One of the most difficult parts of redecorating your bedroom space is choosing a colour for the walls. Although a favourite bedding pattern can definitely dictate what colour you choose to put on your walls, many of us can’t even get as far as choosing bedding because we have no idea what colours we like and what colours we don’t. The colour of the walls in your home can have a strong effect on your emotions and whether or not you feel comfortable in your home. Certain colours can make you feel calm; others can make you feel emotionally drained or anxious. We are all different and thus have different preferences for colour. How do you find the right wall colour for you? Here are some tips. |
Most people are drawn to certain colours even though they might not know it. A good place to find shades of your favourite colours is in your bedroom closet. Most of the clothes you wear are in colours that you like or that make you look good. For instance, if you have blue eyes, you may have many blue items in your closet because these tones make your eyes look bright and your skin look good. If you have green eyes, you may wear a lot of green. The undertone of your skin will also dictate what shades of a specific colour you choose. If you have yellow undertones to your skin certain colours will suit you better than if you have pink undertones. For example, if you are drawn to green, you may look better in greens with blue undertones like teal, as opposed to a shade of green with yellow undertones like khaki or olive green. The colour families that look good against your skin very often will make you feel happy and reflect good light onto your skin when used on your walls.
If looking in your closet doesn’t give you any clue to which wall colour to choose, there are other things that will help you choose a good colour for you. Think back to your childhood and rooms in your house that brought you joy when you were growing up. Most likely, in these happy memories, you can find a colour that you preferred. Perhaps your childhood bedroom had yellow walls or your favourite family room had light green walls. You can also search decorating magazines or decorating sites on line to compile a group of photos of rooms that you like. Often you will discover that there is a common colour and style of decorating in all the photos that you like.
If you are still stuck, shop for bedding before attempting to choose a wall colour. When looking through all available bedding patterns you will find that you are drawn to certain colour palettes in the same way you are drawn to certain colours of clothing. A comforter set or duvet cover always becomes the focus of the bedroom as the bed is the largest piece of furniture in the room. Once you have made a decision about your bedding, you can choose a paint colour from the bedding for the walls.
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