Color-crayon-box-SDSThere is a quote that I just love. “Life is about using the entire box of crayons”. This is how I feel about specifying color. People want color.

In my professional practice, I use my ENTIRE Benjamin Moore fan deck. Some professionals admittedly use only 25% of it.  As a Custom Frame Support Specialist in Minneapolis and St. Paul,  for Crescent Cardboard,  I developed a workshop for custom framers. It was developed to assist them in using ALL of their mat board corners and specifiers. Color mat selections made up 20% of mat board sales, while whites, beige and neutrals made up 80%!  And yet, everyone said they wanted more color to choose form, framers and customers alike.

I like color and lots of it. Once you start living in color, using the entire palette, there are never enough to choose from! The key to keeping it fresh and new is in the combinations.

An open floor plan can easily accommodate a variety of color. A seamless application of a color story adds interest and a visual cue to specific function and task areas.

While a doorway is an invitation to another experience, another color or color variation in the next room creates anticipation, a mystery. That doorway can easily become a secondary focal point for the room, when the adjacent room is treated with an intentional color and appropriate lighting to become part of the first room.

Economical and clutter free. You already have the room, it needs paint and light, why not incorporate those choices into your design plan?

Developing a palette for a home is like selecting a palette for a painting. There are specific colors, highlights and shading to make the painting come alive. This is the philosophy I have when selecting paint colors for your home. A full, rich palette filled with saturated color and visual resting places of light and shadow.

My average paint palette is twenty to thirty colors, all strategically placed to maximize light and shadows, fluid color relationships and impacting the perfect surfaces. Art is beautiful to look at, why not LIVE in a masterpiece?