Planning what colors to use for walls, floor coverings and furnishings can often be a complex task. It’s easy to get lost in the dizzying array of colors available to you and picking just the right color for you and your home can often leave some home owners frozen for fear of making the wrong choice.
What if I don’t like it? What if it’s too much for the room? What if it doesn’t match or matches too much?
Taking some time and focusing on what mood you wish to create and them moving forward with choosing the exact colors that you want for walls and furniture is easy once you understand a little bit about how color affects humans. Choosing the right color first and then the correct hue of that color is your key to success.
Taking your time to look over a few different colors as you ponder your options might not be for many of us that are impulsive by nature but it’s better than having to completely repaint walls or deal with the mistake for years to come.
First, basic colors bring about emotional responses in human beings. For instance, the color red if often used in restaurants to stimulate patron’s appetites while a pastel blue is often used in correctional institutions to calm prisioners down.
Yellows are often used in kitchens to add light and bring a feeling of gladness and sunshine to the room. Get in touch with how you feel when you look at certain colors and what emotion you might be trying to create in a particular room.
Either wall coverings with that color or furnishings with that color can help you to achieve that particular overall mood for that room. In addition, accents of your chosen color in a different hue can help to tie a room together without making people feel like they’re being overwhelmed with one color.
Taking your time and carefully choosing the shade of color that you have chosen is your next step. Understand that it’s one thing to look at a paint sample or a fabric sample in your hand and a completely different thing to have a whole room painted a certain color or a whole couch in one particular color.
Often by choosing a shade lighter than you might like is a safe bet or even painting a portion of a wall in your chosen color so you can live with it for a week or so might be in order.
There are also colors that come and go almost like fashions. For instance, not too many years ago green was a very popular color for household appliances as well as yellow. These days if you were to walk into someone’s home and see either a green or yellow fridge you would know that it was manufactured during the 1970’s.
Likewise, interior design colors come and go with fashion and you can get some good ideas for what is presently in fashion and if you like what you see, you very well might be on the cutting edge of the lastest in interior design.
In the end though, the colors that you choose should say something about you. Interior design and home decorating should be about the mood that you wish to feel when you walk in your house and when you spend time relaxing in its rooms.
If it’s bright purple walls with blacklights and concert posters then so be it. If it’s bright pink with ruffles on everything then so be it. It’s your home and if you feel comfortable in it then who is to say that you’re wrong?
Let your home decorating be dictated by who you are as a person and how you wish to feel within your house.
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