The most important thing about the color of your room is how it makes you feel.
The second most import thing – how the color in your room makes everything else “look.”
I have a close friend named Lori. She dreamed of having a beautiful craft room with red walls and leopard print furnishings. When she went off on a business trip for 4 days, her husband took vacation from work, painted her room, added a leopard chaise lounge and a huge bouquet of roses – and voila! Lori’s dream room was done. (He also planted the hillside outside their bedroom window with wildflowers – but that’s another story.)
Lori returned home to the amazing room, thrilled with the beautiful result and completely overwhelmed with gratitude for her husband.
6 weeks later I called her to see if she had time to meet for lunch. “I can’t,” she said, “I’m painting my craft room.”
“WHAT?” I said in dismay, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing – “I thought you loved your new room.”
“It was beautiful,” she said, “but as soon as I got into the room my blood pressure went up, I got a little angry and stressed out. As if that wasn’t enough, the lights reflecting off the red walls turned everything a little bit pink. So now I’m going with a nice neutral beige. Warm and relaxing – and it will still look great with the leopard.”
The moral of this story?
Be careful what you wish for? ….No.
Spend a little time in your space considering how you want to feel when you’re there – calm and relaxed, happy and energized, productive and passionate – then pick a color that makes you feel that way.
Consider the light in the room – how will the color affect it?
Consider the dark in the room – do you need to use a light color to brighten up a dark room and make things more visible?
All good things to consider when creating your space.
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