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And at the end of renovation work, what happens?

“I finally enjoy the house!” you’ll tell me!

Whether it is your permanent home or a second home…

And you’re right!

AND AT THE END OF RENOVATION WORK?

But I take inspiration from a fact that happened to me a few days ago, to make you understand that the end of the work and the handover of the keys does not mean that everything is finished and ok.

Some time ago, I followed the renovation of a farmhouse for foreign clients, their holiday home, and the work was finished about a year ago.

As you can easily imagine, living away from Italy, they can’t live in the house every day.

They, therefore, relied on a person who can open and check the house from time to time. And they rely on her for the management of the part used as a guest house.

This person has, as it should be, all the references of the companies and professionals who carried out the work so that she can face any problem…

In theory, at least.

BUT IT DOES NOT ALWAYS GO AS WE WOULD LIKE

Yes, because unfortunately, there was some malfunction:

– a leaking toilet,

– a shower that discharged badly,

– internet which was often absent.

Nothing really serious, just a big bother, but things that need to be fixed!

The lady, therefore, tried to call whoever had made the implant, unfortunately often IN VAIN!

Although she knows both plumbers and electricians, rightly, this person didn’t want to call them because it’s obvious that whoever made the installation knows it better and, therefore, knows where to put his hands.

I’ve tried to call them too and send them messages, which were read, but to which I didn’t receive an answer!

I honestly find this unprofessional behavior!

Sure, you can be busy at the moment, but is it possible that throughout the day, or at most the day after, you can’t find a moment to call back?

PAY ATTENTION TO THE CHOICE OF THE CONSTRUCTOR OR PROFESSIONALS!

You know how much I insist on the design phase, on how important it is to really define the project in every detail, even including the furniture (or rather, starting from that).

Once this is done, however, it’s vital to choose the right constructor or professionals!

As I explain here, it must be done after studying the project to choose highly qualified professionals in the work you have to do.

Once you have found a list of specialized technicians, you need to do a further investigation to understand which one is really for you and it will always be there… even after the delivery of the keys!

It is not easy, because, as in every field, there are serious, mediocre professionals… unfortunately also real “criminals” (yes it’s a strong term, but there are also those!)

Sites and reviews are elements that already give you a first idea, but it is not enough:

– on the sites, they could have purchased photographs and not of works actually done

– the reviews could be from friends and family!

TELL THEM ALL YOUR DOUBTS

It’s important to have an in-depth interview!

At that moment you must be able to express all your doubts, even what seems silly to you, prepare a sheet with all the questions that come to your mind.

In some ways, this is a test: if they know how to answer all your questions exhaustively, really trying to dispel any doubts, they will show you their availability!

Availability that they easily will always show you, even once the work is finished!

You must be able to be sure that if something happens, you will always have someone who can help you!

Someone who will answer you when you call, if not immediately within a short time.

And if for any reason he cannot come immediately, he will move to solve the problem anyway!

It’s not easy, let’s face it, it’s a bit of luck, but the more careful you are in this choice, without being in a hurry to start work, the more likely it is that you won’t have too many surprises during, but also afterward!

For any doubts, do not hesitate to contact me, or if you want to write to me in the comments!

Knowing how to face at the best a renovation, small or large, is really important to prevent the dream from becoming a nightmare!

We have said it several times, restructuring is not a picnic, and it can be very stressful, but some tricks can “facilitate” this path!

THREE TRICKS TO FACILITATE THE PATH

Let’s see them together, in order:

– CHOOSE AN ARCHITECT OR SURVEYOR:

If you need to renovate, unless you just have to redo the floors and/or whitewash, you MUST turn to a professional for the project, for the bureaucratic part, for safety on-site and, indeed, follow the work!

Be careful that not all professionals do everything I have just mentioned, so I recommend making sure that it can follow every part, not to risk any kind of sanctions!

– MAKE A DETAILED PROJECT:

I know, it’s not the first time you’ve heard me say it, but that’s because it’s really the cornerstone of the whole process!

Where to start?

