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How did you choose your salon's color palette?

by NLS Staff | November 22, 2010
<p> The color palette of my salon is black, silver, white, and splashes of red. I chose these colors because the theme of my salon is “Hollywood” and those colors go well with the theme. I have posters of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and James Dean on the walls. </p>
<p><br/>Holly Hebda, <br/>Hollywood Nails &amp; Spa, ­DeMotte, Ind.<br/></p>

The color palette of my salon is black, silver, white, and splashes of red. I chose these colors because the theme of my salon is “Hollywood” and those colors go well with the theme. I have posters of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and James Dean on the walls.


Holly Hebda,
Hollywood Nails & Spa, ­DeMotte, Ind.

<p>My colors are red and beige. I love these colors together. Originally I had pink with a southwest theme, but when the times called for a change I opted for a more upscale color palette. The walls were painted beige and I did a sponge effect over them. (Actually I used plastic grocery store bags; they worked great and there was no clean up.) The red is warm and rich. Because my salon is high-end I needed to convey this feeling throughout the salon. Around the pedicure station I have added a poppy print fabric drape to separate the pedicure units and tie in the colors. I also have a poppy print picture on the wall and poppy appliqués on one wall.     </p>
<p><br/>Mary Metscaviz, <br/>Awesome Nails, Grayslake, Ill. <br/></p>

My colors are red and beige. I love these colors together. Originally I had pink with a southwest theme, but when the times called for a change I opted for a more upscale color palette. The walls were painted beige and I did a sponge effect over them. (Actually I used plastic grocery store bags; they worked great and there was no clean up.) The red is warm and rich. Because my salon is high-end I needed to convey this feeling throughout the salon. Around the pedicure station I have added a poppy print fabric drape to separate the pedicure units and tie in the colors. I also have a poppy print picture on the wall and poppy appliqués on one wall.     


Mary Metscaviz,
Awesome Nails, Grayslake, Ill.

<p> The color palette of my salon is Tuscany orange with rosewood floors. I chose to use black and mustard with natural woods to accent it. The owner of the building actually chose the wall color. I get a lot of compliments about it. </p>
<p><br/>Debra Duncan, <br/>Debra Does My Nails, Cleveland, Texas <br/></p>

 The color palette of my salon is Tuscany orange with rosewood floors. I chose to use black and mustard with natural woods to accent it. The owner of the building actually chose the wall color. I get a lot of compliments about it. 


Debra Duncan,
Debra Does My Nails, Cleveland, Texas

<p>I have a cozy home-based salon that I share with my daughter Brittany (who does hair). When we built it, I wanted a cottage feel to the space, but it also had to be fun — after all, it is the Flip Flop Beauty Shop! It gets pretty gray here in the winter, so I had the lower half of the walls done in white wainscoting, with the upper portion of the walls done in a color called “Cozumel,” a bright turquoise. The adjacent bathroom has the same lower walls, but with a porpoise gray color on the upper walls. The floors are a checkered black, white, and gray pattern. The bright beachy colors help with those dull, dark, gray days of winter.</p>
<p><br/>Shannon Arnold, <br/>Flip Flop Beauty Shop, Coopers Plains, N.Y.  <br/></p>

I have a cozy home-based salon that I share with my daughter Brittany (who does hair). When we built it, I wanted a cottage feel to the space, but it also had to be fun — after all, it is the Flip Flop Beauty Shop! It gets pretty gray here in the winter, so I had the lower half of the walls done in white wainscoting, with the upper portion of the walls done in a color called “Cozumel,” a bright turquoise. The adjacent bathroom has the same lower walls, but with a porpoise gray color on the upper walls. The floors are a checkered black, white, and gray pattern. The bright beachy colors help with those dull, dark, gray days of winter.


Shannon Arnold,
Flip Flop Beauty Shop, Coopers Plains, N.Y. 

<p>The color palette of my salon is earthy — browns, golds, and tans. I choose the scheme because it is neutral, not hard to blend other colors with, and it never goes out of style. I also like the warmth it adds to the salon. It is calming as well. </p>
<p><br/>Loni Jensen, <br/>DaLonnie’s Hair &amp; Nail Studio, Las Vegas</p>

The color palette of my salon is earthy — browns, golds, and tans. I choose the scheme because it is neutral, not hard to blend other colors with, and it never goes out of style. I also like the warmth it adds to the salon. It is calming as well. 


