Ideas for Choosing the Right Paint Color for Your Living Room

1151625048y05R13The best way to begin choosing the right paint color for your living room is to let the fabric in your living room lead the way. Fabric provides inspiration for a room’s color scheme. It’s also a good starting point since painting your living room is much easier and costs a lot less than to change furniture.

Mark or rip out pages in magazines with rooms that you like. This will become your decorating portfolio and will come in handy when its time to pick a mood and feel for your room.

You may even see a room with the same structure as your space that you can use as a template for your wall color and furniture placement.

You want to use colors appropriate to the natural setting and lighting. It is a must to understand the psychology of color. The color wheel has two sides: warm and cool.

Just like the group name connotes, warm colors add coziness and warmth to a space while cool colors add a smooth airiness that can translate an atmosphere of peace and relaxation. Warm colors range from red to orange and cool colors range from blue to violet.

Knowing how color will affect your emotional response will come in handy when choosing the mood of your living room.

Highlighting window casements, columns, staircases, crown moldings and other architectural features with shades of white can instantly turn your living room into a true showcase admired by friends, family and yourself.

If you’re feeling brave, instead of painting your living room’s architectural features white or off-white, consider the palest shade of color to coordinate with the walls.

Painting your living room can be fun, easy and inexpensive.

Choosing a living room’s feel can be as simple as flipping through your favorite magazine and cutting out a picture. Paying a little attention to details, especially architectural ones can give your living room that custom touch.

For more decorating tips go to How to Make the Space in Your Condo Feel Larger or  Inexpensive Ways to Increase Your Condo’s Value.

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