#1 Reason To Avoid The Perfect Color Match

Posted on August 06, 2015 by Kate Moynihan | 0 comments

I usually understand customer’s decorating concerns, but this one is bigger, more troublesome.
“I need to find accessories to match this color of blue,” a lady in the shop said as she waved a fabric sample in the air.
“How about this candlestick,” I offered.
“It’s not quite the right shade,” she said. “The fabric is a wee-bit darker.”
“What about this vase?” I asked.
“No, it’s a tad off, much too bright,” she said.
I’d been down this road before with customers who want the perfect color match.
But I’ll tell you a secret: The #1 reason to avoid perfection in decorating: 

Mixing shades and hues adds interest to a room.

It’s not that having a passion for perfect isn’t wonderful; it’s just that I’ve learned to enjoy the benefits of close-to-perfect. Designing with a variety of values lets each piece separate and stand out on its own. The colors blend together like brothers and sister in a family, yet each tint is an individual within the family.
I hope you might try my family-style of decorating. You don’t have to be so brave and add your Great Aunt Mable’s grand-nephew, but sisters might make you smile.
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