By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee
Welcome to my blog, colour your life!
I have now written a couple of blogs on colour, for ourselves and wearing our colour palette. Do you think about the colours you surround yourself with at home, at work, the car you drive?
Colour can be motivating and, but it can also make you feel flat and unmotivated. For instance, as I’m a winter palette I like strong bold clear colours, and this does flow through into my home and work.
Do you feel anxious in a yellow room? Does the colour blue make you feel calm and relaxed? Artists and interior designers have long believed that colour can dramatically affect our moods, feelings, and emotions. “Colours, like features, follow the changes of the emotions,” the artist Pablo Picasso once remarked.
Colour is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action, influence mood, and even influence physiological reactions.
I love to use colour to create inviting, eye-catching spaces in my home. I like things to flow and look great but also be practical.
I have put these images together some are from my own home; others are an inspiration to me. I’m always saving pictures on Instagram to my phone when I see home interior/exterior ideas that inspire me.
Areas around your home don’t always need to be expensive to look great and be inviting. A great indoor-outdoor flow is important. I personally love gardening and landscaping, creating a picturesque garden with areas to relax. It’s also fun in the warmer months to entertain outside. Whether it’s taking the time and effort to coordinate an outdoor dining table or making amazing grazing platters, colour comes into play here as well.
Vicki in her garden
Try for outdoor dining.
Black and white in Vicki’s garden.
Vicki’s Garden, creating relaxing spaces.
We tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen/dining preparing food and family meals. The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. I have glass-fronted storage cupboards in my kitchen, in these cupboards are items we use every day since earthquakes I don’t see any reason to keep things for good and not use them. What is the worst that can happen? We break something and will have to replace it. I like things colour coordinated, we have quite a large home with big rooms so it can take some colour. Some areas I have more colour than others but it all flows.
Beautiful table setting. Take the time to create lovely table settings.
Black and white never goes out of fashion.
Did you know that the Top 5 Living Room Colours are green, grey, blue, beige and black?
• Green is the colour of harmony and renewal. …
• Grey walls make your living room feel more spacious. …
• Blue is calming colour, so it’s a no-brainer for the room that brings everyone together. …
• Beige is the go-to neutral for interior designers. …
Style it your way, with pieces that make you happy.
Re-upholstered couches at Vicki’s – cushions eBay.
Re-upholstered chairs, and ottoman created from a coffee table at Vicki’s.
Laundries don’t have to be dull and boring spaces. A laundry needs to be functional, but it can have a splash of fashion as well.
Sleek and stylish laundry design.
Bedroom colour trends for 2019 are:
• Dusty Blush
• Jewel Toned
• Raw Wood
• Almost White
• Power-Inducing Aqua
• Rich Muted Purple
• Deep Berry Reds
• Mindful Grey Undertones
A luxe new approach – is what it’s all about for 2019, design has never been such a hot topic, as standard, simple spaces are reimagined into something that indulges the user as much in look as it does in function. In 2019, bathrooms are all about uncomplicated luxury.
Classy and classic – gorgeous mirror.
Vicki’s Guest Bathroom – wallpaper added feature.
Vicki in her entranceway – black and gold theme. Quotes by Mother Theresa
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