How to Choose the Right Color Palette for your Home
Color is a powerful component of the design process. Selecting the color of a room, rug or furniture can be fun and exciting, and these decisions will hopefully bring you joy for years to come. In fact, there is a lot of psychology involved in terms of color selection. Aside from offering an element of beauty, homeowners often want to emit a certain mood in individual rooms. Furthermore, when it comes to color, don’t play it safe. Use your creative juices to create the space of your dreams.
Warmth: If your goal is to warm up a room, there are a number of color options. A creamy white can offer a classic, lovely canvas for mirrors, paintings and colorful furniture. Similarly, various shades of gray offer a cozy background color. Other, bolder options are mustard yellow, sea foam green, soft blue and deep red. These colors promote feelings of comfort and relaxation. These colors also offer a hint of elegance and pair well with accent colors such as gold or silver.
Joy: The colors you use in your home can be a major mood booster if you select accordingly. These colors can also be energizing. Often people think of yellow when considering “happy” paint colors. While yellow is an obvious choice, most nature-inspired hues evoke the same positive feelings. Moreover, to truly uplift a room, use other primary colors such as red or blue. If you want to be unique, use a shade of a primary color instead of the original. If painting a wall a primary color is too much for you, another option would be primary colors in throw pillows, furniture or accessories. Though primary colors work well for living rooms, they are often too much for bedrooms. To offer a joyful mood in the bedroom, opt for muted colors that enhance serenity.
Modern style: Many of today’s homeowners are not scared to make a bold statement with their paint colors. Different trends emerge each year. Currently, some of the modern colors making the rounds include fire engine red, tangerine, canary yellow, teal and matte black. Lime green is another fun color that’s popular these days. Some designers are suggesting using these colors for an accent wall or a stairwell as opposed to painting a full room. These offer a bold statement without going too crazy.
Timelessness: There are a handful of paint colors that will never go out of style. You can’t go wrong with these, no matter the year or stage of life. The benefit of using a timeless hue is that you won’t have to worry about re-painting every couple of years because these colors will always be popular. Some of these options include taupe, alabaster white, tricorn black, navy, classic gray and deep red. Similar to the modern colors, some of these may be too extravagant for an entire room, but they make perfect accent colors.
Fresh fun: If you’re a person who won’t mind repainting in a few years, why not try something full of fresh fun? Perhaps you would like to use peach or olive green. Other funky colors include violet, rose or lavender. These colors are great for bedrooms, powder rooms or lofts, which aren’t main traffic areas but will be seen by family members and certain guests. Whatever fresh fun color you choose, other people are sure to notice and respect you for your confident choice.
When it comes to color, the options are endless. Remember that your home is an expression and extension of who you are, a place where your family can show their personality. The designers at Braemar love getting to know our clients and ensuring all colors throughout a home align with a homeowner’s personality. Call us today and let’s get started.
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