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What your poo appearance says about your health
We all poo, yet most of us find it too embarrassing to talk about. But paying close attention to the size, smell, colour and texture of your poo can reveal a lot about how healthy you are.
Growing evidence suggests that the health of your gut – home to trillions of microbes of bacteria – has the ability to influence many aspects of your physical and mental health, including how your immune system works.
‘It’s important to normalise talking about poo, because issues with it can indicate a problem in the digestive tract. If it’s something serious, it’s crucial to catch it early,’ says Dr Rhianna McClymont, Lead GP at Livi.
Here’s what you need to know about healthy poop, the key warning signs to look out for and when to talk to a doctor.
What does healthy poop look like?
When it comes to your poo, it’s important to know what’s normal for you. But if you’re not sure, The Bristol Stool Chart below is a good illustration of healthy poo.
What are the different types of poo?
1. Brown, well-formed and easy-to-pass poo
A poo that’s brown in colour, well-formed and easy to pass is considered healthy, explains Dr McClymont.
2. Hard poo (pellet-like)
Hard poo or pellet-like poo can indicate constipation, explains Dr McClymont. You’re likely to be constipated if you haven’t had a poo at least 3 times in the past week and you’re in pain or straining when you go to the toilet. You may also feel bloated, sick or have a stomach ache. Common causes include lack of fibre, dehydration, inactivity, medication, stress, anxiety or depression.
Drinking plenty of water and eating enough fibre is important, says Dr McClymont. Movement and gentle exercise can help to keep your bowel moving too.
3. Loose or watery poo
‘Loose poo or diarrhoea may be caused by a gut infection, food intolerances, certain medications, an overactive thyroid, or a disease of the intestine like Crohn’s disease. Certain foods can be culprits too, like alcohol, caffeine and spicy or oily foods,’ says Dr McClymont. Stress and anxiety can also cause diarrhoea, due to the powerful connection between your gut and brain.
One of the main symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which affects 10 to 15% of people worldwide, is loose stools. ‘Many people find that their IBS symptoms worsen when they go through periods of significant stress,’ explains Dr McClymont.
‘Treating loose poo will depend on the individual trigger, but as a general rule it’s important to stay hydrated, eat plenty of fibre and avoid foods you’ve identified as irritants to your digestive system,’ she says.
4. Bright-red blood in poo
Noticing bright-red blood in your poo might be alarming, but blood in poo is more common than you might think. It can be caused by anal fissures, haemorrhoids, IBD or diverticulitis (a digestive condition that affects the large intestine).
It can also be a sign of bowel cancer. According to Dr McClymont, the red-flag indicators of IBD or bowel cancer include:
- Persistent abdominal pain
- Bleeding from the back passage – particularly if this blood is mixed with the poo
- Unexplained weight loss
- A new change to your normal bowel pattern
- A mass in your abdomen or rectum
5. Black poo (tar-like)
Taking iron tablets to treat iron deficiency is a common cause for darker poo, as well as eating foods like black liquorice. But it can also be a symptom of a bleeding ulcer or stomach cancer.
‘Black and tarry stools can indicate a problem like bleeding in the digestive tract,’ says Dr McClymont. ‘It’s important to speak to a doctor if you notice this in your poo as you may need further tests.’
6. Oily poo
If your poo appears oily, floats and is difficult to flush, it may mean that you’re not adequately absorbing nutrients from your food (malabsorption) or making bile or enzymes to digest food effectively. Other common symptoms of malabsorption include excess gas, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, weight loss and indigestion.
‘There are a number of reasons for this,’ explains Dr McClymont. ‘If this happens with your poo, it’s best to chat with a GP.’
7. Mucus in poo
‘Having mucus in poo can be a sign of an infection or underlying disorder like Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, which are both forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD),’ says Dr McClymont. A tear or open sore near the anus (anal fissure), ulcers, IBS and food allergies may also increase mucus production.
‘If you notice mucus in poo and you have a change in your bowel pattern, abdominal pain or blood in the stool, bring this up with a doctor.’
8. Colourful poo
Stools can be any shade from brown to purple. ‘Certain foods can change the colour of your poo,’ says Dr McClymont.
‘Beetroot, for instance, can cause a red-pink tinge, which might be quite concerning at first glance. A diet very rich in spinach and leafy greens may also result in greener coloured poo.’
9. Clay-coloured or light-coloured poo
Bile is produced in the liver and gives poo its brown colour, so if your poo is pale it could be a sign that the liver isn’t producing enough bile or the flow could be blocked. ‘If you spot this, talk to a doctor as it’s likely to need further investigation,’ says Dr McClymont.
10. Noticeably smellier poo
If your poo smells worse than usual, it could indicate anything from constipation to an infection or food intolerance. It could also be caused by a recent change to your diet.
‘If you’re worried or the smelly poo is accompanied by other things like lower abdominal pain, fever or blood in your poo, bring it up with a doctor,’ says Dr McClymont.
How many times a day should you poop?
‘This differs for everyone. Lots of people will pass one stool every day, but others may pass 2 a day or one every 2 days. The key is to consider what’s “normal” for you,’ says Dr McClymont.
‘If the frequency of your poo suddenly changes, and you become constipated or start passing multiple stools a day when you usually only pass one, it’s best to talk to a doctor,’ she says.
Still feeling awkward?
If you’re feeling embarrassed about speaking to a doctor about your bowel movements, Dr McClymont recommends using the Bristol Stool Chart, which can help explain the consistency of your poo and whether it’s changed.
A doctor may do a blood test and rectal examination and ask you to provide a small sample of poo. ‘It’s perfectly normal to give a stool sample and a common thing for a GP to ask a patient to do,’ says Dr McClymont. ‘This is then sent on to a laboratory for analysis.’
If you’re concerned about your poo or bowel movements, a doctor can help identify the cause and advise on necessary treatment.
Baby Poop Color Chart: The Essential Guide to Baby Stool
Newborn’s green or black stool, tar-like consistency
Your newborn’s first stool usually consists of a thick, black or dark green substance called meconium. While it may seem surprising, fear not! It’s good that your little one is passing this and getting it out of their system.
Breastfed baby: Yellow or green stool, seedy consistency
You may be wondering what a normal color and consistency is normal for a breastfed baby. After your newborn’s meconium is passed, the stools of breastfed infants look mustard yellow and sometimes green. In terms of consistency, the poop will have seed-like particles. Every little one is unique, so rest assured that there is a lot of variation between babies on the number of times they have a bowel movement. A very soft, sometimes even watery, baby stool is normal for breastfed infants too.
Formula-fed baby: Soft, yellowish-brown, brown-green or light brown colored stool
What if your little one is formula-fed? You can expect your baby’s stool consistency to be soft, but better formed than the stools of breastfed babies. In terms of color, it may range from yellowish-brown, brown-green or light brown.
Is dark green, dark brown or black baby stool normal?
While it may be a bit of a surprise when you go to change your little peanut and see a range from dark green, dark brown or even black stool, fear not! For this type of baby stool, your baby’s iron supplement or iron-fortified formula is more than likely causing this range of colors. It’s time to breathe a sigh of relief, as there’s no medical significance from this change and no need to be concerned. If it’s not baby’s first stool and your little one isn’t taking iron supplements or iron-fortified formula, please see below.
Baby stool types and colors for eating solid foods
Dark brown or various colors
When your baby begins eating solid food, their bowel movements might become dark brown. However, be prepared for some seemingly odd colors are possible pop up as well. For example, the stool might look red after they eat beets or might contain streaks of dark blue after eating blueberries. You may even spot some green stool, but this too can be from newly-introduced green foods, like spinach and peas. It’s also possible (and normal) to find chunks of undigested food in your baby’s bowel movements.
When to call your pediatrician
There are some instances where it’s best to double-check with your pediatrician. Sometimes the harmless causes of colors or consistencies mentioned above may not fit for what’s going on with baby. It’s great that you’re keeping a watchful eye on what’s going on in the diaper, so here’s some instances where you should reach out to your little one’s doctor to get to the bottom of it all.
Black colored stool and tar-like consistency
If the harmless causes listed above have been eliminated (such as meconium or iron supplements), then a black, tar-like stool could indicate that there may be blood in your baby’s upper GI tract.
Red colored stool
If the harmless causes (such as eating red foods like beets or red food coloring in their diet) are not present, red streaks in the diaper may indicate blood in the stool. It’s best to check with your pediatrician to put your mind at ease instead of worrying about it.
White colored stool
If baby’s stool is white, then bile is not reaching the stool, either because it is not being made by the liver or because something is blocking it from getting to the small intestine. Give your doc a ring to see what’s up and to put your worries aside.
Watery or liquidy stool consistency
Regardless of color, if your infant’s stool is consistently watery, it might be diarrhea. Call your pediatrician if it lasts more than 24 hours.
Dark or hard stool consistency
If your baby is consistently producing dark, hard stools, there could be several different causes. It’s best to contact your pediatrician to get to the bottom of it.
Want to learn more about baby stool types?
Whether your little one is breastfed, formula-fed or has graduated to eating solids, it’s clear that there’s a lot to notice about what’s in the diaper, and how much baby’s stool can change over a short time. You may not have expected to learn so much about baby poop and may be surprised to hear that there’s lots more to cover!
If you still have questions or want to learn more, explore these Constipation FAQs for more information about baby stool and baby stool types. There’s lots more related content as well for help with baby constipation issues, whether it be diarrhea, cow’s milk allergy cues or if you are experiencing feeding difficulties.
Acholic Stool — Pediatric EM Morsels
There are many interesting complaints that we encounter in the Emergency Department. Many make you scratch your head (how did they get that FB in the Ear?) and others will challenge you (how do I get this fish hook out of the kid’s face?), but one thing is always true; the guardians of neonates worry about A LOT!! This, I believe, is appropriate. I would rather a new parent be more careful rather than careless and cavalier. Plus, you can never trust a neonate! In addition to the numerous concerns about formula and development, many parents will get worried about the color of the child’s stool. (How delightful. Now we have to talk about poop.) Unfortunately, you can’t just dismiss this concern, as it could be a problem. Let us QUICKLY discuss one of the colors that should grab your attention – Acholic Stool:
- Stool color can vary drastically with patient age and diet.
- Stools of healthy breastfed infants are often “daffodil” yellow.
- Stools of healthy formula-fed infants are often “mustard” yellow.
- Certainly, medications and other ingested chemicals / dyes can also affect the stool color.
- Most often the exact color is inconsequential, but we should be mindful of:
- Black and sticky (aka, melena)
- Red and/or maroon (ill-appearing infants with bloody stool warrant concern!)
- Acholic (aka, pale)
- One or two pale stools should not lead to massive freak out!… but persistent acholic stools do warrant evaluation.
- Does not represent one color, but is a spectrum. [Bakshi, 2012]
- “Cream cheese”
- “Uncooked pastry”
- “Manila envelope” (yes, we can describe things in terms that aren’t food related!)
