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on design 2013 colour trends … who cares? Tangerine Tango, Lemon Sorbet, Emerald … all recent “Colour of the Year” from the big paint companies – guided of course by fashion and design trends. As stylists, we're always asked what the latest trend is for paint and décor. We usually say: Who Cares? Not because we don’t follow (and love) the by Tracey Jones Remarkable ReDesign trending colours, but because trends & Home Staging tend to have a limited shelf life and can Stacey Kaminski date quickly (harvest gold or avocado Styles by Stacey refrigerator anyone?) Home is our sanctuary – a place that should reflect personal taste and style. Having said that, there are a few guidelines we suggest you follow. • Consider the new wall colour as a backdrop for your furniture, art and accessories. Look at what you have (and love) and jump off from that point. Find inspiration in magazines, fashion, favourite vacation spots, your friends' homes (OK, careful on that one). We usually suggest choosing colours that flow from room to room, connecting the spaces. • Look at your flooring … how will it fit in with your new wall colour? Do you have dark mahogany hardwood or light cream

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carpeting? Obviously neutral flooring gives you wall colour freedom! • Your lighting will change the temperature and intensity of the colour. Keep in mind too that some colours absorb light and some colours reflect light, giving a very different feel. Consider your light source in the room. Is there abundant natural light or is the space dark and you're more dependent on artificial lighting? Keep these general ideas in mind. Narrow your choices down to two to three colours. Always a safe bet – classic neutrals. They create a balance in your large areas and with big furniture pieces (walls, sofas) and will withstand the test of time. Neutral tones need not be boring when you bring in pops of colour in your accessories (here’s where to use trend colour … emerald, orange, blue and purple = beautiful!) We strongly suggest you invest in test pots from your local paint store! Look at your test patches throughout the day and evening and note how the colour will change dramatically from day to night. Ultimately, choose colours that speak to you – the ones that make you feel happy and content in your space. Colour in the form of paint is a fun and inexpensive way to change the look and feel of your home. If you're still at "where do I start?" then call in the experts! It will save you time and money and you won’t be stuck with paint disasters. For more information visit: www.remarkableredesignstaging.com and www.interiorstylesbystacey.com.

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