Color Your World: 3 tips to add color to your room.


Our emotions can be controlled through the colors we see.  When you walk into a room for the first time the emotional response should match the type of room.  If the room is for resting, such as a bedroom or family room, darker color values such as green, blue, or burgundy would express a feeling of restfullness.  But what if you aren’t sure what colors to add that will make you feel relaxed after a long day of work?  Here’s 3 simple tips to adding color and emotion to your room.

1) Choose a color scheme:  We recommend starting with the 80/20 rule:
80% neutrals on the walls.
20% bold color on the furniture.

You’ll be amazed at the difference a little color can make to your room.  While choosing your specific colors be sure to keep in mind the emotional impact.  If  you want the room to look lively choose red and yellow tones.  If you want the room to look more calm and relaxing choose blue and brown tones.

web_claire_room_2400x16002) Contrasts and lighting:  The location of the window in each room can also effect how colors appear.  You will want to keep this in mind because if you are choosing dark colors they will appear even darker in a room with light filling a room from the north.  In this case you would be better off choosing a slightly lighter color than your fist choice would have been.  The opposite can be true if light fills a room from the south.  In this case colors would appear lighter than the initial choice would have been, so you would be better off choosing a slightly darker color than your first choice.  You will also want to be sure you have the right amount of contract in your room to allow your accent colors to stand out even more.  A high-contrast room uses light and dark colors as a combination to enhance the formality of a room while a low contrast room is designed to enhance soothing qualities.

3) Find a pattern:  Look at the colors in a large pattern from your current room, then choose a piece of furniture that can accent those colors or choose colors that fit your current furniture.  If your favorite artwork is green and grey you can choose the grey to be 80% of the color in your room and green to be 20.

If you are looking for new furniture to stand out in your house take a look at some of our color products today.



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