Interior Design Trends of 2012: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve in the New Year

Interior Design Trends of 2012

It’s time for fresh starts and new beginnings, as spring is around the corner. If you want to stay ahead of the curve and implement the freshest interior design trends into your home, check out these trends that we’re looking forward to for 2012.

How To Choose the Right Paint Finish for Your Home

How to Choose the Right Paint Finish For Your Home

There is more to painting a room than just what color you are going to use. Paint color does play a big role in a room, however, it is not the only choice to make when buying paint. You must also select what type of paint finish you are going to use. Luckily there are […]

Fall Fashion Meets Interior Design

Fall Fashion Interior Design

There are many ways to design an interior color scheme or palette. I have discussed methods of designing color schemes in earlier posts, which you can read by clicking here, wall color schemes. If you are struggling with deciding what colors would look best in your house you could look in your clothes closet for inspiration. Looking at fashion is a great way to find new color combinations that you may not have thought about or considered. Fashion designers are similar to interior designers in the fact that both of are looking to create new, interesting and eye catching designs. Much like interior designers, fashion designers spend time deciding which colors will look best for their new design. Often you will see colors used in fashion cross over into interior design. Realizing this I thought it would be interesting to take the colors in fall fashion and create an interior color palette from these colors. Below are some images from the fall fashion line this year.

Solutions to Common Interior Design Mistakes

We all can’t be experts on interior design, however we can try to avoid common decorating mistakes many people fall victim to when designing their home decor. To help you avoid many of these interior pitfalls I will give you the secret solutions of interior designers.

Split Complementary Color Scheme for Interior Design

Split Complementary Color Palette

Another interior design color scheme, which is similar to the direct complementary; is the split complementary color scheme. This paint color scheme is created when you select one color on the color wheel and then one color on either side of its direct complement. The color wheel below illustrates this method. The split complementary color […]

Analogous Color Scheme for Interior Design

Analogous Color Palette

In my previous posts, I have talked about monochromatic, direct and split complementary color schemes. This week I am exploring one of my favorite interior design color schemes, the analogous color scheme or harmonies. Analogous interiors involve more than one color, so refer to the color wheel throughout this lesson. Generally, analogous color palettes are comprised […]

Monochromatic Color Scheme for Interior Design

Monochromatic Color Scheme

Many people have a difficult time selecting a color scheme for a room in their house. Picking colors can be like opening the 133 count Crayola Crayon Box, you can’t decide between Outrageous Orange and Purple Mountain’s Majesty. When choosing color there are five color schemes you can employ to make selecting a wall color […]