Did you just paint your living room Red and now you can’t relax in that room? Is Impulsive Purple your favorite color but on your bedroom wall it feels dark and oppressive? If you are afraid to put anything on your walls than builder beige or bright white then this article is made for you. Choosing colors for your interior walls just got easier if you are willing to put all your tastes and preferences and education behind you! Bold step indeed. Do not worry, we are not forgetting about what you love and makes you feel good, we are just wanting you to approach your decorating decisions from another angle that has lots of merit.
Color, texture, and materials in combination with each other will create a feeling. Color on walls, since it covers such a large area, will most likely dominate over the other elements when it comes to the overall feeling. By first getting clear on the overall feeling you want in the room, then choosing paint colors, textiles, and accessories that support that feeling, the end result will be exactly what you intended.
Ask yourself this, ” How do I want to feel when spending time in this space”. Usually you can come up with some descriptive words such as “warm and cozy”, “relaxed”, “settled”, ‘peaceful”, “like I am in Paris”, etc. From here you can create a storyboard of images that look and feel like the words you choose. From your storyboard, you will find the inspiration in choosing the right colors to put on your walls.
Color is a powerful presence in your life. Embrace its ability to enhance your comfort and reflect your lifestyle by choosing colors to reflect how you want to live and feel. At Inner View, we specialize in color consulting and have developed the Inner View Process as described above to assist you in getting clear and confident in your decisions for your home. Sometimes it helps to have the outsider looking in reflect back to you what they are hearing and seeing about your space so true transformation can occur. To learn more about our color and design services, give us a call.