|A bath staging assortment with a cyan motif. |
If you think people on a home tour will pilfer
small items, you're right. I "secured" these
color coordinated toiletries with a transparent wrap.
- The first color is a neutral background one, something that anyone could love.
- The second one is an accessory color that closely coordinates with the first. It's either in the same color family, or the same tonality.
- The third is an accent color that doesn't have too much drama of its own. It's usually a more intense color, but not too distracting.
Cyan is a new word to me. If it’s new to you, let me introduce you. Cyan is the color built from equal amounts of blue and green.
While pinks can be girly, and reds be too bold, and browns too iffy, the color cyan has a personality, like yellows, that generally makes people feel good.
One reason is that it’s clean. So, cyan is a perfect color for baths or kitchens.
Cyan looks contemporary because it hasn’t come into and gone out of the trend cycle.
Cyan in clear shades reflects light, and light reflection makes spaces look larger.
Let Me Show You The Ways
Here are some examples of the magic that cyan can add to your home.
|Touches of cyan cool down a room of warm hues. Placing hits of any accent color |
at different positions in the room keeps the eye moving.
Design: Kevin Walsh. Photo: Nancy Nolan
|You can stage any tablescape, countertop or bookshelf around a monochromatic color|
scheme for a harmonious look. Cyan ties these element on this shelf together.
|An otherwise standard living room, sparsely furnished, looks striking because of the interesting|
choice of paint color. For staging, this is as dark a wall paint as you want. Photo: David Knox
|The dishware and glassware in the cabinets are cyan, and even though the wall-hung dishes |
are classic blue and white, it all works together. Do you agree? Photo: BHG.
|Cyan tile is always popular, in both baths and kitchens. Cyan combines well with|
many colors, including warm yellows, cool blues, and all greys. Photo: BHG
How Will You Use Cyan?
Think about adding cyan to your color palette. It could be your soothing neutral wall color. It could be your complimentary secondary neutral color for your upholstery, bedding, window treatments, or painted furniture. It could be your friendly accent color for books, lamps, art, pillows, or other props.
I hope these examples will lead you on a search of your home to discover what you may already own that is the color of cyan.
If you decide to paint, you might like Sherwin Williams's Jetstream, or Glidden's Skywatch. Both Krylon and Rust-Oleum.offer spray paints in this family as well.
You can get more advice on choosing colors for home staging, plus help with other decisions you'll be making while you stage your own home. You can download my eBook now for just $5, and have this help at your fingertips. Home staging 's easy when you know the tricks and techniques I teach you.