I've Got Color! Contest: Megan's Bold 1915 Modern

I've Got Color! Contest: Megan's Bold 1915 Modern

Maxwell Ryan
Oct 12, 2005

Name: Megan P.
Location: Cincinnati, OH

Why I use color:

"I use color to pull a room together. Because I like mid-century modern furniture, but live in a house that was built in 1915, I've had to be creative to make the room look cohesive. The solution has been to pull color from the furniture and accessories onto the walls and built-in cabinets."

Color Tips:

"1. Don't be afraid to go bold with wall color. A color that seems too bright in an empty room will be toned down considerably once the room is filled with furniture.

2. If you're looking for an accent color to complement an overall scheme, look to the opposite side of the color wheel. An opposing color will pop off the background.

3. Just because you can't wear a color doesn't mean you can't decorate with it. For example, pale yellow only looks good on Oprah, but it can brighten any room and give it a sunny glow."

Color Resources:

"Color Index by Jim Krause (Even though this book is meant for graphic designers, it includes tons of great color combinations that can be translated for interior design.)

- (This site allows you to translate color from computer mock-ups into actual paint colors.)"

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