Creativity can be hard to find, but if you know where to look, you’ll see that inspiration is actually all around us. We’re already well familiar with the idea that colors and color combinations can impact our moods, but did you know that they can boost creativity as well? Whether you’re looking to decorate a workspace or simply get that artistic energy flowing, here are some surprising color combinations that help spark creativity.
Purple and Grey
Because of its associations with royalty, purple is a powerful and luxurious color. It’s also the color most associated with mystery, spirituality, and yes, creativity. Creativity itself is often a mysterious thing, so why not harness the power of purple to capture some of that often-elusive inspiration? Because purple is a very strong and powerful color, it’s best used as an accent so it doesn’t become overwhelming. When choosing a bold color like this, it’s usually most effective when paired with a neutral.
A soft grey is the perfect complement to regal purple because grey represents balance in color psychology. With all that mysterious, luxurious, and powerful purple energy in a space, you’ll also want to ground the room with a sense of balance and calm. These qualities are important to make sure that you also have the neutral emotional and intellectual space to do the creative work.
Complementary colors are any two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. Examples include blue and orange, yellow and purple, or red and green. The more complex your color wheel, the more specific you can get in terms of finding complementary colors. For example, complementary colors also include combinations like blue-green and red-orange, blue-purple and yellow-orange, or red-purple and yellow-green.
Complementary colors create high-contrast palettes and visual vibrations. This means that they are inherently energizing and exciting combinations. The vibrations of complementary colors are strongest when they are placed directly side-by-side, and they contrast each other so sharply because they share no common colors in their pigmentation. If you’re wanting to energize your brain, simply looking at highly saturated complementary colors for a few minutes can spark those visual vibrations and kick-start your creativity.
Because complementary colors create such a strong effect, they need to be used carefully and judiciously in room décor. Opting for less saturated shades is a great way to harness the power of complimentary colors without overstimulating your brain with visual vibrations. For example, instead of peacock-blue and pylon-orange, try a light pale blue with a warm pumpkin accent color.
When it comes to creativity, color can be a very powerful tool. The next time you’re feeling stuck or uninspired, try waking up your brain by looking at some photographs or artwork that feature these inspiring color combinations. When the time comes to redecorate your creative workspace, take some time to consider the suggestions above so that your décor harnesses color combinations that will truly help spark your creativity.
Accent chairs can make or break a space. The right accent chair has the power to add intrigue and define a room. The role of this piece is to complement the decor, but does not necessarily have to be in the same style. We prefer mixing it up and adding a modern chair to an otherwise traditional space or perhaps a bohemian chair to a modern space. Accent chairs are the perfect way to mix in a new silhouette, texture, pattern or color to add interest to your space. Here are some of my favorites chairs right now.
1. Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood | 2. Kennett Chair | 3. Zaha Chair | 4. Marte Lounge Chair |
5. Moustache BOLD Chair | 6. Yates Chair | 7.Usona Armchair | 8. Mid- Century Selig Style Chair |
9. Comet Basket Chair | 10. Warbley Leather Chair | 11. Belt B Lounge Chair | 12. Bantam Chair by Ryan Dart | 13. Drewes Chair | 14. Beehive Seagrass Chair | 15. Soft Limits 7M Chair |
16. Rhys Chair| 17. Magis Sam Son Easy Chair
Every spring for the past seven years I fly to Palm Springs and the drive to the edge of the desert down a long desolate road to a little sanctuary called We Care Spa. Truth be told I obsessed on this place for years but couldn’t convince anyone to go with me. I mean paying a significant amount of money for a week of not eating and not drinking, cocktails, that is, is kind of a hard sell. I finally mustered up the courage and booked a week-long stay by myself. I met one of my closest friends that week and have been back every year since. I always get asked the same two questions from friends and family when I tell them I am going again - why and how do you not eat for 8 days?
We Care Spa is not your average spa experience. In addition to rest and relaxation, you’ll also find a variety of holistic approaches to wellness that combine several different modalities and methods. The holistic wellness of We Care Spa focuses on fasting to detoxify, yoga, meditation, emotional healing, well-being, and spiritual connection. With this unique approach, eight days at We Care Spa is about so much more than simply getting a massage and going on your way.
We Care Spa is all about detoxing your body as well as rejuvenating your mind. To get the best results, they recommend you begin healing your body three to four days before your spa retreat. To really prepare in the days before, focus on eating fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of juices and herbal teas. Stay away from grains, meats, fish, dairy, processed foods, caffeine, and alcohol. They also recommend taking two tablespoons of olive oil at bedtime and drinking eight ounces of prune juice in the mornings while on this preparatory cleanse. This pre-fast and will kick-start your cleanse so your body can begin to release waste and toxins in preparation for your spa experience.