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Using bright colours benefit or disaster?

By: Paul Simpson

23 May, 2018

Homeowners who are thinking of selling are often warned against choosing bright and bold paint colors for their walls.

Homeowners who are thinking of selling are often warned against choosing bright and bold paint colors for their walls.  These colors can be difficult to cover up, usually require a number of coats to look good, and can dramatically change the feel of a room.  If the color is not selected with a bit of planning and forethought, it can sometimes turn into a decorating nightmare.  But with a little forethought and these helpful tips, you can create a beautiful space that reflects you and your family’s personality with no restrictions!

Define The Space

The colors you choose for your walls should always reflect the mood of the room.  Certain colors invoke particular moods, and can produce even physical and emotional reactions.  Being aware of this can really make your choice one you will be happy with for years to come.  For example, red stimulates appetite and so is a great choice for kitchens, while yellow stimulates creativity and may work well in an office space.

Find The Right Furnishings

When using bright, bold colors in any space, knowing first how you are going to decorate the rest of the space can make the choice easy.  Bold wall colors that don’t match the draperies or sofa, for example, will just draw even more attention to the mismatched feel of the room than a lighter shade would.

Choose Complementary Accent Pieces

The trick to using bright colors in any room is to combine it with accent pieces that complement the color, and tone it down.  White is always a good choice, and black will add a lot of drama to a space if done right, and can also tie the look of a boldly decorated room together.

Use The Tools Available To You

Most home décor and DIY stores have great tools both in the store and online to help you coordinate colors by mood and shade.  Asking a sales representative at these stores to point out the tools they have available and seeking their advice is always a good idea if you don’t know where to start.  If you are really in doubt you can always consider hiring an interior designer.

Home décor should always reflect the personality and lifestyle of those who live there, and whether you are a pastel kind of person, or love bright bold looks, there is always a solution that is right for you.

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