|SW 6111 Coconut Husk|
Now notice how the room looks painted in SW Coconut Husk. Notice how the artwork and the orange/rust pillow in the chair pops against the dark walls.
My advice to anyone who is thinking about painting a room: You must love the color. It has to make you happy every time you step into the room. If it doesn't, then find a color that makes you happy.
If you don't know how to paint, don't let this be an excuse for not changing the wall color in your home. The first time I ever painted was back in the late 1970s while I was still in high school. I wanted my bedroom painted dark blue. I hired my neighbor's son to paint the room. I thought that I would love the color, but I hated it. In fact, the room depressed me. So, I decided to repaint it myself and I painted the room peach--it was a happy color. I loved the color and the walls remained peach until my mother's house sold in October 2005.
Painting a room is not the only way to add color to a space. Placing accessories in your favorite colors can liven up a room. Notice how the color orange pops in this room. This is a very neutral room, but the room perks up through the orange pillows, rug, and drapes.
Find a color that you like and purchase pillows, vases, and artwork in that color. This works well for a room that has neutral walls and furniture like the room in the picture above. Adding your favorite color to a space adds instant happiness! The beauty of adding color with accessories is that you can easily change the mood in a space by changing the accessories. Or, if you decorate by the seasons, you can change out pillows and other accessories to match the season. My sister-in-law, Sadie, is the queen of changing accessories. She has several looks for her dining room based on the seasons. For fall, she has an olive motif.
If your room needs a pick-me-up, color is the best therapy!