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    • 1. Hello!

    • 2. Mod 1 Pt 1

    • 3. Mod 1 Pt 2

    • 4. Mod 1 Pt 3

    • 5. Mod 2 Pt 1

    • 6. Mod 2 Pt 2

    • 7. Mod 2 Pt 3

    • 8. Mod 3 Pt 1

    • 9. Mod 3 Pt 2

    • 10. Bonus

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Color is one of the most powerful forces in our environment. Color influences us psychologically, emotionally, even spiritually. Yet most of us have no idea how to pick the right colors for our homes where it matters the most. With so much information out there and so many choices, we feel paralyzed and stay stuck with the wrong colors for far too long.

Thankfully, this class will get you out of your color rut. My feng shui-inspired design method will help you to plan and implement a color scheme for your home that transforms a ho-hum space into an extraordinary one. By practicing my method, you will be able to identify color relationships that work and understand how certain colors and combinations of colors feel just right for a space. This course also provides practical tips that walk you through the process of changing your home’s color scheme, step by step.

Create a home that makes your soul sing.

If you want a home that supports your best life, you can’t afford to miss this course!

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Mina Yang

Feng shui & interior design consultant


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1. Hello!: welcome to transform your space with color. Hello, my name is Meena Yang. I'm a certified fun Tshwane design consultant. I've developed a unique design approach I call fun shoe inspired design, which has proven to be effective for my clients and students. In this course I'm sharing with you one very important component of this design approach. Color color can have a major impact on the feel and look of a space, but it's not always easy to pick out the right colors. That's what this course is all about. By the time you finish the course, you'll be putting together color palettes and buying paints with confidence. Your space will be transformed before your eyes with just a couple of layers of paint and a few new pieces. Are you ready for this transformation? To begin a few things to know about the course. First, the course is divided into three modules, foundation color palette and applications and foundation. You'll learn about my functionary inspired design method. You'll learn about the principles of fung shway and design theories that inform the rest of this course in color palettes. I teach you about the Association of certain colors with moods, functions and types of rooms. You learned how to put together a palette of colors and how to successfully distribute these colors in your space. The last module is a more practical one, giving you concrete tips on choosing the right paint colors and buying furniture and accessories. Each model comes with a cheat sheet of terms and concepts introduced in the lessons, followed by a quiz to reinforce what you've learned. In addition to the videos, cheat sheets and quizzes, I want you to be aware of these other available Resource is the first is my Pinterest boards. I will point you to specific boards throughout the class. The more examples you see, the more expert you will become in design theories and applications. Please have my Pinterest site open in another tab so that you can easily access my boards when I prompt you to do so during a lesson. If you'd like to be part of my design community, please sign up for my Facebook group. Share your challenges and ideas with the group for feedback. Provide links for the Pinterest board, Facebook group and other resource is on the attached appendix. Please download this appendix at the end of this video so that you have the links on hand. Finally, if you'd like more help designing your space, I am available to provide direct assistance. They provide my website. You Earl, An email address in the appendix. If you'd like to get in touch with me, the first half hour video consultation is free of charge. Although changing the color of your space can be a lot of work. If you do it right, you can enjoy living in a home that is aligned to your moves and aspirations. Ah, home that looks and feels great. Good luck with your space transformation. See you in module one. 2. Mod 1 Pt 1: welcome back to transform your space with color. In this first module, I outlined the foundational principles of function and design that informed this course. In the introduction, we go over why we should care about color in our homes and how we might achieve the right colors with the lessons that follow to begin, we should acknowledge that color is a powerful force in our lives. Across cultures, color is upheld as an important part of our environment, even if color signified differently in different context, color has been shown to influence our mood and mental state, even our behavior designer in grief, Italy goes so far as to say that color is life and energy. Color is also highly personal and individual. So while it is imperative that we get the colors in our homes right, there is no single color palette that will make everyone happy. Sadly, most people have no idea where to start. There are too many options out there. As anyone who's visited a paint shop knows. Confronted with hundreds of paint chips or browsing the endless number of online design sites, most of us feel paralyzed and unable to move forward. It just feels easier to meet things as they are than two way through the ocean of choices. Until now, that is. With the help of this course, you will be able to pick out and apply the colors that will make your soul sing, because that's what the right colors can do. And my funds ways buyer design method can help you get there. In my method, I combined the best of design theory and finish way principles to