Mercer Moore, Designer
La-Z-Boy Spanish Fort
Colors in the blue range are usually calming and soothing; they can be light and pale in tint and go deeper into a beautiful teal. AQUA is a bit different in that it can be soothing as well as vibrant! It reminds us of the ocean and the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Even kids get an early introduction to this beautiful color! Look at the various shades of aqua that CRAYOLA makes!
Which crayon color do you like best?
ACCENT WITH AQUA
Aqua can be a touch of whimsy or a soft breeze in a room. Let your imagination go and add touches of aqua to revitalize your space!
The psychological effects of aqua..
Closer to green than blue, aqua is refreshing and uplifting. It is creative and light-hearted, yet strong and individual.
The color aquamarine calms and balances the mind and the emotions, enhancing creativity and inspiration.
Big brands know how aqua makes you feel...recognize these logos?
The Alexandria Sofa and Loveseat
In beautiful, cool Marine
...and tranquil Seafoam
Mercer: "I have used a pale aqua in a client's home on the walls with a lovely creamy beige trim to open up a small room that was on the dark side of the house. The cool soothing color completely changed the feeling of the room from one of a cramped small bedroom into a spacious home office. Try some aqua in your home to freshen up your room!"
Color is the one thing that scares clients the most BUT it's also the one thing that will make your home fun, exciting and give it a personal stamp! In this blog post, I have so much to say about the regal color purple: how the color is mixed, how to use it in your home, plus I've added a fun color game to play! (see end of blog).
Blue-purples are cool
Pure purple is neutral
Red-purples are warm
What exactly is Purple?
Because purple is a secondary color, it is the result of mixing two primary colors together. To make a shade of purple, you would mix red and blue together. If you mix an equal amount of red and blue together, you’ll have violet, a tertiary color and a mixture that is known as “pure purple.” If you mix together different amounts of red and blue, you’ll create hues that are redder or bluer, depending on the ratio.
Different Shades of Purple
Beyond pure purple, you may want to create different shades, such as lavender or aubergine. Remember that pure purple is a 50/50 combination of red and blue. To make lavender, which is a light shade of purple, your aim would be for 50 percent blue and 50 percent red, cut with white paint. To make aubergine, a darker hue, you’d want 51 percent red, 43 percent blue and 6 percent black. A plum color requires 41 percent red, 39 percent blue and 20 percent green.
The earliest purple dyes date back to about 1900 B.C. It took some 12,000 shellfish to extract 1.5 grams of the pure dye - barely enough for dying a single garment the size of the Roman toga.
SPANISH FORT, AL - Happy Friday! In my blog post earlier this week, I talked about decorating with the color NAVY. Yes, its a bold and dark color but it is an amazing color...it can stand up to any other bold color. But my favorite choice is to pair navy with WHITE!
Becker is a stylish base cloth with the appearance of a finely woven wool suiting fabric.
Champ fabric combines a casual look with cloud-like textures that must be experienced to be appreciated.
FACTS ABOUT THE COLOR NAVY...