If contrast creates drama and action in a room, and proportion begets harmony and structure, then color helps bring a room to life. Colors function as adjectives in a room’s design, bringing sentiment and passion into the mix. We all have a visceral, emotional reaction to color: certain shades feel soothing and familiar, others sensuous and romantic, still others traditional and elegant. … Consider taking the plunge [with a color that speaks to you], even if it is only through a few bold accessories – a ceramic lamp, a painting, some vivid throw pillows – to make your life a little more beautiful.
— Alexa Hampton (as quoted in The Language of Interior Design)
October 20, 2010•