Too Many Notes!

image Emperor Joseph II : Occasionally it seems to have…too many notes. Mozart : I don’t understand. There are just as many notes as I require, neither more nor less

Vinyl Wall Decals…Who Knew?

source As a member of the Etsy community, when I was creating a treasury today entitled “Gifts from the Sea” , incorporating some of my favorite colors, teal and turquoise, I stumbled on this site for vinyl decals. My first thought was vinyl?

Still Life in Seabeck

Photo by Elizabeth Brown Last fall I took myself out on an artist’s date to Scenic Beach State Park in Seabeck, WA to cleanse my spirit and fill the visual well. Well, you know what they say, “be careful what you wish for because you will get it”. Situated on Hood Canal , the Olympic Mountains seemingly plunge right into the Sound and at low tide, a plethora of oysters is revealed.


“So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance”. FDR Chromophobia is defined as the fear of color and is a curiosity I encounter all too often

Coordinating Landscape and House Color

It’s exterior house painting season in Seattle and architectural color consultants like me are in full swing helping homeowners make proper decisions in choosing house colors and their proper placement on each architectural element. As there are a multitude of factors that affect making these correct choices, this post is about just one of them – landscaping. Landscaping should be taken into consideration when choosing the color palette for your home’s exterior.

Branding Colors For a Law Firm

In January, my first Seattle architectural color consultation of 2011 was for a law firm, located in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood with a killer view of Lake Union. They are a growing firm, moving into a larger facility so we were dealing with a situation that was still under construction. Last week I finally got the chance to see the new installation over at TMD in which I helped with the color and finish selection

Wabi- Sabi

Photo by Elizabeth Brown I believe sometimes that when people consider the work of color consultants , they assume that only the use of bright colors are bestowed in achieving beauty. That to some, color is only regarded as bright and saturated. Not the case.