feel that you want - choose your own colour scheme.
What colours will you pick for which room? Decide for
yourself but keep in mind these simple rules.
of a Room :
Use paint tricks to make your room bigger or smaller.
Light colours like pales and pastels lend space to a
small room - they are airy and seem to "fade" the walls
into a distance and "stretch" a low ceiling upwards.
Bold colours are friendly and bring objects closer to
create a cozy feel. Contrast and match - square up a
long narrow room by painting the short walls in a bold
colour and the long walls in a neighboring pastel.
Do you have a lot of light in your room, natural or
artificial? Cut down on glare by using dark shades.
If you live in a warm climate, plan your colour scheme
around the colours of water and trees. Low-lit spaces
need sunshine or warm shades to brighten them up.
You relate to your bedroom and your office in different
ways. But whether you are at home or work, too many
random colours in a scheme can be overpowering. While
intense shades are bold and fun, they should be used
to accent or punctuate neutral but cheerful colours.
For instance a bold green can be teamed with a lighter
Furniture & Furnishings
Keep your furniture colour in mind - wood is also a
colour! If you want to scale down a bulky sofa, put
it against a wall of exactly the same shade. If you
want to show it off, put it against a contrasting wall.
To blend and yet preserve its identity, set it off against
a colour with yellow tones - lime or yellow beige. Shades
of white on walls can take the widest range of furnishings.
On the other hand, light coloured furniture allows for
the use of deep colours on walls.