How to Add Beautiful Color to Your Home
Color is a very powerful tool that can be used to completely change the characteristics of a room and how you feel within it. By using color within rooms in your home you can feel calm, cheerful or comfortable. Warmer colors make a room feel smaller and cozy whereas cooler colors make a room feel larger. Each individual color is powerful on its own and can create different moods and promote different energy. For example, blue evokes feelings of freshness or calmness. The different shades of blue also evoke different emotions such as, energy created by a vibrant blue verse a tranquil feeling from a lighter shade of blue.
I am going to share with you some great tips to how you can transform your home and your life with the addition of some color. These changes can be small or large, but regardless of the scale of your newly added color, you’ll love the way your home feels and looks.
Discover Your Color Preferences
Now that you’re all excited about color, we need to take a step back to understand your taste before we slap a can of bright red paint on your bedroom wall. To get inspired take a moment and look around; color is everywhere in your daily life, and it is often looked over. Find the colors that you are drawn to either outside, on Pinterest, in a magazine, food or wherever you find inspiration and start a collection. Knowing what colors you love and are drawn to is so important because regardless of how colors are supposed to make you feel if you do not love it, it will not work. You, as the user, need to love the color you choose in order to take the risk and love the results.
1. Colorful Accessories
Let’s start small for those of you who may be a little more hesitant on bringing color into your home and into your life. Accessories such as pillows, lamps, and other decor can be the easiest way to integrate color, and if you hate it a few days later it is something that can easily be changed. The key to success with accessories is to use a variety of them within the space that are spread out but are in the same hue. For example, use a dish on the coffee table in the same hue as the throw pillow on the chair that also is the same hue as the books on the shelf. This is your easiest and most affordable way of bringing color into your home.
2. Fresh, New Paint
Paint can be used to completely transform the feel of a room. Using warmer colors on walls to make a room feel smaller and cozier is a great way to transform a room, and cooler colors can create the opposite effect, larger and airy. A fresh coat of paint can make an enormous difference and be the backdrop to a totally new look and feel to a room. Adding a bold color can be as easy as creating one accent wall paired with neutral colors on the opposing surfaces.
3. Elegant Area Rug
If you are ready to take a bigger risk with the addition of color in your home a great investment can be an area rug. Area rugs can be a great way to incorporate different colors and texture into any space in your home such as the living room, bathroom or a bedroom. When selecting a rug consider choosing a patterned rug with similar hues that are within your solid color furniture. If your furniture is patterned choose a muted or solid color rug to help balance out the room.
4. Window Treatments that Wow
Window treatments can be another great way to transform a room and incorporate color. When selecting the fabric, it is important to consider the mood you want to create within the room. Heavy silk and velvet can create a richness and luxurious feel whereas cotton or wool can create a crisp and neat feel. Another thing to consider is if you want your window treatments to stand out or blend in. You should choose fabrics in the same tone as your furniture/decor if you want them to blend in. If your desired look is to have your window treatment pop, you have a lot more options such as brighter bolder colors and patterns. If you need a little help, window treatments are our specialty and would love to help you out.
5. Handsome Upholstery
For those of you who are feeling brave, a great way to change up a space is by incorporating statement pieces with tasteful but bold fabric. I know you see it on TV and in magazine and love the idea but are too afraid to take the risk, but you can, and it can be easy. A few colorful pieces such as chairs in a neutral room can make such a statement all of your guests will wish they had the courage you do.
How We Can Help
Choosing colors is hard and can be out of your comfort zone, you can feel lost and unsure what you really like. My job is to help guide you and ask questions to find answers and help you discover your taste so that we can create something you love within your home.
Color is so important, and it is too often overlooked. The effect of color within a room can alter a person’s mood so it is so important to choose wisely, but color should also not be forgotten because of all its great benefits. My job is so fun because I get to work with you to find what colors you love and help transform your space into something the brings positive energy to your life and you love.
Wondering how we can add color to your home and life? We’d love to chat with you about it!