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This was actually my very first post. I was inspired after attending IACC-NA's Seminar 1 in 2008...
The Fear of Color
I recently paged through a copy of a popular home magazine and ran across this quote from a featured homeowner:
"I like color, but not bold color. Color evokes strong emotions, and I want
my house to feel calm."
Perhaps it is not the colors themselves, but the emotions within ourselves
that create the most fear. Color is extremely psychologically powerful, and
in using it we need to be comfortable enough with ourselves to accept
whatever emotion it may evoke. Obviously, color can be used incorrectly
and can create many unpleasant emotional responses. But, think about the
most beautiful things you have ever seen. Most likely you will imagine
something designed by nature.
A rich red rose.
K. BergA rainbow.
All of these designs have one thing in common: color. Very seldom will your vision of beauty be something beige. Now think about the emotion you feel from those images. A feeling of amazement? A sense of peace? A burst of excitement? If we can translate those feelings into our homes, why not? A beige wall paint can be fine. It IS safe. It goes with almost everything. But it can also be dull and uninspiring. And to me, a color that is dull and uninspiring is anything but safe. I would rather take a leap and try something new because, really, my biggest fear is not color, or even the emotions they may evoke, but rather the idea of living in a world with no color...and no emotion.
If you are ready to eliminate fear from your color and design decisions... please call me at 650.867.3896, or shoot me an email at email@example.com to discuss your project.