Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Color is such an important part of making a home feel great. But it can be a bit scary to make color choices unless you know a few simple tips. Avoid these common mistakes and learn several tricks, and you'll feel confident about choosing color for your space.
...choose colors in a paint store. Colors change drastically depending on the light, so they can look very different in your own home. When deciding on colors, make sure to look at them in the space they will be used.
...forget the ceiling, it's the fifth wall. A white ceiling may be the best choice, but don't just leave it white by default. A room looks much more finished when the ceiling is deliberately painted to coordinate and harmonize with the décor.
...ignore accessories. While paint is the most common way to add color, don't forget that incorporating pillows, fabrics, area rugs, and other accessories is a great way to add splashes of color and your unique personality.
...understand the psychology of color. Colors evoke reactions in our bodies and affect us physically and mentally. When you understand how colors shape your feelings, you can choose ones that help you feel wonderful in your home.
...create flow from room to room. In most homes, you can stand in one room and see other rooms, so there needs to be a smooth continuity. Not all rooms should be painted the same color, but the colors need to work together. Carry elements of one room into another. The easiest way to do this is to paint the moldings all the same color.
The most important thing to remember about color is that it should make you feel good. So be courageous and pick some color!
Labels: Paint Color