You must choose colors that have the correct undertone to work with the “fixed” elements of a room. And it must work with those elements in all lighting. Morning light and afternoon light are completely different. There’s a word for that. But I”ll save that for another post.
Have you ever gone to a friend’s home and gasped, “Oh my gosh!! I LOOOOVVVEEEE that color!!! It would be perfect for my bedroom!!! What is it???” Your BFF says, “I know, right?? It’s Brazillian Bark from XYZ Paint Company– you simply must try it!” So off you go to XYZ Paint Company and promptly buy 5 gallons of Brazillian Bark and can’t get home fast enough to slap it on your walls.
Your paint choice should accentuate the features of your room. It should highlight them in such a way that you think, “Wow, I love the floors” or “Look at that fireplace, isn’t it beautiful??”
See if you can tell what I mean.
This color is actually competing with the floors. Your eye doesn’t know where to go first.
After- the new color brings out the beauty in the floors and the wood. You don’t notice the paint color, but the beutiful flooring and casings in the room.
So next time you’re told, “This is the hottest new color- you gotta try it!”- make sure it works with the elements of your room first. If you’re not sure, give me a call!