Color…Getting it Right!

Color plays a more monumental role than you might imagine as it carries and connects our history, our stories.  Color truly embodies all aspects of our lives. Yet, to fully appreciate this, it is important to understand the study of color or color psychology. Most of us react to color on three distinct levels. The first level is aesthetic.  Are the combinations of colors visually appealing? Our reaction on this level is governed by individual taste.  The second level is emotional. How do the colors make us feel? What mood is created? Our reaction is instinctive.

The third level is psychological. What do the colors symbolize or represent?  When we see a mix of colors, our mind races through these three levels of visual experience to build an impression.   

Each and every color, the hue, tint, tone, or shade, affects us psychologically and alters how we respond to any given situation.  Color makes us dream of the future and signals memories of our past.  It makes us sleepy, hungry, happy and sad.  Color increases our appetite, encourages us to buy more and can even inspire us to exercise.  In any size project, color certainly sends one of the first impressions.  As designers we give high respect to the role color has on a project’s success, making sure not just any color is selected, but the right color.  There is a difference!

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Our design philosophy is to approach both simple and complex design projects with equal care, while providing the highest quality work within the proposed budget and timeline. The design experience we provide prioritizes strong communication, heightening the important relationship between designer and client. Our interiors exude a classically fresh and uncluttered personality. Easy-going elegance joined with sentiment and function are what give our designs enduring appeal.

Monday Morning Muse

At Carlisle Design, we seek continuous inspiration for both whole concepts and small details.  The creative community around is an important resource to our team, because the new products and ideas in design complement our classic and timeless spaces with an updated and fresh aesthetic.  This is why we started Monday Morning Muse.  No more of the Monday morning blues—unless we’re talking paint swatches! On Instagram each week we share a product or design concept that has inspired our work recently.  We hope by sharing these with you that one (or a few!) may inspire you to rethink your bathroom, living room, bedroom, or kitchen; we know that sometimes it takes just one piece to make a space feel fresh.  Our curated collection of goods are elements we have incorporated into our work that we believe are more than just quality—they are inspirational.  We aren’t doing this as sponsors or promoters of the brands and stores, either.  Our Monday Morning Muse project is simply an opportunity for us to share with you the inspiration we have found in all the creativity around us so that you can see from where we source our ideas when they manifest themselves in your homes and businesses!

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