At the Design Bloggers Conference, this past week, Barbara Barry spoke and I love this quote:
“You should paint a room 10 times lighter than the paint chip you are looking at, so the light can play in the room all day”
I love that visual.
And it also reinforces my post, A Light Colour will Never Come to Life in a Dark Room yet again. Pale, barely there colours need plenty of light to come out and play.
Barbara Barry does not do dramatic interiors colour wise. Most of her spaces are filled with barely there blues, celadon greens and greige tones.
She said she loves neutral interiors because people create the pattern with the stuff of life.
I also prefer lighter colours to lots of darkness and drama. I like drama in dining rooms and powder rooms. I have never specified a charcoal gray for anyone yet, even though charcoal bedrooms and dining rooms abound all over the internet. It’s simply too trendy. But, as they say, it’s only paint.
Then I met these two lovely designers (above) who follow my blog from Texas.
Courtney Smart Stone & Maria
I met so many people who follow my blog, it’s been a fun 2 1/2 days!
Back to Vancouver tomorrow!
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