If you don’t build from scratch you must surely start from the current state map!

From there, if you rule out any load-bearing walls, you can really go wild!

But I suggest you start with the furniture!

I know it sounds counterintuitive, but if you study the rooms from the furniture you’ll be able to create really functional settings!

Once you have identified the furniture, you can decide on the appropriate size for each room.

Once this is done, or at the same time, you can choose the materials and finishes, so that they will match the chosen furniture!

Then you can study the various systems, the electrical one, in particular, will be studied ad hoc for the position of the various elements present, making the environment even more comfortable!

– CHOOSE THE CONSTRUCTORS OR THE VARIOUS CRAFTSMEN:

having clear the work to be done and the materials you want to use will make it easier for you to search and find the right professionals!

I know that often we start from the choice of the constructor, but it is unthinkable that everyone can do everything!

Laying a resin, for example, is certainly not the same as laying tiles and requires different skills!

If you have a clear idea of what you want to do you can choose a constructor or craftsmen SPECIALISED who will surely know how to do a good job!

Better a single constructor or individual craftsmen?

It always depends on the works you want to do, there are the pros and cons in both cases:

– with a single constructor, you have only one contact person and the professionals working inside already know each other, this could save time,

– if turn on individual craftsmen you may get lower prices, because, easily the company will add a more or less large percentage on the quote of the individual professional!

In any case, if you choose a constructor, make sure that it does the work directly and not subcontract to another company, in this case, you can be sure that the prices will be much higher!

OTHER ADVANTAGES OF FOLLOWING THESE THREE TRICKS

Doing this will allow you to have a clear understanding of the costs you are about to face, and the picture is total!

So, not having yet “lifted a finger” you can always fix things!

Once you’ve done these three things, you can start work!

Will everything go smoothly?!

Well, it’s really hard because a few hitches and a few unexpected are easy to happen, it’s part of it!

If you invest some time in the research for the right professionals, but especially in the project, you will surely reduce the problems!

And the stress that follows and you will surely be able to face your renovation in the best way!

Even at an economic level, the possible cost increases are reduced, because the quotes for the works are based on a well-detailed project, and therefore, unless there is a change in the race on your part or something unexpected, the prices will remain the same!

TO DEAL AT THE BEST A RENOVATION IT’S POSSIBLE!

To face at the best a renovation is possible, the important thing is not to be in a hurry to start the work without having clear ideas!

Among other things, when everything is well planned, it allows you to speed up the whole process and not just a little bit because everyone will have clear what to do and so there will be no waste of time!

The investment made in the project and research will pay off!

If you’re going through a renovation and you’re feeling a little lost, don’t hesitate to contact me!!

Is it possible to mix different patterns?

Polka dots, stripes, paintings, flowers, and so forth… are patterns that bring joy and a touch of character to the home.

As for the different styles, even with the patterns, you can play by combining them together, of course, all with some criteria to avoid falling into exaggeration: not all the various prints placed close together fit well!

Again, therefore, the key word will be balance!

First of all, we must keep in mind that this type of combination does not only concern textiles, but also walls (maybe if you use wallpapers) and rugs!

Starting with textiles, such as bedspreads, plaids, curtains, and pillows, remains the easiest thing to do, also because it is more easily correctable in terms of time and money!

So how do you mix two or more different patterns together?

Here are some small tips to be able to combine different patterns perfectly and have a home that reflects your personality!

START WITH TWO PATTERNS

The first suggestion is to start with only two patterns!

The easiest match is the tone on tone, different patterns, perhaps geometric, but the same color.

(from Pinterest)

Vice versa same fantasy with different colors

(from Pinterest)

You can also use similar patterns on contrasting colors like in this example.

(from Pinterest)

If, on the other hand, you love a pattern with more colors, the second pattern should have at least one color in common in this way, the melange will undoubtedly be harmonious.

There are so many patterns, you’re spoiled for choice, so to start, choose what will be the main fabric, the one you like most of all.

