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Have you heard the saying he is Black and blue all over? Well this girl loves the color of a bruise.
Black and white have always been a favorite color base for my home, and in my wardrobe.
I find it so fun to add other colors to this mix, but I must say there is one color in particular that I love mixing with black and white and that is…
I tend to like a crisp, fresh, clean, traditional look in my décor, and I would have to add that description to my wardrobe as well, but I would have to add I am a bit of a grown-up preppy gal when it comes to my personal style.
I can remember when it was a faux paux to wear black, and navy together, and now it is considered quite chic.
This color combination can be fresh, and crisp, or it can create drama, depending on which color you choose as your dominant color.
In this first room all three colors are used almost equally.
White is the most dominant due to use on the walls and sofa, however the black and blue play equal roles in the room, and it makes for a nice balance.
The other thing I would like you notice is how the accent colors of black and blue are sprinkled around the room nicely in order to keep your eye moving around the room seamlessly without giving you a jolt.
When using strong colors such as these, you need to use them judiciously in a room.
Carolyne Roehm’s bird room is a classic example of using blue as the dominant, white is the secondary color, and notice just a touch of black. This room is a classic example of balancing these colors beautifully.
I think it is a bit more crucial when mixing colors that are very saturated and strong in their own right. I hope I have inspired you to try this striking combo in your home, or wardrobe in the future!
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