Erika from The Virgin Renovators brought up a really good delema question on her blog this morning and i thought i would blog on it here as well since i've been getting this question a lot lately.
is it smart to do a whole room in one bold color?
Erika's choice of color was yellow, one of my favorite colors, but her delema was "do i paint the entire guest room yellow? or use yellow as an accent color?"
what do you think??? you can help her out by visiting her blog The Virgin Renovators and leaving your 2 cents!
when painting you need to take a few things into consideration,
1. lighting - you want to make sure the color you want looks like the color you want in your space. depending on your lighting - the amount of natural light in the space during the day & at night, select a few of your favorite shades and test it out in the room for 24 hours. make sure the color you want looks like the color you want inside the space because if you don't test it out first, you might be in for a rude surpise!
2. accents - once you've selected your color of choice, you need to make sure you have complimenting colors or shades to balance that stark bold walls. soft textures of white and light shades and patterns can take away from the starkness of bold colors, however if it's not done right, it can add to the chaos so make sure you do your homework first!
3. the purpose of the room - if this is a fun kids room where you want the kids to feel energized and happy everytime they enter then by all means, have your fun with the colors and go crazy but if this is a guest room or a bedroom where sanctuary and rest is the main purpose, becareful with the color choice. people don't realize this but color does have a huge effect on a person's mood and emotion. the wrong color on the wrong day can really start to mess with you!