Carillu Series

Release Announcement

Froggie and Friends, the first book in the Carillu series, is now available on Amazon.

Co-authored with my daughter Amber Stevens and dedicated to my two special needs grandchildren.

Success is a choice. When we focus on the outcome of success, rather than the fear of failure, we choose to succeed by our actions.

Jun 30, 2021

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For our final color palette for this month, let's end it with a bit of dramatic flare using a beautiful monochromatic blue color palette. In this color palette you are seeing how the blue stands out against a black background. While black is not normally associated with a popular wall color, I personally have seen it used and it is absolutely stunning. It is a bold wall color choice.

Jun 29, 2021

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As you are selecting photographs from nature, be mindful of all the colors within the photo, not just the prominent ones. Pay attention to which colors are providing a beautiful background for the main colors. Look to see if there are small hints of color which you could utilize to scatter in visual interest. 

Jun 28, 2021

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Evening can be an excellent time to research color palettes for businesses which are run in the evening and night hours. While initially your thought might question if this would make the business to dark, you can see how brighter color are pulled out and how they beautifully look with the darker shades of color. The use of silhouette can give a dramatic look to the décor.

Jun 27, 2021

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Now that you have a better understanding of the terms hue, tints, tone, and shade; you'll start to look at colors in a new perspective. This new confidence will allow you to explore in more detail, allowing you to create a trend instead of chasing trends. Because a total redesign can be costly, consider doing a shadow box display of an updated color palette in a prominent position where your employees can hear the comments. 

Jun 26, 2021

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Color is meant to be a celebration of life. Whether you are going with a peaceful subtle palette, or are coming in with a bold palette, you are celebrating the beauty of what nature has to offer. Let's break down the terminology you will hear. Understanding a few words, will enlighten your knowledge and give you the opportunity to explore the world of color more fully.

Jun 24, 2021

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When considering a color palette for your business or personal use, consider using sunrise and sunset settings. You can utilize natural lighting or programed indoor lighting to help extend the emotional connection to sunrises and sunsets.  This will help to set a mood for different times of day your customers enter your establishment.

Jun 23, 2021

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Nature's color palettes change throughout the day. When you are exploring to find a color palette from nature, make sure you are visiting the same spot during different times of the day and then comparing and contrasting which palette you prefer. Likewise, when you utilize the palette, different lighting and times of day will change how it will look.

Jun 22, 2021

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It is important to remember that what you personally prefer to wear for clothing, shouldn't direct your decision for branding. A pastel color palette may cause hesitancy in how to implement with uniforms. Uniform attire can be made in a neutral color of grey or black with the logo utilizing a pastel color palette. 

Jun 22, 2021

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Throughout nature, you will find a wide assortment of color for inspiration. Don't discount the color because you may not personally like the creature associated with it. By detaching the beauty of the color, with your emotional response, you can often pull out some beautiful color thumbnails. 

Jun 21, 2021

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The perfect palette for your business or home can always be found in nature. One just needs to take a moment and explore, either with your camera or the millions of photographs shared by photographers from around the world. If you decide to explore with your own camera, don't worry about being a professional photographer, enjoy the experience.

Jun 20, 2021

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Many would think a blue monochromatic color palette would make a room feel cold. Yet, if you played with these colors, you would find they provide a beautiful background to introduce a wide variety of colors to brighten and warm the room up. Once again we must return to what nature teaches us about color.

Jun 19, 2021

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When looking for inspiration online, you can get the exact color you are looking at by getting an color picker extension for your browser. This will give you an eye drop icon. When you select the icon you can hoover it over any color on screen. It will give you the different color numbers in hex or RGB, depending upon which one you choose. Most of these are free.
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