I’m always looking for a new way to present beautiful color palettes for you. This week I’ve been working on a few, and I really like this design. Here I have a wash of color in the center and on the sides; you can see three colors that I’ve pulled out from it.
This is a soft gray/green color palette that will suit most home decors. This sage green is soft yet strong enough to dominate but not overtake this palette. I like it because warm grays neutralize for the people who don’t want strong color in the home.
Like all my color palettes, this one is for sale ($50).) I’m making them affordable for you, so you don’t have to do the hard work of making sure everything matches. If anyone is interested in buying this ready-made color palette, please contact me at DecoratingByDonna@mac.com for details. This is available in Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and Valspar.
I love finding the perfect color combinations in nature. Here I have a Lamb Ear plant that has the perfect balance of purple and green. I partially love the silvery green in this plant. What makes it even better, it has a soothing shade of purple.
Why do I like this color palette so much? I’ve mentioned it so many times in this blog that green is my favorite color. Green also represents the heart chakra so what better color to have in the home than green?
To answer my own question, well purple of course! Purple represents the crown chakra which connects you to your spiritual. That is pretty important to get you on the road to start reminding yourself and how you feel. I’m not talking religion I’m talking about finding a color that gets you connected to your soul, your spirit. When you find that place, trust me when I tell you it’s a place of calm.
By the way, how do you like my graphic? I’m changing up my graphics to make them stand out a bit from all the others you see on Pinterest. I love pinterest and am in the process of spending more time there. Come join me! It’s there where I’m combing both my worlds, from color to the cosmos.
So here you have this beautiful color palette that I designed. I highly recommend this for the bedroom. Think calm, soothing and relaxing as a bedroom should be.
As always, all my color palettes are for sale. If you like this color palette, send me an email at DecoratingbyDonna@mac.com and I can transpose these colors into Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore or Valspar. I’m going to recommend that this palette will look best in Valspar because Valspar has the best selection of greens. Enjoy!
My mom is 84 years old and suffers from dementia. She doesn’t remember the Mother’s Day card I bought her two days ago but thankfully, she remembers me.
As every holiday goes by, I ask myself, “Will this be mom’s last?” and I hate that I think that and need to stop. Instead of wasting a beautiful holiday wondering if it will be the last, I should be embracing the moment with her.
Is she the same vibrant mom from years ago? No, and I miss those deep conversations and the look into my eyes like she could see my soul. She talks, I listen, I talk she looks at me but it feels like she’s not there. How do I get over this feeling?
As a psychic medium I of all people should know that energy life goes on after we die. The physical part ends but the connection remains. If we’re lucky, we’ll even get those spirit visits that validate our questions. These visits also come in when we need it the most.
So I’m going to get off my pity wagon, call my mom and tell her I love her. I have a lifetime of memories with her and more are still in the making.
Out of all the topics to write about when it comes to color, I can’t stray away from talking about colors that heal. So many of us, myself included, struggle with stress and anxiety, and there is a straightforward solution to how we can make ourselves feel better, and it’s not a pill. It’s color.
For whatever reason, sometimes as adults, we find ourselves back home again. Moving into our childhood bedroom is not only challenging physically but emotionally hard as well, for everyone.
The color that was perfect for us when we were 10 years old no longer suits our needs as an adult.￼ With so many color options to choose from, which color now fits into our adulthood?￼
What I like about this color palette is that it is pleasing for men, women, guests, and returning children (now adults) to the home. Blue is not just for boys anymore, it’s a cool soothing color that taps into the throat chakra and if I know my kids, they always have a lot to say. By the way, that throat chakra point works both ways. It’s a challenge for parents, once empty nesters, now sharing their space once again.
See how blue can cool down thoughts and emotions? I’m not in this situation where my kids have returned home but of course they are always welcome IF needed. Another element I like about this color palette is the balance with the neutral colors here. Neutral colors are more than just beige and gray, they are resting places for our thoughts and feelings. Sometimes we NEED to see these visuals.
As spring flowers wake up from last year, I can’t help but smile when I see my Bachelor Button in its glory. Look at the color! It teeters between blue and purple depending on the way the sun shines.
Want this Bachelor Button blue in your home – and why isn’t there a color by the name? Well there’s Peek-a-Boo-Blue from Benjamin Moore, Cosmic Blue by Valspar that comes kinda close and maybe Hyper Blue from Sherwin Williams. Today, I create, Bachelor Button Blue by Decorating by Donna.
That color that is neither here nor there, neither beige nor gray. What is taupe? It’s what I call a resting color and we all need to rest. Visual rest is important to those who are color sensitive and to those who have anxiety and ADHD. Color can help us! Hope you enjoyed this Color Quickie about taupe 🙂
I’m Donna Frasca, Virtual Color Expert who specializes in JUST color. What does that mean?
I’m highly specialized in choosing color palettes for large homes, sub specializing in homes that have open floor plans, a Virtual Designer and now featuring Healing and Holistic Colors for the home.
I’m a color forecaster, color trend setter and an overall expert in the field of color. I know that sounds like a tall order but it’s my 30 years of experience that leads the way.
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