Kat
Location: Austin, TX
Type: 3 Bedroom/own

Why I use color: Color is absolutely the most immediate and visceral way I know to communicate. You can set a mood, establish tone, and express to everyone your innermost secrets.

2 Good color tips:
Tone and value are just as important as hue...changing a green slightly can make all the difference in making something work.

2. Know it when you see it...since printing inks, computer screens, textile colors, and paint all use different methods of reproduction, sometimes you just have to see something together to see if it works. Right now I love dark teal with gold as well as deep orange-red with light or dark neutrals.

2 Good color resources:

1. I'm an avid gardner, so I like to see what works in nature. I will often try to find a specific color based on a flower I love in my garden.

2. Another great resource is fashion...since it changes more rapidly than you decorate, you can't be too trendy. However, I love seeing a style and color come out that I can incorporate into my home decor.

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