With so much talk of neutral color schemes, decorating with color can be an intimidating prospect for many homeowners. But even the most monochromatic interiors deserve a dynamic pop of complimentary color for personalization and added visual interest. Here, we’ll unlock the secret to making confident color choices at home, whether you want to surround yourself in color or simply want to add a favorite hue to accent neutral walls and furnishings.
Understand The Color/Mood Connection
Have you ever noticed how certain colors can affect your mood? Whether you’re designing a home office infused with energetic orange walls, a tranquil bedroom retreat in a soothing shade of green, or a timeless kitchen with dark blue Shaker cabinets, keep in mind the purpose of the room and the way colors make you feel.
Here is a quick breakdown of the attributes associated with some of the most popular color families:
- Blue: Timeless, Serene, Inviting
- Green: Earthy, Refreshing, Peaceful
- Yellow: Warm, Cheerful, Invigorating
- Orange: Inspiring, Energetic, Creative
- Red: Stimulating, Passionate, Powerful
- Pink: Refreshing, Sweet, Joyful
- Purple: Refined, Optimistic, Soothing
- Brown: Comforting, Reliable, Cozy
- Gray: Calm, Reflective, Balanced
Now that you better understand the connection between color and mood, decide which hues are most liveable for the unique personalities and spaces within your home, and use basic color theory to help determine which shades are complimentary to your palette.
Take Advantage Of Online Tools
Step into any paint store and scan the wall of color swatches — we know, it’s enough to make your head spin! Before you purchase a slew of samples and turn your walls into a patchwork quilt, check out these tricks that will make choosing a paint color so much easier, or take advantage of online tools, like the Sherwin Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer. This handy tool lets you explore color options for your walls, from Exuberant Pink to Anchors Aweigh, an on point shade of gorgeous dark blue. You can even upload a photo of your room to virtually paint in the colors of your choice.
When it comes to quality cabinets for the home, the free room design tool at Willow Lane Cabinetry gives you a custom layout and photorealistic renderings, so you can see how your selection of kitchen cabinet finishes will look in your space before you make a purchase. These online tools remove the guesswork to help you feel confident about the color choices you make at home.
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