create spaces that feel right, function optimally and look great. Design theories help us to understand how our eyes perceive certain things, such as different combinations of color and age. Old functionary principles can guide us to set up our environment in ways that promote harmony and flow. Either one alone doesn't create a complete space. Looks or sensations alone can't make a space all that it can be. It's in their combination that we find transformative possibilities. In the rest of this module. I will highlight the aspect of design theory and punctuate principles. They're the most relevant to color. These are the principles and theories that we will be turning to again and again through this course. I look forward to helping you turn your home into a place of beauty and comfort. When the work that accompanies space transformation gets challenging, remember that it will be more than worth it when you get to the other side of the rainbow. Thank you for watching. See you in the next lesson Module one, part two. 3. Mod 1 Pt 2: welcome back to transform your space with color. In this lesson, you will learn about harmony as it is defined by the ancient art of fun and choosing a color palette. First base harmony is crucial and understanding it will aid you in achieving the right color plan and tell us thought harmony is represented by the Taiji symbol. Often called the yin yang symbol in the West, the symbol encompasses the oppositional qualities of Union young. But it also illustrates the complementary and mutually inclusive relationship of oppositional polls. You see on the slide some of the qualities associated with union young. If we follow the logic of the tighty symbol, we can't have something completely passive without a bit of the active in it. We can't have death without life or vice versa. We can't have life without death. The state of harmony requires the presence of both poles. But depending on the context, we might lean more yen or young. This is true in the spaces we occupy as well. Space is lean toward cool or warm, passive or active, minimalist or maximalist, still or vibrant, but needs a little of the other to create a sense of balance. You will learn later in this course which way each room in your home leans toward yin or young. In this lesson, let's explore which colors lean in or young people intuitively sends certain colors as warm and others as cool. There are scientific reasons for why we experience colors in terms of temperature. We don't need to get into that here, but know that reds are associated with warmth loose with coolness. When reds and blues are mixed with other colors, they lend those colors warmth or coolness as undertones. For example, there are cool and warm grace cooling warm greens, etcetera hot can also be thought of as young and cold as yin. These colors, other by associated with other young and yin qualities. For example, red and orange are seen as active, energetic colors, whereas blue is seen as a calming color will return again and again to the young union qualities of color. In this course, to show you how colors deployed sensitively helped to form a harmonic balance. Leslie, get this photo for a moment. Calm water is very yin cool, still serene. The color palette of this image is mostly cool, with blue as a dominant color. But throughout the blue there were other undertones, like yellow and red, that add a bit of young to this image. The composition of the photo also shows a good harmonic balance received a watering motion in the middle of the image droplets of water and the concentric circles in the middle provides some visual interest in an otherwise flat image. Both the colors in the composition show a sensitive balancing of what is a mostly yin image with a bit of young. Without the added warmth, the movement, the image will be Chilean, too cold and boring. We should keep in mind this kind of harmonizing as we choose colors for our homes was your balance light with dark, saturated with translucent and bright with neutral as well as warm with cool. We will look at specific examples in later lessons. The takeaways from this lecture are in towers thought harmonies made up of oppositional pulls that complement and mutually include one another. Some colors are yin, others air. Young color temperature is one aspect of yin or yang nous of a space color. Palettes will lean either to the yen or young end of the spectrum, but should be countered with a little of the other for her money. Balance. Thank you for watching. See you import three of module one. 4. Mod 1 Pt 3: welcome back to transform your space with color. In the last lesson, we considered how the funds way principle of harmony should inform our color decisions. In this lesson, you'll learn about the color wheel, which is a major component of modern color theory. The color wheel teaches us how colors relate to one another and which colors naturally go together. This understanding will further improve your ability to refine your color palette. The color wheel visually encapsulate a huge amount of information about the color spectrum . Let me first explain what you're seeing here. In the outermost concentric circle, you see the entire spectrum of colors as it moves between the primary colors of red, yellow and blue. The colors in this layer are called Hughes. In the next layer, you see the hue with white added, which is a tent of the hue. In the innermost circle. You see the hue with black added or the shade of the hue in between the tints and shades at the tones or Hughes with grace added an interior spaces. We often turn to one of the colors of the inner circles. Hughes can be a bit too saturated, but the toner tint of a hue could work beautifully as a wall color. For example, orange is much too bright for most spaces, but it's 10 to could work as part of a kitchen color palette, or its shade could make for a nice leather