Tips for using color in your home!

1. Paint trim same as wall if you live in a traditional house but want to have a modern look:- this brings attention to the form of the architectural details-

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2. Have less contrast between wall and trim for a more peaceful feeling.

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3.Paint window walls ( with special view you would like to show off) in a darker tone- this will bring attention to the view

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4.Start with buying art/ or identifying an item you love in the house- then proceed to create a backdrop for it- the art piece is the star of the show, not the walls.- As Don has done here :)

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5. If you are going to do white walls/white trim in your home , take a leap on getting strong pieces of furnitures and mixing textures.

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6. Be brave! Choose the actual color you like on the paint strip. If you go up the wheel to the lightest version you will not be satisfied with the result- If you are not feeling brave enough to paint this rich color- go ahead and paint the walls a neutral or warm white and buy your furniture in the color you love-

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7. Paint your ceiling! It’s an accent wall!- come down one wall with it also!- you will always enjoy seeing this transition- particularly in bedrooms- the “one wall” accent color falls flat because you are not surrounded by the color-

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8. Paint either side of a small hallway different colors- it becomes expansive- less of a ‘tunnel’ feeling.

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Room & Board , University Village- Color Talk

Join me for this discussion! A panel of color nerds ( me included:) will chat about tips for using color in your home- July 31st at 6:45- RSVP on their website   Room & Board