- Dark urine can obscure the stool’s true pale coloration (just to complicate things more). [Bakshi, 2012]
- Biliary Atresia or other cholestatic disease is the biggest concern with acholic stools.
- There are many potential conditions, like neonatal hepatitis that require evaluation.
- Don’t forget other metabolic conditions that stress the body like Sepsis, Hypothyroidism, Galactosemia, and panhypopituitarism.
- Biliary Atresia:
- Most common cause of neonatal cholestasis that requires surgery [Agin, 2016; Bakshi, 2012]
- Characterized by destruction of the hepatic biliary system leading to biliary cirrhosis.
- The condition can be overlooked initially as the infants are generally well appearing.
- Early detection is critical!
- A Kasai procedure has good success rates if performed early.
- Later referral, after cirrhosis has develop, will often lead to liver transplantation.
- Traditionally, biliary atresia is thought of when jaundice lasts longer than 2 weeks of life or with acholic stool and/or dark urine.
- After evaluating many potential clues to differentiate patients with biliary atresia from other cholestatic disease:
- Early development jaundice is more commonly seen in biliary atresia. [Agin, 2016]
- The presence of acholic stools was the most sensitive characteristic. [Agin, 2016]
- So why are we doing a Morsel on Acholic Stool… seems easy… if stool is super pale, than check for biliary congestion…
- But, experienced providers’ (RN and MD) ability to discern acholic stool is not good enough to rely on our unaided visual inspection alone. [Bakshi, 2012]
- There are several tools that exist that can be helpful:
- Stool Cards / Charts have been found to be useful.
- iPhone App (PoopMD) uses RGB hexcodes to discern the acholic stool. [Franciscovich, 2015]
- iPhone App (Baby unchi) [Hoshino, 2017]
- “Baby Poop” app – only available in Japan right now
- Uses machine learning processes to recognize concerning stool colors (if we are using artificial intelligence for this… you know it is serious!).
- Most colors are fine… but not all! Pay attention to the acholic stool complaint.
- Don’t rely on your eyes… even if you have “perfect vision!” Use a stool card/chart!
- If it is acholic, don’t miss the opportunity to save a liver! Check urinalysis, fractionated bilirubin, and LFTs.
Hoshino E1, Hayashi K2, Suzuki M3, Obatake M4, Urayama KY2,5, Nakano S3, Taura Y6, Nio M7, Takahashi O2. An iPhone application using a novel stool color detection algorithm for biliary atresia screening. Pediatr Surg Int. 2017 Oct;33(10):1115-1121. PMID: 28819683. [PubMed] [Read by QxMD]
The stool color card has been the primary tool for identifying acholic stools in infants with biliary atresia (BA), in several countries. However, BA stools are not always acholic, as obliteration of the bile duct occurs gradually. This study aims to introduce Baby Poop (Baby unchi in Japanese), a free iPhone application, employing a detection algorithm to capture subtle differences in colors, even with non-acholic BA stools. […]
Franciscovich A1, Vaidya D2, Doyle J3, Bolinger J3, Capdevila M4, Rice M3, Hancock L3, Mahr T3, Mogul DB1. PoopMD, a Mobile Health Application, Accurately Identifies Infant Acholic Stools. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 29;10(7):e0132270. PMID: 26221719. [PubMed] [Read by QxMD]
Biliary atresia (BA) is the leading cause of pediatric end-stage liver disease in the United States. Education of parents in the perinatal period with stool cards depicting acholic and normal stools has been associated with improved time-to-diagnosis and survival in BA. PoopMD is a mobile application that utilizes a smartphone’s camera and color recognition software to analyze an infant’s stool and determine if additional follow-up is indicated. […]
Bakshi B1, Sutcliffe A, Akindolie M, Vadamalayan B, John S, Arkley C, Griffin LD, Baker A. How reliably can paediatric professionals identify pale stool from cholestatic newborns? Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2012 Sep;97(5):F385-7. PMID: 22933100. [PubMed] [Read by QxMD]
The success of surgery in infants with hepatobiliary disease is inversely proportional to the age when surgery was performed. Pale stool colour is a major indicator of biliary obstruction. However, simple recognition has been inadequate, resulting in late diagnosis and referral. Objective To assess the skills of healthcare professionals in recognising pale stools. […]
Cat poo colour chart: Understanding your cat’s internal health
What’s your cat’s poo trying to tell you? Before you chuck out your cat’s poo, take the time to check its colour, contents and coating to help determine your cat’s health status.
If you’re curious about the state of your cat’s internal health, examining their poo is one of the simplest ways to assess their well-being and if they’re being fed the right diet for them. Even though the thought might make you squeamish, a quick glance to check for abnormalities in the shade of the poo and for any unexpected materials in it when you’re scooping will help you stay up to date with any changes going on inside your cat.
Cat poo colour chart
While a regular poo is brown, other colours of poo can be a cause for concern and necessitate a checkup at the vet. Use our cat poo colour chart to learn how the shade of your cat’s poo reflects what’s happening inside their body.
Brown cat poo
When your cat is healthy, they will produce brown-coloured poos that are a firm but pliable consistency, like playdough. Depending on what you feed your cat, these poos can range from light to dark brown, though the colour should stay the same each day. While some one-off changes in colour are acceptable, recurring poos that are an abnormal colour raise a red flag. If your cat is not regularly producing firm brown poos, use our Cat Food Finder tool to understand the best diet that suits their age, breed and lifestyle. Gradually changing their diet to super premium cat food will improve your cat’s health and the poo they produce.
Black cat poo
Black cat poo is indicative of bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, for example anywhere from the mouth, stomach or small intestines. The black colour means that the blood has been digested, especially if the poo is shiny and sticky like road tar. Internal bleeding is a serious health concern and you should immediately take your cat to your local Greencross Vets if they ever produce a black poo.
Red streaks in cat poo
If you only see red streaks of blood in your cat’s poo once then don’t be too alarmed, red blood in the poo may not be as serious as black cat poos. These red streaks typically signal that your cat is bleeding in their large intestine or somewhere else low in their gastrointestinal tract. However if the streaks are ongoing or if they’re accompanied by changes in your cat’s behaviour, it’s best to see your Greencross Vet to diagnose the problem.
Yellow cat poo
Pale yellow cat poos may be related to problems with the gallbladder or liver which are involved in the creation and storing of the bile salts that give poos their healthy brown colour. Your cat may also produce a yellow poo if food passes through their intestines too fast. See your Greencross Vet if the issues persist.
White spots in cat poo
Small white spots found in a fresh cat poo generally mean that your cat has contracted intestinal worms. Long and skinny roundworms, or rice-shaped tapeworm segments are the most common parasites you may discover in your cat’s poo as they are big enough to be seen with the naked human eye. Take a sample of your cat’s poo to your local Greencross Vets clinic to diagnose which worms your cat has contracted.
Taking less than a minute each day to give your cat’s poo colour a once-over helps you to detect any health issues early. To ensure that your cat is in the best condition and producing perfect poos, use our Cat Food Finder tool or chat with your local Petbarn team member to discover the right food for them based on their life stage, breed and additional needs.
CLDF guideline: Yellow Alert stool chart | Independent professional body guideline
Yellow Alert is Children’s Liver Disease Foundation’s awareness campaign, promoting the early identification of liver disease in infants and their referral. It is vital that liver disease in newborn babies is identified and treated as early as possible.
Liver disease is rare but serious. Early diagnosis is vital. It can save lives and lead to better health outcomes. The following stool charts explain the key indicators health professionals should be aware of.
- A healthy baby’s stools can be any of these colours
- Do not worry about green stools
- Breast-fed babies often pass watery stools
- A sudden change to frequent watery stools of any colour may mean the baby is unwell
- Breast-fed babies—often the stool colour is daffodil yellow
- Bottle-fed babies—often the stool colour is English mustard yellow
Figure 1: Yellow Alert stool chart healthy stools
© Children’s Liver Disease Foundation 2018. Reproduced with permission.
Note: Digital printing or photocopying of these colours will alter them as can different screen settings. These are an indicator only. Only use items supplied by the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.
- In babies with liver disease the stools may be one of the colours below
- Do not worry about one or two stools that look unusual
- Don’t forget to look at the urine colour—in a new born baby it should be colourless
- Any baby with stools the colour below—whatever the age, should be investigated for liver disease
Figure 2: Yellow Alert stool chart suspect stools
© Children’s Liver Disease Foundation 2018. Reproduced with permission.
Note: Digital printing or photocopying of these colours will alter them as can different screen settings. These are an indicator only. Only use items supplied by the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.
- Prolonged jaundice=jaundice persisting beyond 2 weeks of age in term babies and 3 weeks in pre-term babies
- Persistently yellow urine staining the nappy can be a sign of liver disease
- Persistently pale coloured stools may indicate liver disease
- All babies with pale stools and yellow urine should be referred to a paediatrician for investigation
- All babies with prolonged jaundice should have a split bilirubin test
Resources required can be downloaded or ordered for free from this link— www.childliverdisease.org/health-professionals
Children’s Liver Disease Foundation. Children’s Liver Disease Foundation. Yellow Alert stool chart. Available from: www.yellowalert.org/For-Professionals
Published date: March 2016.
Last updated: 2018.
Cat Poop Color Chart | Find Out What The Colors Mean
Your cat’s poop color is more significant than you may think.
Stool condition is an incredible peak into their overall health, and can offer a few hints of what could be wrong with your furry friend.
So what do certain stool colors mean for a cat?
In this article we will discuss our detailed cat stool color guide, and help you understand the importance of stool health in your feline companion.
The Importance Of Examining Your Cat’s Poop
Before we discuss each poop color in our furry friends, let’s first talk about the importance of examining your cat’s stool in general.
A healthy gut and digestive tract should create formed brown stool, meaning anything that falls outside of this description should catch your attention.
Many medical complications in cats can affect their digestive health, and may even be the first clue of developing illness.
Cleaning your cat’s litter box gives you the perfect opportunity to stay on top of their digestive health, and make note of any changes in their stool color or consistency.
Fast action in many situations can offer your cat the best chance at a swift recovery, and may even introduce you to a developing complication you would not have noticed otherwise.
Staying on top of your cat’s poop appearance is more important than you may think.
Cat Stool Color Guide
While examining your cat’s stool may seem a bit odd, it is a great way to ensure that your cat is getting everything they need.
Changes in their stool color can be a sign that it’s time to visit your veterinarian.
They can help you figure out what could be causing certain health symptoms.
To help you better understand your feline friend, let’s discuss each poop color in cats and what it can mean for their health.
Brown Cat Poop
A cat with a healthy digestive system should produce brown, formed stool.
Their stool may vary in shades of brown based on the color of their diet, and should be firm yet pliable in texture.
Not only should their stool be brown in color, but the color should remain consistent as long as their diet remains the same.