armchair. We want to keep these options in mind as we look at the next several slides. The show is common color relationships. Whites, greys and blacks either mixed with other colors or as another color in the palate can keep the brightness in check so that our eyes do not become tired from overstimulation. This is a different version of the color wheel, shaped like a star to explicitly show the relationships between colors. Here you can see the primary and secondary colors labeled with a bigger fund, the tertiary colors labeled with a smaller font. You can also see the lines that connect colors opposite one another on the wheel, as well as the triangular relationships between them, starting with the primary colors than extending to secondary and tertiary colors. The next slides illustrate common color relationships in interior spaces. With each combination, we will be coming back to the Color Star as a reference. The simplest type of color palette is a monochromatic one. All the elements of this room are in a tent tone or shade of blue. It's hard to go wrong with a monochromatic palette says there is nothing that clashes, but the overall effect is rather boring. And because the dominant color is blue, the space feels too cold. The palate does not shrink the right function weight, balance of harmony. The next example shows an analogous color palette, analogous relationships between those colors that lie right next to each other on the color wheel. The next slide shows the same room, but with colors from the bottom right quadrant of the color Star Yellow short truce and green analogous color scheme is relatively easy to put together and that the colors are similar enough so as to not clash. It is more interesting than the monochromatic one, but still quite bland without any opposing colors to create greater visual interest in overall harmony, let's try venturing further. A field on the color star colors opposite one another on the color wheel are called complimentary. You can see on this star that purple is complementary to yellow. Red is complementary degree ing and blue is complementary to orange. We can think of them in the yin yang terms as well. Red is young, Rina's yen yellow is young, purple is in. And, as with Yin yang relationships, we won't want to be dominant, but the other to be present to create a harmonic balance. We can see that in this room with the addition of the complimentary orange. The formerly all blue room gets a new charge of energy and no longer feels to code or looks too boring. The majority of the room is still blue, with the orange providing just a jolt of color. If the two complementary colors co existed in the room in equal measures, our eyes would feel overwhelmed. But with one is an accent. This color scheme works well and achieves harmony. Another way to make complementary colors, combined nicely without clashing is to use tens or tones of colors. Pink and green, for example, is a very common combination. It works because attention between the complementary colors of red and green have been dialled down with the addition of white to the red. Another, less common color palette is a triad IQ one, as mentioned earlier. You can see triangular connections between colors on this color star. The outline. Try attic relationships first between the primary colors, then the secondary and tertiary. Once colors in triad IQ relationships share no husing common with one another, so it takes extra sensitivity to put them together in a space. This room uses the tertiary triad of ember, magenta and teal for its palette. As with most traumatic pallets, the third color is barely there. There is just a touch of teal in the couch Christian, and it's with the complementary palate. One color dominates, while the other provides contrast. Intention again. Complementary and try. Attic color schemes are not the easiest ones to pull together. Since the colors don't naturally go together but done well, they can create a room with visual interest in energy. The takeaways from this lecture are use a color wheel to understand relationships between colors and the changes in Hughes with the addition off white, gray and black. The easiest color palace to put together our monochromatic, an analogous once but complementary and traumatic palates can be harmonious and energizing if done well when using colors that don't share any common Hughes in their makeup. The distribution of colors has to be handled sensitively. We will cover this morning and later lesson. Thanks for watching. Please be sure to study the cheat, cheat and take the quiz for module one. If there's anything you find too challenging in the quiz, we watched the videos from Module one, See You in Module two, in which color palettes will be discussed in more concrete details. 5. Mod 2 Pt 1: welcome back to transform your space with color. This is the start of the second module, in which we start to put together a color scheme for your space. I started by teaching your general guidelines, then become more specific in each lesson. By the end of the module, you should have now done your color options to a workable color scheme for your space. In the first lesson, you will learn what kind of colors work well for specific types of rooms and for specific moves. You will also begin to learn how to combine colors that work well. An interior spaces. Different rooms in the home have more young or yin qualities. There are rooms that are full of activity and social interactions, such as the living room or the home office and other rooms that promote rest in stillness like the bedroom, young rooms should use colors that are energizing, whereas yin rooms should use colors that are coming. You will probably remember from two lessons ago that the warmer colors like red are energizing, while cooler colors like blue are Call me. That is not to say that offices must be read in bedrooms