WITH COLOR: Decorating Your Home
can make a big impact on the appearance of any room and at the same
time is one of the easiest things to correct if you are not totally
satisfied. From walls to wood furniture almost any surface in your home
can be painted. So don't be afraid to play with colors when
redecorating your interior or exterior.
Colors are very important part of our daily life and they have power to
our moods, how we feel, our perceptions and emotions.
Red color with anger and to send the
up, raises a room's energy level
Dark purple color with mourning, rich and dramatic
Light purple (like lavender or lilac) will provide restful feeling and creativity
Green color with comfort, togetherness, peaceful, calming and relaxing
color in small amount with happiness; in large amount fear, frustration, anger
Warm orange will enhance
appetite, comfort and security
Blue to calm and soothe also associated with feeling of purity and
Peach with comfort and security, etc.
these reasons, colors are also the decorator's most powerful tool. No
design element has the quick impact or dramatic effect of color.
Things You Should Know Before Getting Started
You know what you like but will it look good on your walls? Here are a few tips to pick a perfect color:
consider what you want to achieve. The colors you choose will set the
tone or mood of the room. Small rooms will look larger with a neutral
or light color palette. Cool
colors like lighter shades of greens and blues seem to push back the
walls of a room and make small rooms appear bigger. They also create a
cooling and calming affect. Dark,
warm colors can turn a cold, large room into something much more inviting.
can use color to create focal point in any room. Not everything in your
home has to be matchy but make sure there is a nice complimentary flow
of color between spaces or from one room to
another. You can also use
color on furnishings to add brightness and drama. Pastel furnishings
smaller in a room, while deep, bright furnishings look bigger.
Colors in interior decoration move in and out of fashion, just as colors in clothing so
make sure your
decoration is close to popular color scheme if you plan to sell your
house. Keep in mind that regardless of fashion, neutral classics will
always appeal to prospective buyers and
remain popular. Neutral
shades also make a room more flexible for any type of furniture.
it's a quick, relatively inexpensive paint job, new window
coverings, wall or flour borders, new carpets, floors or any other
home improvements, color can transform any space or
item into something new. So if
want to add appeal and value to your home, there is no faster and often
cheaper way than by using color.
color on light in a store will look different than in your room. Use
color samples and test color on different lights in your interior to
make sure you like it. A red color may appear cold under a fluorescent light, but
much warmer in a room with lots of natural light. A deep blue may look
bright and intense in a well-lit area, but cold and gloomy in a dark
also look different in combination with other colors. Beige color may
seem dull and boring, but if you add a little yellow, green or
orange it will come alive in nice way. Since paint samples are inexpensive way to test
colors, it is always a good idea to put a sample color on the wall and
wait for couple days before painting to make sure you are totally
satisfied with the color you plan to use.
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