A childhood love of color turned into a college-age fascination with the interaction of colors, then into a career of color trend forecasting and product development. Today, Kate Smith, CMG, CfYH, is president and chief color maven at Sensational Color, a company that provides color knowledge and know-how to corporations primarily in the home industry. Kate is an inspirational keynote speaker and seminar leader, blending color theory and psychology into entertaining and informative talks that bring color to life.
Spirited and bold, this all-American color scheme sings out that summer is still here, even if Labor Day is our ceremonious surrender to fall. Join in with your own chorus of patriotic hues, and if you're feeling really adventurous, try mixing in aquas and teals to blend your blues.
Don't be afraid to mix patterns and scale, but remember that the red will pop out, while blue will recede. Use less red than blue to create balance. For more examples of how to create a harmonious scheme with these colors, see my board Red, White & Blue | Sensational Interiors.