When painting a room in your home, it’s important to consider the mood it will create and the emotions it will evoke. Our design team shares their designer tips for choosing a color to create a mood for your space.
- Designer Michele says one of the easiest ways to bring a plain room to life, making it feel fresh and airy, is by adding plants. ‘Plants provide not only life, but color to a space!’
- Design Consultant Mae agrees and adds, ‘nature indoors brings soothing vibrations and a mood of peace and calm.’ Wherever possible, she likes to integrate interior spaces with the outdoors; a potted plant, a seashell collection, a small indoor fountain or a delicate rock scape are all great options. There are also many wallpapers and wall murals of outdoor scenes that can add a feeling of tranquility to your space.
- ‘I use color as a way to create an atmosphere of someplace the client would like to be’ says Andres. Recently, he designed a living room with Sherwin Williams color SW 6477 which is a beautiful aqua. ‘The room felt like you were in the Florida Keys from the moment you stepped in!’ It’s true that humans feel connected and soothed when in contact with nature. Using colors that create a sense of sky opens the boundaries of confined wall spaces.
- With over 25 years experience, when choosing a palette for your living room and wanting to introduce bold colors, Designer Kathy suggests limiting your selection to three. ‘This will keep the palette pleasing to the eye without being overwhelming.’
- If bold is an area you’d like to try, Design Consultant Marina proposes an accent wall. ‘An accent wall that uses textured wallpaper or a bright paint color is a great way to add a distinct, daring feature to a space without overdoing it.’
- ‘Wall color is the backdrop to everything that’s going on in a space.’ says Gail. ‘Whether it’s the furniture, the art, the wall color or the view, these are all focal points. It all depends on what you want people to see when they walk in the door.’
- If you don’t want to commit to a bold wall color, Bianca suggests it’s better to pick a neutral wall color and instead use colorful accents. ‘Pillows, art and rugs can be easily swapped when you want a fresh change and a new tone for the space.’