Most designers want to keep this their little secret but Sharon and Morgan Rollins of Mason Layne Real Estate in Studio City think everyone deserves to know the tricks of the trade.
THREE TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOUSE POP WITH COLOR
ONE::: Less is more: Take a piece of paper and color the whole thing red, now look at it.....not too impressive is it? It's kind of like looking at a blank piece of paper. Now take a piece of paper and take the red marker and draw three squares in the middle of the paper; where are those beautiful eyes wondering to now? Morgan Rollins says: "Sometime I drive through neighborhoods in Studio City for new ideas and notice some homes have shots of color on their exterior. Painting shutters and doors, is a perfect example, especially if your house is a neutral color. Sharon Rollins says: "One of my favorite colors is pink but that doesn't mean my whole house has to be. I add color with flowers, pillows and throws."
A simple way to add color to your exterior is by painting your door a color like Red, Navy or Green.
Sharon Rollins says: "In the kitchen, fill a silver bowl with faux lemons or green apples. Add lots of silver, chrome and glass for their reflective qualities. Nail heads on upholstered chairs are very popular right now and pick up light and color."
Here in Studio City California, everyone loves The Lakers so I'm sure some peoples idea of adding color has touches of purple and yellow accents. Morgan Rollins say : "I have seen navy with red accents that gives a home that Ralph Lauren feel. This is personally one of my favorites."
THREE::: Pick a Theme : If you want a beachy vide use robins egg blue with taupe, grey and brown. If you want upscale east coast do black and white with red accents; "Whatever you do try not to fall too far from the theme." Sharon Rollins says.
In Studio City California and in many other cities color is everything. It breaths live into a boring room and invigorates the senses. It can even change your mood. Life without color would be hard to imagine; it would be like living without smell or taste. Color should be used like make up... less is more. Your home is already beautiful, you are just giving it a nice dress or suit to show it off. Morgan Mason Rollins and Sharon Layne Rollins of Mason Layne Real Estate would like to wish you the best of luck in your adventure of injecting color into your home and life.