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Combining Colors for Creative Closet Designs

textured custom storage unitMixing colors and materials in a “mix and match” design solution continues to gain popularity.  We’ve seen the look featured in kitchens the last year or so and now it’s moving full steam ahead and going beyond changing the color of the island.

What’s trending now is being bold in the mix and match approach. We’re seeing things like brown drawers and white doors or a pop of one bright color incorporated into a more subdued overall theme.

We’re even seeing the mixing and matching of hardware, with a pull for the doors and and knob for the drawers. And not of the same style, but totally going outside the lines and incorporating something different.

So if you’re looking to add your own personality to your closet design, or any custom storage design solution in your home, color is a great tool to incorporate.

Material selections have expanded tremendously. And that’s been driven by technology that allows for more latitude in not only color, but texture being incorporated. And we’ve got lots of options for both.

This project shows the combination of two different colors, both in a textured melamine. The drawer and door pulls harmonize with the darker tone material and add a bit of dramatic effect for the overall storage design.

Another way to bring in contrasting color is going dark for the masculine/His side of a closet, and white for the feminine/Her side of a closet.

custom storage color combinationsOr you can bring in the color on just one area, perhaps a kitchen or closet island or a bank of drawers, as show in this project. The client just wanted to create some dramatic affect and the color achieves that goal.

Or you can be really bold and pull together two colors that are furthest apart on the color spectrum - black and white. Here we’ve “framed” this TV wall unit with black and surrounded the television in white with just a tight black frame around it.

We’ve also incorporated glass, lighting and closed storage for a result that’s really beautiful and exactly what the client wanted.

And we’d love to do the same for you. Our experienced design team is always happy to discuss creative storage solutions with you. Just give us a call and we’ll set up a convenient time to meet with you and start creating the project of your dreams.

 

 

 

 



Color Trends and Your Closet

Design drives may of our decisions, whether we realize it or not.  The things we surround ourselves with in our homes are all, at some level, design decisions. Here's what's trending now that you can either incorporate into your personal style statements or into your home:

We've Got The Blues

Blue is a strong color in design right now, trending towards deeper shades. Pairing it with warm golds is a terrific look. But if you're not quite ready to paint out your closet in all blue, how about a blue velvet jewelry tray?


Metallics

Metallics are a fun fashion neutral and they're fantastic to use to amp up home design.  Copper tones and antiques bronze are really making strong statements. We're seeing them paired with a wide variety of colors, that believe it or not, include mauves. Against white, they always look fresh.

Texture

Texture not only adds visual interest, but by the nature of what it is, adds its own textural context. As you put your hand on it each time, you get to "experience" things and not just "see" them. The same holds true for the popularity of "super mattes". The smoothness that these convey makes you want to just keep on running your hand over the surface.

A Resurgence of Black

While black never really goes away, it hasn't been a dominant trend lately. But keep your eyes peeled because it's on its way back. And it will show up in new combinations that renew this stayed staple. Look for mixing it up with warm toned brass and copper.

So if you're ready for some new custom storage solutions, pick up the phone and give us a call. We'll get right back to you and set up a time for one of our fabulous, on trend designers to come meet with you and solve your storage challenges.