Looking for a project to improve the look and feel of one of your rooms? Look no further than the color on your walls.
One of the easiest ways to change a rooms look and feel is also one of easiest to do. Choose a paint color for your walls. Add a few new accessories that make the color pop, and you’ll fall in love with your home all over again.
Sounds easy enough. But have you ever looked at the number of color options available to you? Where do you start? What do you choose?
As a professional painter, my job is more than handling a roller and a brush. One of the things I enjoy most is helping a homeowner select the right color for the room … then seeing the final results and enjoying the reactions.
For some people, they change paint on the walls almost as frequently as they do the wardrobe in their closets. For others, painting is a big job and not one they want to repeat for a long, long time. For those people, I always recommend sticking with classic color combinations that will truly stand the test of time.
Black and White
What can be more sophisticated that the classic look of black and white? Keep the walls a simple yet elegant shade of white. Add furniture in shades of white. Then let the black come in to play with curtains, flooring and accessories. You can even change out “pops” of color – such as red pillows – for a very quick change according to seasons or even moods.
Red and Gold
Have you ever visited a true Renaissance or Victorian home that has kept with the time period? You’ll find red and gold throughout. Red has always been a favorite for rooms like the dining room where guests gather and relax for hours at a time. In the past, red could evoke the feeling of warmth – something necessary when central heating didn’t exist. But the look has held and carried on to today.
Robins Egg Blue, Yellow and Cream
Think French countryside. You’ll find these colors if you visit historic sites throughout France, which dates back to the times of Louis XI and Louis XIV. You’ll even find these colors as a staple in many top brands today – Tiffany’s and Martha Stewart have always graced these colors over the years. It’s a classic look that will bring peace and tranquility to your bedrooms.
Green and Yellow
What could be better than bringing the outdoors in to your home? That’s why greens and yellows continue to work together and will always provide a classic look. Try yellow walls and accents in green … a green plant, green furniture, or green draperies are the perfect complement. And if nature tells us these colors work well together, who are we to argue? Use them and feel a sense of harmony whenever you enter your room.