“One of many issues I’m recognized for is my use of shade,” Brooks says. Like Barbie, Brooks has an affinity for daring, saturated hues and does not shy from utilizing Barbie’s signature shade when the scenario requires it. “Barbie and all of her play units, they at all times had a really sturdy, playful use of shade, however it nonetheless remained fashionable regardless that it was a part of a play set. That is one of many issues I really resonate with,” she says. With as a lot model as these extra saturated tones can deliver to a residing area, it is necessary to include them in a method that does not overwhelm the area or distract from its different options.
Earlier than you write off the usage of Barbie’s pink Dreamhouse palette in your personal residence, Brooks says it is attainable to make use of the daring tone and others prefer it in your design scheme whereas nonetheless remaining subtle, so long as you distinction it with extra muted neutrals. “I can undoubtedly highlight an orange and a teal,” she explains, “and add a blast of pink, however I am going to achieve this in a tasteful method. I am going to achieve this with a heat white wall with tons of trim work and molding on it, however we will go loopy with the teal couch and pink ribbon pillows. That is how I am going to herald that punch, and I do this with my shoppers, in addition to with my Barbie play units.”
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