By: Bidmyreno Admin | Feb 16, 2016
We all know the cheapest and easiest way to update a space is to treat our walls to a fresh coat of paint. If the colour is chosen correctly, the result can be an inspiring and inviting transformation to your space. Why is it that paint colour itself can have such an impact on the overall feeling in a room?
The reason is, colour can change our mood and perception of a space. Just by painting a room, the wall colour can energize or calm us, and warm up, expand, or brighten a space. This is why using paint colour in our decorating scheme is as important as the furniture we choose. This year, the trend we see in paint is all about promoting a feeling of serenity and calm, introducing colours that invoke an escape and a feeling of peace. Yes, you guessed it, pastels are back. Colours that introduce a feeling of softness and serenity include icy blues, teals, and pale pinks and purples.
It may be easy enough to decide on the type of feeling we want in a room, but the tough part for most of us is choosing the right tone and value of the colours we’ve selected. Also, how do we create that mood and balance it with the colours in our furniture and accessories?
1. First Approach: Look at the accent colours in your furniture, window treatments and cushions. The colours that are combined in these fabrics are often a good indicator of what colours go well together.
2. Second Approach: Choose a colour you're attracted to.
If you want to stay current, head to the "latest arrivals” rack of the fabric store to see what the latest colour trends are. To create drama or a “wow factor,” choose a deep, dark colour from the fabric for one or more of your walls. This will become the accent in the room. A designer trick is to use the colours in this fabric to guide you as you choose your furniture, window treatments, and accessories. The first place to start when choosing a paint colour is to look at the accent colours in your furniture, window treatments, and cushions. The colours that are combined in these fabrics are often a good indicator of what colours go well together.
Hopefully these few designer secrets will assist you in creating the room you envision... or one that surpasses your expectations!
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