As an interior designer and color expert, I can tell you that’s not always an easy task because it takes years of experience to learn how colors colors can impact a room in different lighting situations.. No wonder painting is currently listed as the most common home improvement project since countless homeowners waste money having their spaces repainted after selecting the wrong color or combination.
But here’s some insight that might give you insight on your color’s meaning and ideas for using it in your home.
If you love red like I do I”ll bet you like to live life to the fullest with spontaneity and excitement. But what does a red interior say to others? The color, associated with blood, raises your blood pressure and grabs your attention! So if you don’t want to go completely red like the photo below, try using it as an accent color to make your space a little more vibrant.
Blue, however, exudes stability and calm, making it a perfect color for bedrooms where you need to unwind. Lovers of this color tend to be dependable, responsible citizens who do the right thing.
Yellow, like a ray of sunshine portrays warmth and optimism in a room, making it perfect for a kitchen or a sunny living area, and fans of this color are often optimistic people with a positive encouraging attitude.
Green, the color of nature exudes calmness and warmth, which makes it a good color for bedrooms or spaces where you need a more relaxed feel. And fans of this color are usually warm, kind, and charitable.
Purple fans, often a more complex and creative type of individual, are fascinating individuals but sometimes seem mysterious or dark along with interiors designed with same color..
Orange, the color of hunger and vibrancy fits perfectly into that dining room or kitchen area where you need some life. And if you’re an orange lover, you probably show the same vibrant spirit as the color with your enthusiastic zest for life.
Jamie Drake design featured by Elle Decor
But what if you just love a simple calmer neutral? Then check out this article where I shared my favorite fail safe neutral color on BobVIla.com along with other color experts around the world.
And to learn what the 2013 color forecast will be, don’t miss Living Large Sunday at 10AM CST with Kansas City’s designer on KMBZ on 981.FM or 980AM (also streams live on kmbz.com) as the Pantone Color Institute Director, Leatrice Eiseman, plus the Director of Color Marketing for Sherwin Williams and interior designer, Jackie Jordan shares their predictions for next year!
Or if you’re thinking about universal design in your home, tune into Living Large with Karen Mills Saturday at 10:30AM CST as Kohler’s Senior Living Manager, Marshall Williams shares his insights on universal design and what’s hot.
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