must be blue because of undertones of colors and the different ways in which colors combine, as well as other factors specific to your space. There's no hard and fast rule about what colors can go where. You should also be sensitive to your personal preferences. Some people, for instance, prefer space is relatively devoid of visual stimuli in an office so that they can focus on their work rather than stick to rigid rules about color. Just be aware of the overall effect who you want to create in each room. Justice in the picture of the water seem to lessons ago. You want to lean toward yen or young, but be sensitive to how the inclusion of colors from the opposite pole can create a more harmonious whole. You can find examples of how color can create energizing or calm spaces on my Pinterest board, harmony in French way or rest ful bedrooms and energizing offices. I would recommend pausing the video and checking this board out before continuing further. Now that's at nuanced. We're understanding off young union colors. We've already seen that warm colors such as red and orange are perceived as young. Where's cool colors such as blue and green are perceived as yen. We probably won't want to feel our entire space with colors in the top row, here says Our eyes will tire from too much color. You, Charles, are necessary in a color palette to balance out the intensity of Hughes with places to rest our eyes. Note here that even mutuals lean toward the young or yen and of the scale. The undertones of reds and oranges in the neutrals on the left lend them a warm quality, whereas the undertones of blues and greens in the neutrals on the right, then the McCool quality. Generally, it works better to have one neutral support. Warm accent colors and cool neutral support. Cool accent colors. But there are exceptions, as we will see in a moment on this and the next two slides, I will show you how neutrals and colors may be deployed in a room. This is the simplest type of color scheme where the backdrop is on your troll. Here it's the cleanest of neutrals white, and they're just pops of color in the bronze light fixture and pink flower. All white color schemes can make a room feel fresh and works especially well in smaller rooms, but it can easily get boring. You could imagine that this room without the colors in the light in the flower, would be two yen and provide little in the way of visual interest. The next color scheme is probably the most common one. This living room has light gray walls and a great couch as the dominant colors. Against this neutral background, we get pops of intense colors in the cushions and art. Note that the colors of the accessories are from the traumatic relationship of yellow, blue and red. Because there is not much of any of these colors in the room, the three can co exist comfortably. As in the previous example, the room stripped of thes accent colors would be boring. And Tuyen the accent colors add visual interest in energy to the space. The grace keep the overall look sophisticated. This room uses color much more boldly. Here, red is more than an accent color, second only to the white red covers, about as much surface as the gray. It works here because the other colors are neutral and on the cool end of the scale to balance out the hot intensity of the red. The white also plays an essential role here, giving us places to rest her I the minimalistic, or also helps in making this design successful. Although there are patterns on the walls, they are geometric and regular and in the non taxing color scheme of black or white against great. Even the artwork keeps its pallet to a minimum in a space that features a saturated color this prominently. Other things have to be kept in check to achieve harmonious balance. There shouldn't be competing patterns or clutter. Other colors should be mutual, and a neutral from the opposing poll, avian or young would be best to counterbalance overall energy of the space. So if this room had a big swath of blue rather than red, the gray would be swept out Ferb age or cream or wood tones that would add warmth to counterbalance the coldness of blue. That takeaways from this lecture are different. Rooms are more young or yin, depending on their function. Colors, including neutrals, are more young or yen. Young colors usually goes with young mutuals, and yin colors usually go with you neutrals unless one color is so intensely gin that some young is needed as a counterbalance or vice versa. Most rooms are mostly neutral with pops of color, but a more intense color can be used as a dominant color if it's balanced out by lots of neutral and it's opposing yin or yang quality. Thanks for watching. See you in Module three, Part two. 6. Mod 2 Pt 2: Welcome back to transform your space with color. In this lesson. Re attempt to narrow down color schemes for your space. A leader through a series of questions and steps to help you zero in on a workable palette . There are five questions we want to be asking ourselves as we go through the process of narrowing down or color palette. As we saw in the last lesson. Different kinds of rooms should have different energy levels, and this work better with urine color palettes than others. What dominant mood are you hoping to create in this room? Calm, active, social restorative? Although living rooms are more social than other rooms, some of us prefer to have even our living rooms be more calming arrest full. So we should consider both the kind of room and the kind of mood we seek in putting together a color palette for a space. The previous two questions ultimately help us to answer this question. Do we want a color palette that leans more yen or young, which will most likely help us Chancellor? This question about neutrals? Do we want warmer neutrals like Bages and creams for a more young room or cooler neutrals like grace for more yen room. Or perhaps