Wednesday, January 9, 2013

How to Use Color....Well

We have all been in that place, may it be someone's home, at a restaurant, or store, where the wall color hurts your eyes. When we look at small 4x4 paint color chips searching for just the right color for our space, it's easy to be fooled that the color won't be bright or saturated enough.   Bright colors aren't bad, but they can be overwhelming unless partnered with the right accents.

If you're looking to add some color to your walls, here are a few tips to keep in mind:. 

1A)      Bright colors are great for accents.  A fun and lively pillow, throw, rug, or art can add excitement and life to a space.  But committing to one of those bright colors on a  wall can be a little tricky. Your walls are the biggest thing in a room, so the brighter the color is on the card, the brighter it will be one your wall.

1B)  Always get a test swatch of a bright color before fully committing. Colors change in different lights, so take a look at the test during the day as well as at night.

Apartment Accent Wall

2)      Go gray. Select a color that has a gray base to it; on the wall, it is calmer but holds a lovely tone.  It is easy to turn a room into a little boy's room or a beach room by selecting the wrong color of blue or green.  Picking a blue or blue/green that is saturated with gray adds sophistication to the color and allows it blend with with neutrals and other colors.
Master Bedroom Accent Wall
 - Erin and Erika

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