Hot Summer Colors!

Posted on 28 June 2011

It’s official—summer is here and has me feeling energized! The sunshine has inspired me to brighten up spaces with hot summer colors! Lively, playful hues are perfect for this season because they force us to have a little fun! Bold teals and vibrant yellows wake up a space and give it vitality. Surrounding yourself with summer inspired artwork will motivate you to finish that honey-do list so that you can get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. These colors are an automatic mood-lifter and will give you an incredible, youthful drive. [caption id="attachment_517" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Click photo to see more of Tom Towhey's artwork "][/caption]  

From White to WOW!

The intensity of these hot colors can have an extreme impact on a simple space.  A bright, eye-catching piece of artwork in a white room creates a stunning and lively focal piece that gives the room punch and pizzazz. Rooms that serve as a blank canvas are the best for showcasing your absolute favorite piece of artwork because it’s the first thing anyone will notice when they enter the space. [caption id="attachment_513" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click photo to see more of Frank Satogata's artwork "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_515" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Click photo to see more of Mary Barr Rhodes' artwork "][/caption]

Let there be Light

One of the most fantastic things about vivid colors is their incredible ability to lighten darker spaces, hallways or corners that are further from direct sunlight. The brightness and intensity of a color reflects and diffuses any light waves, giving you “inferred light” or the impression of light. Creating this feeling of lightness within space will make it feel larger and illuminated. If you have dark wood floors or exposed brick, vibrant artwork also creates a wonderful contrast and intense juxtaposition that brings visual interest and radiance to the space.

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When artists such as Mary Barr Rhodes incorporate metallic elements into their artwork; the glowing, radiant appeal of summer colors is amplified exponentially. The metallic aspects playfully bend and skew light, creating a simply stunning piece of artwork that sparkles and shimmers.

 

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Summer Inspires!

The way to choose the hot summer colors that are perfect for you is to consider your very favorite parts of the season. What inspires you? It could be the intense greens of freshly moved grass, the golds of sunrise or reds of sunset. Perhaps the blues of the sky or the aqua of your swimming pool...or even the pinks of flowers and citrus yellow and green of lemon and lime! This is the opportunity to choose your favorite colors and pair them together in a refreshing and expressive way! [caption id="attachment_512" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Click photo to see more of Donna Rogers' artwork "][/caption]
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Litsa Spanos – loving wife and mother of three – is an established art consultant, award-winning gallery owner, custom framer and educator. In this blog, Litsa shares with you her love for beautiful things. She will give you an exclusive look into the world of fine art and the artists who create it. She will also let you in on inspirational design ideas that are sure to give your home or office energy, warmth and reflect your own personal style.

 

 

 

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