we want to borrow mutuals from the other end of the spectrum to balance out too intense the color elsewhere. Finally, what are the colors we want to feature in our palate? Perhaps there are favorite colors you definitely want to see in your space, or you have furniture art that you definitely want to use. Or the blue skies or green foliage framed by your windows will inform the color palette. If you're completely stumped and have no idea what colors you want to include in your space , try out these inspirational sources. You might browse other rooms to see if any of them feel right to you. Color wise, I've collected dozens of pins with rooms featuring a wide variety of color palettes on my Pinterest board color schemes. Many of the pens also have explanations about the color palettes and distribution. Start by browsing this board and see if you have any favorites from among these examples. There may also be other spaces a friend's home, restaurant or hotel lobby that you particularly love. See if you can identify the different colors in the palette. Do you have any objects in your space that can be the source of the color palette. Rugs, fabric and art are excellent sources of color inspiration. You may also have furniture that has to stay. They will have to play a prominent role in the color palette. Photographs can also serve as inspirational pieces. If you're a hiker who loves the deep green of forest, you can use a photograph of such a landscape as a starting point. In the next two slides, you will see how color palettes can be pulled out of photographs. The photos and color palettes here and in the next light are from color palettes dot net. This website has many color palettes and is a wonderful reference site. What you can see with these examples is how we're surrounded by potential inspirational sources, something as mundane and humble as watermelon and blueberries conservative, the inspiration for rich color palettes. The other lesson to learn here is that we have to look at colors next to each other in order to see their true undertones engaged in correctly in terms of their yin and yang qualities. If you look at just the great tones in these pallets, you can see that the one on the left has pink undertones. Where is the one on the right? Has blue undertones. This is not so obvious when looking at the color in isolation. It is only by holding them up to other colors that their true nature is fully revealed. This becomes even more apparent in this pairing, the second color chip of both palettes a gray, and they're similar enough that it will be very difficult to see their undertones were re to see them in isolation. Next to the other colors, it becomes clear that the gray on the left has green undertones, and the one on the right has pink undertones. I hope that these observations have convinced you that we must look at colors in combination rather than alone. In order to do this, I recommend that you find paint chips that correspond to the colors you're thinking of using. Take your inspiration piece, perhaps a fabric or photo to the paint store and collect all the versions of the colors you want to use and bring them home. This is not just for colors. You intend to paint on your walls before all the colors he might potentially use. Place these chips side to side in the space. You plan to use the colors. You will get a lot of information about which versions of the color you Tintin shade you might use and which neutrals will go best with the colors. The takeaways from this lecture are we should ask ourselves a series of questions to determine the yin or yang qualities we want in our color palettes. Next, wish it narrow down or color palettes by finding inspiration pieces that contain colors that make us feel how we want to feel in the space. Gather paint chips to put together a palette of colors and neutrals that go together and are right for the space according to re discoveries in this process. Thanks for watching. In the next lesson, you will learn how to distribute these colors to growth. The room. See you in module to part three 7. Mod 2 Pt 3: welcome back to transform your space with color. Now they have been down a color palette. Let's explore ways to distribute the colors throughout your space. We've already seen that colors have to be distributed sensitively in order to have them not be overly intense or bland. Our eyes need the right balance of stimulation and rest. A well used, ineffective guideline in the distribution of colors is the 60 30 10 rule. This room shows the application of the rule 60% of the surfaces white, 30% is navy blue and 10% is orange, as seen in the accessories. Generally, the color on the ceiling and walls constitute the 60% which is why it's so important to choose the right paint colors for the ceiling and walls. In this room, the ceiling and walls are covered in different colors, which makes sense. The navy blue of the walls would make the room feel too unrelentingly dark if the seeding were not white. Generally, the 60% is unusual, Color says. A bright color occupying a majority of the surfaces in a room would wear out our eyes in this example, because of the coolness of the blue and white. The orange, the complementary color of blue provides a nice warm counterbalance. The 60 30 10 rule is true to the function weight principle of harmony. It calls for a dominant color mood, another color to keep it interesting and then a bit of an opposing color to keep the whole fuel balanced. Let's get even more specific about how to distribute the colors from your palate. There are three main layers in a room. The first the outer envelope off walls, ceiling and floor. The second the furniture and third, the accessories. Ah, few things can determine what color she put in the outer envelope. Flooring is relatively fixed, and if the color is unusual, would color. We can leave it alone. If there are