A Colorful Home: Create Lively Palettes for Every Room by Susan Hable

By Susan Hable

Nature, artwork, a favourite collection—each holds unforeseen colour mixtures that may be superbly integrated into the house. clothier Susan Hable indicates how one can observe colour within the daily, create dynamic palettes, and translate them into gorgeous inside areas. domestic decorators will find out how a happy bed room should be made out of the ordinary colors of autumn leaves, or how a burst of shiny confetti can motivate a candy-colored tiled tub. Brimming with luscious images, A colourful Home unearths tips to open our eyes to the colours round us and produce them to lifestyles in rooms composed with that means.

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I’m often drawn to certain colors in antique stores, fairs, and flea markets. You simply cannot match the quirkiness and faded glory of old things. Collect things you love and slowly build color stories around them. rose 35 GREEN TREETOPS The richest greens are in the canopies of trees. Since becoming a gardener, I have seen green in a new way. Instead of traditional hues, I now see it in tones and textures of leaves: fuzzy blue-green, shiny black-green, and waxy red-green. Green breathes life into the home—it is fresh air, growth, and promise.

The portrait over the mantel is the tipping point; zesty orange is a terrific surprise with the green. Even if the accessories were removed or changed, something I do often in my home, the foundation of the room would still be stunning. Potted plants reinforce the green theme, add texture, and soften edges. moder n Here, smoke painted floors, an aquamarine door, and a dash of tangerine interpret the same palette in a more modern way. treetops 61 GO BR IGHT Lime curtains add an electric kick to a multitasking dining, office, and gathering area, casting a green radiance on the room.

Notice that the selection of art is varied: abstract painting, oil portrait, photograph, and drawing. The repeated use of natural materials such as wood, marble, and stone grounds the vivid palette. treetops 45 46 a colorful home AN IDEA Take a Walk Walk around your garden or neighborhood or even your local plant nursery. As you go along, snip, sketch, or photograph a unique leaf or flower. Note the colors. Color always changes with the light, too, so make observations at different times throughout the day.

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