It usually starts with a phone call, ‘my house is missing something, it’s just not quite right’. So off I go to see what the problem could be. As soon as I walk in, it’s obvious that it’s missing the jolt…the wow factor…the edginess. Call it what you want, but it’s the opposite of matchy matchy.
Have you ever been in a room that’s done all in warm tones and you literally feel choked up? Really…sort of like you can’t breathe. It’s over saturation with the browns, reds and rusts. Then there’s the opposite problem. Usually in the newer homes, all greys, whites and iciness. You immediately feel the chill.
What’s needed in both cases is the jolt of the opposite. There has to be a balance between warm and cool. That’s what makes a room feel comfortable.
Toss cushions are the layer that first catches your eye. Try adding some new colour this way. If it’s working for you, then think about changing the paint colour. It makes a huge difference to a space if there is a good balance between warm and cool.
Karen Fron Design is a full-service Interior Design Firm located in Calgary, Alberta. We specialize in bespoke residential & commercial interiors, custom furniture & draperies, and whole home renovations.
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