Once this is chosen, the second pattern must be a little more neutral, or with at most a touch of color that is present, as mentioned before, also in the first fabric.

PAY ATTENTION TO SCALE

Another attention to pay off in choosing different patterns is the scale of the chosen designs, i.e. their size, better if the sizes are different!

Observing the scale, especially when there are multicolor fabrics, is essential for an optimal result so, if the first pattern has a large design, you will have to then, in the second pattern, choose a small design.

For example, suppose that the first textile has large flowers, as for the second textile you can choose a small geometric pattern (stripes, squares…).

The geometric prints are excellent as a second pattern because they are really flexible.

The gist is that one of the two fabrics should definitely stand out over the other with more striking colors and patterns, and the other should be a little more neutral!

(from Pinterest)

NOW TRY WITH THREE PATTERNS!

Since three is considered the perfect number, even in interiors: when choosing fabrics combining three types of textiles becomes really an ideal choice!

In order not to exaggerate, I suggest you use a solid color that ties the two patterns together; if they have a color in common, for example, that will undoubtedly be a perfect combination!

Otherwise, choose a color present in the main fabric.

Don’t use more than three shades, but also use them throughout the rest of the house, including furnishing accessories!

(from Pinterest)

If you are afraid to make some mistakes don’t hesitate to contact me!

 

Paintings, prints, and photographs are decorative elements on walls that immediately catch the eye!

Deciding, on a given wall, which and how many paintings, taking the measurements, and planting the nails is not as simple as saying it!

It happens, in fact, that you spend time on this work only to see that:

– the paintings are badly placed,

– too close together or, on the contrary, too far apart,

– they do not all have the same distances.

– or perhaps there are frames that don’t fit at all with the others!

Placing paintings according to specific criteria will have a different effect than arranging them randomly.

So what to do to get a good result? Here are some tips for you!

CHOOSE THE PAINTINGS TO PUT TOGETHER

The first thing you need to do is to group everything you would like to hang in specific groups such as frame color, frame type, or according to content (i.e., prints, photographs, graphics, and so on).

Exclude those paintings that have nothing to do with the style and furnishings of the house.

If they have a sentimental value better to keep them in a different place, the risk indeed is, if it is not the right place to put them, to end up “hating” them!

You can try to transform them by changing the frame or painting it, but even so, it doesn’t mean that they fit the rest of the elements!

Or maybe you could also find a way to make it “the unique piece”, giving it importance with proper lighting too!

However, it’s better to not mix them with other paintings that are too different!

Made the groups, you have to decide where to place each of them based on the style and color of the room: in a rustic environment, for example, it is better to avoid pop art paintings!

HOW TO PUT PAINTINGS AND WHERE?

Once you have chosen the paintings and the room you will have to find where to hang them: if you have the impression that a wall is a bit empty and sad, it is undoubtedly the right place!

Now, you have to decide how to place the paintings to have an attractive and pleasant composition.

You can take a whole picture (from floor to ceiling) of the wall where you want to place your paintings and then use some graphics program (even a simple PowerPoint) and from there study your schemes.

Or you can measure the part of the wall you want to decorate, taking care to leave enough space around it, especially if you have other furniture on the nearby walls.

Mark this space on the floor, then, knowing that the eye has a tendency to look initially to the upper left and then go in search of a focal point that is usually central, start the composition right by putting the main picture in the center.

From there, put the other pieces always remaining in the dèsignated space.

If the composition sits on top of a piece of furniture center the picture in relation to it!

Of course, the scheme you make, whether you do it “on the floor” or with a graphics program, doesn’t have to be made up only of paintings; you can also combine mirrors, letters, numbers, or other objects!

This could give your composition sparkle and personality.

LITTLE TRICK FOR A WALL WITHOUT TOO MANY HOLES!

Now… how to put the paintings exactly where you want, at the proper distances without puncturing all the walls?

Here is a little trick to avoid damages: take some sheets of paper and cut them according to the profiles of each frame, possibly from the back, to also mark the position of hooks.

Most importantly, to avoid forgetting the combination, you can write what picture it is.

