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Spring 2011~ e-Decorator Newsletter~ Special COLOR Issue
Spring 2011
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The snow will be gone in the Midwest very soon, Spring 2011 is right around the corner! What better time of year to introduce a series of focused informational issues from Impressive Windows & Interiors! This first issue is focused on color. It includes an article about choosing color as well as an article about the 2011 Pantone color of the year, Honeysuckle; which is coincidentally one of my personal favorites!  
Last but not least I have included some links for my favorite things- sure to inspire you on your next creative journey!

  
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 1:00-5:00pm. Please take note of the new date for our 2011 open house!

 

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How to Choose Color     
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Choose the right color for YOU!
 
 

How to Pair Colors Like a Pro 

 

Combining colors is often a challenge for homeowners.  Which color goes nicely with brown?  How do you add color to a blue room?  The following tips will give you confidence to add the right hues to your home.

 

 

Know The Three Basic Color Schemes

 

Monochromatic

- colors with the same hue but different values (brown and taupe; two shades of blue)


 

Analogous - colors that are next to each other on the color wheel and thus similar (green and yellow; red and purple).  Rooms can use three analogous colors for more excitement, like green, yellow, and orange. 

A subtler, more sophisticated analogous combination could be yellow-green, yellow, and orange-yellow.


 

Complementary - color-wheel opposites.  Complementary colors give the most contrast and are exciting to the eye (orange and blue; red and green)

 

 

Take a Cue from Mother

 

Mother Nature, that is!  Colors that are found together in the great outdoors are also beautiful when combined in the home.  Think of a light blue sky paired with silvery white clouds.  Or a forest with its combination of greens mixed with tree bark brown.  If it's pleasing in nature, it'll be sure to please you inside, as well.

 

 

Look to Your Closet

 

Think about the color combinations you enjoy wearing.  What accent colors do you add to your outfits?  Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says,

"If you look and feel good with those colors on, you'll like them around you."

 

 

When adding new color to your home, remember to stay classic with your largest, most expensive pieces.  That way, when you choose to make any changes, you just need to switch small accessories and other inexpensive items.  Easy! 

  
If you are still in need of help with choosing colors, call us anytime for assistance 651-437-5512. We offer full-service paint-color consultations at a time that is convenient for you. Visit our website for pricing information and book your appointment online anytime from our homepage.  
Pantone 2011 Color of the year- Honeysuckle
 
Pantone color of the year- Honeysuckle
What is your favorite color?
 
Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It is a color for everyday- with nothing "everyday" about it.  
as the best in their field.

 

 

More inspiration from the color Honeysuckle....via fashion. And we all know that fashion colors transcend into interiors~! 

Fashion forward Honeysuckle
Fashion forward- 2011 color of the year Honeysuckle

 

 
More Fashion!
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Color Theory- Quick Reference Guide
   
Ever wonder how a interior designer picks out color for a room? How a fashion designer picks colors for a runway show? Well, that is easy! We, like other artists rely on the trusty color wheel! 
Color Wheel
Color Wheel
 
 And these are a few of my favorite things....  
Chic Cleats- Decorative Window Hardware 
Jackie Blue Home- Fabric designer and Interior Designer from Las Vegas!
STIR- Sherwin Williams color website
Town Toiles- Toile Fabric website
Hyman Hendler & Sons- Vintage ribbons & trims
 
 

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At Impressive Windows & Interiors we specialize in interior decorating and design, as well as custom window treatments, fabrics, trims and accessories for your home or business. We work with homeowners like you as well as other designers from around the area to produce one-of-a-kind window treatments for all clients. From high end couture to budget friendly solutions, we make redecorating affordable for almost any budget. (651) 437-5512 or (612) 834-7110.
 

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