Do you like my facelift?

Anyone who knows me knows that I cant be satisfied with a generic design. I pretty much customize everything I own and my blog is no different! I designed my header with photoshop and fussed with the colors on my page to create the perfect combination using this handy html color tool. I encourage you to get creative with your own blog and if you need any help or are looking for suggestions, I’d be happy to help. These two colors (or variations of them) are my favorite colors. They are all over my house and my wardrobe! Do you know that they look best paired together because they are opposite on the color wheel? Use this as a rule of thumb when decorating! You can always step right or left to your main opposing color and achieve harmony in a space. Example (use the color wheel below as your visual): if you are using green, you can step to either side of red to choose a complimentary color. Choose to pair your green with either orange or violet and anything in between to create something appealing to the eye.

I found this great decorator’s color wheel which carries the colors you would most likely choose for a home.

The publisher also included these color design basics:

  • In the center are the primary colors – Red, Yellow, and Blue. From these, all others are made.
  • In the inner ring are secondary colors – orange, green, violet, made by mixing equal amounts of primary colors. Mix red and yellow for orange, mix red and blue for violet, and mix blue and yellow for green.
  • In the outer ring are the tertiary colors – achieved by mixing varying amounts of one primary color with the adjacent primary.
  • Mix a large amount of red with a small amount of blue and you will get a red-violet color. Do the opposite for blue-violet. Increase or decrease amounts form many hues in between.

There’s your color design lesson of the day!

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.