After that, place your cutouts on the wall, following the composition you decided on the floor, or in your graphics program.

Fix these sheets of paper with paper tape (to avoid peeling off the plaster).

Also, I recommend using the level to be sure that all the cutouts are straight!!

In conclusion, when you are sure that everything is in order, plant the nails in the points corresponding to the hooks.

And then replace the papers with the paintings!

And voilà, the job is done.

From now on, your walls will be real works of art!!

Do you have any doubt about how to hang paintings on walls?

Don’t hesitate to contact me!

If you’d like more tips like this one come to see my YouTube channel!

 

Often, the entryway and passages, being passage areas, are somewhat put in the background.

Today I would like to focus on these two environments to make them always pleasant and harmonious (and maybe take the most advantage of them!).

The entryway is the very first room we come in contact with, and it’s the house’s calling card!

CORRECT THE DEFECTS

How to do it when long and narrow entryway or open on the long side of a hallway?

Irregular entryways or where a lot of doors open are definitely unpleasant to look at!

If we have this type of entryways (and it often happens), we have to regularize volumes and paths, let’s see how:

– Too long paths, such as hallways, can be “slowed down” and “modulated” with color, prints, consoles, mirrors, or architectural elements.

– It is an excellent thing to draw attention to one or two key points, such as a particular wall or a significant painting.

– Irregular spaces can also be harmonized by using a piece of furniture to fill an empty area or closing off an area to create a small closet.

– Uniform style, color, and finishes with the rest of the home.

PAY ATTENTION TO THESE DETAILS

– Of course, the more natural light there is, the better it is, but if it is not possible, check that the lighting is good, not just the central light point.
A false ceiling with recessed spotlights might be a good idea!
This even if the entryway gave directly into the living room: it would help visually delimit the space.

– Warm and light colors are always good, but since these areas are transit zones and the stay is short, you can even venture stronger colors to have an impact effect!

– Try to use low furniture, because tall ones, especially if there is little space, are too dominant.
If it is necessary to have a wardrobe, it is better to have a wall one; if it isn’t possible, the ideal is to mask it with the colors of the walls so that it is concealed and does not overlap too much.

– In the entryway, an “emptying pocket” is essential!

– If large furniture can be too pressing, remember to avoid too small accessories, they would be lost!

– If you want to draw attention to something, whatever it is, it needs to be big and very well lit, even better if it is effectively lit with a spotlight pointed at it.

– Never show the bathroom from the entrance, try to mask it as much as possible!
The connection to emphasize is always the one with the living room.

– Entryways and hallways can also provide other functions, such as a small study or a library area…

With small tricks, even the “strangest” entryway and hallway can become welcoming and very pleasant.

Do you need a hand with your entryway and passages? don’t hesitate to contact me for a consultation!

How to choose floors?

Are you about to furnish a home, change it, or perhaps renovate it?

It is an actually beautiful emotion: you go shopping, choose materials and furniture… everything to create your own nest according to your personality.

Let’s focus on how to choose the floors because they are the highest difficult ones because the most definitive…

But it is also the one that is often undervalued or rather done without considering the whole!

CHOOSE MATERIALS

The first choice to make is the material among tiles, marble, terracotta, parquet, resin, stone, cement, or even carpet and linoleum, even if this two are less used.

It’s a style choice!

Broadly speaking, but of course, everything is declinable:

– the tiles adapt to a tendentially modern style;

– wood, in various shades, and marble are more versatile and adapt to everything, but give the best with a classic style;

– terracotta and stone are more for a rustic style;

– the cement fits well with an industrial style;

– the resin fits with everything, it will depend on the decorations and the finish.

Whatever your choice is, you have to take into account that the floor is in effect a piece of furniture, with its own color!!!

It may seem obvious, however, when we talk about the tiles, there is attention to their colors.

But, for the parquet and the terracotta, their shades go into the background or are chosen based on the impulse of the moment.

