How to Comprise When Mrs. Loves Color But Mr. Does Not

I had a client yesterday who loved color and wanted jewel tones for her home. However, her husband liked neutrals. Today, I’m going to show you how to color compromise when the Mrs. likes color and the Mr. does not.

Life is all about compromises right? But how do you comprise with color when you are on opposite sides of the color spectrum? Actually, it’s pretty simple. Here’s what you can do.

Here I have a graphic symbolizing a rough layout of my clients color palette. Knowing that Mrs. wanted substantial color and Mr. did not, I divided the colors so everyone would be happy.

I have her stronger color for the living room, office and dining room. They are not as bold as typical jewel tones but still have a substantial kick in pigment. (computer representations vary) However, in the core of this home which is the foyer and kitchen, I used a neutral color so Mr. would be happy as well.

Many of the homes here in South Charlotte  have open floor plans so the core is really a great area to use a neutral color. This way, you can use bolder color in the other rooms of the home without it getting the Quilt look.

When choosing color for your home it’s imperative that everyone in the home is happy with the color choices and yes, a compromise is always a good idea. If you need help choosing color for your home, I’d be more than happy to help you out!

About Donna Frasca

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3 Responses to How to Comprise When Mrs. Loves Color But Mr. Does Not

  1. Great post and lovely color palette, too!

  2. Donna Frasca says:

    Thanks Kelly. She wanted very specific colors and he didn’t. This seemed to be a good compromise.

  3. Pingback: Best of Decorating by Donna, 2012 | Decorating by Donna • Charlotte's Color Specialist

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