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Creating with Color

on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 14:58

Color can bring a room to life. 

While preferred colors change constantly depending on popular trends, most colors get similar reactions from many people.

  • Yellow--Favorable, soothing effect.
  • White--Associated with goodness and purity.  A very clean color, but some find it’s too formal.
  • Green--Reduces tension and many find it to be a comforting color.
  • Blue--A good color for Bedrooms and Living Rooms.  It is calming and restful.

The effects of color create illusions.

  • Paint your ceiling a light color to make it appear higher.
  • Use dark colors for a cozy feeling.
  • Pale colors will work best in rooms with limited natural light.
  • South-facing rooms with lots of sun work well for primary colors with white trim.