Let’s make an introduction, for many years there has been the possibility of having a floor that looks like a parquet, but it is not wood: in fact, there are laminate and porcelain stoneware planks.

At first, the fake parquet was really immediately recognizable, now we must admit that these reproductions, with the naked eye, can often be mistaken for wood.

Not only that, they are becoming very material and so, even to the touch, except that they are colder, you might think it is a wood essence if you have underfloor heating, a good porcelain stoneware could almost mislead you!

The same is true for terracotta: today, there is some fake porcelain stoneware that satisfies the eye, but that is much easier to manage!

ATTENTION TO COLOR, SHAPE, AND LAYING

Whatever the choice, shades, sizes, shape, and laying become, as mentioned, furniture elements to all effects and must be studied according to the style you want to give to the house!

Neutral colors, light or dark do not matter, will adapt to any style and will act as a background; you will only have to pay attention to the shades, that is: if you choose a dark floor, try to put light furniture so as not to burden the environment!

Colors tending to reddish or yellowish, if saturated, instead they are more difficult to combine both in style, but above all in colors!

A yellow-colored floor cannot be matched with pink-colored furniture (and vice versa!).

Loaded colors must be “played down” with whites, contrasting colors, and gray.

A note: the stronger the saturation is, the more the gray must be quantitatively greater or it must darken, otherwise it will not be noticed.

If you choose the parquet, remember that the woods are more or less knotty, and you have to take it into account when choosing the style of your house!

Knotty wood fits better with rustic styles, and smooth wood is good with modern style
Furthermore, it is NOT good to mix different types of essences!

The advice is to combine at most three, with colors decisively distant from each other!

If you already have items of furniture, keep them, or better, their colors, in mind when choosing the floor; but, if you are starting from scratch, think about what kind of furniture you would like, to see the whole and so to choose the right material and color!

If you have any doubts about how to choose floors, don’t hesitate to contact me!

To Give character to the home is not always easy!

When you furnish your home, you often go to a furniture store and buy more or less all the furniture in the same style, and paint the walls only white, so you can be sure that everything is absolutely harmonious!

Is it wrong?

Absolutely not, God forbid!

There will be nothing that “disturbs” neither those who live in the house nor those who come as guests.

I’ve noticed, however, that this is not an aware choice most of the time, but rather let’s say, a NOT chosen: the easiest decision to avoid making mistakes!

And that’s a pity.

Because you’ll be bored very soon!

The house, in fact, will not fully reflect your personality!

Did you’ve done it too?

If so, let’s see how you can change things, giving character to your home, but, above all, making sure that it really represents yourself!

Obviously, you can’t put many things, maybe of different colors, in a completely random way, it will be like a fist in one eye and so really visible and, somehow, annoying.

So what can you do to create unique environments that truly reflect you?

– MIX OF STYLES

One of the first ways is the mix of styles, you must be careful and do it in a thoughtful and studied way, but it can really give fabulous results.

I mentioned it in my last English video two weeks ago, you can find it here!

Your personality undoubtedly has many facets that cannot be told in a single style, isn’t it?

– WISE USE OF COLORS

Another way to give character to your home is the wise use of colors: colors, indeed, have such strong and impacting psychological meanings.

Knowing how to use them in the right doses and in the right environments can help to create suggestive and captivating atmospheres!

I have talked about color psychology in a video that you can find here.

Personally, I don’t recommend the use of a thousand different colors, although in different rooms.

If you really want to do it, then you should use colors a little desaturated to avoid overloading.

And, above all, you have to seek a common thread that unites these environments with such different shades, so, in this case, maintaining the same style of furniture can be better (we already have a lot of colors!)

– INSERT SOMETHING HANDMADE

Then you could consider inserting something handmade, something made by you, from recycled, taken up, modified… more personal than this what can there be?

I understand that it’s not always easy because it takes imagination and, above all, manual skills!

For the manual work, if you don’t have it, you can easily find a good craftsman to give you a hand.

As for fantasy, you can take a look at books, magazines, furniture stores, and antique markets!

