Paint choices re­flect the mood you want to cre­ate in your home

The Telegram (St. John’s) - Home Buyers' Guide - - CBN/AVALON REGION/COMMERCIAL -

Of­ten one of the most daunt­ing tasks when em­bark­ing on a home ren­o­va­tion project is choos­ing paint colours. Colours have a per­son­al­ity all their own. When dec­o­rat­ing your home, choose colours that will re­flect the mood you want to cre­ate. The paint and dec­o­rat­ing ex­perts at Home Hard­ware of­fers th­ese ideas for choos­ing your colours:

RED is ideal for any din­ing room, stim­u­lat­ing ap­petites and in­creas­ing brain ac­tiv­ity. It is also ex­cel­lent for child de­vel­op­ment. Sur­prise your child by adding colour to a hid­den place — in­side cab­i­nets, clos­ets, draw­ers and ar­moires.

OR­ANGE is ex­tro­verted with a con­tem­po­rary out­look. Use shades of or­ange in a foyer, it helps in at­tract­ing peo­ple.

YEL­LOW is the bright­est colour, stim­u­lat­ing mem­ory and giv­ing the room a warm sunny out­look. If used prop­erly, it lifts spir­its. Pop­u­lar in the kitchen, shades of yel­low can also be per­fect for a home of­fice or study.

GREEN is a nat­u­ral colour, lend­ing a feel­ing of tran­quil­ity to a room. It is a dom­i­nant colour that makes peo­ple feel se­cure. What bet­ter place to feel tran­quil­ity than in the bed­room—sleep peace­fully in a sea of green.

BLUE is the most pop­u­lar colour. It low­ers blood pres­sure and in­spires med­i­ta­tion. For those long, re­lax­ing baths, a soft shade of blue makes any bath­room a spa.

PUR­PLE, though not a pop­u­lar choice, will sup­press your ap­petite. Paint­ing your kitchen pur­ple will help you cut down af­ter the ex­cess of the hol­i­days.

WHITE is del­i­cate and re­fined. It looks good with ev­ery other colour and helps to tone down other colours.

NEU­TRALS sug­gest so­phis­ti­cated am­bi­ence. Use neu­trals in a monochro­matic colour scheme, or with con­trast­ing colour in an ac­cented neu­tral scheme. Neu­tral grey is a cre­ative colour. Any neu­tral is eas­ily tol­er­ated in a large area. Com­plex neu­trals sug­gest class and ex­clu­siv­ity.

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