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We’re soon closing out the month of August, yet still going strong with BluLabel Bungalow 5th Blog Anniversary giveaways!

So far readers have received a 4-book series on design and decorating and four winners have received a $50 gift card from HomeGoods!
Congrats to Susie, Brian, Gaynor, Sean, and Amanda!!!
So what’s next?

As some of you may know, I partner with Glidden Paint as a monthly contributor to the MyColortopia blog and I also answer advice questions on choosing paint colors. Each month my contribution covers a new topic from decorating, paint tutorials, and color trends. I just recently wrapped up a feature for their Color 101 series on Finding the Perfect Purple.


Here’s a room I designed for a young resident at the United Methodist Children’s Home which features many shades of purple, including one with blue undertones (Glidden’s Indigo Night) on the accent wall.

And here’s another room saturated with this passionate hue:


To put it simply, there are three ways to describe color:

1. Light or Dark

2. Warm or Cool

3. Vibrant or Muted

When discussing light or dark, for example, mixing any color with white, it will increase lightness. When you mix any color with black, it decreases lightness. Walls painted in a dark, sensual color like Fresh Grape Juice are beautiful at night with a room bathed in candlelight. Lighter variations like Violet Shimmer and Purple Twilight are equally beautiful when combined with shiny accessories with reflective qualities.

Because choosing paint colors can be so complex, I ask my clients to focus on the desired emotion they want to feel when in a space. Next time you want to select the right purple, or any color for that matter, have an image in which you can draw inspiration. Your chosen image, a photo of a landscape, floral arrangement, seashell, etc., gives clues to your emotional need for color. For complementary colors, refer back to your image and pull additional color ideas. If they all look good in context of one another in your image and/or object, then they will look equally fabulous in a room.

Want to give it a try?

I’m offering up one $50 gift certificate to a reader who’s ready to bring their room alive with color–any color, not just purple. Be sure to check out the list of other guides for advice on preferred color. But before you do, register to win below. Good Luck!

Which color will you choose?

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