Oh, I love doing this type of color consult and I’ve done so many! It’s so important to keep the age and style of the home in mind when deciding on your colors yet keeping it unique from all the rest. Let look at this gorgeous option.
Have an open floor plan? My suggestion is to try to view your home from a birds-eye view. How do the rooms flow? Where do they break? Where are the common walls? Do all the colors transition well from room to room? Do all the colors have the same undertone? How is the lighting in your home? These are just some of the questions to consider when you have a home with an open concept space. This color palette, as all of mine, is available for purchase. Email me at DecoratingbyDonna@mac.com for details.
Isn’t it a pain looking at those 2″x2″ color chips at the store? And who wants to buy small paint samples? I found another option that you might like better – peel and stick paint samples. Sure they’ve been around for a while and many companies sell them but just in case you’re a newbie, here ya go! You can order them at Samplize.
When it comes to our animals, we always want the best for them. Going to the Veterinarian office should also be stress-free as possible. How? With the right colors.
I have designed colors for several animal clients, all different color palettes but all the same requests for calming soothing colors. When we see our animals with their tongues hanging out, panting and pacing all over the place, that anxiety and stress transfer right to the owners.
Calming colors are not just for our pets but very much for ourselves. Our pets can sense when we are stressed and they inturn get stressed out as well. Wouldn’t it be awesome to walk into an animal clinic and say “ahhhhh!” because the color palette is so unique and calming?
Gone are the days where you walk into any office and see boring beige and sterile white. We want color is that feels good to us and to our animals.
Even the flooring is important. With the dogs running all over the floor you’ll want flooring that does not scratch easily. Also with those untimely accidents, you’ll need a flooring that is easy to keep clean and durable at the same time. I have vinyl plank in this graphic and I recommend it 100%.
From the colors you choose to the art that is on the walls – walls to the floor and everything in between should feel good to everyone!
“The Lotus flower is regarded in many different cultures, especially in eastern religions, as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Its characteristics are a perfect analogy for the human condition: even when its roots are in the dirtiest waters, the Lotus produces the most beautiful flower.”
What is enlightenment?
en·light·en·ment| inˈlītnmənt, enˈlītnmənt | noun 1 the action of enlightening or the state of being enlightened: Robbie looked to me for enlightenment. • the action or state of attaining or having attained spiritual knowledge or insight, in particular (in Buddhism) that awareness which frees a person from the cycle of rebirth:
Experience these colors as you explore your spiritual journey. As you envelope yourself with these colors, feel yourself living a lighter, freer you!
This color palette is available for purchase for $55. Send an email to DecoratingbyDonna@mac.com
There are so many universal color palettes in the home at this time, you know the coastal colors and the colors to calm, which is fine. However, since so much is changing in the world around us, how about if we change the colors within us? Here is a color palette that I just love for within the home. The inspiration, Grandmas pin.
Who’s a little hot right about now? I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to winter’s cool colors and temperatures. Like the colors on the reflection of snow that glistens in the sun, these Valspar colors will certainly help.
I have been designing virtual color palettes for clients internationally since 2007. It’s really a very easy process. With a series of graphics that show color placement, you can get color for your entire home within hours. Here is a sample of the graphics I provide.
I am available on ZOOM to chat about this process with you!
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.
Please read the tabs located on the top of this blog to find out more about me and what I do. Meanwhile, I invite you to enjoy reading my blog, Decorating by Donna.
So I hope you enjoy this blog and feel free to contact me if you need a Virtual Color Consultation.
Please keep in mind that there are design fees for all Professional color advice. If you can’t find the answers to your questions on this blog, I will be more than happy to help you and I do have PayPal options for your convenience.
Certified Color Expert,
Charlotte, North Carolina