Want to give your home a brand new look and NOT spend a lot of money doing so? Instead of going out and purchasing new furniture and furnishings, you may want to consider adding a splash of color to your rooms to create a dramatic flare.
Paint is one of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to redecorate your home. And, the wonderful thing about painting is that you can change it up as often as you like.
Before you make that trip to the paint store, here are a few tips to get you started:
1. Think about how you use a room and what mood you want to create. Lively colors, like reds, oranges and yellows, turn up the volume, providing a friendly backdrop for a family space, kid’s room or dining area.
2. Want a tranquil spot for reading and relaxing? Cool off with blues, greens or purples.
3. Neutrals- grays, whites and browns- complement most rooms and size up your space.
4. Pale shades work best in sun-filled rooms; white deep tones thrive in poor light
5. To cozy up in a cavernous place, go dark.
6. Feeling cramped? Light hues lend a sense of airiness and expansiveness.
7. A rich color can make a tiny room look like a jewel box.
Remember, rules are meant to be broken. Always go for a color that YOU truly like. After all, you will be the one spending time in the room.
Have you ever wondered what different colors represent? According to Color Wheel Pro, http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-meaning.html, this is what our ‘rainbow’ of colors really signifies.
Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.
Yellow is the color of sunshine. It’s associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.
Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement.
Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money.
Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.
White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection.
Black is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery.