Say Goodbye to Neutrals and Say Hello to Color!

If you are like many homeowners, you have heard about the importance of eliminating color and using neutrals in décor when you are preparing to list your home for sale. The primary reason for this is to make your home more appealing to the masses. Buyers can more easily envision the possibilities of a space when it is essentially a blank canvas. However, if you do not plan to sell your home soon, a blank canvas can be a dull and even depressing environment to live in. Introducing the right combinations of colors into your offers many benefits. These colors may be found in your furnishings, walls, trim and even appliances. These are some of the primary benefits associated with decorating your home with beautiful colors.

Customize the Style

The colors that you find most appealing speak to your individual style and personality. You may be drawn to fall or spring colors, or maybe you lean heavily toward bright, bold colors. While you may not want to paint your entire living room a bright spring green or a tangerine orange hue, using these types of bold options as dominant accent colors can showcase your vivid personality. Because the colors in your rooms are an expression of who you are, you may even feel more comfortable and relaxed in your own space when you choose the right color combinations.

Control the Mood

Color has a psychological impact on you and everyone who enters your home. For example, you may have heard that blue has a calming effect while red has an energetic feeling. Beige and other neutral tones essentially have little impact on your mood, and they can even make you feel dull or tired. When you introduce even a small amount of color into a room through the use of an area rug, throw pillows and the right wall décor, you can control the mood precisely to your specifications.

Keep in mind that this mood will affect how your family and guests feel while in your home. Many people choose corresponding colors in various rooms rather than keeping the same color scheme throughout the home. For example, shades of red are common in kitchens because they relate to appetite, and pastels or lighter tones are common in bathrooms because they create a more spa-like experience. If you’re not sure where to start, check out the fun design ideas here.

Decorate with Ease

When you are decorating a home with neutral tones, you may feel challenged by the task of giving your space a warm, home-like feel. Neutral tones can make a space feel unfinished from a decorative standpoint. In fact, you may find yourself regularly purchasing even more neutral-colored items in an effort to achieve a complete look without every actually achieving the desired results. Even if you keep most walls painted a neutral tone, you can introduce color through an accent wall, curtains, area rugs, lamps, and even sofas (like our bright and bold Dante sofa). When you have more color in your space, you can more easily decorate your rooms and achieve the desired look and style.

Some people are timid about using beautiful colors in a room. Remember that paint, drapes, pillows and other features are relatively easy to change. If you decide in a few years that you no longer find your color scheme appealing, you can always make a change. You should not feel timid about introducing color into your home because you are not necessarily making a long-term commitment. You can also remove color and neutralize the hues in the room when you are ready to list your home for sale. With this in mind, now is a wonderful time to start looking at paint samples and envisioning the vibrant possibilities for your space.

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