On the Couch With Mary McDonald
We sat down for a chat with the Los Angeles designer about choosing the right colors, where she gets her inspiration, and the trendy color even she is tired of.
First Things First
MHI: If a person is considering making a strong color statement in their home but is unsure of what palette to choose, where should they start? Their wardrobe? Artwork?
MM: I think you may always start with a color you love in a sweater, a piece of art, or an invitation. You have to start somewhere, so any color you even think you like is fine. You must test your feelings about it with bigger swatches and paint cards sitting around for a while. I personally am always motivated by promotional ads and invitations. I have a drawer of them as well as retail packaging at my office for inspiration.
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