Thursday, April 7, 2016

How to choose colors for your home

Whenever we enter a place, our mood is either enthusiastic or low. Ever wondered why does this happen? Why is it that certain places set up your mood? The answer to this is - Color. We are not aware but certain colors prep up your mood. That’s the reason when you enter hotels or banquet halls, you feel good and relaxed.

Defining the right color combination is very important. For example, the colors used for the living area may be different from those used in the kitchen or the bedroom area. It differs on personal choices about how you want each room to be.

The living room should be welcoming so use subtle colors which would be easy on the eyes. The kitchen area should spell health and energy so choose colors which will make you feel better and spend more time in there. Shades of yellow and orange work very well with kitchens. Bedrooms have to be calming and cozy, so use colors which would have a calming effect on you.

If you are doing up the color yourself, experiment on a small patch. Take a paper, apply some amount of paint on it and place it on the wall you want to paint. Let it stay there for a couple of days. Observe the color at different times of the day and night and note the effect it has. This is an easy way to choose a color. We tend to choose a color at a different time of the day and assume it to give the same effect throughout which is not possible. Colors show up differently under different lighting conditions.

Lights affect the appearance of colors a lot. A similar color may look different given the exposure towards light. People use indirect lighting to accentuate the effect of color in their room. But the same color when spotted in white light seems non-attractive. When you want to paint a large area in multiple colors, you can use automated remote controls to switch ON/OFF the lights and draw/open the curtains and see the difference.

So use these simple tips for choosing the right color and make your home look attractive.

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