Don’t underestimate antique markets: there are many trinkets, but it happens to find many interesting things!!!

All these things are inexhaustible sources of ideas.

Attention, however, the risk is that you like everything and therefore to make a potpourri anything but harmonious!

That’s why relying on a home professional could be the best thing to do: he will listen to you, understand you and then direct you to the best choices to furnish your home in a way that reflects you 100%.

Where you will ALWAYS feel at ease and those who come to visit you will love your home even if they have tastes totally different from yours, this because it will talk about you!!!

So if you are preparing to furnish your home or if, just because of wrong choices (or not choices) you want to change something in your home do not hesitate to contact me !!!!

My job is fantastic, allowing me to relate to people with very different characters and tastes…

It is fascinating to listen to them, ask and investigate to really understand what do their taste are, so that I can help them create their dream home…

That one where it is nice to come back after a day of work, and where you are excited to share moments with friends and family.

FIRST OF ALL, I HAVE TO UNDERSTAND…

And I have to be very careful because people often start with an idea and then go on to express sometimes diametrically opposed tastes.

To really understand, I ask a lot of questions!

Not only, but I also show a lot of pictures of different styles to try to catch the moment when that twinkle in the eye arises that lets me know that that is exactly the genre they like.

It’s not always easy: sometimes you get those who are a little eclectic who come to me, but they still do it their own way!

In fact, I happened to find a foreign client who bought a really superb property who told me that he would like to furnish it with a mix of rustic and modern…

But then he shipped three containers of furniture and items of every possible and imaginable style!!!

Why am I telling you this?

It could be that you are also an original person who likes different genres because one style alone is not enough to “tell” your wonderful, multifaceted personality!

How can different styles be mixed together to create unique and special environments?

Balance is the key word! It is okay to dare, but you also have to find the correct balance between things!

How is this done?

You have to find one common thread among the various styles and environments in the house.

USE COLOR

One of the easiest leitmotifs to use is color; different furnishings, united by color or different shades of the same color, will happily coexist in the same room.

Little “accent” touches can be given by textiles such as pillows, always without overdoing it, especially if there are more than two styles!

An example in these photos taken from a magazine:

CHOOSE ONE MAIN STYLE AND COMBINE IT WITH ANOTHER

Another way is to choose a main style and combine a few different items witch give character without weighing it down.

For example, suppose you have a preference for modern, but perhaps you inherited a beautiful antique table… you can easily combine it with modern chairs as in these examples:

(credit Pinterest)

You don’t have to give up travel or family memories: all it takes is a little attention to make sense of the combinations!

If you are putting up a house or plan to change the look of your current abode and you’d like to put different styles together but are afraid of making some stylistic “mess”, don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

 

 

The other day a friend told me he wanted to change the colors of his home, that he had read all my posts on the psychology of color, that he had mulled over several times.

But… he absolutely could not decide.

This was because there were too many colors that he liked and somehow felt could represent him.

But, rightly and more importantly, he didn’t want to make his house a harlequin!

So how do you choose the colors of the house when there are so many ideas and maybe even a little confused?

THE FIRST WAY

First of all, we must start from two important data:

– floors and fixtures (especially internal ones such as doors)

– Presence of furniture.

If you don’t want to do a renovation, you have to keep the floors as they are!

There is the possibility to color them, but you absolutely must call a professional, to have a good and lasting result!

So that’s a COLOR already present… and you can’t underestimate it!!!

If the floor has neutral colors, there will be no problems, but if, for example, you have a yellowish floor, you will have to take this into account!

The same goes for interior windows and doors, sure they are definitely easier to stain eventually.

But if you didn’t have the manual skill, didn’t want to, or if you are renting a home and couldn’t, these windows and doors have a color, and you can’t pretend it’s not there.

Finally the furniture: if you already have it and, understandably, you don’t want to change it, even those have their color to keep in mind.

HERE HOW TO USE THE COLORS YOU ALREADY HAVE

Taking these colors already present in the home will be enough to maintain a monochrome house, that is, using the same color more or less saturated.

