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Archive for September, 2013

Color in your home or office.

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New services and a new look for Colours for Natural Living’s website!

The colors you surround yourself with have both a mental and physical  impact on you; it can raise or lower your temperature, make time appear to go quicker, stimulate or suppress appetite or thirst, raise your heart rate or calm and soothe you.  Through color and placement of furnishings you create balanced living and working spaces.

Colours for Natural Living now offers Interior and Exterior Color Consulting as well as Home Staging for Real Estate Sales and Fashion Visual Merchandising.  Brenda is a color expert who has studied, worked and lived all over the world and is a Feng Shui Practitioner.  She creates custom color palettes for her client’s homes and businesses. The quickest, most cost effective “makeover” for your home or office is a coat of paint.  Let Brenda help you choose the color that will enhance your home or project the image you desire for your business.

Check out the gallery on our interiors page for more details!

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Purse Suits for Success-Transforming lives!

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Many thanks to all of you who generously donated clothing and accessories for the recent donation apparel drive to benefit Dress for Success San Diego. Also thanks and appreciation  to those of you donated your time and helped make the event fun filled and rewarding.  The event was held August 31st at the beautiful Marina Village Conference Center in Mission Bay. We had 24 vendors, there was networking, shopping, opportunity drawings and people stopping by to donate clothing and enjoy a cup of delicious Point Loma Tea.  I am very proud to say the goal of 100 suits was realized and in fact exceeded! These are the items that were donated as a result of the event:

104 professional suits
307 pieces of workplace attire
23 pairs of shoes
16 fabulous handbags

Many of you asked, “When is the next one?” Next spring! However, for those of you who were unable to attend our fall event and wish to donate, I am still accepting donations on behalf of Dress for Success San Diego. Give me a call at Colours for Natural Living and we will arrange a day and time, 619-254-6807.
Great job everyone!

 

Fall Fashion Trends in Color

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Fall 2O13: A Palette of Many Moods
This season, designers express the many moods of fall with skillfully arranged collections that will enhance and enliven customers’ outlooks as the colder months set in. Similarly, colors come together to create moods that range from sophisticated and structured to lively and vivid, encapsulating our inherent need for wardrobe variety to reflect emotions that run from thoughtfully introspective to irrepressibly elated.
With the changing season, the greens from spring evolve and develop. Multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate, bringing luxury and elegance to the palette, while yellow-toned Linden Green brings a lightness and brightness to the deeper shades of fall. Try pairing both with Mykonos Blue, a bold, meditative blue, for a classic and relaxed fall look. Exotic Acai adds mystery and richness to the palette, and can be incorporated with the other colors to create a number of powerful fall combinations. Pair the elegant shade of purple with Emerald for a regal disposition, or spirited Samba red for an expressive and dramatic look. Koi, a decorative orange with dazzling and shimmering qualities, is a statement color that serves as a pick-me-up for your wardrobe. Vivacious, an unruly and wildly deep fuchsia, adds an ebullient sensuality to the palette. Pair Vivacious with anchoring Deep Lichen Green, a naturally lush shade of green, for a dynamic juxtaposition that captures both ends of the seasonal spectrum. Rounding out this season’s cornerstone colors, Turbulence, a dark mercurial gray, and Carafe, a rich, glamorous brown, provide more interesting and sophisticated alternatives to the black basics usually worn in colder months. Both staple neutrals pair gracefully with more expressive colors within the palette, such as Samba, Koi and Vivacious.

For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for fall 2013.

Hello Autumn!

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Autumn’s color palette is warm, deep and muted like fall foliage.
Knowing which season  you fall into will help you make wise shopping choices for clothing, jewelry, accessories and makeup. A personal color consultation will quickly tell you if you are cool or warm and which of the seasons you fall into.
Autumn’s image is one of  richness, spice and earthiness. Gold undertones are the best colors for Autumn women to wear. Shopping with a swatch wallet can save you time and money as you focus only on the colors that will best compliment your skin tone. Autumn’s best makeup choices are warm colors in shades of honey to copper to dark brown.
To schedule a Personal Color Consultation with a FREE Wardrobe Audit call,
619-254-6807
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