What do Color Consultations and trees have in common? You’re probably scratching your head right now trying to figure out how I’m going to tie in a color consultation and trees right? Well actually, it makes tons of sense.
During my color consultations I try to explain to my clients how I design a color scheme. I’m sure every Designer does it differently but this is the best analogy I have.
Think of your house as a tree. The main core or “trunk” of your home is where I usually choose a fairly neutral color. Not I don’t mean a boring beige or humdrum white, I mean a quite color that will “support” the rest of the colors in the home.
Next we have the main rooms of the home such as the kitchen, living room, den and office. These main rooms are part of the tree which I refer to as the branches. See how it’s all starting to make sense now?
As we progress to the upper part of the home where the bedrooms are and other miscellaneous rooms, I refer to those areas as the leaves. Still a very important part of the tree but not as vital as the trunk and branch colors are.
So you see, choosing color for a home is really like looking at a tree. With the trunk being the core of the home and then branching off into the other main parts of the home, your color palette begins to grow. Finishing touches are the rooms upstairs (leaves) which really can be any color but still need to be part of the tree because as we know, bedroom colors are constantly changing depending on what the function of the room is – like a Season.