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Spruce Up Your Home with Accent Colors

Winter has arrived, and with it long confining days indoors. Why not take advantage of this extra time and spruce up your interior design a bit? One fun way to do this is to add little accent colors in key places.

Each year color schemes change. Sometimes they seem as variable as clothing styles. Fortunately, you don’t have to change your interior d├ęcor that often; realistically, every four or five years is sufficient. Interior house colors actually allow a fair amount of flexibility. The colors of the year might be golds and reds, but you have the option of choosing a more neutral color such as cream for your main color and accentuating with golds and browns.

That is the beauty of accent colors. They can be applied anywhere and to anything. Try painting a piece of trim here, or add a splash to that corner molding there. Use your accent colors to update older furniture, or even outdated tile or appliances. Accent colors can be added by painting a whole wall, room, or ceiling as well. It is not uncommon to have two or three colors in one room.

Add accent colors with the use of accessories as well. Maybe paint a basket to hold magazines, or a corner plant stand. Pull the color throughout the room with your draperies, throw pillows, and upholsteries.

Accent colors can also play a major role in creating exterior design as well. Most homes have at least two colors in their exterior paint palette. Some even throw in a third or fourth for additional flare. If you want to spruce up your home with a few choice accents of color, then request free estimates from prescreened painting contractors in your area today.

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