Are you making color mistakes in your home?
Here are some solutions
When it comes to decorating your home, all intentions are good but will you be making the right choices?
You want to update the decor of your home so you got to Houzz or Pinterest and start looking for “looks” that you like and start your own board which is fine but what are you really looking at? You are looking at the most popular pins and posts in cyber space. Do you want to use what everyone else is using or do you want to come up with your own designs?
For example. It’s time to fix up your dining room to you run to Pinterest and start searching for dining rooms. You probably already have red in mind, which is actually the #1 color mistake on my list.
DINING ROOMS. It’s red and that is so very typical of what many people consider for the dining room. Luckily, I see this trend subsiding a bit and other colors are starting to come into play which is great.
See the Chevron pattern in the wallpaper? That pattern really needs to go to the decor graveyard. It’s everywhere and at this point, quite tiring.
A BETTER CHOICE? Pink may not be the color choice for you and I understand that but it’s a color that you don’t usually see in the dining room and it’ll make a person stop and look. It’s fun, it’s updated and it’s unique.
BLUE. Now this is unfortunate because blue really is a beautiful choice for the home and I don’t see it going anywhere soon but here are the facts. It’s literally in EVERYONE’S HOME!!!
It’s very easy at this point to get the right blue for your home. You can just Google it, go to Houzz and see a flood of it or look at the millions of pins on Pinterest and see the most amazing blues in the world.
A BETTER CHOICE: Grello. It’s a combination of green and yellow. Green is a hard sell as far as wall color these days and so is yellow. Combine the two and it’s fresh and inviting.
BIEGE. You opted out from using a “color” so you chose beige for your home, your entire home. Now there are actually two mistakes here, one, choosing beige and two, using the same color of your entire home.
I’ve seen this time and time again. People choose beige because it goes with everything, they don’t have to think about choosing a color because they can’t decide which color to use and on top of it all, they chose the wrong beige and now their home looks like a:
A BETTER CHOICE: To start with, don’t use one color for your entire home. That’s horribly boring and just really not a good look unless your home is 825 square feet. However, if you do have a small home or really are opting just to use one color I would suggest of course to use some type of neutral but not one that is even close to beige. Try a light gray, pale blue or a smokey green – subtle color that will probably match everything in your home.
Keep in mind if you do make a mistake, it’s only paint so try and try again but certainly call on your Color Professionals such as myself to help you out.