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Home Decor Color Combos

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Color Combos that will Rock your Room

Color combos change with the seasons; some are classic and will always be in style while others are bolder and tend to come and go with the current trends. 2016 has been a bright year so here are the combos that will be the star of any room!

Shades of Gray

beautifully decorated living space with gray walls and a gray couch and other accents

Gray is the new beige. Gray can be used in anything from your wall color to your kitchen cabinets, floors, to backsplash! This neutral tone can be combined with just about any other color and still be appealing. If you are in the living room try using curtains or pillows to bring in accent colors. Yellow and gray have been a popular theme for 2016. Blues, pinks/corals, and greens will add a nice contrast as well.

gray kitchen cabinets with subway tile backsplash and a gray appliances

If you are looking to add some color in the kitchen with those gray cabinets try adding a backsplash that will spice things up. Keep things classy with white subway tiles, go vintage with the black and white scheme, get funky with a chevron pattern, or color the room with blue/green glass tiles across the back.

Add Stripes

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Stripes can add excitement or serenity to a room. Depending upon the color palette you choose and whether or not you decide to do an accent wall or the entire room may depend on how bold of a statement you make. If you just want to add a pattern and draw the eye in one direction then choose an accent wall. This is much less overpowering; try using a silver or light gold for an elegant feel for your color combos. To make it even more refined use thick stripes in the middle and a thinner edge at the top and bottom of the wall. If you are heading in an exciting direction and want a bold feel, add stripes all around! This may be a fun technique for a child’s room or even an office space.

Bold Primaries

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While considering color combos, think about primary colors. Primary colors can be great to use, when used wisely, and paired with other colors and tones which compliment them. White often tones down the boldness of these colors and allows them to enhance and not overpower a room. Try a white table with colorful chairs to make a statement or paint a room in a toned-down primary and use white furnishings to help draw the eye elsewhere.

A soft colored blue wall with a yellow chair for the perfect color combo with accennt plants

About the Author

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Laina Collins grew up on our beautiful Crystal Coastal and has enjoyed the beaches, boating, and atmosphere of coastal living for much of her life. For 6 years she lived in Charlotte, NC where she worked as a Pediatric Cardiology RN; however, she and her husband decided Charlotte was not for them anymore and they moved back to the coast.

 

Laina always had a knack for helping others whether it was on mission trips or during her career as a nurse. Now, she’s excited to be helping others from a different perspective as one of Bluewater’s top real estate agents. Laina hopes she can be of assistance to you in finding your paradise on the Crystal Coast. Contact Laina Collins, today!

 

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Atlantic Beach Skatepark Is Now Open

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The Atlantic Beach Skatepark Is Now Open

After a year in the works, it is with great pride we share that the Atlantic Beach Skatepark is now open to the public. The construction company was hired in late December 2015 with plans to begin construction in February 2016. As slated, construction began.

Town of Atlantic Beach Skate Park Construction

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A Facebook page was set up early in the process to inform the public of the progress to the park. In the beginning stages, the developers even asked for public opinion on ideas for ramps in the park. Allowing the community to get involved with the project giving locals a say in what we wanted to see happen on our Beach.

Being a local, I heard so many times “I wish there was something for kids to do around here.” It’s a trade-off, we get to live on the beach year-round, while those of you in bigger cities have plenty to keep your kids occupied. Skateboarding has always been somewhat of a rebellious sport, with kids being run-off from shopping centers and pretty much everywhere with pavement for as long as I can remember.

But not anymore, the Town of Atlantic Beach and its Mayor, Trace Cooper, have fought to bring this incredible skatepark to the beach and give Atlantic Beach (and surrounding areas) kids somewhere public where they can ride their skateboards without being harassed. I’ve spent the last two afternoons at the park and I’m so excited to see this project completed. I just wish that it had happened 20 years ago!

The park is free to the public so you can stop by for a visit.

Skateboarders Enjoying the Atlantic Beach Skatepark

BMX Bike Lovers

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The skate park will also be used as a place where BMX bike riders can practice and enjoy the ramps. There are certain hours set in place for BMX bikes so be sure to check those times if you are going to skate. Also, wear your gear. It’s for your safety and it’s a law.5 W Fort Macon Road and is free to the public. The skate park hours are daily, 8 AM to 10 PM (dawn to dusk). Riders under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Pursuant to NC General Statute, all skaters and riders must wear helmets, elbow pads, and knee pads.

Additional Information About the Park

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©️ Town of Atlantic Beach

The Town Skate Park is located at the Town Park, 915 W Fort Macon Road, and is free to the public. The skate park hours are daily, 8 AM to 10 PM (dawn to dusk). Riders under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Pursuant to NC General Statute, all skaters and riders must wear helmets, elbow pads, and knee pads.

Parks and Recreation – 
PO Box 10
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Phone: 252-726-4456
Fax: 252-727-7043

If you enjoyed this blog post and would like to learn about more activities in our area, read all our blog posts tagged with “activities.”

2013 Real Estate Sales Winners and Awards

2013 Real Estate Sales Winners and Awards

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2013 Most Closed Units Bucky and Teresa Smith

Team Spirit Award – Emerald Isle Malcolm Boartfield

Team Spirit Award – Atlantic Beach Jaime Barefoot

2013 Multimillion Dollar Producers

Our hardworking real estate sales team had 23 agents whose total sales volume for 2013 reached multimillions. The agents who reached this prestigious level of sales were all awarded at our 2013 Annual Sales Award Dinner