I can’t tell you how gold saved my life! I lived in Pittsburgh for 15 years and the winters were no joke. The Fall/Winter seasons were long and gray and if you had depression issues, you were in for a VERY long Winter.
I kid you not when I say that Gold Buff from Behr saved my life. It was instant happiness on the walls.
To complicate matters for this room, I had an aqua sofa and there are only a handful of colors that would work and beige and taupe were not an option for me.
Now I know that a lot of people don’t like gold. It’s been a challenge to try to get my clients to even consider this color for their home. It seems most people have a bad memory of gold from the 70’s attached to it but it’s all about how you pull it together.
Also keep in mind the age of your home. My home shown here was built in 1926 so the decor reflects the feel of the home. I didn’t want any modern decor or contemporary accessories. I wanted the decor to bring out the beauty of the home and just have it fit well together. Trust me when I tell you this room was cozy!
So if you find yourself feeling the blues this winter, certainly stay away from the cool blues and grays and warm your home up with colors of the sun. It will work wonders!
I love that you have “real” woodwork and didn’t paint it!
I know!!!! That house had beautiful cherry wood and there was no way I was going to paint that. I can see if the house had a low grade wood that is meant to be painted but cherry – no way. IMO, would does NOT ever get painted.
Donna, searching desperately ways to help my husband whom suffers from deep depression and anxiety. He has been in the hospital for almost a month now. Most of the downstairs of our Cape is Earth, grounding….moss green i altered, sand, light hardwoods; mudroom on the east side i recently painted almost a “brown sugar butternut squash” sort of color. LOVE IT. The morning sun illuminates that room. But the upstairs hall and master is still the steel gray from the previous owners. I need help. It is 13×24 with 3 windows and front faces south!!! Without being shocking yellow, personally i do not like yellow, what would you suggest.
I suggest getting rid of that Steel Gray asap. Email me to proceed.
Also, I keep wanting to go back to a teal color in the master like our old house. Not bright but subtle. It’s calming to me. IDK why, always has been. but this is about my husband. I deal with any color you suggest that combats depression!!! God Bless!
Lori, there are SO many teals – green teals, blue teals. Maybe try one one the green side, but one that is clear and saturated. Spa Green by Valspar is a nice one but may be too dark for your room. You can add touches of color to a room with accent walls or even painting the interior door – so much better than white I say!
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