Here’s a roundup of the most colorful art, products, websites and such that I’ve come across in the last week.
Running from Camera
The rules are simple: I put the self-timer on 2 seconds, push the button and try to get as far from the camera as I can.
A nice photo project from Muggezifter. When I first came across this blog I thought it was was hoping it was a collective photo project where people submitted photos of themselves running from the camera. Maybe we can convince him to expand the project if we send in our own tributes to this fun project.
At the moment I am now loving the combination of blue and brown. Pale blue, turquoise, chocolate and light brown are the perfect pairings just in time for spring, as we do now know turquoise is the color of the moment. Hey, how can you not enjoy these two, we pretty much view them everyday in nature if you seriously think about it. What do you think about utilizing blues and browns in your bedroom or perhaps the office or the rest of your home for that matter? It is fresh, inviting and strong when paired together, again just what we need for spring. Where would you use this color palette in your space? Do you love it or hate? Why?
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Colorjin, an Amsterdam based software company who specializes in color visualization for buildings and interiors, created this fun application: 'Paint the White House Purple'. It allows anyone to repaint and share what colors they would rather see the White House wear.
Besides being a lot of fun, this little tool is also a demonstration of one of their companies specialties, which a color lover might find interesting. Working in the opposite of our color tools, Colorjin allows you to upload photos of your home or space and apply new colors from a selection of different palettes. They also have a helpful section where you can gain a better understanding of color, shape and form.
When most think or speak of light blue, what comes to mind is innocence, baby boy, calmness, and fresh. Being that it is not so overbearing, it would fit in nicely sprinkled throughout a home. What comes to mind when you see, think or hear of light blue?
Two calming colors combined, white and blue; serene, refreshing, fun and beachy. Just thinking about these two colors makes me think of the summertime down at a beach house. Perhaps these hues where chosen due to my longing for the warm summer weather or the need to wind down and relax. For whatever reason, I feel that these are a nice comforting combination of colors. What are your thoughts on these two colors?
Purple is a rather interesting color, it is the combination of red and blue. It is often associated with royalty and seen as spiritual, uplifting and mystical. I personally can not say that I am fond of the color purple, but it is definitely a happy color and happens to be the color of my favorite fruit - the plum. When added sparingly throughout a home as accents it can be charming as well as inviting. How do you feel about the color purple?
Achieving balance in your living space through the use of color can have a dramatic effect on your life, work and the overall feeling of your home. And even if you're not a devoted Feng Shui student it's a useful way to keep a color balance in your home that neither overwhelms nor sucks the color from you because the lack of it on the walls.
There are five elements in Feng Shui each with their own set of colors. Based on the areas these elements should be present in your home, this guide will help you figure out what colors to use in each area. It is necessary to balance all five but how you choose to find a balance in each area, whether it's used as a main wall color or a small highlight with the inclusion of art and decoration, is up to you.
Passion and High Energy
A balanced Feng Shui Fire element in your space will bring a supporting energy in all your career efforts and will help you achieve recognition.
Colors: red, orange, purple, pink, strong yellow.
Fire elements should be placed in the S, SW & NE areas of your home
Silver is my metal of choice as far as jewelry goes. I find shiny, silvery white colored metal absolutely beautiful. When silver is used in fabrics and items used for our homes, it adds a sudden liveliness as well as glamour to a space, which is probably why I love this color so much. So, when decorating your home, try adding some silvery objects as decor to had a touch of sophistication, glamour and fun to your space.
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