My own experience tells me that many people are afraid to use colours in their homes. They seem to be concerned about choosing the wrong colours, especially if they are using the darker tones. And in those cases where I've seen my business prospects and clients use them (that's before rejuvenation, of course), the results are bound to make you go 'EEWK...' instantly. Gosh, I've ever seen a living room painted in 4 different (re: clashing) colours, can you imagine that? Hence, the use of colours in the home is an aspect that cannot be ignored or neglected, given how major an impact the right (and wrong) colours can have on a room.
Luckily help is at hand for this clueless group. A lot of people have been talking about Colourlovers. This is a very helpful site for just about everyone, whether you are a designer or a homeowner who happens to be sourcing for some colour inspiration. Regularly updated with information and examples of the way colors are used in the real world, along with news articles on color trends and interviews with top creative professionals, Colourlovers will help sharpen your colour sense and makes you much more confident in the use of colours.
Sounds like the next best option to hiring an interior designer or colour consultant, isn't it?
Indeed, I've got to admit I adore the site too. The up-to-the-minute colour palettes that are posted offer something fresh for my mind every time I'm stuck in a rut at work. Talk about colour therapy...
Tags: interior design, decor, colors