East #28: Randi in BK's Color Quirks

East #28: Randi in BK's Color Quirks

Aaron Able
Oct 9, 2008

Name: Randi in BK
Location: Brooklyn Heights, NY
Type of Home: 1 BR apt
What inspired you to use color? Life as a renter in New York City has made quite an impact on my color choices. Being stuck with white walls in most of my apartments has meant rethinking ways to inject a bit of life and energy without painting, which has led to bolder choices in furniture and accessories. Could I have imagined having a dusty rose couch and chartreuse chair in the same room five years ago? No way. But going with my gut instinct has led me to being more confident and embracing my personal style, quirks and all...

Color Tip: Forget matchy-matchy. The most important thing is to stick to similar hues. For the living room, I chose muted shades that feel a little fuzzy (rose, olive, dark chartreuse, dark gray) and steered clear of in-your-face primary colors. Even though nothing matches perfectly, it still seems to "go".
Colors Used: Valspar Hematite 4006-2C in entryway and bedroom

Fall Colors Introduction -------------------------------

Welcome, everyone, to our Fourth Annual Fall Colors Sharing & Contest. We're looking for the most beautiful & colorful home in the world and sharing all of the great ideas we get with our readers. This year we're amping things up and hoping to do things better than ever. There are two basic phases, the Sharing Phase and the Voting Phase...

1. Sharing Phase - you comment, judges decide

The 40 best, completed entries will be posted on a daily basis for three weeks. You can view them all at anytime via our new, improved contest pages under ALL ENTRIES. During this time your comments are VERY IMPORTANT as our six judges will be choosing 16 finalists from each region based on comments and their own colorful opinion.

2. Voting Phase - you vote till you drop

Starting October 20th, finalist voting will begin on a daily basis through our new bracketed voting system, which will pit our 16 finalists against one another until only one remains. Sound exciting? We hope so.

Best, Maxwell

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