The importance of color is often underestimated. Studies show that color accounts for 60% of our response to a place or object. Have you ever wondered why you feel warm and welcome in one room, but cold and uncomfortable in another? It’s probably due to the color scheme of the room. Color has been proven time and time again to affect the moods of people, and there are even articles online that show you what colors best improve your mood and the mood of your home.
If you’re looking to pick the perfect colors for your next home decoration project, a color consultation in Lexington and Columbia, SC can help you choose. Companies such as e.d.’s paint & decorating can provide a color consultation for your home. Your consultant will advise you on which colors complement each other best, based on the size of your home, your personal tastes, and overall décor. This can be an invaluable service for those who have trouble deciding which color to purchase for each room or which colors go better with others.
If you are the DIY type (do it yourself) and want to try to choose the colors on your own, here are few tips to get you started:
- Start Small: If you’re not if the color you’ve chosen is quite right, try it first in a small space, such as a bathroom, a small hallway or an accent wall. This will give you a good idea of how it would look in a bigger room. If it isn’t right, then you have just saved yourself hours of time and money.
- Look at your Overall Décor: Part of a color consultation involves evaluating accent pieces like pillows, artwork and décor around the room. So take a look at what you’ve got and pick out some of your favorite colors. Perhaps you have a picture with blue, green and pale yellow. Would one of those colors look great on the wall?
- Determine your Mood: When selecting a color for your room, consider the overall mood you want to portray. Do you want relaxing and comfortable or bold and dramatic? Soft, neutral and cool colors create a more relaxed atmosphere, while brighter and darker colors are used for a more dramatic effect.
- Keep Lighting in Mind: Natural daylight will show the truest color while fluorescent lighting will cast a sharp blue tone. Alternatively, incandescent lighting will bring out warm tones and yellows. So if you’re painting a wall next to a window, strong bright colors may be too overpowering, but those same colors may be perfectly suited for an accent wall with indirect light.
- Use Decorative Finishes: While color is an important consideration when renovating your home, accents and finishes are a close second. Use your personal taste and imagination to transform each room into your own personal space, while also making guests feel warm and welcome.
e.d.’s paint & decorating can help you with all of your color consultation as well as paint and wallpaper and window covering needs. e.d.’s paint & decorating is a short drive from Columbia, SC and a one-stop shop for all of your interior design projects, large and small. Call or contact us today to set up a meeting.
Image © Can Stock Photo/severija