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How Paint Colors Can Change the Look and Feel of your Rooms

5/23/2016

The factors that go into a new kitchen or bath design are endless. No detail is too small to consider一 from countertop materials and cabinet styles, to sinks and light fixtures. This is your home, and therefore it should be designed in a way that will match your personality and lifestyle.

 

Choosing the color of your walls is no exception. The color of a room may seem like a tiny detail; however, colors can communicate many things. They can alter your mood or create an emotion. They can make your kitchen brighter, or they can create a darker contrast to natural light. They can even help a small room seem bigger! It’s important to give careful thought to the paint colors you want to use in every room of your home, and you want to take extra care when deciding the colors of the rooms that your guests will see.

 

For example, do you have a smaller kitchen or living room? Make it appear bigger by using natural, neutral colors. According to this Bustle article on creating the illusion of a larger living space, keeping a neutral color scheme will allow your entryway, living room, and kitchen to blend together, making your floor plan seem larger than it actually is. HGTV also suggests that, when painting your walls, you should use a darker color for your wall trim, and a lighter color for your ceiling so as to also help make your room seem bigger.

 

Fresh Home offers insight into how different colors can affect your mood and your guests moods.  While red is an intense color, Fresh Home notes that red is great for raising energy. The author of this piece also notes that red is a great color that draws people together for conversation and camaraderie.

 

Yellow, associated with sunshine and happiness, doesn’t actually make the best wall color. In fact, yellow should never be used as central color scheme. As discussed by Fresh Home, yellow can cause peopleAs you can see in the Lake Hallie Cabinets & Design designed home, we used a color scheme that makes guests feel relaxed and calm. to feel frustrated and irritated. If you’re hoping to have a relaxing night in with the family, or you’re the one who typically hosts relatives for the holidays, it’s probably best to avoid yellow walls at all cost. Yellow does, however, work well as an accent color, so if you need a pop of color in a room, yellow is a great choice.

 

If you’re looking for a calming, relaxing color, green walls are a great for any room in the house. Fresh Home says that “In the kitchen, green cools things down; in a family room or living room, it encourages
unwinding but has enough warmth to promote comfort and togetherness. Green also has a calming effect when used as a main color for decorating. It is believed to relieve stress by helping people relax.”

 

Usually, at Lake Hallie Cabinets & Design, if we’re helping an individual pick out paint colors, we steer them toward a lighter green (or lighter shade of another color) over a bold, bright shade. Bold, bright colors are often too intense, and not great for relaxing. You can see our paint choices in our photo gallery.  

 

If you need help deciding on the right paint color for your personality and lifestyle, come to the Lake Hallie Cabinets & Design showroom. Our design experts will walk you through the benefits of each color options available!

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