Color Your Walls
July 19, 2007 § 81 Comments
Color is hot. Whether it’s chocolate brown for your bedroom walls, spice for your kitchen, or lime green for your guest bath, color is going up on the walls all over. People move into wonderful new homes with painter’s white walls and wonder why their homes feel so cold. Remedy? Add color.
Sometimes people are hard to convince that a hint of yellow on the walls will add a dash of sunshine to their lives. White walls tend to pick up the other colors in the room and if you stand back and really look at the “white” walls, they appear grey. Recognizing that really makes you want at least a little color on your walls.
For people with real fear of color, it’s usually that they’re afraid the room will be too dark. Solution? Check the lighting first. In one home, after determining that a velvety navy blue was the best color for this room, we called the electrician and added more recessed cans first. What a difference. Between the additional lighting and the rich color on the walls, the room was transformed from boring to bellissimo.
Sometimes people want what they see in a magazine but upon further conversation and a tour through the home, we discover what colors they really love. Color inspiration can come from furnishings, dishes, a painting, cabinet color, or just about anything. A beautiful backdrop color pulls the whole look together.
Consider all adjoining rooms when making wall color selections to achieve “flow” throughout the home. Color can really transform people’s lives. And paint is relatively cheap!