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Decorating With Cream Colored Accents

21 Aug

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The Color Cream

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The color buttercream lets your accent colors shine.

Call this color what you like – buttercream, whipped honey, straw, pearl, or linen – it’s a flexible shade for home decorating that’s bright and sunny, creating warmth in a room.

Like other neutrals, buttercream lets accent colors shine and makes your artwork pop. But it’s warmer and more inviting than pure white or barely off-white. Buttercream has many subtle versions. True buttercream has a yellow undertone; other versions have touches of pink, grey or peach.

A Flexible, Relaxing Neutral

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This versatile neutral goes with both warm and cool colors, pastels and bold tones. It also pairs perfectly with black, white, gray and various tones of brown, especially dark wood furniture, flooring and cabinets.

Buttercream is a soft shade that makes you feel relaxed and serene, and it won’t go out of style. It shines in most any room of the house and can go casual or formal, traditional or contemporary. In a bedroom, home office or library, you can even go with a slightly deeper shade of cream to create a cozy feel.

Where to use Buttercream

Consider the color cream for:

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Cream colored accent pillows add warmth to gray and blue hues.


– Paint
– Carpeting and rugs
– Stone surfaces
– Upholstery fabrics and pillows
– Window fashions
– Cabinets and counter tops
– Bedding
– Table and bath linens

Add buttercream this season to your decorating plans. It’s a delicious color for heightening your home décor.

 

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Decorating With Light Blue

6 Jun

Soften your home interior with a touch of light blue.

Typically light blue, also called powder blue or sky blue, is associated with classic home design. However, this calm tone can enhance decorating styles from vintage to modern, beachy to lodge, and rustic to elegant. Light blue can vary from pure blue to grey and tan tones. Go toward the green, and the result is aqua. Add a bit of red, and you’ll get lavender.

 

Psychologists often say that blue reminds us of the sky and the sea and heaven. That’s why it feels so calming to the body and mind. Keep light blue in the soothing range by combining it with white, cream, grey and white. The softness these combinations create is perfect for bedrooms or bathrooms where you want to create a soothing atmosphere. For a bit more contrast, pair light blue with yellow, forest green, sage green or apricot. To spice it up, accent light blue with orange, electric blue, acid green or tomato red. It also goes well with brown, tan, copper, gold and caramel, which are almost opposite blue on the color wheel. And do use light blue with all tones of woods, from darkest ebony to lightest oak.

Think calming light blue for:

  • Paint
  • Upholstery
  • Rugs
  • Window treatments
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Tile and stone

Light blue helps you create a cool, calm interior that soothes the senses. Add this delicate color to your interior design this season.

For more ideas and help with your next design project, contact us here at Delux Drapery & Shade Co.

Paint Color Can Make the Difference Between Drab and Dramatic

11 Feb

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Between Drab and Dramatic
Paint is often viewed as a neutral background to a room, upon which the interesting elements are layered. Typically, people select a complementary neutral beige color to go with their other furnishings. This can be an effective strategy for interior design, but there’s more to paint than just a background.
Paint can add passion to a room, and be a focal point in itself. Painting is a reasonably priced way, not just to refurbish or update a room, but to make it spectacular. And, best of all, if you make a mistake and don’t like how it turns out, it’s not that expensive to change. So you don’t have to be timid when selecting paint colors!
Here are a few tips to help you feel brave when selecting paint colors for your home interior:
PaintColor2• Because paint colors appear different at different times of day and with varying amounts of sunlight, always paint a test section on the wall and take a look often, both during the day and night – and on days that are both sunny and cloudy. Try lots of colors!
• If you really like a color, but you fear it’s just a bit too bold or bright, ask the paint store to tone it down by about 25 percent.
• If you’re feeling timid, go with mostly neutral colors on your walls, and add a burst of bolder color on just one wall or in just one small room, such as a powder room.PaintColor1
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