Day 12 in my 37 Days of Learning Undertones Series is on my Facebook fan page right now! Come on over and join the conversation, we are having fun! In Day 11, one of my readers asked the above question so I thought I’d answer it here in a quick post:
Are neutrals the only time we are concerned with undertones?
Definitely no, however it’s where people make the most mistakes regarding choosing colour. Designers and homeowners alike consistently chose the wrong tiles, countertops, wall colours, upholstery and carpet over and over without even realizing that they are not correct until it’s too late.
There must be nothing worse than walking into your brand new bathroom only to realize that the tile you loved and thought was so perfect, actually doesn’t match your countertops in the end.
And of course we could list countless examples of similar stories.
In general, it’s much easier to choose a colour over a neutral to coordinate with your interior. If you arrived home with a pink pillow that doesn’t match because its too peachy or too bubblegum that’s much easier to see.
What happens though when you’ve painted your bedroom a pinky taupe and then arrive home with a duvet that has a green undertone instead?
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to spot it in the store before you even get it home?
You could if you hang out with me for the next 25 days until August 31st! And if you want to get there quicker, download my ebook so when I’m talking about Taupe, you’ll know exactly which colours and what I mean.
I’m on vacation still. . . off to have a glass of wine and relax! xo Maria
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