A Good Match | Valentina Cirasola | Designer

The color of this year is Greenery, says Pantone, Institute of Colors.
Greenery includes green foliage, vegetation, undergrowth, underbrush, plant life, flora, herbs and green vegetables. Often people associate colors with holidays. It’s OK to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day, but not any other time, many people think this way. The other day, I heard a friend saying she would feel a potted plant if she wore green. OK, green is not her color and many feel the same. It’s hard to dispel this myth, when it is inculcated in people’s mind that green clashes with their skin tone, corroborated by expressions such as “green with envy”- all these beliefs contribute to keep green color away from the wardrobe. Green is a good match to many colors and I will prove it.

First, I suggest not to wear green around the face if it feels that uncomfortable, wear it at the bottom or as accessories.
Second, mixing colors is an art and a fun art. If you really want to mix your own green and create original combinations, just remember that green is a secondary color made with blue and yellow. By introducing some yellow into green, the result is avocado and by adding more of the blue to the yellow the result is turquoise. Avocado and turquoise are good match with silver, cream, gold, black, brown and even rust.

I have composed two combinations, one for spring-summer and one for fall season. Both combinations are easy to wear, casual-elegant and classy, perfect to leisure around or for work.
Don’t tell me green is a difficult color, these are a good match anyone can wear.
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Spring-Summer:
 Turquoise – Avocado – Beige
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In the above composition:
Turquoise Shirt – Reborn Collection Green Garden
Avocado Pants – Paul Smith Green Avocado Cotton Blend Pants
Avocado Bag – http://www.poshmark.com
Wedge Sandals – Badgley Mischka Women Cashet-Ii
Suede Wedges – Soludos – Saks Fifth Avenue

 

Fall: Green – Rust – Brown
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In the above composition:
Moto Jacket by Veronica Beard – https://www.veronicabeard.com/stevie-fringe-moto-jacket.html
Knit cardigan by ModCloth – https://www.modcloth.com
H&M Suede Dark Green Pants
Leopard Scarf – http://www.scarfand.com/scarfands-crinkled-leopard-infinity-scarf/?gclid=CKic2MqeqtICFYhsfgodmNg
Shoes by Monroe&Main – Heelcap Oxford
Dolce&Gabbana Animal Print Bag – http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp

 

Still afraid of green? Don’t be, I am here to convince you of the contrary. Ciao,
Valentina

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https://valentinadesigns.com/services

 

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MyMaskI am Valentina, a trained Fashion and Interior Designer, born in Italy in a family of artists. Style has surrounded me since the very beginning of my life. My many years of experience in design business led me to offer consultations in both fashion and interiors, so much so that I can remodel homes as well as personal images. I am passionate about colors and I encourage my clients to express their individual style in their homes and with the clothes they wear. I am the author of three books, one of which is a book on color theory: ©RED-A Voyage Into Colors available on
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Playing In Green | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

greenleafPantone says Green is 2017 color of the year. How many things does green represent?
Green: color of some currencies.
Green: color of grass.
Green: color of leaves.
Green: color of stones such as emerald, or granite.
Green: color of tea.

Green represents peace and relaxation.
The green street light tells us to go, but a green light in the bedroom induces sleep and the green color in the bath chromotherapy  let us relax.
In the ocean, a green water patch indicates that below there are live algae feeding from the sea nutrients.

Green is not one of the colors people wear well.
In the home, green walls at night look muddy, at times even greyish and depressing.
Green furniture look outdated, unless we give some strong power to the green.

I have composed a living room with colors which will boost the power of green.
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2017pantonecolorsSource of items in my board
Orange Sofa: http://www.devineleathercare.com.au/?attachment_id=327
Caramel Pillows: https://www.zazzle.com/caramel+square+pillows
Yellow Rose Pillow: Valentina Interiors & Designs

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Of course, any room can be dressed with these vibrant and full of life colors, even office spaces. The idea is to play with the green and to make it come alive. I don’t see live plants in homes anymore. Live plants clean up the air, add oxygen in the home and decorate very well.

I am not afraid to combine green with colors others ignore, they look dynamic and I love them. Any questions on green? I am here at your service. Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

Copyright © 2017 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

 

Valentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior Designer working in the USA and Europe since 1990, specializing in interior and exterior color analysis, kitchen, bath, wine cellar, and outdoor kitchen designs. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. “Vogue” magazine and many prominent publications in California featured Valentina’s work. She also has made four appearances on T.V. Comcast Channel 15 and on RAI – Italian National TV. Author of three published books, the latest ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors is on the subject of colors.
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