Bright Colors for Winter Painting

enamelpaintsAs the temperature begins to slide down, freezing winds flow around, leaves fall and snow blankets gardens and all things green, some people start to feel depressed. Combat the winter blues by changing the interior design of your home. It may be cold and gray outside, but in your home, color reigns supreme.

Paint the walls specifically for winter months. Go through color swatches and choose the brightest color that suits your taste. Don’t be afraid of vibrant color. It can be toned down in summer with accent pieces and will stand out boldly in winter. One tip, make sure you stick with the same color tone, like pastel or jewel tones. Mixing and matching makes a home look patchwork and unorganized. Amethyst purple, sapphire blue and ruby red can flow from one room to another beautifully. Ruby red and pastel green is too stark of a change from room to room.

There is a psychology to color. While it is not an exact science, the psychology behind colors can help you choose those colors which may be best for you to combat winter blues.  Below is a partial list of colors with a short description:

  • White is bright and can create a sense of space or add highlights.
  • Red is associated with love, warmth, and comfort.
  • Blue calls to mind feelings of calmness or serenity. It is often described as peaceful, tranquil, secure, and orderly.
  • Green is a cool color that symbolizes nature and the natural world.
  • Yellow is the most visible color. It is also the most attention-getting color.
  • Purple is the symbol of royalty and wealth.
  • Orange is a combination of yellow and red and is considered an energetic color.

There are some rules to interior painting in Summit NJ. The most important is to not use more than 3 colors in an interior design. Focus on secondary and tertiary colors that combine several primaries into new shades.  One of the best ways to make bold colors work in a space is to combine them with colors on the opposite side of the color wheel.

Follow decorating color trends to ensure that you are always on the cutting edge. Paint a room or freshen up accessories using the latest bold color trends gives your room a modern edge. There should be color everywhere

A few painting tips: when painting with bright colors, use a separate primer. 3 or more coats of primer are NOT too much. Accent colors from the opposite side of the color wheel can make bold and striking combinations. Give yourself at least one season to see if you can live with or will ditch the color. Remember, the bold color is supposed to remind you of summer

Falling temperatures, leaves and now don’t have to mean color depression. Combat winter blues by changing the interior design of your home. It may be cold and gray outside, but in your home, color reigns supreme. Even if it is ultra mega super bright neon green.

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