I recently showed what a cute little blue house would look like in three different exterior color palettes. This week, we look at a handful of palettes on a recently renovated ranch-style home in Austin, Texas. The homeowner wanted to make her house stand out against a sea of white and tan homes in the neighborhood, and having a bold-hued front door was also of upmost importance. Check out four renderings of potential palettes, as well as the final, winning scheme.
Photography by Todd Mason/Halkin Mason Photography.
For artist Diita Hoeber and her historian/writer husband Frank, home—an open, white, minimalist loft located in a former window factory—is where they work and live; all 3,000 square feet of it. Their secret to keeping it pristine and orderly is a smart storage system designed by Philadelphia-based architecture firm Qb3.
According to Patrycja Doniewski, a Qb3 founding partner, “the storage and display cases delineate the floor plan like chess pieces; each responding to the activity of the space it demarks.” How’s that for smart?
Who doesn’t love a white loft space? (Hanway)
Hanway, Christine. “Strategic Storage in a Minimalist Loft .” Remodelista. N.p., 21 Mar 2013. Web. Web. 24 Mar. 2013. <http://remodelista.com/posts/strategic-storage-in-a-minimalist-loft?utm_source=Remodelista/Gardenista Subscriber List&utm_campaign=b3824d11fb-Remodelista Daily Mail Campaign&utm_medium=email>.
RVDM Architects have designed the Aradas House in Aveiro, Portugal.
“Aradas House by RVDM Architects.” Contemporist. N.p., 23 July 2012. Web. Web. 23 Jul. 2012. <http://www.contemporist.com/2012/07/23/aradas-house-by-rvdm-architects/>.
This modern remodel is a remodel of post war split-level house into a comfortable living place…
Sergi Mengot, Barcelona based interior designer who specializes almost exclusively in designing beautiful small-floorspace kids rooms, uses a variety of combinations that make use of innovative kids room furniture and vertical space to magically add more space to crammed up rooms. Also to give the illusion of space the furniture is designed to hug the wall perimeters. (HD STAFF, 2010)
HD STAFF, . (2010, December 29). Small floorspace kids rooms [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://www.home-designing.com/2010/12/small-floorspace-kids-rooms?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+home-designing+%28Home+Design+Ideas%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail
Understanding Shades of Hue Helps You Go Beyond Gray, White and Beige
When a lot people hear the word neutral, they think immediately of brown and beige color schemes. While it’s true that browns and beiges can be a good place to start, there’s a lot more to neutrals.
Before we get to that though, it’ll help to define some terms. Individual colors are described as having hue, value, chroma, shade, tone and tint. Put simply, hue is artist-speak for the actual color. Value is a description of how light or dark a color is. Chroma is how bright a color is. Shade describes the addition of black, tone describes the addition of gray and tint describes the addition of white.
Black, gray and white are true neutrals. Brown, tan and their derivatives are called near-neutrals. Adding darker pigments to a primary color like blue or a secondary color like green is another way to add the feel of a color without adding the weight of a color.
Dare to choose a more colorful neutral here.
Near-neutrals can make the color phobic a little more comfortable with color and they’re a great way for anybody to add complementary color to a home.
So now that I’ve run through some examples of near-neutral colors, are you ready to paint your house in sage greens and dusty blues? (Anater)
Anater, P. (n.d.). Dare to Choose a More Colorful Neutral. Retrieved from http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/235431/list/Dare-to-Choose-a-More-Colorful-Neutral
Are you craving a colorful new look but are stumped about where to start? We asked a handful of designers to share the color palettes they’re using now to give rooms a refresh. (We’ve given the paint match for each color so you can use the paint chips to coordinate fabric, furniture, and more.) (Garlock)
Garlock, J. (n.d.). 9 designer color palettes. Better Homes and Gardens Magazine , Retrieved from http://www.bhg.com/decorating/color/schemes/designer-color-palettes/