by Matthew Yee Interiors

by Matthew Yee Interiors

This totally modern bedroom is a knock-out. Very comfortable. Sumptuous in fact. The view is spectacular and the large bedroom is even larger with the patio, so it becomes an indoor outdoor space. Anything better?

by Alexander Design

by Alexander Design

This is a very modern shabby chic bedroom. Bathing in your bedroom is quite the thing, for the person who wants to do it differently. Why not separate this gorgeous event from the speedy shower? Modern because of the straight, clean architectural lines, shabby chic because of the nattered carpet and minimal bedding.

by hernandez-greene

by hernandez-greene

 

A great example demonstrating the power of monochromatic. Blue on Blue on Blue. But notice all the pattern that keeps the room exciting. The wall, the bed linens have at least four different patterns, the art, the striped carpet and that great bench at the end of the bed. I want to sleep here.

LR complementary-Purple-yellow-by refreshbydesign

by refreshbydesign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a great combination but not as popular blue and orange or red and green.
The yellow is the pop in the room, with the soft purple acting as backdrop.  The gray sofa and carpet soothe the contrast of yellow and violet.

 

br-country-aqua-by-bhg

by Better Homes and Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The walls, drapery and bed linens are all the same color, beautiful aqua.  It’s an excellent example of a Monochromatic scheme. The serenity is palatable. You walk into this room and you become happy and calm. Isn’t it amazing how powerful color is? You can create any mood you like by adjusting the color.

Monochromatic schemes lean toward to calm and order. But remember now if you had a red room and you were monochromatic, it’s not the same because red is a high energy color, the same as orange and yellow.

Loft Red by SVE NY

by SVE NY

The red here is not serene because it is a strong color. This is a muted red so it’s not dynamite either.
It’s like the blue library of Wednesday’s post, handsome. It is breathtaking but in a Grand Canyon way not in a Fourth of July Fireworks way.

This kitchen is a bright red and it’s exciting like fireworks. Mood, Mood, Mood.

Red Kitchen by J Savage Gibson

By J Savage Gibson

by Elle Decor

by Elle Decor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complementary colors are those opposite each other on the color wheel.
Blue and Orange. Red and Green. Yellow and Violet. This dining room decorated with orange walls and blue chairs causes the energy level to go up. The excitement in the room, the WOW factor escalates.  They are complementary because they are opposite each other on the color wheel, the contrast makes for the excitement.

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Complementary also means to complete, so that the primary colors are represented by these two, any two complements. This affect is also called simultaneous contrast. Each of the colors are brighter, more intense when next to each other.

by Elle Decor Designer Todd Romano

by Elle Decor Designer Todd Romano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This beautiful blue room doesn’t have the same energy, the blue is intense and the zebra rug is exciting but there is no eek! It is handsome, gorgeous, you could relax in this room where as the blue/orange dining room would stay animated. Remember what’s exciting or serene for one will not be for another. Everyone decides for themselves what they like and what surrounds them in the way of color.

by House Beautiful

by House Beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are using blue and green as the color scheme for this room, well HB is. This is an analogous scheme. Analogous colors are those that are adjacent on the color wheel. It’s a very friendly scheme, not too loud or brash, but not timid either. Here is a bit of color theory for you to digest. Color schemes are merely ways to manage color.

All color is beautiful. To see color we need light.  Color is energy, radiant, electromagnetic energy. All colors except the one we see are being absorbed by the object. That one color is the one reflected back to our eye.

LR blue and green by atticmag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are three primary colors, red, yellow and blue. There are twelve colors in the Standard Color Wheel. The secondary colors are orange, green and violet. These are made by combining two of the primaries. red + yellow = orange …. blue + yellow = green …. red + blue = violet. An infinite number of colors can be created by mixing with black, white and gray. See how pale the colors are in our second example? This happens because white as been added to soften, to lighten the primary colors of blue and green.

To create a color scheme for your home or for a room, you can use an
Analogous, Complementary or Monochromatic. There are other schemes, triad, split complimentary and double complimentary but we will leave them for another time.

Wallpaper, Porcelain and Fabric all as beautiful as ever, with even more pattern and color to enjoy.

Train Bleu by Pierre Frey

Wallpaper Train Bleu by Pierre Frey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vase by Robert Hessler Porcelain zinc glazed

Train Bleu by Pierre Frey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This vase is processed with a zine-based glaze so each piece
is unique and evocative. Hat’s off to Hudson’s Valley, Robert Hessler.

by coralandtusk

by coralandtusk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue as always most popular. Linen stuffed with feather and down. Thanks to North African Berbers.

by wallmirrors.eu

by wallmirrors.eu

Mirror Branches by Herve Van der Straeten

by Herve Van der Straeten

Statement mirrors was another Design Trend for 2016 and I have to say they are Wowza! Have you seen anything so gorgeous in your Life!

 

 

 

 

 

Sofa Mirror by wallmirror.eu

by wallmirror.eu

by Ferguson

by Ferguson Bath

 

 

 

 

 

Remember we talked about metals getting more attention? Mixing metals?
Here is a gorgeous Vessel Sink by Ferguson Bath. See their Ad in Traditional Home April 2016. They are calling this beauty, Rose Gold. The are braggin with stove knobs,  lighting and exhaust hoods.
Check it out! Ferguson Bath Kitchen & Lighting Showroom in West Palm Beach is a Knock Out!

Rose gold stove knobs by Ferguson