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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Can A Bruise Be Pretty?

Have you heard the saying, “ He is black and blue all over?”
I think we probably have all heard that one  that refers to a bruise. Can a bruise be pretty? Well, I think the colors of a bruise can be very pretty when used in a room.

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Today I am going to talk about Black,White and blue all over, and I am referring to how it can work in a room.

Of course this has a lot to do with the fact that I love this combination for my own home and will be using it in my family room for my winter look.

I thought it would be fun for you, my wonderful readers to see other rooms that have inspired me while perusing cyber space.

It won’t be a look for everyone, but it is a dramatic, handsome, sharp look, and one that I can embrace.

As you look at all of the images, notice where the black is used. Sometimes it is subtly incorporated as in the above image by using it in the chairs.

There are times it is in your face!! Here it is used in the rug, chandelier, and the  chairs. A bit much for some and just perfect for others.

It is a real balancing act to get this combination right.

When using a high contrast mix like black and white you really have to use restraint, and look at the room in its entirety.

It is not for the faint of heart.

Sometimes just using black frames and one simple accessory like the suitcases will be just enough. Also notice how great the dark door knob looks on this beautiful blue door.

Here it is used boldly as flooring. Even the blue is used boldly in this dramatic wall color.

There is a lot of white and blue with just a touch of the black and white in this room. Love the little addition of the yellow here.

It looks great for your wardrobe as well, especially when paired with wonderful gold jewelry.

In my observations I have noticed it is all about the balance when using strong colors, or any color combination for that matter.

Each individual needs to decide for themselves which color they want to speak the most loudly, or do they want all colors to have an equal voice.

These are questions we all need to ask ourselves when ever we are combining any colors in a color scheme for a room.

It is very difficult sometimes not to get a look that is contrived or expected when adding colors in a room.

Next time you look at a room in your home, do you have your colors dispersed in your room in a nice flowing manner, or does your eye jump from one color to the other like stepping stones.

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You know me, I always have to give you something to think about!!  

Can you see yourself adding a high contrast color to your home. Is it hard for you to balance your color scheme in your home? 

Let me know what you think in the comments. I love your feedback!!!

If you would like to see more of bruise colored rooms go HERE to my Black, White and Blue all over board.