When you paint a room, there’s more to consider than just the walls—there are accent areas as well. At Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving Bonita Springs, we know that color can be both exciting and daunting. Which is why this post is focused on some tips for adding color to a room, especially when it comes to the accents. Read on for more!
How to Choose Color
One of the biggest components to choosing color is actually personal preference—after all, you’re the one living in the space; you’ll be seeing the color every day, so it’s important that you like it and feel comfortable with it. If you’re looking to coordinate your colors, consider how they might come together by using a color wheel, which can show you the relationships between colors. Complementary colors are directly across from each other on the wheel; analogous colors are next to each other. To get the right color, think about the vibe of the room—do you want bold, bright colors to create energy, or do you want mellower colors, to create a sense of repose?
Consider Your Baseboards
The main wall color is certainly important, but you also should think about the baseboards. You have more options for them than just to keep them white. You can actually add some great depth to your room by coloring your baseboards. Here are a few things to consider:
- You can stain the baseboards to give them the feel of genuine wood for a rich, warm, traditional look. If you have light-colored walls, use a lighter stain, and if you have dark-colored walls, use a darker stain
- To create a contemporary look for the space, use dark colors for the baseboards. This approach is especially good for small spaces because it can add depth.
- Especially if you’ve chosen a darker color for the main wall, you can offset it with cream, ivory, or off-white. Be sure to speak with a color professional to help ensure you don’t wind up with blue or pink undertones.
- Remember that consistency is key. You don’t necessarily have to use the same color in all your rooms, be sure to keep to the same color within each room, to create a seamless experience in your spaces.
Using colorful décor, you can add some exciting pops of color that can give your room some visual interest while also bringing out personality. Many rooms are best in neutral colors or a softer base, but colorful accents like artwork and other décor and textured accents like throw pillows and accent rugs can really bring in the zing you might crave.
Just like with baseboards, your window fashions and accessories can add the tie-together your space needs. If you have bright, bold colors on your walls, consider using a neutral window fashion to balance it out. Window fashions like Duette® Cellular Shades are offered in numerous neutral colors to enhance a room. Or, if your walls are neutral, think about window fashions with a hint of color or pattern to balance it all out.
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