While most shades of brown poop can be normal, any abrupt changes should warrant a trip to the vet.
Brown cat poop is a sign that you are doing something right for your feline friend.
As long as their stool is formed and free of any abrupt changes, they are likely getting what they need in their daily diet.
Just be sure to keep an eye on their stool for any future changes, and keep up the good work!
Black Cat Poop
Black cat poop can point to a serious complication within your cat’s digestive tract.
If your cat’s stool is black in color, they may be experiencing bleeding somewhere in the upper GI tract.
The upper GI tract consists of the mouth, stomach, and small intestine, each of which can be damaged by situations ranging from intestinal parasites to toxicities.
Blood will often have a black and tarry appearance once it has been digested, coating the poop each time the cat passes stool.
Black cat poop in our furry friends is a serious symptom that should always warrant a trip to the vet.
Internal bleeding can be life threatening if it is not addressed as soon as possible, and requires veterinary assistance to get to the source of the problem.
If your cat ever experiences black stool, it is best to contact your vet as soon as possible.
Red Cat Poop
Red cat poop can point to the presence of blood in your cat’s lower GI tract.
While this may not be as serious as the presence of black stool, it should still warrant concern.
Red streaks or a red tint to your cat’s poop can mean that there is bleeding in the lower GI tract.
This blood has not had the chance to be digested yet, leading to the presence of a bright red tint versus black stool.
Our cats can experience bleeding in their lower GI tract for many reasons.
This can be due to irritation within the intestines, straining to defecate, changes in their diet, and more.
An occasional blood streak in their stool is not always tied to a major medical complication, and may come and go as time goes on.
However, if you see blood in their stool more than once, along with any other changes in their behavior, we suggest contacting your vet for further advice.
Red cat poop becomes a medical emergency if they begin to have loose stool or diarrhea.
This can point to serious GI upset in our feline friends, and requires medical intervention to correct.
Yellow & Green Cat Poop
Yellow and green cat poop should be a serious concern for cat owners.
This stool color can be due to stool passing too quickly through the intestines, which is often a result of digestive complications.
Not only can this point to possible complications with organs that play a role in digestion (liver and gallbladder), this can point to infection within the digestive tract as well.
Yellow or green cat poop can point to a serious shift in a cat’s digestive health.
No matter the cause behind this change, it is best to contact your veterinarian and get to the bottom of it.
White Spots In Cat Poop
If you see any white spots in your cat’s poop, they may be dealing with a case of intestinal parasites.
This is especially common in cats that spend some time outdoors, as well as cats that are recently adopted.
Cats can be exposed to intestinal parasites in the soil that they come in contact with, along with fleas that make their way into their fur.
Not only can they get worms from the world around them, but from other infected cats as well.
Each intestinal parasite may look a little different when seen in your cat’s stool.
For example, tapeworms may have a rice-like appearance, while round worms may look more like spaghetti noodles.
No matter which type of worm you think you may see in your cat’s stool, it is time for a trip to the vet to banish these critters for good.
Healthy Vs Unhealthy Cat Poop
Not only is the color of your cat’s poop important to be aware of, it is also essential to understand what healthy poop looks like in our feline friends.
Brown cat poop may not be ideal if it sports an unhealthy texture, making it necessary to examine every aspect of their stool as a whole.
Each time you scoop your cat’s litter box, it is best to keep a few key points in mind.
To help you stay on top of their stool health, let’s list a few characteristics of healthy and unhealthy cat poop.
- Firm yet pliable
- Easy to scoop in the litter box
- Uniform in color
- Mostly unsegmented
- Runny or difficult to scoop
- Changes in color
- Hard or dehydrated
- Segmented, hard balls of poop
If your cat is experiencing any of the unhealthy characteristics of stool, it is best to contact your veterinarian for further advice.
A cat’s poop appearance can be a peak into their overall health in many ways.
If you have questions or are concerned with your cat’s poop color, please call your local veterinarian for assistance.
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White-green color and combination with it
White-green is a pastel shade of green. Fresh, soft, it can be combined with pale and bright colors, which looks good in clothes and interiors.
White-green is quite rare, it cannot be seen in young greenery, sunset colors or in shades of stones. It can only be found on the border of white and green, most often in the corolla of white flowers, in the pulp of white root vegetables or fruits.This peaceful, nourishing manifestation of color also reflects on us. Surrounding yourself with a white-green tone, you create a bosom of calmness, joy, spring, fertility. The color is not annoying, it exists separately, without focusing on itself, but at the same time, it monitors your well-being.
Green in this shade plays the role of stability (routine) and concern for material well-being. People surrounding themselves with this pale green are reasonable, pragmatic. White , like purity, care and righteousness, creates a feeling of softness and solidity.They even get married in white and green dresses, as they consider him worthy of the first day of a strong marriage.
Shades of white-green
Shades of white and green include pastel shades with a green undertone. They can go both in cold jade and yellow-green, however, these two tones will be rather difficult to distinguish due to the strong dilution with white. Since white is considered cold, the described shades will look cool, even if they are based on yellow-green.For you a selection of tones from the Pantone palette for textiles.
Complex combination with white-green
– with yellow-green (2). These hues contrast in saturation. Yellow-green is similar to white-green in lightness and even tone, but due to the difference in their intensity, the eye completes the intermediate colors, which, in fact, we do not see.
– with denim color (3) – bright contrast of light and dark. By itself, green and blue (border colors on the color wheel) give an unrealistic combination, also with the effect of completing intermediate shades.In this case, the blue is much darker than the white-green, they create a clear border, which can be used to emphasize the shape of objects.
Add to this combination of white, pale pink, bronze brown and dark blue.
White-green can be combined with other colors
White-green, as a pastel shade, is combined in soft, delicate, romantic scales. However, darker or brighter tones can create rich contrast, allowing for rich compositions.This tone is close to a neutral scale and is removed by its cold bottom, so it is more often a background than an accent in the composition. Consideration of the following combination tables with it:
White-green color combined with pink – soft, delicate, charming. Muted, cold tones are preferred, but if you want a bright, unusual look, then use fuchsia. The palette includes royal pink, lilac pink, orchid, fuchsia, dark pink.
Combination of white-green with red – bright, juicy, harmonious.This combination is based on additional contrast, which is why we see such an attractive composition. The more muted the frame in it, the more sophisticated the pair looks. For example, consider the combination with watermelon, red chicory, ruby, ruby-burgundy, wine.
White-green and orange – a combination of colors saturated, with a pronounced warmth cold contrast. Couples with light tones and rather muted will look nice, with the exception of yellow-orange, as light and bright.The composition includes light peach, peach, yellow-orange, ocher, copper.
White-green combines with yellow for a sunny, delicate pair. Even barely yellow shades will look nice with the main tone, and if you add gold glitter, we get a magical scale, light, juicy and romantic. For example, consider a combination with vanilla, apricot, sand, honey, yellow gold.
How to combine white-green and warm green? The base color refers to a cold green tone, so warm shades of green will create a slight warm-cold contrast, and the overall gamut will be independent, since green is so different and its combination does not look boring.The combination consists of green peas, green tea, chartreuse, toad in love, leafy green.
White-green and cold green – combination of in one scale. This is a good deepening of the main shade, an opportunity to achieve light and shade and an overflow effect, but such a palette will be more of a background than an independent composition. The combination table consists of water green, light gray-green, wormwood, emerald green, malachite.
White-green combines with blue to create a contrast between light and dark.This is a calm couple that helps to reveal the basic tone, making it more juicy, light, gentle, cold. It is better to choose subdued shades of blue and blue, such as aquamarine, hyacinth, denim, gray-blue, blueberry.
Combination of white-green with purple – attractive, calm. This is an interesting color contrast, based on the fact that all shades of purple make the pair shade juicier, bring in a mystery. Red-violet and derivatives of magenta colors will look especially good in the palette.For example, consider a combination with lavender, lilac-lilac, gray-violet, blackberry, red-violet.
White-green and brown: color combination – light, natural. Brown always gives a vintage touch, but the “faded” base color tends towards it, so this combination can be chilled to the country. The juicy vapor is based on heat and light contrast to give it strength and movement. The color scheme includes camel, cinnamon, nut, coffee beans, chocolate.
White-green combined with white, beige, gray and black – neutral colors – becomes the center of the composition. Muted white for a rich, festive flavor. Beige softens, adds gloss. Gray makes the shade heavier, while black brings brightness and clarity to the image. Consider a pairing table made up of creamy, latte, beige, lead, wet asphalt.
White-green color in clothes
White-green color in clothes creates a gentle quivering, and, at the same time, reliable image.Both evening and wedding dresses will look good in this color. The tone is also suitable for everyday wear in the form of blouses or jackets. It can be used in large quantities – it is a good basis for the image, full of calmness and tenderness. The color combines well with different shades; warm accessories will look especially attractive on it.
Pale green cold, not bright color and is best suited for representatives of color type “summer” and “spring”.
White-green in the interior
White-green color in the interior is perfect for creating a home, cozy interior: simple or pompous, but not daring and youthful. The main task of white and green is to make the room spacious, fresh and open. If there is any fuss in it, it will be at home: children’s games, receptions of relatives and close friends.
It is worth noting that the combination of this shade with green-yellow and denim-blue brings a certain pomp.Pay attention to the Gustavian style. This is a more subdued version of French. It is done mainly in light colors. The main highlight of such an interior is the Gustavian chair, which cannot be confused with any other, and recently it is back in fashion.
Match the denim color to a velvet or dense fabric surface. The elegant upholstered furniture is equipped with comfortable patterned pillows, observing the style and range.
Wardrobes, dressers in such an interior are better painted than natural wood shades.
It is not worth piling up many open shelves in such a room; it is better to limit yourself to bookcases, preferably closed. An abundance of accessories is also discouraged.
Make the floor wooden, cover with a carpet. Lighting with a chandelier and table lamps, preferably yellow light.
Curtains are better to choose from curtain fabrics to keep their shape.
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90,000 Ivory in the interior
It is not necessary to use a number of techniques and unusual color combinations to create a unique design.Ivory in the interior allows you to reveal the beauty of the stylistic concept, while realizing a lively, soft, cozy and comfortable interior. It is perfect for any room, regardless of its purpose, shape, features.
Excellent base. Ivory makes a great base for both eclectic and contemporary styles. It goes well with a variety of colors when proportioned and executed correctly.
Noble appearance. Despite the simplicity, the shades of ivory look aristocratic and noble, enchanting with their style and attractiveness.
Versatility. The palette is used to decorate a nursery, bedroom, kitchen, corridor, bathroom, living room, study and other premises. They look especially good in rooms with windows facing the cold north side.
Ideal for small spaces.Creamy-beige colors visually enlarge the area of the room, hide imperfections, add air and space. In addition, even large ivory-colored furniture visually takes up less space.
