Northwest #22: Spacesha's Heart-Skipping Colors

Northwest #22: Spacesha's Heart-Skipping Colors

Oct 15, 2008

Name: Spacesha
Location: San Francisco
Type of Home: Condo
What inspired you to use color? I adore bright colors and can never seem to pair down my palette. When we walk in the door on a sunny morning, the light streaming in is breathtaking. The colors make it a lively space for entertaining. Our condo had a lot of angular and cool white walls when we moved in. We brought in the bright pinky/red tones with olive green, light blue, buttery yellow and orange accents to warm it up...

...Then we threw a housewarming party and asked our friends for plants to make it feel alive (and add bright green!). Upstairs in the bedroom and office we opted for more fresh yet muted and calming colors. Things move more slowly in this space, it's comforting. I always wake up in a good mood when I open my eyes to this color yellow-green.

Color Tip: Go for it! If you tend to fall in love with lots of colors and fun accessories or furniture (like I do), just go for it. If the color reflects your personality and makes your heart skip - it was meant to be! And it will make you happy every time you see your fabulous wall or piece. If it's a wall you're after, paint is cheap and it's worth the fun change it brings. But remember to test it in all lights - one hour's olive green is another hour's mustard yellow.

Colors Used: Benjamin Moore: Granada Hills Gold (dining room) Ace: Midas Touch (chimney) Ace: Milkweed Pod (brown behind TV and bedroom) Ace: Outback (bedroom green)

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