Color, Color, Color
The First Step to the “Ahhh” Factor
The first, and in my opinion, most important step in creating a wonderful, soothing environment is the color you surround yourself with in your home. Those colors influence your moods and emotions. We respond to them with our hearts and our heads, so let’s get personal when we talk about color.
Where to begin…
Nothing gives you more bang for your buck then paint, but choosing the perfect hue can be a bit intimidating. Most major paint companies now sell pint size containers of their colors so you can try several choices on your walls before committing to a final selection. I can’t stress enough about the value in this step. Don’t rely on those tiny paint chips. Lighting, the condition of your walls and your other furnishings all impact how that color will look in your room.
So what color to choose? It’s personal, but I’ve found most people are very consistent about what colors they truly feel comfortable with.
Do you respond to the drama and stimulation of a beautiful red, or does the cool refreshment of a spa blue sound more like you. Whatever your choice, don’t be afraid of color as it sets the stage for everything else in the room. Consider what room you are choosing a color for as well. For example, a bedroom requires a more serene choice than your dining room.
Your personal “ahh” factor can’t be dictated by a magazine. Home furnishings are an investment that should comfort us. What’s the point of a chocolate and blue bedroom if blue has never been a color you felt comfortable with. Choose what you love and you will never go wrong.
Be tasteful, but not boring. Think burgundy, gold, cinnamon, sunny yellow, taupe, spa blue, vivid green, etc. It’s only paint…a relatively simple element to change.
So, in short, keep these important points in mind:
1. Color is personal – choose what you love
2. Sample several shades on your walls
3. Take a risk… think beyond beige
4. If you are in a model home or a friend’s home where you spot a color you love be sure to get the name
Color your world and you’ll be happy you did!
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