Relaxing effect. Ivory is soft, comfortable and warm, perfect for bedrooms and children’s rooms. At the same time, it improves mood and general well-being.
Another advantage of color is the ease with which it can be combined.You can create an interior in soothing colors, or you can add bright and unusual accents.
At first glance, the ivory color seems simple and straightforward. But, it has many original shades that have their own characteristics and characteristics.
Closest to the natural palette, as it resembles the color of the skin. It goes well with beige, white and mocha, but is also emphasized by lilac, anthracite, terracotta, gray colors in moderation.
Cold ivory shade. It is used for rooms with windows facing south. The main combinations are based on contrasts with gray, yellow, green, purple, purple and even black. At the same time, paper should still prevail.
One of the obligatory khaki colors combines well with purple, gray, cold pink shades. Ivory brown is used for restrained, calm interiors, minimalism.
Soft, warm shade (closer to creamy) that allows you to relax and creates all the conditions for a healthy sleep. Light ivory is in good harmony with gray and its shades, lavender, pale yellow, light purple.
The most lively and juicy shade of ivory, which will be the ideal solution for the kitchen and living room. It is perfectly complemented by blue, coral, orange, brown tones.
The most demanding of the palette, as it suits certain styles and is preferably combined with grape, pink, chocolate, light gray tones.Mainly used for bedroom, bathroom.
Combinations with other colors
When creating and implementing any design concept, it is necessary to choose a base color, which will become the main one for other shades. Ivory will become an excellent dominant, as it is combined with almost all colors.
This color is rarely used to create contrasts with pastel colors, but, in this case, this combination is suitable for large rooms.Ivory will remain in charge, while black will be applied for certain accents. This pair is also called “musical” due to the similarity to the keys of a grand piano.
Photographs in a black frame, framed mirrors, lamps with a dark frame can be used as accents. For rooms larger than 30 sq. m., and with high ceilings, it is permissible to use black as the dominant color.
This tandem is modern and beautiful, allowing you to create comfortable, sophisticated interiors.Beige shades of ivory go well with tones of dark chocolate, revealing all the beauty of ivory. In this case, the furniture should be light. This combination of colors in the interior is the basis of the Scandinavian style, which combines beauty and practicality.
We are not talking about bright and flashy colors, but about a pale, calm yellow color. Wheat and pear are perfect for ivory, but you can add a few bright but warm touches to combat the monotony of the setting.Textiles, pillows, paintings, mirrors are used as accents. For classic interiors, the use of gilding is appropriate.
When choosing a green palette, you need to correctly combine shades. For example, mint, olive, marsh tones and khaki allow you to create a graceful, sophisticated interior, albeit with a slight pallor. Lime allows you to create an unobtrusive design, while cool tones add gloss. Shades of wormwood and malachite in combination with ivory create spectacular and bright solutions.
Various shades of blue can be used, but bedding will work best. They are soft, enveloping and calm, allowing you to relax and give peace of mind. The use of dark tones is carried out in the same way as the combination with black.
Together with purple, ivory creates a mystical, mysterious interior. For the correct design implementation, warm shades, pale lilac are used.With their help, the necessary contrast is formed, a truly exotic atmosphere is created.
As is the case with other bright colors, it is worth giving preference to a restrained range. Copper, red, coral, sea buckthorn shades will look good, which will allow you to create a noble, delicate and balanced interior.
Red and pink should be used with extreme care to create only light blush and not strong contrast.Therefore, it is worth paying attention to the shade of tea rose, sakura. As for raspberry, purple, burgundy, they are extremely difficult to combine with ivory, creating a torn and even vulgar design.
The use of ivory in various rooms
Ivory looks really expensive in any interior. Measured, calm, majestic ivory will be an excellent companion for both Baroque and Art Nouveau, Scandinavian, ethnic, modern trends.It goes well with wooden furniture. You can use not only paint, but also wallpaper with original textures. Ivory looks great in furniture, decor, textiles, flooring, well complements matte and glossy stretch ceilings.
It is necessary to correctly enter the ivory color into the living room, so that it saturates with energy and adds positiveness. It can be used to decorate walls, curtains, carpets. It is also perfectly implemented in a furniture set.The main thing is to add rich accents, having previously decided on the zoning of the space.
Regardless of the general concept, the bedroom should be calm, restrained, conducive to relaxation and healthy sleep. You should not use saturated colors or contrasting combinations here, so the ivory color will be the perfect solution for this room. Compared to pure white, ivory will add warmth and comfort, and has greater harmony.
As for bright accents, they can be freely used, since the color scale neutralizes the sharp and flashy effect well, removes irritation.But such details should be in moderation, only to emphasize certain details. The color is recommended for the design of a wardrobe, double bed and other bulky items.
Kitchen and dining room
The ivory kitchen is a great alternative to the white palette, which looks too cold and also quickly shows all the dirt. Ivory will be a safe bet in combination with light woods, linen, leather upholstery of a sofa or chairs.Most often, the range is used to implement country and Provence styles.
In addition, another advantage is a positive psychophysical effect on a person, calming him down and allowing him to focus on eating or preparing food. To add a little energy, bright textiles, dishes, wallpaper with an interesting pattern are used. In small spaces, the ivory color is used for the entire kitchen unit with accents on the countertops.
Ivory will fit in any bathroom size.It is mainly used for decoration. The tiles can be matte and glossy, patterned or plain. An interesting solution would be to use mosaics in different shades of ivory. In doing so, the plumbing should remain white, creating a fresh and clean contrast.
The first years of a child’s life should be surrounded only by calm, soft colors, so the ivory color is ideal for decorating a child’s room. This solution is universal, in the future you can supplement it with bright colors, such as textiles with prints, images of cartoon characters, furniture with patterns.The color is also suitable for a teenager, if one wall is made accent and non-standard.
The entrance area is the face of any apartment or house. The light palette will visually expand the room, fill it with air. In addition, there are often no windows in the hallways, so warm ivory will replace the effect of natural light. To protect the color of the walls, you can use the wooden paneling at the bottom. On the floor, you can lay tiles or laminate with imitation of natural wood texture.
The combination of wood and ivory is the ideal solution for the modern design of the office of a successful person. First of all, ivory looks expensive and constantly gives impetus to development. Secondly, thanks to restraint, the color will adjust to the working mood and allow you to fully concentrate on the tasks at hand. Ivory, combined with a wooden table and book shelves, is a classic, noble combination.
When it comes to a private house, the range is often used for exterior decoration.This can be paint, siding, decorative stone, made in this palette, window frames and doors. In combination with the surrounding nature, such a house will be a real example of coziness, comfort and excellent taste of the owners.
The gallery contains photos of ready-made ideas using ivory for decorating various rooms, furniture, textiles, decor and other interior elements.
90,000 Scandinavian colors that should be in your interior
Scandinavian colors that should be in your interior
We’ve been talking about the Scandinavian style for quite some time, and now it’s time to tell you about the most common colors and their combinations that can be found in almost any interior made in the Scandinavian style.You don’t have to use all of them, but this material can be useful if you suddenly wonder if you have chosen the right color or shade for your home. Read on and get inspired!
White – the basis of Scandinavian design
The simplest of all colors, representing calmness, purity and communication. It is impossible to imagine the Scandinavian style without furniture, walls and accessories in white. Isn’t it true that the word “white” is the first association that comes to mind when someone mentions Scandinavian design?
The beauty of white is that it allows you to play with small details and colors at any time – just choose the right accessories and change them depending on the season or the latest trends in interior design.However, white is invariably the main component of an ideal interior, so large surfaces and furniture (for example, wardrobes, bedside tables, chairs, sofas, sideboards, dining tables and shelves) should be white. If you want the room to resemble a village house and look more natural, then complement each item with several wooden details, and if you prefer a modern urban style, then pay attention to metal accessories.
By the way, accessories can also be white! For example, white decorative pillows and blankets of soft texture, or boxes for storing any little things, kitchen utensils and linen look great.You don’t have to surround yourself with white on all sides. Accessories look great with the addition of other colors, both neutral and bright. Photo frames, paintings, posters with your favorite sayings in black and white or colorful drawings on the walls will allow you to express your thoughts more clearly and accurately, as well as emphasize the power of art.
Scandinavian classics – gray and all shades of blue
Calm, pale and muted shades of blue and gray are the hallmark of Scandinavian design.Gray is the king of neutral colors: a timeless, classic and a win-win choice for any interior, because it allows any other color that matches it to illuminate the entire environment.
Gray is a great and practical choice when it comes to sofas, beds and carpets. Blue is also great for furniture, but we prefer original accessories or textiles in these colors, such as throws, bedspreads, throw pillows, chair cushions, curtains, carpets, towels and fabric storage boxes.Even little things like candles and candlesticks can be darker or lighter shades of blue.
Both men and women like blue and gray colors, therefore they are an excellent choice for a home where two different or different sexes live. Blue will bring the breath of the ocean and the infinity of the sky into your home, while gray will be the perfect backdrop to create harmony.
Bright splashes – accessories in red, yellow and green
Scandinavian design is about more than pale shades and neutral colors.They only represent an ideal light base, which can be supplemented with accessories of any possible shape, size and color; all you have to do is let your imagination and interior designer take a creative journey and find what works best for your home. We suggest you opt for red, yellow and green accessories – this trio of modern and trendy colors will energize any room.
The most daring can choose larger bright things for their interior in the Scandinavian style – for example, armchairs and sofas, and those who like to experiment and change small interior details from time to time will like colorful blankets, decorative pillows and cushions for chairs.Summer is the perfect time to experiment with flora and fauna themes and vibrant artistic prints, while the dark months of the year call for a more relaxed approach, expressed in simple geometric patterns or simple monochrome furnishings. Choose what you like best!
Bring nature into your home with brown and earthy shades
The theme of nature in the interior is becoming more and more popular.Wood is one of the materials most commonly used in Scandinavian color combinations. You can choose a heavy set made from natural oak or Hevea furniture, such as dining tables and chairs, wardrobes, sideboards, cute little bedside tables and coffee tables, shoe racks and shelves, as well as woolen, leather or fur blankets, blankets, bedspreads and decorative pillows of soft texture – all this will allow you to feel the power of nature and its gentle touch to your interior.
Wooden pieces of furniture stand out in a white interior, especially if they are darker tones. In rooms with white walls, ceilings and floors, accessories in brown or earthy shades look great, for example, all kinds of storage boxes, wicker baskets, lanterns, kitchen utensils, wall clocks and even faux leather poufs. A homely feeling can be enhanced with a set of scented candles and candlesticks. This fusion of wood with white will allow you to use natural textures as elegantly as possible.
Any color and its shade affect people in different ways, so choose the right color scheme for your home wisely. We wish you a happy shopping! Share photos of your created interiors on social networks using the hashtag #myjyskinterior!
Fashionable colors of manicure in the spring of 2021: photos, trends, trends
Spring has come, promising new fashion trends in clothing, makeup and, of course, nail design.In the near future, we will finally get rid of gloves, and it will be possible to shine with a flawless manicure.
