The other night I had a dream that told me about my future; I didn’t ask for it; the information was just presented to me.
In my dream, I saw what appeared to be a woman. She had a pointy nose, pale face, and reddish hair. She approached me and said, “You will design a new color palette that will be extremely popular, and many people will want it to be in their home.” I thought that was exciting because, as you know, by reading this blog, I design a ton of color palettes. I’m excited to know that there is one in the future that will stick.
Yellow is slowly becoming the most requested color for the home. Why? Because it not only looks good, it feels good.
Paper Moon by Valspar is light, creamy, and soft. It’s almost like butter yet has a touch of the morning sun. How can you NOT like this color?
Another plus about this color is that it also focuses on your Solar Plexus. Need a little energy to get you through the day? Are you doing a presentation at work and need a little confidence to get the point across? How about if you just want to feel better about yourself, and be more confident? Yellow, any yellow will do this.
Before you choose any yellow, keep in mind that it is a high-energy color. Paper Moon is soft which is why it is my pick for 2021. Many of us have anxiety, ADHD, and suffer from stress. Yellow most certainly can enhance those feels so be extra careful with any yellow. As always, I recommend sampling color and viewing it a few days before committing to a painting.
If you’d like a complete color palette to go with Paper Moon, please email me at DecoratingbyDonna@mac.com.
I have had several clients who start or restart their new lives together, but each has opposite tastes on the color wheel. How do you choose a color for the home when the people who live in it have very different styles?
People live under one roof but don’t always agree on the same things. Most of my clients settle on color choices for the home, and the husband, in most cases, says, “whatever she wants is fine with me.” They BOTH have their color input every now and then, and it makes for a challenging consult. How does this work?
A good designer always has backup plans, especially if it’s not their first rodeo. Since I’m a “person of insights” I rely heavily on body language and emotions of the people I’m choosing color for. It really tells a lot about a person and what they want or don’t want.
It’s essential to choose a color that they both like and a color that neither thought of. For example, let’s talk about the master bedroom. She wants green, and he wants blue. How do we fix this? We choose a color that nobody thought of, like a muted purple or a spicy orange. It’s important not to choose sides, so everyone feels like a winner. Adults can act like kids sometimes, and I find myself chucking but humor, sure does help out a lot.
Two different worlds from two different timelines now blend, and I couldn’t be happier. Interior design has a focus on colors of the physical. Living as a Clairvoyant focuses on the colors of the spiritual. Now, they both directly relate to my mind, body, and spirit.
2020 changed a lot of us. I know I had a whole year of doing inner work and thinking about what I did in the past and how I was to move forward.
My 30+ years of interior design is still going strong but with a twist towards how colors feel instead of how colors look.
My life as a psychic medium didn’t get fully acknowledged until 2014. I realized my life changed when the things I was seeing and experiencing consumed my everyday life.
I thought long and hard about how my two worlds could work together and it just naturally unfolded. From seeing chakras, auras, and people who have passed, to designing color palettes to heal the mind, body, and spirit. My two worlds quickly become one.
I love how I can write about the color of a bathroom then post about how certain color combinations can help soothe the soul. What I love most is that there is a vast amount of people who are following this trend of color abilities and how it can help them find comfort not only in their home but in their mind, body, and spirit.
The four words I am now hearing most when it comes to color in the home. So many people are turning to color for healing, to energize and to soothe. Can color achieve this? Yes.
I’m getting a lot of requests for colors that FEEL good. I love how people are turning to color to help them adjust to the new energies. Here I have a bathroom, and no, it’s not blue; that feels good, relaxing, and will undoubtedly help soothe those feelings of anxiety.
Green is my go to color for the home. It represents the heart chakra and it’s all about bringing the outside in. We are HUNGRY for reconnecting with nature so I highly and I mean highly, bring as many plants as you can inside your home, and green it up.
If you have pets, be careful with plants, many are poisonous to them. Some artificial plants are perfect. The one I have shown in this graphic is from IKEA. I’ve also gotten some great plants at the local arts and crafts stores and some online, of course. Some companies specialize in just plants.
Now about green, just read my blog, and you’ll see that I post a lot about green. Blue is pretty, too, but we should expand our color wheel and look at other options. I’m going to recommend Valspar for the BEST choice in greens.
Back to the bathroom; it’s in this room where we can have some color fun. I’m also about taking the color up and over the ceiling, removing the white from the room. I SO hope this will be a new trend in the future.
Finding color for your home is like finding the perfect pair of jeans; you try a whole bunch until you find some that fit. Paint color is the same but it doesn’t have to be.
When I design color for the home I start with the client of course. Connecting with and tapping into what the client wants is key to creating a successful color palette. Have depression? Watch those blues! Have ADHD? Watch those high-energy colors? Sensitive to color? Be careful of saturated colors!
Also at this point, the coastal color palette is gorgeous, yes but let’s move on to some colors that have some impact. You can blend your love of coastal colors with some colors that perhaps you have given any consideration because you just didn’t know that it would fit into the design of your home. See the office and dining room colors? Great colors and two that aren’t seen often in the home. I love the dark, rich eggplant color of the office that would probably be fairly close to the dining room. Look how unique those colors are together! The perfect fit actually.
If you have an open floor plan, the living room, dining room, and kitchen will all be seen at once. Tie those rooms together with a warm, creamy neutral like what I have labeled the foyer color.
You CAN have gorgeous color in your home! Create color trends, don’t follow them. Choose colors that feel good to you every time you walk into the room.
Let’s connect color with objects just for a moment. Here we have some crystals that are visually soothing. Warm peach, creamy yellow, and a watery blue.
GOLD: I know from first-hand experience that most gold hues are very uplifting. I HIGHLY recommend using it somewhere in the home, just one room. This could be the room to recharge your mind and soak up the healing hues that gold has to offer. Think sun, warm sand under your feet, healing crystals, and even the hues of honey. Once you reprogram your mind and associate colors with objects that make you happy, you’ll be on the road to self-healing.
PEACH: Sure I’m an 80’s girl but I still think peach has gotten a bad wrap over the years and it shouldn’t. I KNOW how this color feels, I had it in one of my bedrooms, and its innocence and heartfelt vibes will for sure lift your spirits. I don’t ever recommend colors unless I experience them myself. Think this color is too feminine? You can pair it up with so many colors to tone that down, try some darker colors like brown or greens to take the feminine edge off of it.
BLUE: I feature Raindrop in this graphic. Be careful when using blues; they should be crisp, clean, and hear again, color that reminds you of something happy and uplifting. I love my crystal collection and really connect to their colors of course. Collect crystals that resonate with you. Keeping them in your pocket and looking at them thought-out the day can be an instant way to uplift and clear your mood. Yes, crystals can do that!
What is a Basic Virtual Design? This service is perfect if you need color suggestions for one room – three-color suggestions are in that design. For example, if you like blue for a room but not sure which blue, based on the photo you send me I’ll suggest my top three best blues for that space. Or, based on the photo you provide, I recommend my top three colors that I think will look best. The price was $85 and is not just $65. Just in time for Spring Home Improvements.
There are certain color palettes that are timeless and this is one of them. Even though this is a Benjamin Moore color palette, it can be transposed to any paint company you want! Email Donna Frasca at DecoratingByDonna@mac.com for details.
I’m Donna Frasca, Virtual Color Expert who specializes in JUST color. What does that mean?
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