Why So Much Aqua?

August 11, 2016

A somewhat frequent topic of conversation between one of my best friends (also a designer) and me is what we get the most requests for. The color that pops up again and again for us both is aqua. Why is it that this color is asked for on the regular? Obviously one factor for us is that we live along the coast of southeastern North Carolina, but there has to be more to it than geography. To many it is a very calming and soothing color that creates a restful retreat as it can be unobtrusive and quite demure and to others it is bright and joyful and reminds them of a day at the beach. There are countless variations on the color itself. Some tints are more silvery and quiet, while others are bold, spunky shades that border on turquoise. I’ve found that aqua can really work as a... Read More

What’s With All The White Walls Y’all?

May 3, 2016

My mother and I have always poked fun at my grandmother for her house that has nothing but white walls. We poked fun enough to where she eventually listened to us and painted a few rooms in soft blues. But looking back, maybe she had the right idea. Recently my grandmother, being the sharp, witty woman that she is, said to me with a smirk, “I noticed in all the design magazines everyone has white walls.” Just a couple years ago I, like the rest of the world at the time, could not accept a room as finished if it didn’t have some sort of hue on the walls. White walls were almost sinful! A missed opportunity. So what happened? Why all of a sudden did the entire world grasp a hold of taking white-out to a space? My theory is that after years of having no white in our... Read More

Do you wear your walls well?

April 12, 2016

Before I start a project with a client, I notice their eye color, their skin tones and try to determine what colors make them feel good. Can you wear a dress or a tie that is the same color as your wall? If not, it may be time for a shopping trip to the paint store. Let Vavaroom find your true inner wall. (more…) Read More
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