Design Tip of the Month: Create a Color Board

July 10, 2012

Are you tired of looking at the same dull white walls in your house? Are you feeling the need to ‘kick it up’ a little bit? Well, painting is the easiest and least expensive way to give your home an entirely new look! However, before you go crazy and start adding color to every room of the house, we suggest that you first create a color board.

Creating a color board is a simple way to preview your colors to insure that they won’t clash with your furniture, rugs or other furnishings. It gives you a sneak preview to how your home will look when you are done.

Here is how it works. Get a piece of poster board and start by grouping paint chips, fabric swatches, and photos of your furniture and accessories for each room to the board. Glue these items to your color board. If you lay out the entire house, you will be able see how the colors will flow from room to room. You can create color boards not only for paint options, but also furniture layout, fabric selections, window treatments, and area rugs. It will give you a snapshot of what the finished product will look like.

Top interior designers use color boards all the time when working with clients. This allows them to present various options to their clients to determine what their preferences are in color, style and design.
If you are doing an entire room makeover, you may want to use your entire board for that room. You can also include flooring selections (tile, wood, and carpet samples).

For decorating inspiration and ideas, visit model homes! At Neal Communities every one of our model homes has been professionally decorated. No detail has been overlooked! From the flooring and fixtures to the furniture and paint colors, our team of professional and experienced designers has worked diligently to create the perfect home!

Another great place to get ideas is Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful images you find on the internet. People use Pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

And you can browse Pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from other people who share your interests. Home decorating is one of the most popular uses for this innovative virtual Pinboard.

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