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An Inside Scoop on Kitchen and Baths

An Inside Scoop on Kitchen and Baths

I’m Tracy Martin, owner of Blue Lotus Kitchen and Bath. I believe you can get a design for your kitchen and bathroom that has function, flow, and style that reflects who you are and how you live.
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It's Autumn! What do you think about Orange?

It's Autumn! What do you think about Orange?

Color in Design: Orange

Orange is one of my favorite colors and can really add a nice pop of color in any room you’re redesigning. Orange designs often convey a sense of friendliness and in the right hands can maintain seriousness and professionalism. Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. Red, orange, and yellow are next to each other on the wheel and are all warm colors. Warm colors often evoke feelings of happiness, optimism and energy. However, yellow can also slightly irritate the eyes and red can increase a person’s appetite. Orange enhances a feeling of vitality and happiness. Like red, it draws attention and shows movement but is not as overpowering. It is aggressive, but balanced – it portrays energy yet can be inviting and friendly. Warm colors like orange are suitable for areas of high activity such as kitchens and family rooms. Warm colors look as though they come closer, or advance (as do dark colors), which is why they're often used to make large rooms look cozier. So if you already have a small room, you probably don’t want to make it appear to be smaller than it actually is!

Remember: Painting with color isn’t a lifetime commitment.  It can be changed any time you are willing to hold a brush!  Get your kids involved!  Have them pick a new color for their rooms.  You may be surprised at what they choose! Have fun! Enjoy this Fall and ALL the season brings!  Before you know it, the season will change our colors again!

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