Everything changes, it has too. With change comes growth and if we’re not changing, we’re not growing. As 2018 ends I look back at all the posts about color and design from the year and I get excited for what’s to come for 2019. Wow, there was a lot about Coastal colors, gray and Holistic colors. This is good! Will it change for 2019? Not sure, this seems to be a fairly strong direction for most people and for so many reasons. Coastal colors are still so very likable, there is an interesting love/hate relationship with gray and Holistic colors are coming in hot and heavy because people just want to feel good and color my friends, is an easy tool to accomplish that!
2018 was a great year in color and my focus was and is on Holistic colors, colors that heal the mind, body, and spirit. What the heck is that you ask? Let me outline my plan for 2019 and hopefully, you’ll love it because I’m crazy excited about it!
What’s in store for this blog:
1 – First off, I want to give this blog a more journal or diary appeal. I love to write, grammar errors and all but it is what it is. My focus is to talk about color and I do the best I can. Having said that, I’ll try to write a little just about every day. Some posts will be my thoughts for the day or large posts about color. The thing is to continue to write and dive deep into color and how it connects with us. I want to chat about things that we don’t see on other blogs so if you want to read about a certain topic, let me know.
2 – Elements. There’s more to a color blog than just talking about color. I’m going to chat more about the four main elements, fire, air, water and earth and how these elements relate to color and our lives. This is really going to be a big focus for me and I started doing it a bit last year but didn’t follow through as I wanted to. Life is all about timing and I guess the timing was not right for it last year. I’m not into Feng Shui but the Elements have tons to do with that and how the home feels. When it boils down to it, we all want our home not only to look good but to feel good as well.
3 – Speaking about “feelings” I came out of my Spiritual closet here recently in the post From Color To The Cosmos! Coming Out Of My Closet so I’ll be tapping into more Spiritual posts (not religious, there is a big difference) and that will be totally fun! It will certainly bring in an interesting twist to color and the home. Intrigued? I bet! I will be writing about Chakras and how these little energy centers in our body are key to feeling good and being who we are. It’s a big subject, totally fun and yes it has LOTS to do with color!
4 – Virtual Color, this probably should have been closer to the top of this post because it’s my #1 focus and has been for years. 99% of my clients are virtual. What does that mean? It means that when I design color palettes for my clients, I do not go into their home, I deliver customized color palettes right to their computers via email. It’s a crazy, easy, fun and very affordable way to get color for your home I can’t even think about why a designer would want to or need to go INTO a home at this point. Times are changing friends and there were times when I just got creeped out big time when in clients’ home. Like I started mentioning here, I’m highly intuitive and that means that I’m hypersensitive and can pick up, see and feel way beyond the norm. You can find out more about my gifts on my other blog Angel Hug 2:34. This really comes in handy for virtual design work. I’ve had so many clients say to me “wow Donna the colors are perfect! It’s like you were right in my head!” Lol, well, I kinda was 😉
5 – Pricing. Since I work from a home office there are no overhead or people who work with me. It’s just me, myself and I, all three of us. This is the way I was able to offer a $200 Virtual Promo for the entire year! It was hugely successful but the price will change a bit for 2019 to $250. The difference is that $200 was for a certain size home and $250 will be for ANY size home. This is a good deal!
6 – I’ll be cleaning up this blog a bit and changing the categories and removing some tags just to tidy up a bit. If you’re looking for something specific, use the SEARCH box and it will get you to the posts you are looking for.
Well, I hope you are excited about these changes as I am. In a nutshell, it’s going to be more of a color journal here so stick with me as I talk about my world, #FromColorToTheCosmos – my hashtag 🙂