Add Color to Your Glenview Home

Real Estate Agent with The Marla Schneider Team

Add ColorSpring is surely on its way, and what a better way to welcome it than with new colors in your Glenview home? Sounds simple enough, right? That is, until you get to the paint store and see all the fabulous colors available to put on your walls.

Here are a few things to consider when making color choices for your home:

Do you have a large room that you want to appear to be a bit smaller and cozier? Then consider choosing red, yellow or orange. Golden yellows and orange hues are also a good way to release your creative juices--perhaps in the home office or sewing room.

If you're after a more restful atmosphere, consider blue, green or purple. Light green is a good way to create a quiet, restful sleeping space. Medium green lets you feel a connection to nature, while deeper greens give comfort to rooms.

Let's don't forget the neutral colors--beige, tan, light browns--those we sometimes call "earth tones." While permeating a room with peace and serenity, neutral colors can also make small spaces appear a bit larger.

If you're afraid that by using too many neutral colors you may end up with a really dull-looking living space, pick a big, bold color, such as turquoise, red or plum to accent the neutrals in such items as throw pillows, lamps, vases, you name it.

Overall, your dominant color choice should be used in 60 percent of the room, most likely on the walls. 30 percent of the room should use a secondary color in such things as upholstery, with the accent color  consuming about 10 percent of a room's color. Just enough to add some pizzazz!

Looking for a new home where you can use your decorating and painting skills?  Contact The Marla Schneider Team online today or call us at 847-657-3790 to help you find the perfect Glenview, Wilmette, North Brook or North Shore home.


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Barbara Martino-Sliva
Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. - Vero Beach, FL
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Great post offer some great advice on colors and how to use them...

Mar 28, 2012 03:19 AM #1
Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender -
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience

We most certainly are affected by the colors we surround ourselves with, Marla.  And nothing freshens-up a room more quickly than a new coating of paint.  Plus it's economical staging and decorating.  All good reasons to follow your suggestions .. and get those paint brushes out ...


Mar 28, 2012 07:44 AM #2
Marla Schneider
The Marla Schneider Team - Glenview, IL
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And it's such a good feeling to see how pretty everything looks when you're finished painting!

Apr 01, 2012 05:37 PM #3
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