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Use Your Sense of Sight to Decorate


Hey Decor Friend,


When you think about your senses, sight, sound, smell, taste and touch, it’s thrilling to know those gifts were given to us so we can understand, perceive and enjoy the world around us. The phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is so true.


So, Decor Friends, let’s talk about using our sense of sight in decorating.

No shocker here but the biggest impact to our sight is color.

Here is some key things to know about color.


  • Color can make a room seem larger or more intimate.

  • Color can evoke calm or energy.

  • Every color has a hue, tint, shade and tone.

  • Tint is a hue in which white has been added. Example Red + White = Pink

  • A shade is a hue in which black has been added. Example Red + Black = Burgundy

  • Tone is a color which black, white or grey have been added.

  • Every color has “warmer” and “cooler” versions.

If you are new around here, I always start any decorating project with the question “how do you want to feel in your space”, or “what do you want to experience”? The answer to these questions will help direct and inform the color choices you will make, especially in regards to paint color.


Think about how you would answer those questions. Are you looking for calm, fresh, clean? Invigorating, inspiring? The answer you come up with is 100% the right answer. That is your starting point to determine the color choices in your spaces.


I am excited to delve in deeper next week about decorating with your senses, it is such a wonderful topic. In these days of chaos and constant change, parking our brains on color and beauty is a natural stress reducer. And friends, if you have not received my Ultimate Paint Guide, please check it out. It has all the questions I would ask you if we were sitting down face to face for a color consult.


I will see you next week,

Bye For Now,

~Tatum



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