The month of March so far has brought Wisconsin great warm weather which starts the itch for sprucing up our interiors. Throw open the windows, dust the corners of the living room, and get ready to paint new colors in your home.
For some of you, painting new colors for your interior walls can be challenging, even causing no action to be had due to fear of making a wrong decision. Paint should not be a near fatal decision for it is cheap to fix (about $20.00/ gal). Color on walls does have a major impact on the space due to its size and how it affects the volume of a room. My recommendation is to set aside all the thoughts you currently have about color and paint, especially anything your Mother told you about color on your walls, and even what your spouse, children, or co-workers have said about painting. Your home is reflect of you so try this new way of thinking on:
Every color, material, shape, and texture in combination with each other will create a feeling. Why not choose the feeling or ambiance you want in your home first, then choose colors to reflect that? Ask yourself ” How do I want to feel when spending time in this room?”
This inquiry will start a whole new series of questions and exploration into your room and your home. Every time that old way of thinking pops up, set it aside and carry on with my recommendations.
The next question will be- what colors create what feelings? You can reference magazine advertising for inspiration in this area. Look for images that already convey the feeling you want in your home and look at those images for clues- what colors dominant the images, what shapes, and what materials? you can dig deeper and look for the type of contrasts that happen with the mixture of materials and what type of lighting is in the pictures. this will all give you clues as to what colors will work in a room to convey a feeling or mood.
Working from these questions will provide you with insight into a new way of being in your home that will be empowering and inspiring. And if you still feel stuck, then give us a call to assist you. We love color and are great at choosing colors for interiors.