Bridget Beari Color Rule:
Colors that Act as Neutrals
When you think of neutral colors it is usually khaki, white, grey or taupe but I like to use colors as neutrals. These are some of my favorites from my Bridget Beari Colors Collection from Fine Paints of Europe
Beasie No. 33 - a soft green
Lewis No. 14 - a light lavender
Bubble No. 4 - the perfect pink
Echo No. 55 - palest of pale blues
Daisy Duke No. 59 - pale and buttery
Let's talk about a pink neutral first. Here is a photo from Haute Design:
The key to using a pale pink is getting as little pigment as possible in a cream base. This allows for that beautiful blush color to emerge. It is just enough to give the walls a warm glow but neutral enough to go within any color you choose in the furniture and the rugs.
I worked for years perfecting Bubble, my signature pale pink. I love it in a living room - beautiful and fresh. Try it out! I'm sure you will love it as much as I do.
Tip: My clients always ask how to keep rugs from creeping. Even pads don't work sometimes. Well, here is a tip from Martha Stewart that I found on the In My Crazy Life Blog and it really works! Add lines of Acrylic latex caulk to the back of your rug and Viola -
no more creep!