strong red or blue undertones in the shade of the flooring material, we will need to take this color into consideration. In our overall palette, the walls and ceiling can be painted, but at this point assign it a color. And don't worry about the exact pain color. We will address picking paint colors in greater detail in Module three. We now know that the wall and ceiling colors will constitute either the 60% or 30% of the color surface. You should have a good idea by now what colors you want on your furniture. Since the couches visibly so prominent, its color will most likely constitute part of the 60 or 30% of the color scheme. Decide whether you want the sofa color to contrast or coordinate with the wall color in the 60 30 10 image, the way coaches tightened with the white ceilings and provided a contrast against the blue walls. If you don't want such a dramatic color scheme, you can choose a sofa that is the same color as the walls, but in a different shade or tent. If you plan on holding onto the catch for a long time, a neutral color is best. You can always change out the accessories, but the couch is much more expensive to replace. Also, you want to avoid patterns on a couch again because the couch is so big patterns become very dominant. There's a good chance you will get tired of the pattern long before it's time to replace the couch. With the patterns in judo throw pillows, they're much easier to change up Finally, you can use accessories to add the 10% of color that brings your space to life in a mostly yin room, use a pop of young color in a mostly young room used a pop Afeyan color. Since currents and rugs occupy a significant amount of surface, you might have them be either part of the 60% or 30% color with maybe a bit of the 10% color. You can have more of the 10% accent color in cushions, bases and artwork. I will talk about furniture and accessories in greater detail in Module three. Once you have the colors more or less distributed, try to create a more cohesive design by repeating the main colors throughout the room. Visual rhythm is a repetition of similar elements, with slight variations to connect the different parts of the room. Visual rhythm can make a collection of objects in a space look like a cohesively designed room. Our eyes naturally connect the dots between similar things and see the whole as unified. In this room, for example, the white and gray make up the dominant huge rules. There are then pops of yellows in the couch pillows, flowers in the mustard, yellow armchair and even yellowish would and dining chairs the green from the outdoor appear throughout the space in abundant greenery. There is also a repetition of the rectangular shape in the windows artwork table, and even in the seeding, the overall effect is of a room that looks cohesive with colors that balance one another. Well. The takeaways from this lecture are. Once you have a color palette for a room, think about how best to distribute the different colors. The 60 30 10 rule is a helpful guide to distributing color proportionately and harmoniously to plan where the colors of your palate will go in the three layers of the room. Remember to repeat and tie the colors throughout the room for a cohesive event. Thanks for watching pre studied attached chief sheet and take the quiz. If you ace a quiz, move on to Module three. If not, we watch the videos and study the cheat sheet until you can easily recall the material. See you in Module three 8. Mod 3 Pt 1: Welcome back to transform your space with color. In the third module, I will walk you through the concrete steps you need to take to complete the transformation of your space. In this first part, I provide you with tips on how to pick the right paint color. It's no picnic to pick the right paint color. The sheer number of choices is intimidating for Gray alone, a popular, neutral option these days. Just look at the variety. A brochure for Great paint I picked up recently had 48 different grace. And as we saw in previous lessons, the walls and ceilings play a prominent role in our overall color palette. No wonder that a trip to the paint store causes so much stress. So how do we go about making the right choice without the stress and worry? The key to picking the right color is to see color. Relational e colors have their dominant tones and undertones. The dominant tone, maybe gray. But there is a variety of possible undertones, and it's hard to see the undertones by staring at a paint chip of a single color. But if you place them next to other colors, you're intending to use it becomes more parent. Which ones match, which usually means that the share some of the same Hughes in their makeup. That's why it's really important to have other colors from your overall palette. Guide you in choosing the right grey or whatever other color you're considering. Remember these plants color palettes from an earlier lesson in the palette with a succulent , you can see that that gray has a bit of green in it. The flora palette the gray has strong pink undertones. By this point in the process, you should have a color palette in the color plan, which specifies where you'll use which color you should have a collection of paint chips with all the color she planned to use in the room and perhaps notes on the chips about where the colors will go. Bring these chips with you to the paint store so that you can hold up the other colors against potential candidates for the wall color. Be sure to look at all the colors of the room together. If a potential color doesn't work with any of the other colors, move onto the next candidate. Now that you've got the right, Hugh, How do you pick out which shade to get the ray shed for a room? Depends on the lighting, the mood you're trying to create on the size of the room. If your room gets lots of natural light and there's ample artificial life for night time, you might