Color: To Use or Not to Use?

May 15, 2019

In my business, there’s no shortage of opinions about how to incorporate color into your home. What’s in, what’s out, what you should always do, what you should never do . . . the advice is endless. And confusing. Because what’s “in” now is what you’ll be painting over (or throwing out) in a couple of years. And why are there so many rules about this, anyway?

To me, color is meant to be savored and surprising. By savored, I mean enjoyed in a meaningful manner – gently, rather than in an alarming rush. By surprising, I mean just enough to catch your eye – not slap you in the face.

It’s tricky, this color business. But it’s not difficult if you just keep things simple. My approach is always simple, because I keep “timeless design” the focus of everything I do. Since I was a little girl, I’ve been drawn to color, and texture and I’ve watched them both evolve. My goal is to give good guidance to clients, so they’re making decisions that won’t turn out to be “dated choices” later on.

I love subtle swaths of color in crisp-looking rooms. Instead of always focusing on what to paint the walls, I pull most of my color through things with texture, like pillows and window coverings and art.

Right now, white and greige are my best friends because they’re so natural – a perfect canvas waiting to come to life.

written by:

Kris McVicker

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