I've Got Color! Contest: Alana's Punch of Pumpkin Room

I've Got Color! Contest: Alana's Punch of Pumpkin Room

Maxwell Ryan
Oct 19, 2005

Name: Alana W.
Location: Washington,DC

Why I use color:

"I use color to separate areas. Having lived in small, city apartments, I often have rooms that need to be used for many distinct functions. For example, the room I've submitted is my dining, living, and kitchen area. I love using a bold, punch of color like this pumpkin color on a wall to define a particular area, even if it is seen from the rest of the room. The trick is not to make the room a hodgepodge of fighting colors. Contrast against furniture and materials is really important too. I wouldn't use all dark colors or all light colors entirely. Color should be a mood setter and emphasize the things in a room that you're attracted to. I think it's true that orange is a great color for enjoying company and cuisine."

Color Tips:

"(1) No more than 2 or three bold colors in a room

(2) Using two different colors of the same tone against a contrasting color often works

(3) Throw it all out there and strip it down to a wall here or there and add some great accents"

Color Resources:

"1. Paint Recipes by Liz Wagstaff
2. Random orchids"

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