What is the Number ONE Dilemma when decorating?

It is choosing the right PAINT colors!  Here are a few tips to help you decide on how to pick the paint colors for your walls....

First ask yourself, "What is the function of the room? How do I want to "feel" when I am in that room?----Ex: bedroom---some people want to feel relaxed, peaceful, and serene; and others want a more vibrant and exciting feel. Neither of these is right or wrong; it just depends on YOUR lifestyle and the feeling you want in any specific room in your home or office. The "feeling" of a room is what is going to help you make the decision of your home color palette! (Color has a HUGE impact on your mental and psychological feelings.)

Secondly, look at a color wheel and see what colors you "feel" the most attracted to. This will become your main "accent" color (not your walls) to center your decorating palette around.

Go and research a color palette that you can find in all your local paint companies even at Lowe's, Home Depot or Sherwin Williams (make sure you get the actual palette brochure....not just a pic off the computer because each computer monitor is different).

The FINAL decision I make with a client on choosing the right colors for their home---are the WALLS!!!!

It is much easier to pick your "wall" colors using your accessories, then it is to try and coordinate your accessories (ex: rugs, pillows, painting, furniture) once you paint or wallpaper our walls!

Just remember to find your favorite accessories FIRST....and pull your wall colors and/or wallpaper from that! Trust me, it will make your wall paint and/or wallpaper decisions so much easier, less stressful and MORE FUN!

Until next time, remember to let your home tell YOUR life story! xoxox  debi

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