I hear it all the time: “I wear a lot of black. I’d like to wear more color, but I don’t know how.”
Here are a few ways to bring more color into your life. (And, believe me, once your life starts playing in color rather than in black and white, there’s no going back!)
* Visit the paint store. Give yourself the treat of a half-hour dawdling in front of the paint-chip display in a paint store. Collect a handful and shuffle them. Which ones do you love? Enjoy their visual appeal.
* Visit an art museum. If you live in or near DC, it’s free! Take an hour and walk around a museum and pay especial attention to the art’s colors. Again, what appeals to you — and what doesn’t?
* Browse magazines and art books. Try this same approach with magazines or art books. Open yourself to new colors and combinations.
* Notice the physical and natural environments. Mother Nature pairs colors together beautifully, so take your cue from her. See the irises blooming, or the beauty of some warm-red tulips against the fresh grass. Or think of the rich mix of colors in an autumn treescape. It’s all beautiful!
Not sure which colors look best on you, or want help getting used to the wonderful world of color? Send me an email or give me a call at 202.352.7120 and we’ll figure out how I can help you color your world beautiful.
[Next time: More ideas about your best colors]