3 Unique Ways to Add Color to Your Home

Choosing the right colors for your home is more than just completing a look; color has the power to change the way you feel.  Warm colors are known to create a more comforting and relaxed environment, while cool colors offer different ranges of soothing to rejuvenating energy. Neutral, earth-like colors tend to bring out a calm atmosphere with psychological effects associated with nature’s energy. Below is a list of colors and the feelings they represent.

  • Blue – Proven to have stress-reducing health benefits and a cooling sense of serenity, perfect for meditation
  • Brown – Cozy, creates a sense of soothing intimacy
  • Gray – Neutral, chic and elegant
  • Green – Clean and calm like nature’s elements
  • Orange – Increases energy and appetite, perfect for kitchens and dining rooms
  • Purple – Luxurious and regal, but also produces a sense of serenity
  • Red – Brighter reds produce a more stimulating environment, while deep warm reds produce a more cozy and soothing atmosphere
  • White – Clean and open feeling, ideal for walls and furniture to add accents

Picking colors should be more than just completing a look, it has the power to change the way you feel. Here are three essential tips to consider when adding color to your home.

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  1. Bold Accent Walls

Your walls play a very crucial role in your theme as they serve as a backdrop. Create a memorable space by adding a bold accent wall in your neutral living room using decorative wall panels in a warm finish. Instead of choosing a bold Candy Apple Red for an overpowering energy, try a deep wine color.  This will increase the sense of comfort in the environment, and pair well with white furniture and throw pillows.

For ideas on wall treatments, shop through our wall panels in a variety of patterns, textures, and colors that will suit your individual sense of style.

  1. Respect Your Ceiling

Sadly, ceilings don’t get much attention and they often come in just one of two ways – flat white or the beloved white “popcorn.” When you are trying to decide on the color for a room in your home, consider a little extra TLC on your ceiling, but keep it simple. Remember that neutral living room with the bold accent wall?  Cozy up that large space with ceilings in a Winter White or Almond finish to complete your look and compliment the other warm tones in the room. A well-treated ceiling can subtly enhance your space.

For ideas on ceiling treatments, shop through our ceiling tiles in a variety of patterns, textures, and colors that will suit your individual sense of style.

  1. Spice Up Your Furniture

Furniture usually takes up more than half of the visual space in any room, so it’s important to choose the right color that fits your style but influences positive energy. Try gray furniture with a blue tint to create a clean and refreshing appearance for the environment. Add decorative components in a complimentary color to your sofas, coffee tables, side tables and other surfaces can help give your space a pop of color for a vibrant and exciting feeling in an overall relaxing environment.

Take a moment and step back to contemplate your surroundings, and the look you want to accomplish. Are you looking for a more vibrant space, or a more clean and simple designer backdrop? Check out our photo gallery to see what we’ve done in the past and how we can help you redesign your space.

Word of caution, though: For a more relaxed atmosphere throughout the home, use complimentary wall and ceiling colors for a serene flow. Bold, contrasting colors – red walls in one room, green walls in the next – tend to overwhelm the senses unless that is the effect you hope to achieve. Showcase each room with a pop of color. Used sparingly, contrasting and complimentary colors from room to room will put you and your guests at ease.

Be sure to shop our entire line of decorative treatments including tub and shower surrounds, wainscoting, backsplashes, murals, light diffusers, as well as wall panels and ceiling tiles.