A splash of color can go a long way when it comes to improving your mood. Here are five new ways to think about the value a vibrant color palette can bring to your space.
#1 Use Color to Enhance the Mood You Want to Feel in a Room
Choosing the right color for the right room is one way to boost the mood you want to feel in each space. Ask yourself how you want to feel when you’re curled up in your favorite reading nook or gathered in a living room.
The question to ask yourself is: What do I want to feel in this space, and what color will help foster that mood?
#2 Permission to Embrace Your Personality through Color
While turning to neutrals when painting your walls can feel like the safest choice, know that interior designers give enthusiastic permission for their clients to embrace their personalities through color.
So, ask yourself what brings you joy, what your story is, and how can color reflect that?
#3 Add a Bit of Design Repetition
Repetition and pattern are pleasing to the senses. This is why a piece of music is written with a repeating chorus or phrasing, or a geometric pattern woven into a tapestry mesmerizes the eye.
When you think about the visual appeal of a space, repetition can be a clever tool for instilling a sense of pleasing order and expectation.
#4 Pay Attention to Natural Light’s Interplay with Color
The amount of natural light a room receives can have a dramatic effect on the colors you choose for your space. Whether it’s a paint color for your walls or the colors of decorative items like throw pillows or a vase, the amount of natural light can shift the vibrancy of the colors in a powerful way.
So, pay attention to the position of your windows, note the direction they face, and play to the shifting sunlight over the course of the day.
#5 Use Color to Improve Your Bedroom Sanctuary
Your bedroom should be a retreat where the Zzzs come easy and relaxation washes over you. The colors you choose for your bedroom sanctuary can accentuate the effect of the room, bolstering your well-being by improving your sleep experience.
With that in mind, consider painting your ceiling a color that grounds you.