Today we want to talk about the main color trends in coatings. What shades are in fashion in spring 2021, who are they suitable for? We have collected the 10 most popular colors, based on the ratings of representatives of the leading fashion houses at the latest shows.
The trend for natural look has not been losing ground for the past season, it is also relevant in the spring of 2021.And if at the shows Erdem and Helmut Lang prefer pale pink variations that evoke associations with a strawberry milkshake, then Essie give the palm to beige and milky colors, both dense and translucent.
Who is it for? Nude shades are a great everyday option: there is nowhere more versatile! Will look good on nails of any length and shape. The colors are suitable for a date, for an office, and in general for creating a romantic spring mood.Camouflage colors, as a rule, have a translucent loose shade and take on part of the color of the natural nail plate, so they look so natural. When choosing a specific shade, try to “try on” it to your skin tone, this will help you choose the right color. By the way, for such a manicure, you can use both independent colored nude coatings and camouflage bases.
Nude on short and long nails
If nude is your option, we recommend buying these coatings:
At the recent fashion shows of Anna Sui, Preen, Sadie Williams, Vivienne Westwood, Kim Shui, Tibi, the undisputed favorites were gray gel polishes in various variations: translucent, dense, asphalt, pearl, thundercloud colors.Gray, as a rule, evokes associations with something inconspicuous, but not in the case of manicure. This color will look laconic, elegant and will testify to the impeccable taste of its owner.
Who is it for? Gray shades are appropriate on nails of any length and shape, perfect for the office. At the same time, they go well with clothes of any shades and add elegance to the image.
The choice of gray should be approached carefully, as it can emphasize the color of the skin, or it can make the hands too pale.
Gray gel polish for long and short nails
Is gray your trend? Then we recommend buying these coverage:
Red gel polish is a classic that will always be popular, like a little black dress or pumps. The color is so self-sufficient that it does not require coexistence with other shades or designs. Models at the last shows of Moschino and Marco de Vincenzo wore pure scarlet manicure.
Who is it for? Gone are the days when red seemed like something “out of the ordinary”, on the contrary – now it is considered a universal color and suits any outfit and image, be it an evening dress or a business suit.This color needs the perfect shape: for bright red shades, a short length and a square shape are perfect, for muted shades – long almond or oval shapes.
Red gel polish for short and long nails
Like red? Then we recommend buying these coverage:
Black as base
This season, designers propose to use black gel polish (both matte and glossy) as a base and mix it with contrasting shades: white, pale pink, combined with “naked” spaces (negative space).You can also choose total black. Watching rag & bone, Koché shows and get inspired! It looks impressive and catchy.
Who is it for? The nail design with a black finish looks especially beneficial on long nails – almond-shaped and stiletto nails. Matte shades also go well with a short square. Suitable for girls who are used to being the center of attention. Suitable for girls who are used to being the center of attention.
Gel polish black glossy and matte
Choosing black? Then we recommend buying these coverage:
Could any other color be so strongly associated with sunny spring? At the same time, 4 fashion houses – Mark Fast, Phillip Lim, Chromat, House of Holland – have chosen yellow gel polish as the basis of the models’ manicure at their latest shows.All variations of shades are in trend: dense, translucent, with a shimmer.
Who is it for? Yellow looks great on nails of any shape and length, depending on the intensity of the shade. Great for the office when paired with dark solid colors, or as an addition to bright spring looks.
All shades of yellow are in fashion – from muted pastel colors to neon shades, these shades are especially well combined with tanned hands, further emphasizing the color saturation.
Yellow gel polish for long and short nails
Do you like yellow? Then we recommend buying these coverage:
Blue gel polish is one of the timeless nail trends and is still one of the main trends this spring. Variation 2021 – neon, deep and ultra-bright shades. We look at Chromat, GCDS, Courreges and we see downright electric blue and bright blue. Shades of the sky and the sea, associatively bringing us closer to the long-awaited vacation.
Who is it for? Blue and its shades are universal this season: they will suit almost any outfit and will decorate nails of any shape and length.
They also look great in matte colors and pair well with silver design elements.
Blue gel polish for short and long nails
Like blue? Then we recommend buying these coverage:
Delicate purple and lilac
Lilac-lilac gel polishes are definitely among the most popular in 2021, because fashion giants such as Lanvin, Cividini, Fashion East, Rick Owens, Iceberg choose them for their models.As a rule, these are dull colors, reminiscent of delicate forget-me-nots.
Who is it for? Since we are talking about a discreet scale, such a manicure will be equally well combined with business clothes and with romantic dresses, adding tenderness and airiness to the image. The shade looks best on short nails in glossy and matte versions. It is also better to choose shades to match the skin color.
Lilac gel polish for short nails in matte and glossy versions
Your choice is lilac and lilac? Then we recommend buying these coverage:
Do you follow the motto “Shine always, shine everywhere!”? Then you will definitely be pleased with another manicure trend of spring 2021 – metallic and silver on the nails.They are simply adored at the shows of The Blonds, Preen, Pam Hogg, Anna Sui, Marni.
Who is it for? Metallic, like silver, works especially well with long almond nails and stiletto nails, so this catchy manicure is for you if you love to attract attention and, of course, shine! This effect can be created using rub in, chrome colors of gel polish or silver foil.
Do you want to shine? Then we recommend buying nail polish:
We are accustomed to using white gel polish only in the context of a jacket, however, as an independent option, it looks categorically bright, clean and fresh! Stylists Giambattista Valli, Kith, LaQuan Smith agree with us, having chosen a snow-white manicure for their models.
Who is it for? White is also a versatile option, but be careful: this color requires a flawless shape and a high-quality manicure, as white is one of the finest to coat. Also, be careful with the choice of top (top coat), it should not yellow in color.
White gel polish for short and long nails
Do you like white? Then we recommend buying:
Wine gel polish (or burgundy) is too interesting and serves as an excellent option for a monochromatic coating.The shade is chosen by Guy Laroche, Veronica Beard and Tommy Hilfiger. It is assumed that wine will be in trend all year round – it is so versatile and deep.
Who is it for? Wine shades look noble on any hands. More berry shades work well with a matte top, which makes them calmer and more muted. Juicy wine will always be appropriate, suitable for any look and will be good on nails of any shape and length.
Wine gel polish on almond-shaped and short nails
Do you like wine? Then we recommend buying:
We are sure that among the 10 popular nail shades this spring, you will find the one that you like the most! Whichever color you prefer, remember that you need to buy coatings exclusively in trusted stores that sell certified products.So you will 100% protect yourself from fakes and problems that can be caused by low-quality materials.
The products mentioned in the article can be bought at the ParisNail multi-brand store, because we provide the best conditions:
- All products are certified, and we guarantee their originality and quality, since
- we work with suppliers directly;
- we have many options for delivery and payment terms;
- We deliver orders all over the world!
In addition, ParisNail is also a licensed nail school with renowned instructors.Our graduates today are highly paid masters who are in demand in the most famous salons.
If you want to learn everything about the art of manicure and not only follow trends, but also create them, then come to our manicure courses!
How to choose the right chairs for the table
The harmony of the environment begins with details.At the same time, great attention is paid to the comfort of each room, including the dining area. The main element of the dining room or kitchen is the table. It can be made of expensive varieties of wood, have an exclusive design or an unusual shape. However, improperly selected chairs can spoil all this splendor. Let’s figure out how to choose the right chairs for the table, and how to create a harmonious composition that fully meets your personal requirements and views?
Principle of combining shapes and lines
The kitchen table can be of any shape.Some prefer smooth and graceful curves, while others like brutality and clarity. Regardless, the chairs you choose should match the table perfectly. If you ignore this rule, the dining group will look tasteless and unaesthetic. The fragmentation of styles indicates a lack of taste among the owners themselves.
Example. You have a table made in a Scandinavian brutal style. It is distinguished by its massiveness and sharpness of the corners. Accordingly, chairs should also have clean lines and sharp angles.A set of chairs with a rounded back and seat simply won’t fit into the big picture, give the group a ridiculous look and ruin the overall impression. Thus, remember that straight lines should be adjacent to straight lines, and oval and round shapes with their own kind.
Principle of compatibility of colors and shades
In the classic presentation, the table and chairs should be made in the same color scheme. However, no one forbids you to experiment.The most important thing is to remember that the chosen colors and patterns should be combined with each other. If you approach this issue with the utmost responsibility, the result will be a very harmonious set.
Example. You bought a yellow table. To create a harmonious set, you can complement it with chairs in green, gray or brown. On the Internet, you can find many tables that allow you to correctly combine colors and shades without the help of a professional designer.
Important! Even if you like to stand out from others and think that originality should be in every detail, you should not choose too bright and flashy colors. As practice shows, such products get bored very quickly. In addition, they are not suitable for every interior solution, and according to psychologists, they are unacceptable in the dining area.
The principle of proportionality
In this case, it is important to select chairs that match the size of the table.High chairs fit a high table, and low chairs suit a low one. If the growth of households is above average, then there is no point in buying low elements of the group. Likewise, it will be extremely difficult for people of small stature to use overly bulky items. To choose a table and chairs in this case, rely solely on personal parameters.
Example. If you decide to buy a chair, but are not sure about its dimensions, remember the following rule. Sitting on the chosen chair, a person should have no difficulty in putting his arms bent at the elbow on the table surface.If you have to bend down to do this, then the chair is too high, and if, on the contrary, you have to raise your hands up, then the chair is very low.
The principle of unity of styles
This principle is suitable for everyone, but professional designers have long learned to combine the incongruous. For example, a loft-style table will look great with classic chairs. However, most people prefer to see a dining group done in the same style.It is also worth noting that combining several styles on your own does not always end with success.
Example. For lovers of lightness and light shades, Provence-style dining groups are perfect. This style goes well with the Country and Grunge styles, which gives a rich field for imagination.
Principle of utility and functionality
To begin with, the selected chairs should not only be beautiful and graceful, but also perfectly cope with their direct responsibilities.In this case, it is necessary to take into account the features of a particular room and its size. If furniture is chosen for a large dining room, then the table and chairs should be more massive. Small products will simply get lost against the background of free space.
For lovers of maximum comfort, we can recommend chairs with armrests. They fit perfectly into the classic style and give the room an air of grace and aristocracy. It is worth noting that the models of this plan are extremely convenient for the elderly, as they allow you to create a stable point of support while getting up from the table.
Example. If you are buying furniture for a small kitchen, opt for practical and comfortable stools that can be easily placed under the table after a meal.
The principle of combining different styles
If you like experimentation, you want to add variety to your everyday life, you can resort to the principle of incompatibility. However, this does not mean that any chair you buy at your local store will be a great addition to your table.At the same time, it is very important not to forget about some of the principles written above. Playing with a combination of different styles is quite subtle. As a result, you can get both a real masterpiece and a completely ridiculous picture. For example, a combination of black and white can be a winning option.
