Decorating looks so easy but when we try we falter .. it just never seems to come together. As individuals we are drawn to different decorating styles and colors but have you tried decorating with a color plan approach in mind?  Note PLAN is the key word.

Below is a selection of home decorating where I have pulled out the color palette used, some are surprisingly simple!

Thom Filicia designers

Thom Filicia designers

 

Rural Building au

Rural Building Company, Australia

 

Understanding color is important when creating an inviting and coherent home.

Have a look at these books to help brush up your skills:

Another a great resource guide is the website: Interiorholic where they have Pantone color forecasts, color combinations and tips to create new color schemes.

 

Robert Mills architects

Robert Mills architects

 

Robert Mills architects 2

Robert Mills architects

 

from Thomas Murphy

from Thomas Murphy

 

From The Room Illuminated blog

From The Room Illuminated blog

 

French and French Interiors

French and French Interiors

 

French and French Interiors 2

French and French Interiors

 

Each year Pantone brings out color fashions and trends for the home, below is the 2015 guide to Marsala.

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Pantone color of the Year for 2015 is Marsala.

 

Corine Maggio design

Corine Maggio design

 

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Bronnie Joel Photography

Bronnie Joel Photography

 

Breathe architects

Breathe architects

 

Beaumaris house 2

From Beaumaris Homes, Melbourne

 

Atticus and Milo

Atticus and Milo

 

Arent&Pyke design

Arent & Pyke design

 

At my home

My favorite paint company is Porters Paints in Australia. Their colors supersede all mass produced paints for a truly rich color experience in your home. Do yourself a favor .. dont waste time trying to color match it in Bunnings paints .. the materials used to make the paint will never match a Porters paint!

Porter’s Paints still makes paint and wallpaper by traditional methods and to original formulations, producing an unrivalled depth of colour.

bedroom 1 colors

My master bedroom upstairs is in the planning stages.

 

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bathroom 2 colors

Our bathroom which we completed a few years also went through the same color planning approach.

 

bathroom colors

The finished product .. its pretty close!

 

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I also love Porters wall papers, take the time to check them out.

 

ALWAYS THE ARTIST

Dina