want to go a shade darker so that the color is actually visible. If, on the other hand, your room tends to be dark, then go later. If you want a cozy cavey, feel darker shades will definitely create the right dramatic mood. If you like your rooms lighter and want just a hint of color on your walls, go for the barely their end of the spectrum. The size of the room also plays a role, just like some people wear black clothes because they understand that black is a slimming color and avoid white clothes because they feel like white mixed and look bigger, usually a darker end of the spectrum to shoot the perception of space on the lighter end of the spectrum to expand the perception of space so dark colors to make a room look smaller than it is and like colors to make a room look bigger than it ISS with brighter hues. You also have to consider how much color eyes can take in without getting tired. The sheen of the paint also plays a role in the finish of your space. Paints come in many finishes, and they each have their own qualities. Flat finishes absorb light and received from the ice, whereas glossy finishes reflect light and project forward. I recommend flat finishes in most rooms because of his absorption of light. When the walls are too shiny, they resemble hospital settings, which is not a good functionary. Look, fly finishes also hide flaws well, on the other hand, during on flat finishes do not clean up a swell. So for bathrooms and kitchens, I recommend going up the sheen factor to eggshell or satin finish semi gloss I reserved just for what trims and would work. It looks sophisticated when you have the walls and trims in the same color on the Trump's pop a little because of the shiner finish. Once you've narrowed down the options by 2 to 3 samples to take home and try out lighting size of the room, flooring, color and other environmental factors, can make a color appear very differently in a new context. Take the samples home, paint two coats of each sample on a large piece of cardboard and look at the painted surface in the designated room during different times of the day. Put any of the things you intend to have in the room against the sample boards to see if one goes with other colors already in the room better than others. It is important to go through the sampling stages. This paint can get expensive on the labor intensive. It's much better to spend a few days trying out paints and painting the correct color rather than rushing into painting and then having to redo large swaths of wall. The takeaways from this video are it is challenging yet important to pick the right paint colors. Go to the paint store with a color palette picked out and paint chips available for the other colors of the room. Select colors that play well with the other colors in your palette. Officiate of color according to lighting, mood and size of room. Make sure to sample different colors before committing to the exact paint. One final note. Unless you're highly skilled in meticulous at painting. Hire professionals Painting mistakes on your wall, especially with darker colors, will disturb your peace every time you notice them. Not good for the punch way of your home. Thanks for watching. See you in part two of module three. 9. Mod 3 Pt 2: Welcome back. Transform your space with color. In this lesson, I help you complete the second and third layers of bringing color into your space. By getting furniture and accessories that complete the color palette of your room, you can enjoy a space that hits all the right notes. Before you start collecting random pieces of furniture, you want to try to identify what your design style is. Each style has its own color profile Here, for example, you see a traditional Chippendale chair from the 18th century on the left in a modern Mies Van garage chair from the 20th century on the right, the color palette of a traditionally styled room will be more variegated, whereas the color palette of a modern styled room will be restricted to a few colors with black, white and gray playing prominent roles. There are numerous design websites where you can take a quest to determine your design style. You can Google Design Style quiz to find them. You can also take a look at my Pinterest ward design styles to browse may pins with explanatory notes about their styles. Your style I D will help you to firm up your color palette and make it much easier to find pieces to fill your space, searching online for mid century chair or yield results that are much more manageable than searching for chair. Although I'm departing from the focus on color here, I want to give you some tips about how to choose furniture, since furniture costs a lot of money and you have to live with them daily for a long time, you're committing long term to some color choices, so they should be purchased with great hair. As always, we want to think about both the fung Shui and design aspects of furniture, first function and comfort. Don't put a chair in your room just because it looks cool. If it is too uncomfortable to sit on, think of furniture as another tool to make your life easier. Fine furniture that support your daily life and goals. You should think about the size of your room and the size of other pieces on approximate what the scale in proportion of your furniture pieces should be. You can find dimensions of pieces online. If you're not sure about the foot of a piece, use masking tape on the floor to outline its dimensions to ensure a good fit before you place the order and hand over your credit card number four, you should make sure that the colors work with the color scheme you have selected for your room and finally, what you have just learned about your preferred style. You can now input this aspect of the design into your search. Now that you know what you're looking for in your furniture, let's go over the how of getting the furniture. Since