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Home Decorating Color Choices Article
Home Decorating Color Choicesfrom: Maxx Home Guides
Each color has a different effect on different people. Business people use colors in their public ads to draw the attention of new customers. For example, the color red is used by many restaurants because research has shown this color tempts the palate and increases the customers' appetite.
The color red also denotes passion and a love of life. If you like wearing yellow, it means you're very optimistic, fresh, creative, spiritual and idealistic. If dark green is your color, then you more than likely enjoy richness and luxury.
Growing up, we've learned that different colors have different meanings because of our culture. But color choice is also an individual choice. For example, if you decide to paint your living room walls red, this conveys a message of vibrancy. If you like pink pillows on your couch, it conveys a message of sweetness.
Blue has a calming effect, green represents nature, yellow means happiness and makes any room brighter. If your preference is shades of brown for decorating, then your guests will be welcome in contentment and comfort. Purple represents nobility. If you love the color orange, it means you're a hard worker as well as adventurous. White stands for innocence while black represents dominance.
When choosing a color scheme for your home, you may be lost on where to start. The easiest way to approach this is to decide what colors appeal to you most. Look for something in a room you're decorating that catches your eye as a starting point. The item can be anything from a rug or wallpaper or fabrics in the room.
You don't necessarily have to decorate around that particular item but you can use it as a focal point when decorating your home with color. You may want to start with three different colors you feel work well together and center your decorating around those three colors. For example, if you choose blues, greens and yellows, you could purchase a fabric for your couch that has all three colors in a print. Then you could paint your wall blue.
When decorating your bedroom, you could get an afghan that has blues, greens and yellows. Then paint the walls yellow. A good rule of thumb when decorating is to use neutral colors on your carpet, tile and countertops. Neutral colors will blend well with everything and you can match the rest of your home with the colors you enjoy most.