That’s TUFFted!

One thing I am obsessed with is tufted rugs, they add a whole new level of spice to any and every room. I love this room because it is extremely colorful without clashing and being “too much.” The color scheme features lots of warm colors and tones like orange, gold, brown, peach and more. The olive green seater on the side breaks up the abundance of warm tones perfectly and ties everything together. The copper and black coffee table is a perfect pairing with the yellow/gold and black in the tufted rug and the geometric shapes pair perfectly with the funky and unique shapes of the seats. The light wood floors completely brighten up the room and reflect the natural light from the large floor to ceiling doors. I love the fact that the upholstery fabric is different on every single chair and this room also features 2019 fan favorite, bouclé upholstery. I can’t get enough of this room of the week and if you want to see more rooms like this visit @altforliving.

The Color Wheel

Today I want to talk about one of the most important aspects of interior design, color theory! let’s take a look at this color wheel and address all of these properties.

Primary Colors: This stands for the group of colors from which all other colors can be obtained through mixing. The members of the primary color group are red, blue, and yellow.

Secondary Colors: A secondary color is any color that results from the mixing of any of the two primary colors. The secondary colors are green, orange, and purple. Blue and yellow makes green. Red and yellow makes orange and blue and red makes purple.

Intermediate Colors: There are 6 intermediate colors and they consist of two versions of all secondary colors. yellow-green and blue-green, because you mix yellow and blue to get green. red-orange and yellow-orange, because red and yellow make orange. red-purple and blue-purple because red and blue makes purple.

Analogous Colors: Analogous colors are groups of 3 colors next to each other on the color wheel that all share a common primary, secondary or intermediate (tertiary) color.

Complementary Colors: Complementary colors are opposite hues on the color wheel. They usually consist of one primary and one secondary color. These colors tend to complement each other in art pieces and in design.

Split Complementary Colors: Split-complementary is a color scheme using one primary color and two secondary colors. Instead of using a complementary color, the hue directly across from the primary color. The two colors directly next to the complementary hue.

Hue: Hue refers to the dominant Color Family of the specific color we’re looking at. White, Black and Grey are never referred to as a Hues.

Tint: Tint is a mixture of a color with white, which reduces darkness.

Shade: Shade is a mixture with black, which increases darkness.

Coral Is Back As… The New Pink?

Coral? you may be thinking, “that is so 2015,” but nope, coral is back and it is taking over the fashion and interior design world this 2019. What’s so good about coral? why does it keep going in and out of style? Lets talk about it.

Instead of the new black, people are calling coral, “the new pink,” due to the fact that it is pink in nature with orange and golden undertones. Pantone describes coral as, ” a symbolization of our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits.” For most, colors are intended to enhance our experiences, that is why color is so important in marketing strategies and influencing emotions. At a time where people may be feeling low, coral is a color that can almost always brighten your mood. They don’t call coral the “living color” for no reason, this nickname is possibly alluding to the idea that it is bright an energetic or the fact that coral an actuality is a living under the water plant, that brightens the ocean and any room that is is present in. Its no wonder we cant get enough coral in our lives. 2015, 2019, will coral be our 2023 color of the year?