Sunday, April 5, 2015

Choosing the right color for your house

There is no other place in the home where we feel more relaxed than in our bedroom. It is our place of sanctuary, where we get rest before heading out and facing yet another day. Hence, for such an important space in the home, we must pay attention to the colors we use to surround ourselves. As we well know, colors affect mood. 

Here are some guidelines on how to choose the perfect color for your bedroom:

1. Know what kind of “feel/ emotion” you want to be pronounced in the room:  serenity, happiness, passion, etc. Identifying what you want will help in choosing the colors.

2. Think about the temperature of colors as well. Warm colors such as oranges and reds create a more active look. While cool colors, on the other hand, like blue create a more calming and relaxing effect. 

3. If you want a sexy, romantic bedroom, go for dark colors like Marsala, but try to stay away from high-energy ones such as bright or deep, bold tropical hues since they promote activeness not relaxation. 

4. Also take into consideration that darker colors tend to make a room smaller, while light colors create the illusion of more space. Use these to your advantage when designing your room. Do you want the illusion of high ceilings? Paint the ceiling white or in a light color. Do you want to create a cushioned, more cocoon-like bedroom? Opt for darker. 

5. Most designers prefer to use white, green, blue or gray modern palettes when it comes to bedroom walls as these work best with other colors, making it easier for decorating. 

6. If you love red but aren’t sure of committing to that color for the entire room. You can still have it without overwhelming your space by limiting the paint color to one accent wall. It’ll create a focal point in your room, as well as give the room some much needed drama. 

7. Should you remain undecided with your choices, you can try experimenting on a small area, until you become happy with your results. Test out swatches from the paint store to help you in your decision.  

Still undecided? Then go with safe colors such as white or gray. And later, once you’ve committed to a color palette, you can reflect the color scheme in the room through decor and accent pieces. 



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