If you prefer, with the color wheel you can make the right combinations, and you can do them in various ways:

– one is by analogy, that is using the colors close to your main color;

– by extended analogy or not only the neighboring ones but also those immediately after your main color;

– by direct contrast, using the complementary ;

– or by divergent contrast, therefore not the direct complementary, but those on the side, exactly as you see in the picture!

– the last color scheme, the triadic, is obtained by drawing an equilàteral triangle in the wheel!

ANOTHER WAY

There is also another way to find the right colors to take home: it is an indeed funny way.

And this is true whether you start from scratch or have floors, fixtures, and furniture: to use a picture!

Why?

I will tell you.

You have a million pictures under your eyes every day and, among them, there will be some that excite you in a particular way, am I right?

Usually, those photographs have colors that we like and also represent us!

Of course, if you have floors, fixtures, or furniture, look among the photos you love for one that also has those colors or at least very similar.

Now you can take the colors in the photograph and bring them all to your home!

HOW TO PICK COLORS FROM A PICTURE

How to do it?

Well, if you don’t have photography programs, you can search for a program on the internet or an app on your mobile phone that can create color palettes for you from photos!

For pc, for example, you have HD Rainbow or Adobe color.

And for mobile there are many, but I can recommend Palette, which applies to both android and ios, or Adobe capture.

For example, from phone, I made this test:

Can you see?

It also gives you the RGB color which is how much red, green, and blue are in this color, in every color.

You can also get, always with one of the many programs on the internet, to the colors NCS, Sikkens, or Ral which are the most used for the colors of the walls.

Not only that, it gives you, for each color also the complementary and some matches!

If the program would only give you Hex codes, you don’t have to worry: the color manufacturers will absolutely know how to convert them, or, even there, there are plenty of converters on the internet.

If a photo has struck you and makes you feel an emotion, easily also the colors captured will create it.

PAY ATTENTION!

Be aware, however! You have to know how to dose them!!!

They cannot all be used in a quantitatively undifferentiated way!

Neutral colors can be used with more lightness, but characterizing colors should be used as accent colors, in small to medium doses.

And especially they have to be calmed, and also emphasized, by neutrals, such as white.

They serve to give character, but too much can then stew!

If you are not sure how to change your home colors, if you are afraid of making a mistake, you can always contact me:

Find the meaning of the colors and how to use them at home!

Each of us has his favorite color, which we wear as often as we can and which we often bring home coloring the walls or with textiles, objects, and paintings…

Colors have their meanings that give us an idea about who is wearing them.

Let’s see together the intrinsic meaning of the various colors and how to use them at home!

(if you prefer you can watch it on my YouTube channel!)

– RED:

it is the color of Love, Strength, Energy, Passion, and Excitement.
But it is also the symbol of blood and danger.

In interiors: very well in the living room and the kitchen, always taking care to balance it with some neutral colors, red is color really intense, it gives a strong personality!

Pay attention to its use in the bedrooms because its exciting component may not let you sleep well, as it speeds up the heartbeat!

To be avoided, except in small doses, if there is a hypertensive person in the house!

It is a color that goes with many colors, creating settings very different and suggestive!

rosso - red

BLUE:

it is the color that represents Trust, Loyalty, Competence, Intellect, Peace, and Elegance.
At the same time, it can generate sadness and coldness.

In interiors: you can use it in any environment, it is suitable everywhere, but you have to warm it up with some element of another shade!

A timeless and very elegant combination is with gray!

Pay attention in rooms exposed to the north because if not well balanced and heated, the blue will become bleak and even colder.

blu - blue

YELLOW:

it is the color of Happiness, Carefree, Energy, Creativity, and Good Humor.
However, it has a downside because it can be an indicator of superficiality.

In interiors: be careful not to abuse it, because too many risks becoming really noisy, then balance it with other colors.

For example, with blue or with purple, if you like it, because they are actually good allies and, being his complementary, also give a lot of dynamism to the house.

Excellent for its use in the kitchen and the dining room.

