Thursday, December 16, 2010

Popular Color Schemes for the New Year

During the winter months we protect ourselves from the harsh, cold weather by staying inside the comfort of our homes. While spending that large amount of time indoors you might start noticing some home improvements that need to be made, starting with a new paint job. Begin the New Year right by revamping your homes current color scheme to something fresh and new. Continue reading to get more insight into the coming years most popular interior color schemes.
Choosing to satisfy your redecoration fix by sticking with neutral colors is safe, simple, and always gives a room a sense of style and sophistication. Paint the walls with a light color such as beige than accent it with hues of gold and brown. The traditional and classic tones will bring elegance to any room.
            Keep the home feeling cozy by choosing to paint with warm colors like chocolate brown, deep orange, red, eggplant, olive etc. Use a light color and a dark color to create contrast in the room and let them accent each other. Since lighter colors make spaces appear bigger, use that color for the walls and larger areas and let the darker colors accent the space.
            To give your home a more modern and fun look, choose to paint with bright colors that pop. Such contemporary colors would include lime green, turquoise, and bright orange. Of course you wouldn’t use these colors together, however individually these colors would go great with neutrals or bold accessories and will give your home or room the new and fresh look you have been working for.

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Little Paint Can Go A Long Way

When painting a house, or rooms inside a house, it is important to know how to apply paint the right way.  There is a method to this painting madness and tricks to getting your rooms to look the best they ever have.  It all starts with picking out the right colors for your room.  There are certain colors that go well together and will make your room look bigger, brighter and more appeasing to the eye.
Certain rooms take to certain colors better than other rooms would.  A living room, for instance, usually looks better with lighter colors, as it makes the room feel comfortable and homey, like it should.  Yellows, tans, light browns or whites are good for this type of relaxing room.  A dining room or kitchen, however, can have a darker color on the walls such as shades of red, orange, bright yellows or greens.
Incorporating trim in each room is a good move to make as well.  However, trim can be integrated with not only paint, but wallpaper.  Some people may not want to paint and instead, hang wallpaper.  This idea can be just as good depending on what room you are remodeling, what style of wallpaper you are using and the colors you are trying to match up.  It is solely about preference and what you think looks well together in the given room.
Painting a room is not a hard task to complete.  Take out all furniture and wall decorations then cover up anything that you don’t want to get paint on.  This would include the floor and outlets around the room.  Next, you’ll want to sand the walls and fill in any gaps and holes with caulk or patching compound.  Re-sand after you are done filling in any imperfections, wipe down the walls with water and a sponge then vacuum the room.  You are now ready to paint!