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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark!

Tami_Smight_HeadshotThe biggest single impact you can make in your room is color!  And the most dramatic use of color is wall color. In today’s article, I offer some dramatic colors to consider for your home.


Chocolate is fine choice for wall color in specific applications such as a bedroom, office or living room. Chocolate brown adds warmth and richness to any space.  Add a warm white crown molding to make the walls pop even more.  This shade goes very well with lime green.  Be sure to give the eye a rest in other parts of the room with some spots of white in accessories and fabrics.



Shades of purple will add glamour to your room.  Think of a shade of eggplant on living room walls, balanced with white crown and base molding.  Deep colors work best in rooms with plenty of natural sunlight throughout the day, and well designed lighting for evening hours.


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Deep shades of red work beautifully in a dining room. Why?  Because red tones make us want to linger, and enjoy the meal.  This encourages family and guests to stay at the table to enjoy conversation, rather than dashing off to wash dishes.

Selecting the right wall color for your home can be an overwhelming task.  Not to worry!  I am here to help you, with a professional paint consultation.  Please call me at (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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