But be careful, although it is the color that matches nature and the earth for its radiance, I suggest you avoid its use on outdoor textiles because it attracts insects!

Giallo - yellow

GREEN:

it is easy to guess that it’s the color of Nature, but it also represents Freshness, Growth, Quality, and Tranquility.
Attention, however, that it could also turn into immobility.

In interiors: it helps concentration and rest, and promotes calm, so, if you like it as a color, it’s definitely great in the studio, in the bedroom, and in the living room!

To avoid making the rooms too fixed, enliven it with touches of other colors.

There are two places where it is better not to use it that are the kitchen and dining room, if not with small touches.

This is because you have to know that it does not favor digestion because green reflects on the faces giving the impression of unhealthy skin!

verde - green

ORANGE:

it is the color of Sociality, self-confidence, Boldness, Success, and Friendship.
On the other hand, it is a color that can generate distraction and chaos.

In interiors: f you love this color, you have to know that it promotes interpersonal relationships, so it’s good in common areas.

On the other hand, orange is not very proper for symbolizing luxury.

If you have children and want to use it in their room, just avoid applying it in front of their desk because they will have a problem concentrating on their studies!

Curiosity about this color: the dove-grey color, which was used very much a few years ago, is orange less saturated!

arancione - orange

– PINK:

It is the color of Sweetness, Empathy, Sincerity, Sophisticated, and Playful.
At the same time, it can be a sign of fragility and transience.

By now, it’s a typically female color, but you must know that it was originally a masculine color because deriving from red, it also represented strength!

In interiors: it is a color that can be used in all environments giving a touch of glamour to the home!

rosa - pink

VIOLET:

It represents Ambition, Luxury, Regality, Spirituality, and Balance.
On the other hand, especially in its darker shades, it could transmit anxiety.

In interiors: being a meditative color, you can use it anywhere; however, the ideal is to play it down with neutral colors.

In convivial areas, try to use it in little doses; it is an introspective color, so it does not promote sociability!!

viola - violet

BLACK:

it is a color in all respects.
It forever is the color that symbolizes Class, Elegance, Reliability, Formality, and Security.
On the other hand, it represents darkness and death.

It is the color of elegance par excellence.

In interiors: in order not to make it gloomy, it should be illuminated with sparkling ornaments such as gold, copper, or silver, played down with touches of light colors, and then it has to be softened with textiles such as silk, lace, and velvet.

The total black is not recommended, it can reach 80/90% of black, no more because the environment becomes very strong, but not in a positive sense, but in a negative one.

Black - Nero

–  BROWN:

this color represents Austerity, Longevity, Strength, and Vigor.
But it can also be an indicator of harshness!

It is a warm color, suitable in all environments. It is less “dramatic” than black, but also for brown, softening it with light colors is a good thing.

Marrone - Brown

– NEUTRAL (Grays or Beige):

They are usually used as a background because they Calm and give much Tranquility!
Here too, there is the downside because they can generate melancholy and sadness.

In interiors: they are colors that usually everyone likes because they are a mix of various colors.

For this reason, they also adapt to all styles and multiple combinations.

A shrewdness, however, there are two types of beige: the taupe, which tends to pink, and the sand, which tends to yellow, it would be better to avoid mixing these two nuances that do not match well!

Neutri - Neutral

WHITE:

as black, it is a color!

It is the color that indicates Purity, Freshness, and Candor.
At the same time, it creates detachment and the absence of references.

In interiors: he is often treated as a “non-color”, but although he is a neutral and helps to often downplay some other colors, he himself is a hue in his own right and should be managed!

If you like and want a total white house, remember to work well with surfaces, avoiding shiny ones, and putting textiles to prevent a cold and repelling environment!

If it is great in places where the climate is warm or in environments where it is crucial to emphasize hygiene is better to avoid it in places of socialization because it tends to make us close in on ourselves!

Bianco - White

How about you? Which of these colors represents you, and which color meaning do you find yourself in the most?
Tell me about yourself by commenting below!

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