Choosing a Warm and Inviting Color Palette
Use lighter colors in a small space and accent it with dark pieces
There are many popular color combinations in widespread use in 2008. These range from cool, crisp, and clean, to rich, warm, and sunny. With so many vibrant options to choose from, how do you decide on just the right one for you?
For now, we’ll set the crisp and cool whites and blues aside, though they are also wonderful choices.
- The warmer colors this year include rich chocolates, creamy caramels, and milky creams.
- The more vibrant colors include cheery yellows, sunny oranges, and deep reds.
Determining just the right color choice for you begins with your purpose and the home as a whole. The size of your room plays a role in what color you choose. If you have a very large space, you can get away with a darker wall color. If your space is smaller, you must stick with a lighter shade and work your darker colors into the accent pieces. Be creative with your colors. Work two colors into one wall by wainscoting or stenciling.
Different rooms invite different colors. The kitchen welcomes colors that stimulate the taste buds, whereas the bedroom might be more conducive to a romantic red. Lighter colors are better for bathrooms because they tend to be smaller rooms, while offices and libraries embrace the darker tones.
Have fun with your color. Remember, your color palette includes your accessories, so if you are unable to fit all of your favorites into the paint, complete your look with the small things such as window treatments, place settings, canisters, and art.
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