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Interior Design Builds On Color Even If You Are Colorblind
Using color in the home or business will increase its beauty, improve its comfort, and enhance its value. The process will be expedited if the homeowner saves photos of color schemes that appeal to them, then visits www.houzz.com to accumulate a portfolio of ideas they like. When meeting with an Interior Designer always have on hand (or photos of) art, fabrics, and other items that they want to remain part of the décor.
The trained, experienced and licensed Interior Designer will start with color. If the homeowner has not researched colors the Designer will start by observing the colors in the home. The Designer can immediately determine if the person living in the home has a sense of color or, on the other end of the situation, is colorblind.
The colorblind person does see some colors. They may not see blue. Different shades of blue would appear as shades of grey. In this case the Designer would use colors the homeowner can see and eliminate the colors they see as shades of grey.
A good designer does what the client wants, if it is a conservative look, that’s what it will be, but it will be in excellent taste. A lot depends on the owner’s intentions; are you going to live there the rest of your life, or is it a flip, is it a rental, or are you moving in a couple of years? All these answers bear on the design choices.
Some companies and high-level designers promote unusual color schemes and designs annually for dubious reasons. Fads should be avoided except in very unusual circumstances. Fad colors will date your home, and probably detract from its value later. Remember avocado and yellow appliances?
Your home is a valuable investment. For most people, it is the most valuable thing they own. The value should be enhanced by improvements, not damaged.