Example. If you decide to show off your design talent, remember a few rules for combining incongruous things. First, all items in the group must be performed in the same direction.Round lines should be adjacent to round ones, and straight lines should be adjacent to straight ones. Second, pay attention to the thickness of the supporting elements. The legs of your chairs and table should look roughly the same. In some cases, table legs can be thicker than chair legs, but not vice versa.
Guiding Principles for the Ideal Set
In addition to all of the above, it is important to remember about the upholstery of the chair. The type of fabric is selected based on the operating conditions of the product.For example, if the model is to be installed in the kitchen, the upholstery material must be resistant to moisture and dirt. Chairs upholstered in plain fabric are the least practical in such conditions. Eco or natural leather would be a good option.
Use covers if necessary. They will not only protect furniture from negative external manifestations, but also allow you to give it an attractive appearance. The covers are easy to clean, easy to care for, and the variety of shades and types allows you to choose a cover for any table.Also, the cover will help hide the flaws in furniture and visually update the interior.
To make the dining area even more harmonious and stylish, use additional decorative elements. For example, you can purchase special pillows or skins for hard chairs without upholstery. If necessary, these elements can be easily removed or washed. Their presence will make long-term gatherings with friends even more convenient and comfortable.
Feel free to experiment as you create your own unique dining set.For example, if you are a fan of the Mediterranean style, simply swap out the standard chairs for small sofas or wooden benches. Remember that white furniture without unnecessary grace is combined with almost any design solution. For fans of daring experiments, we can recommend a composition of chairs of different sizes. However, at the same time, chairs of different sizes must be made of the same material and meet a single design solution.
In pursuit of the perfect chairs, do not forget that furniture must first of all be comfortable and perfectly cope with its intended purpose.Feel free to experiment or ask experienced people for advice. This approach to creating a unique headset will allow you not only to transform the space, but also to express your individuality.
90,000 grayish-white feces – causes, diagnosis and treatment
Grayish-white stool is a discoloration of stool, often accompanied by a violation of the consistency and frequency of the stool. A change in the color of feces is characteristic of dysbiosis, liver and gallbladder diseases, and damage to the pancreas.To find out the cause of the appearance of gray or white feces, a coprogram, ultrasound and radiography of the gastrointestinal tract, endoscopy are prescribed. To eliminate the symptom, probiotics, enzyme preparations, specific antiviral and detoxification agents are used.
Causes of grayish-white feces
Errors in the diet
The discharge of gray feces in an adult is observed after the abuse of fatty foods. An excess amount of neutral fats accumulates in the intestines, due to the increased load on the pancreas, lipids are not digested and are excreted in the feces.The consistency changes – the feces become soft, “greasy”, leaving marks on the walls of the toilet bowl. Typically, increased stool up to 3-4 times a day.
Symptoms usually disappear on their own, feces color normalizes the next day. The reasons provoking the discharge of grayish-white stools in infants are the incorrect introduction of complementary foods, the use of unbalanced milk formulas. A change in the color of feces occurs against the background of general weakness and lethargy of the child, constant crying and refusal to feed.These symptoms are an indication for consulting a pediatrician.
Violation of the intestinal microflora composition causes indigestion, insufficient digestion of the food received. The stool becomes liquid, grayish-white or dark gray in color. Stool frequency with dysbiosis increases up to 5-7 times a day, defecation is preceded by spasms and discomfort in the left abdomen. Stool has a fetid odor, and a light gray coating can be seen on the surface.
Infectious causes cause the destruction of liver cells and disturbances in the metabolism of bilirubin, due to which the flow of stercobilin into the intestine decreases, which stains the feces in a brown tint. Gray feces appear in the midst of hepatitis, the symptom is combined with a sharp darkening of urine and yellowing of the skin. Increased stool frequency and a change in its consistency are characteristic; before defecation, patients feel a rumbling and “bubbling” in the abdomen.
The duration of the symptom depends on the type of liver inflammation.With mild forms of viral hepatitis A and E, the discharge of grayish-white feces lasts 2-3 weeks. With hepatitis B, the color of the stool returns to normal after 1-2 months, in the case of severe damage to the hepatic parenchyma, dark gray feces are released up to six months. Alcoholic hepatitis, complicated by damage to the pancreas, often causes persistent lightening of feces.
Discharge of grayish-white feces indicates an exacerbation of gallstone disease and blockage of the bile duct by calculus.In this case, bile does not enter the intestines, symptoms of obstructive jaundice develop. A person notices that the feces become light, almost white in color, the consistency of the stools often remains normal. Discoloration of the stool occurs simultaneously with severe pain on the right in the hypochondrium, nausea, bitterness in the mouth.
Discoloration of stool to white in adults occurs in chronic pancreatitis, which is characterized by enzymatic pancreatic insufficiency.The light color is due to the accumulation of undigested food in the feces. The feces are abundant, grayish-white, with a pungent fetid odor. There is an increase in stool frequency, during bowel movements, patients experience diffuse pain in the abdomen.
Disorders of the pancreatic function are often irreversible, therefore, without the appointment of substitution therapy, restoration of the normal color of feces is impossible. The patient’s condition worsens under the influence of external causes – with the abuse of heavy food, alcohol intake, the disease worsens.During this period, diarrhea with the release of a large amount of light stool, accompanied by intense pain in the left hypochondrium and epigastrium, is disturbing.
Other liver pathologies
The defeat of liver cells of various etiologies is accompanied by parenchymal jaundice, for which the appearance of a grayish-white stool is typical. Such changes persist for a long time, for several months. Stool disorder is combined with dull pain and heaviness in the right hypochondrium, nausea and vomiting with bile.Most often, faecal discoloration is caused by such reasons as:
Complications of pharmacotherapy
Short-term discoloration of stool to grayish white is a natural reaction after oral administration of barium sulfate for X-ray of the digestive tract. Light-colored feces leave after 10-12 hours after the examination, atypical coloration of feces persists for 2-3 days. Normally, these changes are not accompanied by dyspeptic disorders or abdominal pain.
Gray feces are also provoked by other reasons: taking antacids, iron. Trace elements, which are found in large quantities in these medicines, accumulate in the feces and cause the appearance of a characteristic grayish-white color. With the use of iron preparations, the color is darker up to black. Discoloration of feces is possible with prolonged use of antibiotics, anti-tuberculosis drugs.
A gastroenterologist is involved in identifying the cause of gray feces.The specialist collects anamnesis and complaints in order to establish why dyspeptic disorders have appeared. Diagnostics includes instrumental imaging methods, which, according to indications, are supplemented with invasive techniques. To clarify the diagnosis, laboratory tests are prescribed. Most informative methods:
- Coprogram . Microscopic analysis of grayish-white feces reveals remnants of undigested food, muscle fibers, and starch grains. The absence of stercobilin is pathognomonic.To confirm the diagnosis of pancreatitis, a study of the level of fecal elastase is done. Bacteriological analysis is necessary to detect dysbiosis and bacterial overgrowth syndrome.
- Biochemical blood test . With obstructive jaundice, cholestasis syndrome is determined – an increase in the amount of cholesterol and the enzyme alkaline phosphatase. An increase in ALT and AST levels indicates cytolysis and parenchymal jaundice. To check the exocrine function of the pancreas, the concentration of pancreatic lipase and amylase is measured.
- Ultrasound examination . In order to detect the organic cause of the grayish-white shade of feces, a survey ultrasound of the abdominal cavity is performed with targeted scanning of the organs of the hepatobiliary zone. The study allows you to visualize signs of the inflammatory process of the gallbladder, heterogeneous echogenicity of the liver parenchyma, rounded volumetric neoplasms.
- Duodenal intubation . To assess the flow of bile into the intestine, several portions of bile are taken sequentially after stimulation with secretory drugs.Typically, slow or no bile flow in the case of blockage of the common bile duct. The collected material is sent to the laboratory for bacteriological analysis.
- Cholangiopancreatography . White feces usually appear when the biliary tract is affected, therefore, RCP is required. The method involves examination of the Vater papilla and bile ducts using endoscopic technologies. The study reveals calculi in the bile ducts, signs of inflammatory and tumor pathologies.
Help before diagnosis
Grayish-white feces caused by inaccuracies in diet need not be treated. The patient is advised to consume easily digestible foods (stewed vegetables, soups, lean meat) for several days, and to reduce the amount of servings. You shouldn’t take alcohol. If during this time the stool has not returned to normal, it is necessary to consult a doctor to establish the cause of the disorder.
To avoid diarrhea and discoloration of feces when taking antibiotics and other toxic drugs, it is advisable to drink natural kefir and yogurt, which are rich in beneficial bifidobacteria and lactobacilli.Self-administration of enzyme preparations to improve digestion is not recommended, as this can provoke disruptions in the functioning of the pancreas.
Treatment of dyspeptic disorders, including grayish-white stool, is mainly aimed at eliminating the cause of the symptoms, after which the color and consistency of the stool is normalized. Medicines must be supplemented with a special therapeutic diet, which is selected depending on the disease.In clinical practice, drugs are used such as:
- Enzyme preparations . Medicines containing pancreatic extract improve the processes of parietal and cavity digestion in the small intestine. Gray feces disappear a few days after the start of medication, the severity of other dyspeptic disorders decreases.
- Probiotics . They are a mixture of beneficial bacteria that colonize the colon and prevent the growth of pathogenic microflora.In adults, they are prescribed with prolonged antibiotic therapy, combined with prebiotics, which stimulate the growth of bifidobacteria.
- Cholagogue . They increase the contractility of the gallbladder and expand the ducts, improve the colloidal properties of bile, so that it is secreted into the intestines in the required quantities. Additionally, hepatoprotectors are recommended, which protect cells from the toxic effects of bile acids.
- Antiviral drugs .In chronic hepatitis of viral etiology, special treatment regimens are used with interferons, RNA polymerase inhibitors. Medicines reduce the viral load in the blood, inhibit the replication of the virus in the liver cells. They are combined with detoxifying agents.
Complicated gallstone disease, which is accompanied by the discharge of grayish-white feces, requires surgical intervention. Removal of small concrements is carried out during the treatment and diagnostic RCP, the method of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is also used.With pronounced changes in the biliary tract, drainage according to Kerr or Halstead or the formation of a choledochodigestive anastomosis is indicated.
90,000 selection of shades, interior design photos, selection of curtains
What color to paint the walls in different rooms
The color of the walls in the living room should be calm, but at the same time cheer up. After all, this room is used for both family rest and noisy gatherings with guests.For large and spacious living rooms, blue, golden, yellow, gray-blue, gray-green colors of low saturation are suitable. And for small living rooms, you should choose more saturated shades that create a festive mood – purple, violet, peach, blue, yellow.