things have changed so much in this area over the last decades, I want to spend a bit of time on each of the three R's. So the old fashioned way of buying furniture was to go to the department store like Sears or Macy's and buy a whole set. There were some nice your boutiques as well, but that required more legwork. Now many of brick and mortar stores service showrooms for their online business. Lower price stores like Target, Nike and Wal Mart have also changed the way we shopped for furniture with some furniture, especially ones that we spend a lot of time in, like beds, sofas and armchairs. It's worth the effort to try them out in person. Otherwise, I have found that online retailers deliver their products faster and they usually waves of delivery freed. Since their business model is to sell greater quantities for smaller margins, their prices on sometimes the exact same items with just different tags, are considerably lower. Some of my favorite online retailers are away Fair House with twosies, Overstock and Target Online. Ah, more high end option is made in home on new business that helps you order custom furniture from manufacturers in North Carolina for less know what you would pay in a retail store. When you purchase from the more established brands that produced beautiful vignettes in the marketing material and pay for primarily estate for their short rooms like CB two or West Elm, you are paying for all those extra bells and whistles. Resell markets offer huge opportunities for savings. Well made furniture, especially those without springs or fabric, hold up well over time. Sometimes things you find for a couple of $100 at the secondhand store end up maintaining their looks longer than something you find at the brand name store. Since they were made with better quality materials and with higher standards. There are so many options today for resale furniture from eBay, Craigslist and next door to stores that specialize in the resale of certain styles of furniture, like antique, a mid century modern. I especially like hotel surplus stores, these air giant warehouses that sell either new surplus or used furniture from hotels. You can buy an entire houses worth of furniture and not break the piggy bank. High end hotels like the Four Seasons send their cast offs to these kinds of warehouses, so you can find some great pieces. Finally, the last are is recycling. You can do a lot with old furniture to make them attractive. There are so many hacks and D I Y ideas online. Now, if you like the shape of a piece, there are a 1,000,000 things you can do to the surface to make it work for your space. You can check out my Pinterest board up cycling furniture for ideas and inspiration. We arrive at the final layer accessories. This is our final chance to tie the colors together and create a harmonious whole. So how do we go about adding accessories to a space? First, evaluate your space what's missing. Colors, patterns, repeating motifs. Are there big blank spaces on your walls, seats or tabletops from there? Imagine what materials would work. There's a space require natural elements like plans or stoneware or fabric or right what size, style and color should accessories be? In general, I start with the rug the rug and delineate functional areas and contain all the colors in the palette. In general, I like to use darker colors in the rug to grow in the space and lighter colors in the ceiling to raise the height of the room. I like current stab blend into the wall, but add softness. Though this is not a hard and best rule. Curtains hung from ceiling to floor, regardless of the size of the window, make the room feel taller, and the windows of pure, bigger art is another source of colors for the room. You can also add accents to a more monochromatic palette. The art on this, like, for example, adds metallic highlights to an otherwise muted color palette of grays and whites, cushions and throws at texture and softness, and can echo some of the colors in the rug and art where there are flat surfaces. Think about adding books, basis. Bowls and other knickknacks don't get carried away, though. Three is generally a good number of items more than three, and you start to have a clutter. Plants are wonderful additions to young rooms in particular and can go with almost any color palette. Just be sure to put plants that will thrive in a given location. Healthy plants make for great fun Shwe. Dead plants do not. As you add the's accessories. Cheer space. Remember to create visual rhythm through the repetition of color motifs throughout the space. Two takeaways from this lecture are It's important to identify your design style so that you know what furniture to get. Because there are so many ways to get furniture and such a variety of furniture nowadays, you should have a clear idea of the style, color, size and function of the furniture. Before you start shopping, accessories can tie the room together, color motifs repeated in the room in particular, and create a cohesive look for your space. Thanks for watching. Please see the cheat sheet and take the quiz for this final module. Once you pass the quiz, you are finished with the color course. Your home should now be transformed into a space that aligns with your personal sensibility and be prime to support you in living your best life. There is one more bonus lecture in which we can say a proper goodbyes. I'll see you there. 10. Bonus: Welcome to the final Lecturer of Transformer space with color and congratulations on completing the course. Although the course is over, I hope to hear from you in the future. Please send me photos appear before and after space. We can reach me in a variety of wastes. All the links are in the courses. Appendix on my website, you can sign up for my email list and send me an email through the contact page. 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