Loni Jensen,
DaLonnie’s Hair & Nail Studio, Las Vegas

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<p> The color palette of my salon is black, silver, white, and splashes of red. I chose these colors because the theme of my salon is “Hollywood” and those colors go well with the theme. I have posters of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and James Dean on the walls. </p>
<p><br/>Holly Hebda, <br/>Hollywood Nails &amp; Spa, ­DeMotte, Ind.<br/></p>
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The color palette of my salon is black, silver, white, and splashes of red. I chose these colors because the theme of my salon is “Hollywood” and those colors go well with the theme. I have posters of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and James Dean on the walls.


Holly Hebda,
Hollywood Nails & Spa, ­DeMotte, Ind.

<p>My colors are red and beige. I love these colors together. Originally I had pink with a southwest theme, but when the times called for a change I opted for a more upscale color palette. The walls were painted beige and I did a sponge effect over them. (Actually I used plastic grocery store bags; they worked great and there was no clean up.) The red is warm and rich. Because my salon is high-end I needed to convey this feeling throughout the salon. Around the pedicure station I have added a poppy print fabric drape to separate the pedicure units and tie in the colors. I also have a poppy print picture on the wall and poppy appliqués on one wall.     </p>
<p><br/>Mary Metscaviz, <br/>Awesome Nails, Grayslake, Ill. <br/></p>
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My colors are red and beige. I love these colors together. Originally I had pink with a southwest theme, but when the times called for a change I opted for a more upscale color palette. The walls were painted beige and I did a sponge effect over them. (Actually I used plastic grocery store bags; they worked great and there was no clean up.) The red is warm and rich. Because my salon is high-end I needed to convey this feeling throughout the salon. Around the pedicure station I have added a poppy print fabric drape to separate the pedicure units and tie in the colors. I also have a poppy print picture on the wall and poppy appliqués on one wall.     


Mary Metscaviz,
Awesome Nails, Grayslake, Ill.

<p> The color palette of my salon is Tuscany orange with rosewood floors. I chose to use black and mustard with natural woods to accent it. The owner of the building actually chose the wall color. I get a lot of compliments about it. </p>
<p><br/>Debra Duncan, <br/>Debra Does My Nails, Cleveland, Texas <br/></p>
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 The color palette of my salon is Tuscany orange with rosewood floors. I chose to use black and mustard with natural woods to accent it. The owner of the building actually chose the wall color. I get a lot of compliments about it. 


Debra Duncan,
Debra Does My Nails, Cleveland, Texas

<p>I have a cozy home-based salon that I share with my daughter Brittany (who does hair). When we built it, I wanted a cottage feel to the space, but it also had to be fun — after all, it is the Flip Flop Beauty Shop! It gets pretty gray here in the winter, so I had the lower half of the walls done in white wainscoting, with the upper portion of the walls done in a color called “Cozumel,” a bright turquoise. The adjacent bathroom has the same lower walls, but with a porpoise gray color on the upper walls. The floors are a checkered black, white, and gray pattern. The bright beachy colors help with those dull, dark, gray days of winter.</p>
<p><br/>Shannon Arnold, <br/>Flip Flop Beauty Shop, Coopers Plains, N.Y.  <br/></p>
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I have a cozy home-based salon that I share with my daughter Brittany (who does hair). When we built it, I wanted a cottage feel to the space, but it also had to be fun — after all, it is the Flip Flop Beauty Shop! It gets pretty gray here in the winter, so I had the lower half of the walls done in white wainscoting, with the upper portion of the walls done in a color called “Cozumel,” a bright turquoise. The adjacent bathroom has the same lower walls, but with a porpoise gray color on the upper walls. The floors are a checkered black, white, and gray pattern. The bright beachy colors help with those dull, dark, gray days of winter.


Shannon Arnold,
Flip Flop Beauty Shop, Coopers Plains, N.Y. 

<p>The color palette of my salon is earthy — browns, golds, and tans. I choose the scheme because it is neutral, not hard to blend other colors with, and it never goes out of style. I also like the warmth it adds to the salon. It is calming as well. </p>
<p><br/>Loni Jensen, <br/>DaLonnie’s Hair &amp; Nail Studio, Las Vegas</p>
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The color palette of my salon is earthy — browns, golds, and tans. I choose the scheme because it is neutral, not hard to blend other colors with, and it never goes out of style. I also like the warmth it adds to the salon. It is calming as well. 


Loni Jensen,
DaLonnie’s Hair & Nail Studio, Las Vegas

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