The bedroom is a resting place. therefore, you need to create a relaxing atmosphere in it. It is better to paint the walls in the bedroom in calm warm colors, close to white – pink, blue, green, beige.The color should not be bright, otherwise it will irritate the psyche.
Walls in the hallway are best painted in light colors. The hallway is a small, narrow room devoid of daylight, so light walls will make it visually larger.
What color to paint the walls in the nursery? On the one hand, you need bright colors that will stimulate the baby to play and develop. Orange and red are suitable for preschoolers, blue and green for schoolchildren.But on the other hand, bright colors tire children, so they need to be used very carefully. It is best to paint the walls in the nursery in several colors, by zones.
Paint the sleeping area in calm colors (blue, gray, beige, light green), and paint the games area in brighter colors. For example, you can paint a red flower, a red chanterelle, etc. on the wall. And for children of senior school age, choose calm shades – gray-blue, gray-green, beige, white.
It is best to paint the walls in the kitchen light. bluish or greenish tones. They create a feeling of coolness and expand the space of a small kitchen. Also, the kitchen can be painted in bright saturated colors. For example, orange and red will stimulate appetite, while blue and green are suitable for those who follow the figure.
It is advisable to make the walls of the office calm, because this is a place of mental labor. Beige, light brown, gray, green tones will do.Yellow is suitable for people of creative professions.
The bathroom is usually painted in light colors, since it is usually small in size. White, light blue, lilac, pink, light green, yellow will help to visually enlarge the bathroom.
Rules for the selection of curtains
Curtains can be in the same colors as the wallpaper and repeat the pattern. The color of the fabric or border can overlap with the upholstery, the color of dishes, accessories, edging of pillows, bedspreads and other interior items.
Shown here is a sky blue bedroom design that looks fresh with a large window, white accents and a glossy ceiling that reflects daylight.
To visually correct the perception of the room, contrasting colors are used (bright purple or burgundy curtains are reduced, and translucent white curtains are increased).
To decorate one window, you can safely combine turquoise and yellow, blue and green, brown and turquoise, brown and white.
To prevent the interior from looking too bright, you need to choose pastel colors (pale yellow, lilac, light green). To accentuate a window in a bedroom or living room, you can make one of the curtains in a contrasting color.
The photo shows a greenish-blue liquid wallpaper.
It is better to choose curtains made of non-combustible fiber and simple cut for the kitchen.
The photo shows an example of a blue Victorian kitchen with a classic small monochromatic ornamentation that does not diminish the space of a small kitchen.Blue wallpapers are combined with Roman striped curtains in harmonious colors.
Blue roller blinds, tulle and classic curtains with a pink or gold pattern are suitable for the nursery.
Refined nobility of a strict blue bedroom
A bedroom in blue tones happily combines modernity and tradition, but something in this union certainly outweighs. In this case, clean lines of classic elegance come to the fore.
Orderly design, symmetry, strict rhythm in decorating the interior of a bedroom in blue tones have a pacifying effect on a person.Away from worries, doubts, contradictions. We are on an island of stability, surrounded by the exquisite harmony of blue and white.
Classic elegance of the bedroom in blue tones
What’s good about the classics: design techniques are clear and perfected to perfection, but the result is always unpredictably unique. This is proved by photos of bedrooms in blue combined with white – you can go through dozens of projects and not even find two similar ones.
Bedroom design elements in the spirit of European classicism
Notice what all these projects have in common? Techniques used by designers:
- Straight lines with moldings.
- Rectangular wall panels with solid color panels.
- Symmetry in the decoration of walls, ceilings, floors.
- Symmetrical or balanced placement of furniture, accessories, mirrors and paintings.
- Traditional furniture of wood or wood imitations, sometimes with curved legs, often painted white or dark blue.
- Noble textiles.
- Traditional chandelier in the center of the room.
- Draperies on windows, drapes combined with air curtains.
- High window and door openings.
- Discreet color scheme. In the photographs – mostly blue-white, gray-blue, others are soft contrasting.
Blue bedroom in the style of European classicism
The photo of the bedrooms in blue color clearly shows that sometimes it is enough to adhere to some of the above rules for the interior to acquire pronounced classic features and slight pomp.
Would you like to add something more sublime? Divinely perfect? Then we are heading back to antiquity.
Rules for laying laminate diagonally
Do you want to change the color scheme of the living room or bedroom from time to time, for example, with the arrival of spring? It is best to use textiles for this:
- curtains, drapes;
- covers for upholstered furniture, cushions;
- tablecloths, napkins.
If you fill any room with textiles of certain shades, you can achieve a radical change in its perception.It all depends not only on the color scheme, but also on the texture of the selected materials, patterns and ornaments. Noble fabrics – velvet, silk, tapestry – give the appropriate style to the room, fill it with luxury and bliss. Light colorful chintz create an atmosphere of airiness and home comfort.
With the help of textiles, you can slightly “dilute” the monotony of the situation. A couple of red pillows in a blue interior will add liveliness and dynamism to the room. When decorating a room with pastel-colored textiles, do not be afraid of “overload”.The unobtrusiveness of the palette allows you to use it in huge quantities. It is possible to create a real gentle “cloud” from the bedroom, and turn the living room into an exquisite boudoir.
Blue color in the interior of any room of an apartment or house will be acceptable – both in the kitchen, and in the interior of the living room, and in the interior of the bedroom. A small dark hallway, decorated with blue and white, will become brighter, larger. The color of the water used in the bathroom expresses its very essence. A toilet tiled with matching tiles feels fresh and clean.
Light blue interiors can look different when exposed to sunlight. Therefore, it is worth making sure that you have enough natural sunlight in your space before choosing this shade. Otherwise, the interior may become too cold.
If you want to create a calm, almost ephemeral atmosphere for your home, consider painting your walls in any shade of pale blue. Pale shades of blue are very detached and graceful, capable of creating the impression of a delicate, delicate space.
A little blue for a calm atmosphere
That is why people often paint their child in the pale blue room. It is difficult to place the first color next to this shade. The main colors that will correspond to it are different shades of green and brown, but also in pale varieties.
Due to its calming effect, try not to disturb the harmony with contrasting or intense shades. Pale blue walls are always closely associated with pastels and whites.Try white or pastel furniture in your child’s room.
We dilute the nursery with white furniture
The children’s room is not the only place where we can use this color. A light blue living room is also a good idea for the home. Choosing brown furniture is a good idea for this room.
Tip In the living room, you can add some contrasting colors without fear of disturbing the balance.
But try adding contrasting, eye-catching colors that will show up in detail and on small surfaces.Whether your room is small or large, pale blue walls will brighten it up and give the illusion of more space.
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8 Ways to Bring the Sea to Your Home
The seaside trend this year is much softer and more elegant than in previous years – there is a hint of scandi due to the gray, there is less bright Mediterranean blue.Coastal blue (Breezy blue) is the color that is deservedly considered by designers to be the most suitable for a calm feeling. For starters, try this trend in rugs and carpet runners.
Tip Use an alternative combination: complete with light flooring and warm grays for a Scandi effect.
Alternative combination with carpet
A sunburnt wood looks good here, as well as a heavenly palette, coral, aqua and red.
Natural materials are at the center of the whole idea – this is, first of all, bleached wood, which has the appearance of a material worn out by the maritime climate and has acquired a characteristic color and texture. Or try painted woods in shades of white, blue, or watery green, interspersed with a bolder color. Seaside themed accessories will immediately evoke a coastal feel – it could be a pair of oars or a windsock – but avoid using too much detail to avoid clichés.
Blue curtains from expensive fabrics
Choose simple, textured heavy canvas or homespun designs that have a traditional look, such as linen and cotton, with a nautical motif. Fabrics like denim (which also has curtains or upholstery applications) or frayed floral motifs are a stylish way to introduce color into a light scheme. Lightweight curtains also work well in a variety of designs, including print or embroidery.
Use a combination of white, gray and whitish as a background, then add more interest, warmth and life with sandy hues or small splashes of stronger colors such as coral, red, aqua, green, blue.
Saturation due to contrast
Tip For the best effect, look for slightly faded tones that appear slightly aged or sun-washed.
Driftwood crafts work best for this style, but are hard to find.Instead, you can opt for reclaimed wood items with uneven paint or whitewash to create a feeling of wear and tear. Woven items of braid, rope, scourge, or jute may be part or part of a chair or chair back. Outdoor furniture – whitewashed teak or hardwood, or a folding metal style – used inside can have a similar effect.
Light design with gentle tones
Sand and buff wood planks with light wax or alkaline soap to give them a silvery, worn, simple yet stylish look.There is a large selection of ceramic tiles on the market today that can realistically mimic this effect – the choice of tiles may be dictated by the conditions where good wear resistance is needed.
Hardwood floors can be painted white, cream and gray (use a special floor paint). This option is aesthetically pleasing, but much less durable. Natural finishes – seaweed, sisal, coconut and jute – have a textural appeal and are well suited for use on walls or as knitted rugs.
Blue chandelier – bright and beautiful
Aged, worn and damaged, as well as matt and rough – items with these qualities are an important part of the style. Ropes, woven cords or rough sisal all speak of a nautical mood
Tip Choose furniture or lampshades made from woven materials, or add design features such as rope railings. Use matte emulsion lime and stone floor or countertop for more interest.
Blue lampshade for a bright design
Rustic or old artifacts are a good way to convey a coastal feel. Plates with shells, driftwood or storm lanterns, as well as marine art, seascapes and vintage bird prints. The evocative still life, the collection of straw hats, all create festive memories. Glassware with fresh flowers, located on shelves, a fireplace or a windowsill, also has its own appeal.Other elements that add a nautical note include postcards and maps, carved birch bark birds, or models of ships and boats.
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Frost and sun in the bedroom with blue wallpaper – let’s add some fire!
The contrast of blue with a range of colors from yellow to red is incredibly emotional.
One of the walls in the bedroom with blue wallpaper in the photo is painted red, and this gives an impetus to decorating the room in oriental style, boho or tropical ethno.
The energetic juxtaposition of blue and orange is appropriate in an upbeat children’s bedroom with blue walls. A calmer option is a combination of blue and yellow. These contrasting ones do not contradict the Scandinavian style and enliven the coldish interior. But they are more suitable for the style of functional minimalism, stingy with forms, but bold in terms of color.
Bright combination of orange and blue
Tips for Using Red and Blue in the Bedroom
Fire contrast does not contribute to sleepiness.It is justified in the bedroom if it is used as a study or an isolated living room. Travelers, conquered by the exoticism of South Asian countries, are very fond of combinations of blue with hot pink, red and orange.
The burning color of the bedroom in blue and orange-red is close to young, active people, those who are in need of color doping.
