As you know, there’s way more to color than just going to the paint store and picking the top ten most popular colors. Sure they may look good on your wall, and everyone else under the sun has them in the home too, but don’t you want your home to be different? To feel good? To make you smile? Well, yes to all of that, right? Today I’m going to show you how to capture memories from your mind and bring those feelings into your home. Ready?
Here I have a small picture of people walking on the beach. These people could be you and your partner or some family members. As you captured this photo, you noted how beautiful the surroundings were. The colors were soothing, calming, and gentle. I bet you even loved how everything smelled from the salty water, the fresh air, and the earthiness of the flora. Now that is one incredible moment forever captured.
Taking it one step further, I pulled out three colors that stood out the most to me in the photo. The gray-blue of the sky, the pink tones of the sand, and even the mauve shadows all make up a very serene palette.
Are these colors that you’d want in your home? I bet that they are colors that you would have never given a second thought until you saw this photo. Yes, these are unusual colors, but even if you used them in one room, let’s say in your bedroom, on a subliminal level, you’d connect these colors to that memory. I don’t know about you, but I’d feel an inner peace connecting these colors with that time.
Most people would use the blue for the main wall area. Many bedrooms also have large tray ceilings, and instead of stark white, how nice would it be to incorporate the pink and mauve?
Whatever your memory is, capture those feelings in a color palette. Pull out 3 or 4 colors that stand out to you and create a memory palette. Name it. Remember it. Love it. Live it.