Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It's Spring! Be Bold with Color - Don't Be Afraid!

Questions I get a lot as a Designer and Home Stager are ones that relate to color. The answer depends on whether you are selling your home or looking to change the look for yourself.

If you are selling, neutral does not mean white!! You need color to sell a home but of course it cannot be taste specific.

If you are refreshing your own home for personal enjoyment, don’t be afraid of color. Color is powerful and it can calm your mood after a hectic day or energize you in the morning. Paint color sets the immediate feel of a room.

You need to think about how you use a room and what feeling you are trying to convey or want to experience while you are in that room. Is the room for rest and quiet time? Is it for cozy family and friends gatherings? Or is it where you want to be uplifted and energized.

One look I love is black and white. You can do so much with these two basic colors and combine it with almost any style. It can be extremely elegant, funky, or art deco. From black on white toile fabrics to popping it with hot pink, lavender or lime accents, there is no limit to what you can do. Use seasonal colors to change it throughout the year.

Warm wood tones of furniture or flooring will ground and balance the room. And don’t forget about texture. This can be done with the fabric in linens, throw pillows, or sofa throws.

I totally redid the look of this bathroom for under $200. Latte colored paint, classic black and white textured shower curtain, fresh black, white and khaki towels and a couple black and white photos. Simple, easy and affordable.

If you are nervous about using color, start small. A guest bath, a bedroom or how about something fun for the kids?  Yes....that is orange on the wall!

Be inspired. Take a risk. Have fun. Don't Be Afraid of Color!

If you want a fresh look for Spring or are selling your home.....Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign can help with your color selections.



  1. Very inspiring information on color for your home. Love the bathroom makeover.

  2. Thanks Linda. You can do so much with color. On the walls, with accessories, with artwork.