How to Use Color in Your Home Design + Decor
Using color in your home can really change the way you feel in the space…
Who ever thought adding a bit of bright coral to a neutral living room color palette could give the room joy and actually make people happy?
You may already realize this if white-on-white kitchens have ever made you feel like taking a deep breath or if you’ve felt the serenity of light blues and grays on a wall or in a piece of art. Most of us have personally experienced the overwhelming power color can have on our emotional and physiological states.
In fact, it isn’t merely the color itself that our brains interpret as mood-invoking, but also the shade, pattern and depth of that color. For example, the color bright red alerts us to danger and puts us on edge, while a deep burgundy can make us feel warm, passionate and elegant.
Pattern also plays a significant role in the power of using color in your home. Small and repetitive patterns can make us feel regimented while large, flowing patterns bring out our artistic sides.
Is the Color in Your Home Making You Moody?
While you might initially chuckle at this idea, you should give it a chance. The color in your home may REALLY be making you moody… It might be time for a change.
For instance if your living room is still boring builder beige and you often find yourself listless or unhappy when in there, you can bet your last can of paint there’s a connection between the color and your emotion.
Certain colors can multiply or muffle light and even appear as various shades of that color throughout the day depending on how much sunlight that room receives and its proximity to other colors. Ever purchased a paint color you thought was gray that actually turned out to be lavender or even blue?
Yeah… that’s a pretty common mistake.
Basically, colors are complicated. And color choices are among the most stressful decisions that must be made during any home improvement or home decor project.
Colors Can Give Us A Fresh Start
If life has ever gotten the best of you and you feel as if you’ve hit a brick wall, it’s also worth considering the physical walls around you and the colors in your every day spaces.
Is the color in your home enhancing the positive qualities of your life – thankfulness, love, abundance – or are they muting your individual voice and making you feel hum-drum?
Painting the walls in your home a new color can give you a sense of renewal and signify new beginnings. This is why we believe fabrics, furniture, and paint colors must be matched to your current chapter in life.
Using Color to Signify Change and Growth
You’re changing every day. And boy, isn’t that a good thing?
As you grow and evolve your personality, your family dynamic, or your skillset, it’s important for your home environment to evolve at the same rate.
When it doesn’t, you’ll feel it.
Restlessness, irritability and an inability to relax or be your authentic self are all symptoms of a mismatched environment.
You can’t always remove the people or situations from your life that cause disharmony, but you do have control over your home.
Adding the right colors are the perfect way to make sure it’s a sanctuary that fills you up every day.
Quick Color Quiz
Have a look at the list below. If these statements fit you, it’s time to call HER for a paint color consultation:
* If your walls and ceilings have been their current color for more than a decade…
* If your window treatments and furniture have boasted the same palette since you moved in…
* If your carpeting makes you cringe (and you’re unsure of its original color)…
Your individualized color consultation is a phone call away.
HER Home Design has a team of color experts who can help you develop a paint color palette for the interior and/or exterior of your home that will make you feel great. Our paint color consultations are the first step to creating a cohesive color plan for the spaces you love. Click here to book your in-home consultation or call HER at 317-744-9849 to book by phone.
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