Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Perfect Color

Have you ever heard someone say, "That's the perfect color!" or "That's a bad color!" or "What's the 'IN' color?" Well, there is no such thing! Choosing colors for your home and your work environment is deeply personal and these color choices can impact mood and productivity. There are many factors which influence our choice of colors: the part of the world in which you live and work, at which time of year you are selecting colors, and what touches or inspires you.

What you might have considered a "bad color" can be perfected by the right color combinations. Color success depends on how and where you use the color, what your tastes are, and what inspires you. Color expert Meri Stevens says, "Color inspiratioin is all around us. Filtering it is the key to creating memorable color palettes. Nothing will give you as much pleasure as finding the color palette that is 'you'."

Pantone named Tangerine Tango the color-of-the-year for 2012. A color is named each year and designers do take note of these "IN" (popular) colors. However, the only "IN" color is what works best for you, in your environment, in your life.

The truth is, as Scott Kravet of Kravet Fabrics says, "The perfect color is in the eye of the beholder."