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:: Color Board – Bold Reds ::

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color-board-greens-reds-room We haven’t done a color board for you guys in awhile so we thought we’d change that today! We chose this bold space to show you how to play with color! Check out how the designer uses the different hues of green in this space and infuses the bright and bold reds to grab your attention. The truly amazing part of this room is that they managed to use greens and reds together without making you instantly think of Christmas. Not an easy feat! It’s those cool, sky blue walls that tone down the greens and compliment the reds. Imagine if the walls were white! Or even green! No thanks! We’ll stick with our blues.

This designer knows how to use color right and the room shows it. We’ve grabbed a few of the standout colors for our color board, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few more subtle hues bringing this room together. Feel free to use our board as inspiration and to show your friends or family how color plays!

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:: Color Board – Beached ::

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We’re still making color boards for you guys and showing you how you can create a fun, custom palette with your color board. Last week we showed you a color board based on a palette that has already been used to design a room. Did you miss last week’s color board? It’s okay! Take a quick look here!

In last week’s post we talked about a few ways to get started with your color board. This week we’re showing you how to grab an image you love and pull colors from it. It’s simple! Go to google images, flickr, pinterest or even flip open a magazine and start searching!

We found this image on flickr and instantly fell in love. It’s so bright, colorful and most of all coastal! We had to use it for this post! We were instantly attracted to colors of the boat because the hues work so well together making it easy to use and incorporate into a palette. Also the beach sand and the ocean provide great hues that match the boat’s colors perfectly. This color board creates a palette that allows a varying range of colors to work with in any space. It’s really that easy to grab an image and create a color board from it!

Now that you know how easy it is, get out there and create those color boards! Remember, don’t forget to have fun with your colors! Experimenting and mixing some unexpected colors can lead to something you’ll love!

:: Color Board – Rescue Me ::

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Creating a custom color palette can be one of the best parts of designing. The colors let you bring any look, feel or style to a space. A color board will help you layout and show the colors you choose for your palette. Today we’ve created a color board to show you how to create your own. There are a few ways you can get started on your own color board.

One way to get your color board going is to base it off an already existing palette in order to build off of it or to use it as inspiration. Another way is to find a picture or image that has colors, or hues, and get your inspiration from that photo. You can pull the main colors from the photo and use them in your palette (which we plan on showing you next week).

For this week’s color board we picked an already working color palette to show you how to pull colors. This way you can see what colors are present, what colors catch your eye, what colors the designer snuck in and how the colors are used in the space. Some colors, like the reds and blue, are easily noticed and pop out at you. These colors pop because the designer set them with a neutral base giving them a stage to shine. This is a great use of color in the space which you can achieve by creating a color board. It will help you visualize the layout of your colors and see how they work with each other.

Don’t forget to have fun with your colors! Experimenting and mixing some unexpected colors can lead to something you’ll love!