When it comes to fashion and home trends, it’s the luxury brands that lead the way. When we fall in love with them, we fall for more than just the merchandise. The hot pink of the shopping bag, the signature blue jewellery box or the cheerful yellow champagne label give us a little glimpse of the good life. Not everyone can swing the hefty price tags, but there’s one way to get the look into your home without breaking the bank – with those famous signature colours.
“There’s a psychology behind those colour choices,” says Benjamin Moore colour and style expert Sharon Grech. “The famous signature colours chosen by designers are more than just colours. They’re symbols of the lifestyle – elegant oranges, regal reds, aristocratic blues – the great news is that it’s easy to create the same feeling by matching these posh paint colours.”
New tech tools, such as the Benjamin Moore Colour Capture App, are the surefire way to determine that exact shade of orange on your favourite designer’s hang tag. Just snap a picture and the app instantly finds a match among thousands of paint colours. The app also features a colour wheel that allows you to tap on any area to see the closest colour. The moment you feel inspired you can use the app to grab the colour and even share it with your friends on Facebook or Twitter.
“Adding a dramatic dash of luxury is as easy as painting a full room or creating a burst of colour with an accent wall,” says Grech. “A big part of what makes the colours you see in designer branding so unique are the elegant combinations. For example, a soft blue looks stately when paired with a sharp navy blue, and a regal deep purple really sings next to a steely grey. ”
The Benjamin Moore Colour Capture App is available for iPhone and iPad at the iTunes App Store. And, check out Benjamin Moore’s Tablet Magazine on Newsstand – another cool tech tool that gives you a wealth of home design and colour information in a content-rich, highly interactive format.