“Energetic” bedroom interior in red and blue colors
Combining blue with others in a finished interior
In order to achieve perfect balance and harmony in the room after the completion of the renovation, it is not enough to complement it with accessories and other types of decor.The main thing is to correctly combine blue with a different palette of shades. The most popular tandems for modern stylistic solutions are recognized:
Blue and light pastel shades. They should be in the same number in the room. Ideally, make a range of one blue color and three tones of delicate motives. The latter can be traced in textiles, upholstered furniture, wall decoration, and decorative objects of the room.
Blue and orange (yellow). In this case, restraint is important, so it is better to give preference to muted shades of orange: peach, beige, pumpkin, amber.As for the blue, it should stand out against the orange background. You can even use a bright blue tone. When using yellow and blue, you need to adhere to the rules of harmony. For this, shades of the same “temperature” are chosen.
Blue and green. This tandem is considered universal. It is used for interior decoration in a women’s or men’s apartment. This harmony will never go out of style. They try to choose two shades from the same tonality so that they do not seem poisonous.
Blue and silver (golden).Such harmony must be diluted with light pastel shades. As for silver and gold, these tones will look very good in decorative elements: picture frames, furniture moldings, accessories.
Blue and purple. These shades have some similarities, but this does not prevent them from creating harmony when combined. As a result of the correct design, the interior will look luxurious, rich, and most importantly fashionable. Each of the proposed shades can be found in upholstered furniture or another type of headset.
Blue and red is not suitable for a bedroom or nursery, but looks great in a home workspace (office). A similar combination is often used in a children’s playroom. But in this case, it is better to use less red, but more blue.
Blue and Black. Of course, such a tandem is appropriate, but only in those cases when a sufficient amount of artificial and natural lighting is organized in the room. To some, such a palette may seem mournful and boring. Dilution of gloomy colors with a small amount of yellow, orange or green is allowed (they are often seen in the design of sofa cushions).
Blue and brown. When trying to create a harmony of blue and brown, they try to use palette options in the same tones: dark blue and dark brown, coffee and cornflower blue, sea and pine. Usually, harmony is created with the help of wall decoration and upholstered furniture design.
Blue and Gray
For this preference, designers are advised to pay attention to the matte tones of blue and gray. The combination of ash and cornflower blue will look very elegant and extraordinary
They are used in rooms of different functionality.
Blue and orange shades in the bedroom
Please note that it is extremely inappropriate to create an interior with a predominance of blue for dark apartments. It is suitable for rooms with windows facing south or east.
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Bright shades of blue and orange in the interior
Effects of blue on the human psyche
The human eye has long been accustomed to all variations of this color. He just can’t get bored. Psychologists say that a morally tired individual will go exactly where there is a blue color in the interior. They believe that he personifies silence, lightness, calmness.
The effect of blue depends on the shade: light colors give peace and quiet, dark ones – depth and excitement
Many office premises are decorated in this particular tone, only variations, play of light can change. If you choose dark blue, then the attitude towards him changes dramatically, he personifies excitement, mystery. This color scheme is chosen by individuals who prefer loneliness, childless married couples.
Bright decorative elements help soften the effect of blue
Blue color in the interior has the following stimulating properties:
- Stimulates increased brain function.
- Helps to develop creatively.
- Enhances visual, auditory, tactile activity.
- Relieves hunger.
- Makes you more sensual.
Classic living room in blue – a very daring decision
Pure blue interiors are not very common
Popular stylistic directions of color
Most often, heavenly shades are used in the design of rooms in a nautical or Mediterranean style.This direction is characterized by combinations of white, gray, blue, milk. The stripe effect is sure to be introduced, for example, in cushions, curtains, accessories. Walls and furniture are usually made monochromatic, light, and textiles are more saturated in color.
Provence blue also fits perfectly into the style of Provence, the kitchen in such colors will resemble a country house, the living room will look light, airy. Floral patterns on wallpaper, combinations with pink, lilac, green tones are welcome.
Classics and modern style are also successfully combined with all shades of blue, which are often used as a decor or furniture background. The heavenly color is well suited for vintage, shabby chic styles, and in the first case, aged surfaces will become the hallmark, in the second – the “floral-patchwork” design.
Bedroom decoration: walls, floor, lighting, furniture, decor, textiles
The completeness of the bedroom design largely depends on the correct selection of details.Even one insignificant element that gets out of the general concept can ruin the impression of the bedroom as a whole.
Use white for ceiling decoration. It will accentuate the depth of the blue color of the walls. Stretch glossy ceiling will reflect the blueness of the walls and daylight, making the room more spacious.
Suspended ceiling with spotlights expands the space
A complex, multi-level suspended structure can be used.It is suitable if the room is large enough and with a high ceiling.
Natural materials are best suited for the bedroom – parquet, flooring, laminate. Give preference to light, warm shades.
It is good to cover the dark floor with a light carpet with a high thick pile
A light-colored carpet with a thick, high pile can be used if the floor is dark.
If the bedroom is located on the east or south side, sunlight will make the room bright and spacious, while adding warm hues to the blue spectrum.To preserve the tenderness of the bedroom interior, you should not use blackout curtains.
Delicate and graceful chandelier brings a touch of romanticism
When choosing chandeliers and sconces, give preference to light, weightless designs with white shades, or warm shades with a small floral pattern. Metal frames of chandeliers and sconces should be of light metal.
When choosing furniture for a bedroom, give preference to natural materials. For a bedroom with light blue walls, light gray, white, silver, cream, or natural-colored furniture are better suited.
For a deep blue color of the walls, it is good to choose dark-colored furniture
If the base color is brighter, give preference to a dark array.
In order to emphasize the beauty of the main color, a variety of accessories are used: a mirror in a thin beautiful frame, wall panels or photographs. Typically bright or warm shades to emphasize the softness of the base blue. You can also use darker, more saturated shades of blue.Monochrome combinations are a good option for a bedroom.
Wall mural with vibrant colors adds dynamism to the interior
Flowers – another decor option. These can be both indoor plants in pots and compositions of dried flowers.
Thanks to the right textiles, a bedroom can look different. If you choose curtains, bedspreads of a lighter and colder shade than the main color, you will get a light, airy room with winter freshness and coolness.Creamy or beige textiles will make the room softer and warmer.
The use of textiles with different prints gives the bedroom a special tenderness
Use fabrics of different textures – when the lighting changes, they will change shade and the room may look different.
Video: decorating a small bedroom in blue
A bedroom in blue tones will become a decoration of the house and a place where you can sleep well and have a good time.This is an excellent solution for those who love the freshness of the sea breeze and the endless expanse of the sky.
Photogallery of color combinations
Combination with white
White and blue interior will never go out of fashion and will be appropriate in any style, because the union of these colors is as harmonious as the sky with clouds or sea water with foam.
Tip: blue and white can be used as the basis for the color scheme of the kitchen, and by adding any other contrasting, bright or neutral color to it, you will create a win-win combination.
The photo below shows examples of blue and white cuisine.
White is especially organic when the kitchen design has ethnic motives in decor and decoration: Russian Gzhel, Spanish tiles, Chinese and Delft porcelain.
Combination with beige
No less successful is the combination of blue with all shades of beige. This is another color combination borrowed by designers from nature itself – the azure sea with sandy shores and the sky with wheat fields.
Tip: although warm beige and cold blue complement each other, they both have a calming effect, more relevant in the bedroom. However, in the kitchen it is worth adding a little impulsive, invigorating colors. Take a closer look at these beige and blue interiors in the photo below – bouquets of bright pink flowers did not appear on the tables by chance, but were specially selected by professional designers.
Combination with green
Blue and green are close neighbors in the spectrum, therefore they are in perfect harmony with each other.Since in nature this union of flowers is most often represented by plants (these are cornflowers and bells in the grass, hyacinths with their delicate stems, algae in sea water, tree crowns against the background of the same sky), then natural plant shades will be the most successful when paired with blue …
Combination with blue
Blue is obtained from blue that has been diluted with white paint. In the vicinity of blue, blue becomes softer, a play of colors is created, and the effect of freshness and coolness intensifies, so it is better to avoid such a combination in the design of a “northern” kitchen.
Combination with yellow
It is believed that yellow is the opposite color to blue and blue, which means it is complementary and especially suitable for it. In fact, the opposite of blue is orange, but yellow is no worse combined with blue. The cheerfulness and warmth of yellow more than compensates for the coldness and poise of our hero, so this pair is appropriate in any kitchen – even a northern one, even a southern one, but if you want to simulate a calm atmosphere of a kitchen, then use yellow in muted, pale, gentle colors, or in small quantity.
Combination with pink
Pink paired with blue can create different moods depending on the hue. If you use bright pink paints, then the design of the kitchen will become more dynamic and emotional, if you use a pale pink shade, then it is restrained and too calm. Therefore, you can use the following combinations: hot pink + soft blue, soft pink + turquoise, soft pink + soft blue + yellow or orange (invigorating colors), bright blue + hot pink + beige (balancing color) etc.d.
There are several examples of such combinations in the following photo slider.
Brown can also complement and “warm” the blue range, especially if it is wooden furniture and floors.
Combination with red
This contrasting color combination is not often used in kitchen design, but it can be quite harmonious, especially if it is pink-red or orange-red shades.
Combination with gray
To make the gray-blue kitchen not seem too cold and gloomy, complement the interior with warm shades, an abundance of white and wooden furniture.
Combination with black
White and blue kitchen with black accents is a bold and unbroken solution, especially popular in Scandinavian-style interior design.
- Black and blue colors in the interior of the kitchen in the style of Provence
Hi-tech or Provence – deciding on the style of the interior
Blue is a universal color. It can be applied to almost any style. Having chosen the main color of the bedroom and choosing additional ones, you should decide on the design style.Each of them has its own design laws.
To decorate a laconic bedroom, give preference to minimalism or Scandinavian style. There are no unnecessary details here, only the necessary minimum and light accents.
Elements of decor of strict geometric lines are inherent in minimalism
Like minimalism, the Scandinavian style is distinguished by a minimum of furniture.
Light blue and blue – color accents in the white bedroom
Lovers of seascape and everything related to water will give preference to the marine style.Stretch glossy ceiling gives the room additional volume and enhances the depth of shades.
Sea, waves, clouds – paradise in the bedroom
Hi-tech is distinguished by the coldness and manufacturability of the interior. Blue is ideal for him.
Cold blue color of the walls with interesting illumination of the ceiling and walls
If you are a fan of luxurious and graceful design, give preference to the Art Deco style.
Various textures and prints of blue shades in a sophisticated bedroom
This style is distinguished by refinement and elegance, palace luxury.
Provence – rustic style of home decoration. It is characterized by delicate, pastel colors, floral prints. Provence style bedroom is a design option for romantic natures, young girls.
Blue and lavender are often used as complementary accents
Eclecticism involves a mixture of various styles and trends. Furniture from different eras and styles is united by a common color scheme.
Using different shades of blue in the bedroom
Ecostyle allows you to feel like a part of nature.Sky blue is great for this.
Blue in combination with mustard in eco-style
Combined with a delicate mustard color, blue looks warm and airy.