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Color Obsession

Here at Balance Design, we adore color! Time and time again our clients and vendors comment "we were drawn to you because we noticed you're not afraid to use color" and "we always know it's a design by you when there is lots of color!"....

As the weather cools, thoughts of fall have arrived!  You may have noticed that many of your magazines, home catalogs and even some blogs you may follow, are featuring warmer colors like saffron, turmeric, olive and copper.  We wanted to give you some easy and...

By: Danielle Clockel [caption id="attachment_4500" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Photo courtesy of Flickr.[/caption] In honor of founder Stephanie's birthday this week, it's an all-green color scheme! A monochrome color palette can be more diverse than you might think, and for this one we drew inspiration from the many hues...

By: Danielle Clockel A female pioneer of the somewhat male-dominated abstract expressionist movement of the '50s and '60s, Helen Frankenthaler's color field paintings often look like fluid watercolors. In actuality, they are oil or acrylic paint diluted with turpentine. This "soak stain" technique creates ethereal yet...

By: Danielle Clockel "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper is one of the most recognizable American paintings, arguably due to its strong color blocking and mysterious subjects (the people inside the restaurant). We love Hopper's focus on architecture and interior details, such as the jade green tile snaking...

By: Danielle Clockel Frida Kahlo's art is instantly recognizable through her powerful portraits and earthy-yet-vibrant color palettes. Symbolically, her work is rich with women's empowerment, rebellion against societal norms, and heartfelt self expression. How can we not be inspired? Top to bottom: Benjamin Moore Vintage Charm 1455 Farrow &...

By: Danielle Clockel When you think of neutrals, do you only think of greys, whites, and tans? Let's change that! Moving to the darker end of the spectrum, there's a plethora of charcoals, off-blacks, and deep tones that are incredibly versatile no matter your style. Sherwin Williams'...

By: Danielle Clockel Of all the old masters and Baroque artists, no one does dramatic lighting quite like Caravaggio. His painting "The Calling of Saint Matthew" from 1599 is a prime example of his mastery of light, gradient, and color. Inspired to bring some of this...