Category Archives: color schemes

Posted on 28 January, 2016

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Josje Bouwt’s Slaapkamer

Creating A Color Scheme

If you are starting a project from scratch, without a photograph to work from, creating a color scheme can be a daunting task, There are so many choices, especially with contemporary and modern dollhouse. Where does one start?

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Posted on 12 January, 2016

Helena Rubinstein's Second Empire Room Box

Helena Rubinstein collection. The Second Empire Room Box

Neutrals Beige vs. Gray

This post has some tips on working with beige and gray. At the bottom of this post is a link Renate Herring-Shepherd’s terrific e-Book on creating what you want with color – in a real room or dollhouse. It also contains a color wheel training video I like. Download it free.

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Posted on 10 January, 2016

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Miss Miles’ House day nursery, found on the V&A Children’s Wallpapers

Nurseries – Why Pink or Blue?

It seems to be a hard and fast rule today that pink is for girls, boys are blue. It wasn’t always this way. One of the best things about dollhouse miniatures is that they reflect the lives of real people that might have lived in them over the centuries. Nursery color schemes were all over the place. But today, we seem to be stuck with a pink / blue stereotype. Has there been some biological gender change in babies, or is it a cultural choice? And what does a dollhouse enthusiast do with the answer?

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Posted on 17 December, 2015

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Music room box by Brooke Tucker, at the Great American Dollhouse Museum

Moderation

As an interior designer, I love color. But in miniatures, a balanced color pallet is more important than i real life. It’s best not to go overboard with too much of a good thing.

Proportions

There is no exact formula for allocating color to walls, furniture or accent items the. The 50/25/25 is a good rule of thumb and the picture chosen follow this guide, more or less:

Primary color, 50% – usually a light color on the walls;

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