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Be Daring With Color

Tami_Smight_HeadshotAre you afraid of color?  Many of the clients I meet are very afraid to paint color on the walls of the home.  I suggest that color can really affect your mood.

Injecting a bold color in your decor is fun, and will make you feel so good.

There are a few tips to follow to pull this off correctly.  Please read on.



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A room can feel very safe and predictable in mono-chromatic tones.  Why not punch in some fun purple, chartreuse or fuscia as an accent?  This can be accomplished by adding pillows, a rug, a lovely vase or wall art.

If you are concerned that you will tire of the accent color.  It is best to follow the following three tips for bold colors.

1.  Make your upholstered pieces of furniture (sofa, chairs, chaise lounge a solid neutral fabric). Think of the upholstery as a nice black dress, and the punch of color as the jewelry. Bold colors, like jewelry are best used sparingly, to create the most drama.  Less is more.

2.  Balance bold colors with relief for the eye, such as white or beige.  The white will provide the perfect visual balance to the bold colors. The walls can be white, or the lamp shades, upholstery, or area rug to fit this need.

3. Place a few pieces around the room with the accent bold color in order to lead the eye around the room.  This is very pleasing to the eye, and will draw you into the space.  For instance, a purple velvet bench in front of the fireplace will lead the eye directly into the room.

The main key to remember, a light hand with bold color.  Go for it, and see how good you feel when you enter the room.

If you need help with designing a room or your entire home, Tami Smight Interiors is here to help.  Please call today to discuss your project.  661 430-0127.

Tami Smight Interiors, a full-service interior design firm, has been gracing southern California homes with warm, accessible designs since 2004.

As a certified professional interior designer, Tami Smight shares expert design tips, tricks and trends in her column. Check out her articles in our SCV “Your Home Inside And Out” section.

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