Creating a room with primary colors…

As a designer, one of the first things that I was taught was the color wheel.  All of the colors in color theory are produced by first starting with the primary colors of red, blue and yellow and mixing them until the desired color is reached.  This color combination has a history in design which has been relevant  to a lot of different movements.  From the very traditional look, such as country french to the very contemporary DeStijl movement, this color combination has made statements in design throughout history.

Country French Interiors

When companies like Pierre Deux turned this look commercial all of us were then able to enjoy the primary combination in a very traditional form.  By the blending of regal and rustic details,  enhanced by the peasant farmers’ countryside look in France, the company helped to develop this interior design movement which is now used world wide.  This look incorporates many different patterns which vary in scale and design but repeat the same colors.  The furniture has many Rocco ornamental features, so that the ornate qualities are light- hearted  and elegant thus enhancing the overall design of the interior space. The look, Country French, comes in a number of color combinations, but the most common pairing of this look is the red, blue, and yellow – the primary colors!

Pierre Deux primary color scheme

Pierre Deux primary color scheme

De Stijl Movement Interiors

In the realm of design, there was a movement which incorporated the color combination of red, blue, and yellow called the DeStijl Movement.   Influenced by artist and architects of the Dutch period neoplasticism, this look focused on straight lines and color theory placement.

Typical DeStijl Movement Interior Space

Typical DeStijl Movement Interior Space

For the average person, this design may be too “artsy chic” for your interior space because it leaves the home feeling cold and uninviting because the interior appears to be too crisp and clean.  But if you are drawn to this design, and would like to create a  room which is influenced by this movement, then a suggestion would be to work your furniture around an artwork which has a resemblance to a Mondrian masterpiece leaving your room feeling soothing yet sophisticated.

Primary Inspired Interior Space (Contemporary)

Primary Inspired Interior Space (Contemporary)

Kids Room inspired by Primary Colors

Color plays an important part of our lives and has proven to affect our moods as well as our ability to learn.  When designing a room for children, this knowledge  may help you design in a way using colors which help the development of your child’s brain.  Creating a room that is inspired by primary colors allows the space to become inviting and inspiring as well as a fun and entertaining learning environment.  Focusing on color theory incorporates design, and may push to inspire logical designing techniques through inspired artistic projects.

Primary Colored Kids Room

Primary Colored Kids Room

Regardless of your style, the colors in your home effect the energy with in your interior space.  Creating a mood which is appropriate for the function of the space is important but sometimes hard to achieve.   With the help of our expert staff at Fabrics and Frames Furniture, you can create interiors which will have you and your home feeling inspired!

For more information about designing or where to get custom looks like these please visit our website:

www.fabricsandframes.com

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog atandy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Frames-Furniture/156825517684205

Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

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ROY G BIV Christmas!

Tis’ the season to be merry and bright!  Christmas is the time of the year where we put out decorations in our homes which give us joy and make us smile.  Most homes are decorated with the traditional colors of red and green at this time of year, but some like to create Christmas schemes of contemporary colors which reflect some of their favorite colors or colors in their existing home decor.  When choosing the direction you will go for holiday decorations, please keep in mind the acronym “ROY G. BIV”.    In design, this acronym helps many understand color theory.  I have attached a video below to help you understand further!

After  understanding that “ROY G. BIV” is a acronym for RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, INDIGO, VIOLET, we can start to ponder about what colors we will use for this holiday season.  Since many of us are leaning towards using synthetic trees to help with preservation of our ecosystem, we have found out that there is a much wider variety of colors for Christmas than ever before available for our own holiday decor!

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With such a wide variety of colors to choose from, you may  get overwhelmed  and have a hard time determining what  colors to incorporate into your Christmas.  Below you will find different color schemes which you can use to help you create  a design that emphasizes your favorite color during this holiday season.  Check it out!

Red Christmas

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When creating a “Red Christmas”, it is best to stay monochromatic with the “red” and pair it with accessories of white, silver or gold  to enhance the theme and keep it chic.  These neutral tones will not be too over baring and will give a subtle holiday flicker to the ambiance of the room.

Orange Christmas

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Although the color orange is often reserved for the holidays of Halloween or Thanksgiving, this color can  be used to create an organic, earthy Christmas.  If you like to use real “non-synthetic” trees because you love the smell that a fresh pine brings to your home, then you may also like introducing dried oranges as decorative ornaments as well as using pine cones and other products from nature to keep it very natural.

Yellow and Gold Christmas

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For those who don’t like too much color in their homes, a gold or yellow inspired tree may be the answer this holiday season!  Decorating your tree with  yellow or gold accessories will brighten up the room, yet the ambiance will remain tranquil.  There is very little color that is introduced in this color scheme. However if you would like to add a little contrast color to the scheme, perhaps a suggestion would be the  brighten up the room blue! The photo above shows how you can incorporate both colors together, but still keep the look very subtle in tone.

Green Christmas

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When you think about having a “green” Christmas,you may not feel that the color will create much impact in the room.  To the contrary, this look can feel very cozy and inviting because of the organic qualities that it creates in the home.  When creating a holiday scheme with this color, think lime green!  This color will create contrast with the evergreen or white Christmas tree that you may have in your home and give the room some “pop”.  Many may think that this color will be too contemporary for a traditional home, you can create a room scheme with this color that is very transitional.

Blue Christmas

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In the western hemisphere, we celebrate Christmas during the winter season. Many of you wish for a “white” Christmas which brings  snow and ice and is often associated with the color blue.  For those of us who would like to create a winter wonderland in our homes having a blue Christmas is a great alternative.   This look works best with the colors white and silver because it keeps the blue crisp and vibrant regardless if you are decorating with a turquoise blue or a sapphire blue.

Purple Christmas

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Looking for a dramatic Christmas?  Create a room around deep violet…  This look works best when you incorporate gold because it compliments the luxurious color.   Since this color appears to be very dark in tone, don’t be shy about going over the top with glamour and glitter!  This will help draw the eye to the holiday spirit the color can bring.

Multi-Colored Christmas

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For many of us, the holiday season is only about gathering with loved ones and the “perfect” Christmas decor is not important.  Your ideal Christmas decorated home will include handcrafted ornaments that have been handed down from generation to generation that bring us wonderful memories and showcase all the different colors you love through out the year!  Not selecting a specific color scheme creates a fun and energetic Christmas which can be  warm and inviting to others and exudes the real meaning of Christmas!

At Fabrics and Frames Furniture we cater to all colors of the rainbow! If you are having trouble this holiday season finding that perfect runner for the table, or tree skirt, we can solve that problem by creating you a custom one!  Even though we specialize in creating custom furniture from the ground up, we also take on small jobs which can create the final touches to a room!

For more information about designing or where to get custom looks like these please visit our website:

www.fabricsandframes.com

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog atandy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Frames-Furniture/156825517684205

Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

For more tips from Fabrics and Frames about Christmas, Check out our other article: https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/trendy-christmas-interiors/

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