Winter storm (again) today...something to remind you of beach days ahead

If you're like me, you've had enough of this colorless winter! Multiple Nor'easters and then just when I have began looking forward to the beautiful springtime weather of April.... another snow storm. Isn't March supposed to go out like a lamb? 

Don't be a hater, but I'm typing this as I watch my son-in-law and grandson swim under the warm Georgia sun!

I do love all the seasons and even make regular trips to the beach regardless of the weather and temperature, but above all, I LOVE the colors, activities and energy of spring and summer. 

What is your favorite season on Long Island?

 Colorless winter beach day

Colorless winter beach day

When doing color consultations I am often told by clients that they want "beachy" colors.  With all my consultations, the most important first step is what I call the "getting to know you" step.  Using the beach theme as an example, I will ask questions such as when YOU think of the beach do you think about -- read a book/play volleyball? leisurely walk/surfing?  solitude/party? collecting shells/ catching a beach ball? These imagination of these activities are different from one person to the next. One may be thinking of beachy colors being soft and subtle or on the flip side vibrant and bold. 

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I put together combinations of colors that I have suggested through the years to clients that evoke both of those "beachy" feelings.

 Beautiful bright blue summer sky dotted with contrasting crisp white clouds accented by the soft glow of the sun

Beautiful bright blue summer sky dotted with contrasting crisp white clouds accented by the soft glow of the sun

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 Add a bright white to this palette to add a freshness and light

Add a bright white to this palette to add a freshness and light

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