Colour

Doing One Thing Right: Monochromatic Home Decor

Yanic Simard | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

In a world where mixing-and-matching is hot, you might find yourself growing cold on even trying to figure it all out, but I'm here to show you how to get a timeless (yet up to date!) look, all based around a favourite colour -- so easy, the hard part will be deciding on just one!

The Three Key Elements of Looking Great

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Today I'm covering the three key elements of looking great -- colour, proportion and fit. Know and understand these elements, combine them with the first two steps, and there's no way you'll look anything less than fabulous. Guaranteed.

Using Colour to Help Diagnose Sepsis

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgColour can be used as a powerful identification tool. Even our personal feelings can be described in colourful ways. If we're feeling melancholy, we're blue; if we're jealous, we're green with envy. But there has been one environment where colour has traditionally been less than useful: medical diagnostics.

What's Your Colour Comfort?

Yanic Simard | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

Putting a lot of colour in just the centre will start to look awkward, so you'll need to make sure to put it on your surfaces as well. Drapery is an excellent way to bring colour to your walls without committing long term. You can also add art, or paint your picture frames, and include a colourful accent rug to bring life to the floor

Add a Little Fire to Your Design With the Colour Red

Yanic Simard | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

A new year brings new inspirations, which always lead to new ideas. As an interior designer, I don't often utilize red in my designs, so for this January I challenged myself to look for cool ways to heat up a kitchen with a dose of this fiery colour.

Colour Correction: Choosing the Right Hues For You

Yanic Simard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Yanic Simard

The first thing most clients notice is also usually the first area where people want advice: colour. Choosing the right hues can be easy when you have years of experience, but it's hard to know where to begin when decorating your own space -- and sometimes knowing where to stop!

The Must-Have Spring Accessory For Men

Leah Morrigan | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Style
Leah Morrigan

Scarves are the unsung heroes of any man's wardrobe. Knitted, woven, or silky, the scarf is an accessory that will make you instantly stylish. Scarves in the spring may seem confusing to Canadian men, but a lightweight scarf in the spring adds a little warmth and a lot of style in the early days of the season.

The Sexiest Colours to Wear this Fall

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Red is sexy. It's provocative and alluring, stimulating and flirtatious. You need to be pretty confident to wear red. But what if you're not? Well, you can do what many women will be doing this Fall. You can sidestep the bright, attention seeking red and go for its sister colours. No cousins. Umm, best friends?

Watching the Watchdog: The Organization Fighting "Isms" in the Media

Tim Knight | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Innoversity is a not-for-profit organization that has spent the past 13 years struggling with some success "to create opportunities for cultural minority, Aboriginal and disabled Canadians to actively engage with, and be reflected within, key social sectors and institutions." That's institution-speak for fighting racism and all the other isms that still stain our society, particularly our media.

Lipsticks Are Red, Liners Are Blue...

Paul Venoit | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada Living
Paul Venoit

A light shade of blue makes us feel completely different than an in-your-face orange. By recognizing how influential colour can be, we can use it to induce certain feelings.