How do fashion colors influence your home décor and interior paint color choices?
As a jewelry designer who loves to work with brightly colored gemstones, color plays an integral part in my interior design style. Trends in fashion often infiltrate interior design, and that's especially true with color. Paint is such a great way to bring unexpected beauty and color into a room, whether through an accent wall or a beautifully painted piece of furniture. While I've always been a fan of paint, I'm currently also loving wallpaper in fun, geometric prints and unbelievable colors. Both can create high impact in a room. In the same way that jewelry can take a t-shirt and jeans from drab to fab, paint has the power to completely transform a room and give it a whole new emotion in the way that only color can. If you're lacking in art or wall décor, paint or wallpaper can also be a great way to completely change the look and feel of a room at an affordable cost.
One hot trend in interior design is homes with floor plans that are more open, allowing the rooms and spaces to flow together. Painting one of the rooms or even a single wall is a great way to give a room a dramatic, standalone appearance even when everything else is open around it. I recently moved into a new space with a very open floor plan and I painted my dining room a gorgeous, Greenish-Gray, much like PANTONE Deep Lichen Green. It really helps to add drama to my overall space and allows the dining room to feel like a separate, more intimate area.
If you could makeover a room or key piece of furniture in your home, which fashion color would you use and where?
I currently love bamboo Chippendale chairs. They are so easy to paint and are a great way to add an unexpected pop of color and a bit of whimsy into your home or office. Since Chippendale chairs were really popular in the 1950s and 1960s, you can purchase them at an antique store, but you can also buy them new at many interior décor stores. In my new space, I painted one in a crisp, White lacquer finish for my living room, but I'd love it in a bold Fuchsia color or a stunning Cobalt hue. That's the great thing about paint – whether painting a piece of furniture or your walls, you're never making a big commitment. Even if you only keep it that color for six months – repainting is affordable and easy. If you're ready for a change in your home, don't be afraid to start with something small like repainting a piece of furniture or the insets of your kitchen cabinets. It's totally easy, inexpensive and you can always change it back if you get tired of it or don't like it.