Friday, May 9, 2014

Color tips for every room in the home

As a home design element, not only does color create dramatic impact but it also influences the ambiance in a room. However, some colors only work well in certain rooms. 

The bedroom is a personal space for rest and relaxation. Evoke a restful ambiance with cool hues such as greens, blues or violets.

Find out what the best colors are for different rooms in the home… 

Foyer

The foyer is the welcoming area and the first space in the house that people get to see. Its design creates the first impression for your guests. The foyer is a space where you can experiment with dramatic colors. Since people don’t really stay in the space for long periods, vibrant accent colors such as orange offer interest without overwhelming your senses. When making your choice, choose a color that speaks to your decorating personality. 

Living room

The living room is a common area for everyone in the house. It is also typically the space where guests are entertained. Since the living room is more of a public area, with different people that have differing color preferences going in and out of the space, it’s best to choose a neutral hue. This creates a neutral environment that appeals to most people. You may liven up the neutral color with indoor plants and accessories. 

Dining room and kitchen

The best way to decorate dining and cooking spaces is to use warm colors that whet the appetite. Reds, oranges and yellows are great colors as they are reminiscent of many food colors. Green is a fresh alternative to these warm colors. It also lends a cool vibe that the other colors don’t have. 

Bedroom

The bedroom is a personal space for rest and relaxation. Evoke a restful ambiance with cool hues such as greens, blues or violets. These colors are conducive to sleep, thus making them great bedroom colors. Painting the walls in your favorite colors is a fulfilling alternative you could try too. 

Bathroom

The bathroom is typically the first place you go to every morning and the last place you visit before you turn in for bed. Thus, there are two ways to go about bathroom colors. The first one is to go for energizing hues to uplift your spirits in the morning. Vibrant yellows and greens are great options. On the other hand, you may also go for a more relaxing vibe with blues and violets. The bathroom is flexible in terms of colors. Similar to the bedroom, this is also a personal space so the style choices will depend on who uses it more. Powder rooms and guest bathrooms may benefit from more interesting color choices. 


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