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Kim Myles vlogs about using color as an accessory.
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Hey everybody! Kim Myles, it's one more session for us about color. Yes, you heard it, I know, never get old apparently because we all have the challenge of color. And today, we are going to address color as an accessory, okay.
So the first question is from Belle. And Belle writes, what is the bright gray to choose for bedroom walls without looking it too dark or way too light. I am going to make it temporary look with dark brown or black furniture. Well, Bell, ah! Kudos on choosing grey, I think grey is really awesome. We all think of tan, we all think creating buttery colors, they are so neutral but grey is chic and sophisticated, and just a wonderful kind of fresh palette in the neutral zone. As far as picking the right grey, here is a safe way to do it.
When you think about color chips and you know those color chips, they come with a grades of color on them. So they go from dark to light, all the way up to one single chip, pick the grey that you like in the grey family and when you look at that chip, pick the center three colors. One of those three, right there, center in that chip is going to be perfect with you, I promise.
You go with the deepest of the three, you are going to get a more kind of enveloping presence in the space. That space is going to feel a little more cloister, a little more soft. And if you go with the lightest, the space is going to feel expansive. The fact is it's not on either ends of the color wheel, that's what's going to keep you safe. So really it's up to you Belle, grey walls, contemporary furnishings.
The next question comes from Chucky, and Chucky has a tall and narrow staircase leading to the upstairs bedrooms. And he asks, how should I paint it and/or accessorize to make it look less closed in? Wow! Chucky, I love you, you are really considering accessorizing and painting it. Long staircase, hallways, ways, these are all spaces that people ignore, that it's the last thing on our mind because we don't spend the bulk of our lives and then they are pass throughs.
Here is the trick, when you are looking at a narrow stairwell and you are looking at a small space, you can go one of two ways. You can make it totally expensive, goes it very light color, keep it really simple and airy or you can go with "statements". You can pick a bold rich color because it is a small space and it can take it, it really just depends on which way you want to go.
You want to go with something that reflects a little bit of light, so eggshell or satin finish versus a matte. This is going to bound some light around, make it feel little more open. As far as accessories, here is what I would say, I would say, think about art that is staged on the wall leading up the staircase at the same kind of level as the stair is going up. So we are tracking with our eye this kind of movement up the space.
When you are thinking about this art, consider framing it identically. So it can be multiple pieces, it can even be postcards, that you love, something really inexpensive. A postcard beautifully managed and framed becomes something entirely different. So consider maybe in a collective grouping of art pieces but framed identically, which is want to keep the eye moving, keep the eye flowing, and not cause too much visual interruption which is what you don't want in the small space.
Alright you guys, that's going to do it for this round keep those questions coming, I love it and I will see you next time.
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