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Monday, December 19, 2011

Plan Your Wedding Theme Palette at A Paint Store

Where can you go to get inspiration for color?  A lot of color!   I know this isn't going to be what you normally hear as far as where to go if you are stuck on choosing a color theme.

Hear me out!  What I want you to do is go to a professional paint store and ask for a Color Key which is much like a fan will a ton of colors and they more than likely will not let you leave the counter while you are looking at it.  These come out as the newer colors come on board for a new season or the names are changed to what sounds cool according to the new trends.  Maybe a couple times a year.  It might be that a color is called aqua one year or turquoise or Tiffany blue another time.  Much of the time you will see that popular colors coordinate across the lines of fashion and interior design.  You don't want to go into the store asking for a particular color because of the name changes.

Here's another way to use a color fan.  Lets say that you have a fabric that you like and you want to paint some of you Do-It-Yourself projects.  You can take that piece of fabric in to the paint store and they will be able to mix up a paint color to that fabric.  A professional should know what to allow for as far as interpreting the sheen of a fabric.

One more thing, very important thing to remember.  When you look at one particular strip, you are actually seeing one color but all the shades represent what it will look like with different amounts and types of lighting.  Just look at a wall in your home and see how different it looks throughout the day.

If you are wondering what colors go well together no matter what shade you like, you'll find the complimentary shade in a different color.   This is how you want to use a color wheel.  If you find a color that you like, determine where it is on the color strip you are looking at.  If it is the fourth color down on the strip, look at any of the other strips and the colors that are in the same position on their own strip and you've found a ton of colors that would coordinate.  You just get to choose.  That might be the hardest part.

Wishing you the greatest of days!

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  1. Hello,
    Planning for your wedding is tough but fun because you have to select your wedding theme. You have to remember that not every concept matches a bride or a wedding.

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  2. Thank you, Anny! So true! I consider it my job to help every bride and groom connect with their creativity they sometimes think they don't have. I base it on the four ways that people basically think. You have to communicate on a level that matches the way they think. I love "out of the box" thinkers!

    Stop by again, Anny! I'll look you up and friend you on Facebook, Twitter and so forth!

  3. Hello,
    Formal weddings tend to use more limited colors. A pure white wedding, from the bridal gown to the flowers to the tablecloths and other décor can be breathtaking and romantic for a traditional bride.

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