Decorating made simple by paint colour choices
With the arrival of Spring, Canadians are once again energized to give their homes a fresh, new look. Applying a coat of paint is the easiest and most inexpensive way to transform any room in the house. However, for many of us, choosing the right paint colour can be a daunting task. Design expert Debbie Travis has developed a new way to choose colour that simplifies the entire process.
Debbie says, “Choose a mood first, then choose a colour. Think about how you want your room to feel — bright and cheerful, warm and welcoming, dramatic and seductive or calm and serene. Now choose colours that will enhance that mood.” Choose a mood…then choose a colour • To create a room that evokes a feeling of peace and serenity choose earth tones including browns, creams and greens.
• For a room that lightens your spirits when you enter choose happy, energetic colours. Pale and radiant yellows, orange, apricot, and rosy pink are optimistic and fun.
• To produce a sense of passion and drama choose vibrant, saturated colours for a seductive bedroom or a dining room that arouses appetites and lively conversation; deep reds, hot pinks and raspberry, spicy oranges and deep blues will set the mood.
• Tap into your memory for classic colours that are warm and comforting in a living room, kitchen or bedroom. Select vintage blues and greens, antique reds and golden yellows to create a sense of well being.