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i'm delighted to have Hue mentioned here-thank you!

Here are several more excellent color blogs written by my peers:

Web Sites Blogs of Many Colors Roundup | Apartment Therapy DC
3/14/10 11:29 PM

you can order this sofa through on 9th Street in SF, and it can all be customized to your specifications.
We bought sofas there and were very happy with quality/service, etc

Where Can I Find this Sofa? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
1/4/10 01:27 PM

I agree that environment, weather, lighting, culture, etc definitely influence color selection, but it' much more complex than cools versus warms.

The key to color is all about balance; too much of anything (warm or cool) feels uncomfortable. The function of a space, how it's used, has to be considered first and foremost. Color doesn't exist in a bubble; it has to be analyzed in the context of it's surroundings. So, a blue might have a warm undertone that looks even warmer next to a turquoise, but feels cool next to a violet.

Great topic, AT!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Does the SF Fog Affect Your Color Choices?
7/9/09 04:23 PM

it's true, the purple chair is just there temporarily while we hunt for new furniture... a work in progress!

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Northwest #7: Rachel's Warm, Rich Colors
10/8/08 09:45 AM

so, at what level are the installation concepts developed? now -that's- a job I would love, too!

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Look! Cardboard Canopy
12/5/07 06:20 PM

So, the walls were left white/beige?!
How about some color!

Apartment Therapy - House Tour: New Family Home #2
11/30/07 04:48 AM

Or, you can make your own, through this article in Sunset magazine!

Apartment Therapy - Bay Leaf Wreath at Williams Sonoma
11/30/07 04:44 AM

For entertainment rooms, the key is low contrast. You don't want to have whatever is happening on-screen competing with brightness around the tv. Think of movie theaters- you'd never see white walls because they would distract from the screen. So, a deep tone would focus your attention, while decreasing the emphasis of the set's bulkiness.

Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: Paint the Wall Behind My Flat Screen TV ?
11/28/07 01:22 PM

Your survey is a fantastic idea, but it needs to include all the colors, like Orange. Pantone and other color forecasting groups predicted this color would be very hip in 2007. I'd say, they've been pretty on the mark so far!

Apartment Therapy - AT Survey: What's the Color of the 2007?
10/24/07 12:51 PM

I second Freecycle. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. You sign up for your city's local group (free) and then simply send an e-mail offering it to members of that local Freecycle group. After that, it's up to the giver to decide who receives the gift and to set up a pickup time for passing on the treasure. Their main rule: Everything posted must be free, legal, and appropriate for all ages.

It's a fantastic service, and I am constantly amazed by how eager people are to retrieve what I would otherwise throw out or donate to Salvation Army.

Good Questions: Donation Resources?!?
7/11/07 04:53 AM

The beauty of your space is that it is a blank canvas, waiting for you to imbue it with your own personality. With the neutral gray walls, and equally non-competing beautiful wood floors, the sky is the limit.

Here's an approach I use (I'm a color consultant) when assisting clients in determining a color scheme for a space:

Try thinking about the mood you want to create in the room. Is it casual, sophisticated, formal, youthful, stately, funky, modern, eclectic... Then chose colors that reinforce that mood.

Good Questions: Rug Color Suggestions for Our Dining Room?
6/14/07 05:01 AM

I think it's important to note that colors will look quite different in various spaces, depending upon the light source (northern/southern exposure), indoor lighting (fluorescents, incandescent, full-spectrum), and what color you have adjacent to it. So, a color that might look just fabulous in one person's house could completely fall flat in yours. You can order larger paint chips from both BM and SW to get a better idea of the colors. As a color consultant, I always suggest my clients paint a 2x2' test board with the color before committing to it for their room. That way, they can see how the color changes throughout the day, as the lighting changes.

ColorTherapy: Knoxville Gray
5/8/07 11:09 AM

Thanks for sharing my coloring contest link. I was wondering where the influx of interest was coming from!

Slinksn. (slingks) Surreptitious web links to other good sites
5/7/07 12:07 PM

Brown tends get a bad reputation-dirty, homely, frumpy, or just out-dated. But it doesn't have to be... Check out clothing and hip furniture stores for the latest chic color combinations, and you'll find bright, spunky color paired with brown: turquoise, purple, bubble gum pink, or bright blue... Embrace brown by giving it an updated look- it's all about context.

Good Questions: What Goes Well With Brown?
4/28/07 05:44 AM

I have to agree with Gretchen and Palousian. There are so many factors involved in the selection of a color for a room, you can't just say you only use lights or darks. The mood you want to set in the room, type of light entering the room, temperature, activity level, other colors in the room, size... the list goes on and on. I think an important point to stress here is balance. A room that is all dark is just as uncomfortable as one that is all light. Balancing your lights and your darks, your warms and your cools provides an environment that is more humane and user-supportive.

P.S. I would caution against placing too much weight on the article Precious posted about above. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation in that particular piece.

ColorTherapy Survey: Light or Dark?
4/24/07 11:46 AM

Thank you so much for including my post on art hotels- I'm delighted to be included!

Slinksn. (slingks) Surreptitious web links to other good sites
4/11/07 04:05 PM

Thanks so much for including our blue flower nursery mural in your post!

From AT: The Nursery Our site that covers modern homelife with children
4/2/07 11:34 AM

I agree, in order to break down the stereotypes of gender specific colors, we have to stop referring to them in terms of having any association with gender.

I'll have to check out Peter Pan now!

Gender and Color: A colorful history
4/2/07 11:32 AM