COLOR!!! It's Back...

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Home Stager with Colorado Premier Staging, LLC

What a difference a couple of years makes. Just a few years ago, most people were afraid of color when it came to painting the walls in their homes.  Most homeowners just stuck with white or cream with a little beige thrown in.  They just weren't ready to step out of their comfort zone and to try something maybe just a little bit daring.  

Pink Flower

Today, however, color is IN.  Oranges, browns, blues, greens and yellows.  There are so many new colors to choose from it's almost overwhelming. Choosing your colors carefully, however, is important.

Are you looking for more conservative colors, or are you looking for something with a more modern twist? If you are planning on selling your home, its better to stay with more conservative colors. (Notice I said colors, not white or boring beige!)  If you are going to continue

to live in the home go ahead and try something a little more daring.

 

Tall Grass with Sun

One of the main things to remember is its not just a color that makes the room and sets the scene.  Its a combination of colors. For instance, a combination of cream, brown and sage green will make a very earthy, welcoming and exciting combination while still staying fairly "safe" and conservative. Where a combination of white and warm (almost persimmon) orange will make for a very bold and exciting (and definitely not safe) room.

 

A couple of great ways to determine which colors are going to work for you is to first check out the great resources on the web.  For instance, HGTV has all kinds of advice and examples of today's most popular colors.   Many of these stores also have on-line programs that allow you to take a picture of your room and then add the different colors to the walls. Secondly head off to your local paint store or hardware store. They will have displays with color card combinations. They actually show you groups of colors that work well together.  You can choose 2 or 3 different combinations that you think will work well in your home.

 

One of the most important things to do once you've narrowed down your choices is to purchase the colors in sample size. Take those home and paint a square on the wall of each color at least 1 ft x 1 ft.  Put the colors on the walls you plan on painting.  Then take the time to look at them at different times during the day and evening.  Paint colors look different in morning sunlight vs afternoon sunlight vs artificial lighting situations.

 

Once you've made your choice, go for it!!  Don't second guess yourself.  Have fun. And remember, its only paint.  If you find that once the walls are all painted you just can't live with it, you can always paint over it with a different color.

 

If you live in the Denver Metro area and want help with your color choices, give us a call.  We have a great Color Analysis service that can take all the worry out of your color choices.

 

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Teri Clardy, PMP &
APSD Certified Home Stager, Vacant & Distressed Property Stager & 
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Colorado Premier Staging, LLC
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Bud & Beth McKinney
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The important thing now is making sure those colors dont clash with each other!

May 18, 2012 05:58 AM #1
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Ha ha, you're so right!  I can just see combining orange, brown and green.  :-)

May 18, 2012 08:56 AM #2
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Vincenza Schmitt
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Hi Teri, I liked reading your blog, and I agree that color is IN! I`m a stager too, and I love to color POP! Oranges, greens, browns etc are my fav to work with. When I have to re-paint for staging though; I stick too neutrals. But my home is a color wheel! I paint murals too; so there is not too many blank walls anymore, but it`s fun, and is a great to do when I have time. I`m not a big idle person; it`s big for me too even be on the computer, but I`m trying to learn more about AR. Have a great weekend, and I`ll look forward too readingDesigns by Vincenza more from you. I checked out your web site, but are you on FB?

Jun 01, 2012 09:06 AM #3
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Colorado Premier Staging, LLC - Littleton, CO
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Thanks so much Vincenza. I am on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoPremierStaging

 

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