Posted August 19, 2013 by Carol Martin in Home Improvement

Connect to color through your passions

Whether or not you enjoy to sit on the beach or gather antiques, drawing from your personal passions can assist you find the excellent colors to boost your space.&nbsp &nbsp

&ldquoIf a hobby or activity lifts your mood, surround oneself with issues that remind you of it,&rdquo says David Bromstad, HGTV star and celebrity designer. &ldquoI often look to a homeowner&rsquos passions when helping them decorate. And if you start off with an established palette of coordinated colors, it&rsquos easy to comply with your instincts.&rdquo

Bromstad recommends the HGTV(R) Home by Sherwin-Williams colour collection, providing eight paint palettes that evoke a lot of preferred pastimes, with colors that generate area-to-room harmony all through the residence. He gives these suggestions for making use of color to express your passions.

Head-for-the-beach colors. If you are inspired by the sea and sand, use maritime blues and dune grass greens to generate a fresh, breezy feeling that beckons barefoot comfort. Produce an indoor seaside retreat using rattan furniture, Sea Salt (SW 6204) pale aqua walls and a table painted Rapture Blue (SW 6773), both from the Coastal Cool collection. Complete the appear with accessories such as seashells and clear vases that evoke sea glass washed ashore.

Choose colors fresh from the garden. Let the colors of your favorite flowers, fruits and vegetables guide your color options all through the house. Evoke stunning pink flower petals with Exuberant Pink (SW 6840) on a bathroom accent wall paint a desk in a fresh, Frolic (SW 6703) green or bring out citrus colors in the kitchen with orange Tango (SW 6649). Reference the Colour Pizzazz collection for more bold inspiration.

Cook up some color excitement. Make your kitchen the ideal gathering spot with deliciously warm and inviting colors. Spice it up with wealthy, saturated tones of Peppery (SW 6615) orange and Grandeur Plum (SW 6565), found in the Global Spice collection. For room-to-room harmony, use Garden Sage (SW 7736) or Edamame (SW 7729) in an adjoining dining area.

Style around your collectibles. If you are an antiques aficionado, decide on colors that celebrate the retro hipness of repurposed objects. Use colors like Bold Brick (SW 6327), or Urbane Bronze from the Urban Organic collection, to add substance to kitchen cabinets. Give a mudroom an eclectic twist with Armagnac walls and a Parakeet (SW 6711) green bench.&nbsp &nbsp

For added inspiration and info on HGTV Property by Sherwin-Williams, check out sherwin-williams.com/hgtv.

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Carol Martin